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Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1 August 1941 (USA)
While a cop steers a kid street-fighter away from being a public nuisance, a petty hoodlum leads a studious kid into a life of crime.

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Clancy (as Key Luke)
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Tom Brady
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Mary Breslin
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Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
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Officer Sherrill
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Slats Morrison
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Dorgan
Tony Carson ...
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East Side Kids: Fighters Danny Breslin and Muggs McGinnis, once boyhood chums, have drifted apart. Policeman Tom Brady - because his own former friend fell into a life of crime and got the electric chair - takes rough and tumble Muggs under his wing to turn the lad's life around, but Danny, brother of Mary Breslin (whom Tom plans to marry), is also at risk. Everyone believes studious Danny is on his way to being president someday, but while Tom's focus goes toward putting Muggs on the straight and narrow, ambitious petty criminal Monk Martin's been working slyly on steering Danny into a life of crime. Adding a little complication, racketeers get involved, trying to set up a fixed fight with Muggs. Written by statmanjeff

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1 August 1941 (USA)  »

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La pandilla en guerra  »

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Scruno: [imitating Danny] Economics is a science of man's activities devoted to obtaining the material means for the satisfaction of his wants.
Limpy: [impressed] Where'd he learn that? He's absolutely illiterate!
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Follows East Side Kids (1940) See more »

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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Huntz Hall with modified lyrics
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Bowary Blitzfrige was a pretty good East Side Kids flick
20 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Leo Gorcey has a chance to redeem himself if he doesn't throw a fight. This was Huntz Hall's first time in an East Side Kids flick and he has quite a goofily amusing presence so it's not surprising that he and Leo eventually took over the series and made them actual comedies when the team became the Bowery Boys. Keye Luke-Charlie Chan's No. 1 son-plays a pool hall worker named Clancy. Charlotte Henry (L & H version of Babes in Toyland, 1933 live-action version of Alice in Wonderland) is the lady who's involved in the cop who's trying to reform Gorcey. Oh, and Pat Costello-yes, Lou's brother-has an amusing scene with Hall as a boxing trainer. I really liked this entry in the ESK series so on that note, Bowery Blitzkrieg is worth a look for fans of the people I just mentioned.


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