MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 29,184 this week

Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  1 August 1941 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 459 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 3 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (original story) (as Don Donmullahy) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

Wendy Toye obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1036 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 278 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1196 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 92 titles
created 28 Feb 2014
 
a list of 67 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bowery Blitzkrieg.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime School (1938)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: The 'Dead End' Kids, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page
The Black Cat (1941)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Robert Wilcox, Helen Parrish, Marjorie Main
The Phynx (1970)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by communist enemies of the USA.

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An electric shock enables Sach to predict numbers.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Mary Castle
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The crooked manager of a taxicab company is out to drive the independent owners/drivers out of business through various tactics such as sabotage, beatings and intimidation. But he crosses ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Jane Randolph
Mug Town (1942)
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Neighborhood kids take on racketeers.

Director: Ray Taylor
Stars: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Grace McDonald
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Dead End Kids are out of the slums of New York's East Side and running around the sunny valleys of California looking for a way to make a quick buck. The idea of working never enters ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May
Stars: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After having been framed by gamblers, Muggs is barred from riding in horse races. Snce he can no longer race, he takes up a collection so Ma Brown, who owns the horses won't have her stable... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William 'Billy' Benedict
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Glimpy finds a necklace next to a dead body in an alley. His discovery leads to the gang getting mixed up in murder, intrigue involving a European royal family, and a killer who is after ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William 'Billy' Benedict
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The police commissioner asks some local street kids to toughen up his sissy son.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William 'Billy' Benedict
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Bobby Jordan ...
Huntz Hall ...
...
Clancy (as Key Luke)
Warren Hull ...
Tom Brady
Charlotte Henry ...
Mary Breslin
Bobby Stone ...
Monk Martin
Donald Haines ...
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
David Gorcey ...
Martha Wentworth ...
Mrs. Brady
Jack Mulhall ...
Officer Sherrill
Eddie Foster ...
Slats Morrison
Dennis Moore ...
Dorgan
Tony Carson ...
Dutch
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La pandilla en guerra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (copyright length) | (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Muggs McGinnis: [making a big to-do over moving in with Tom] Friends, Romans and countrymen...
Limpy: "Countrymen?" You know we're only city kids!
Muggs McGinnis: [smacks Limpy's head] ... lend me your ears and five bucks. It ain't what cha know, it's who ya know, and now dat I got a pull with the coppers, I'm gonna fix all your tickets for ya. It won't cost ya a penny, not one dime, and when I get through doin' that, I'm goooooooo...
Muggs McGinnis: [notices Tom standing behind him] Well, um... Guess I'm caught in a trap, huh?
See more »

Connections

Follows Pride of the Bowery (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung a cappella by Huntz Hall with modified lyrics
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Bowery Boys
26 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The public domain prints suck. Bad print. Sound is horrible. But these comedies were fun.

The Plot 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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?