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Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  1 August 1941 (USA)
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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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Bobby Jordan ...
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Clancy (as Key Luke)
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Tom Brady
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Mary Breslin
Bobby Stone ...
Monk Martin
Donald Haines ...
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
David Gorcey ...
Martha Wentworth ...
Mrs. Brady
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Officer Sherrill
Eddie Foster ...
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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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 »

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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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Somewhat Below East Side Standards.
27 June 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

This East Side Kids melodrama introduces Huntz Hall, one of the original Dead End boys, to this series, and quaintly casts Keye Luke, Charlie Chan's "Number One Son" as a pool hall manager (named Clancy!), but each performer plays only a small role in this story of Muggs McGinnis (Leo Gorcey) and his gang. Released before the U.S. entry into WWII (ergo the Teutonic title), the film is devoid of the customary wartime propaganda that the series featured, but it is also shorn of the snappy ad libbing that caught the Gotham flavour of most of these affairs, and we must settle for a rapidly moving but largely uninvolving account of Muggs' decision to go straight amidst the usual background of the fight game and gangsters.


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