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Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School after they are unjustly convicted of stealing a truck. Bill Collins (Douglas Fowley), ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Bobby Jordan ...
Huntz Hall ...
Glimpy Stone
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Luke Manning (as Guinn Williams)
Bill Collins
Joan Barclay ...
Ann Mitchell
Warren Hymer ...
Dorothy Melton
Jack Mulhall ...
Jim Barnes
Gabriel Dell ...
Charlie Manning
Sidney Miller ...
Charlie Horse
David Gorcey ...
Bobby Stone ...
Chalky Jones
Dick Ryan ...
Jed Miller


Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School after they are unjustly convicted of stealing a truck. Bill Collins (Douglas Fowley), brother of co-leader Danny (Bobby Jordan), becomes involved in a killing and, while also innocent, is convicted and sentenced to death. Through a series of events, Muggs (Leo Gorcey), Glimpy (Huntz Hall), Danny and the rest of the gang, learn that Knobby (Billy Gilbert), a henchman of Luke Manning (Guinn Williams), knows something about the murder. Written by Les Adams <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance






Release Date:

20 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Anjos e os Gangsters  »

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Technical Specs


| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Gabriel Dell makes his first appearance in the series that his old DeadEnd Gang had started without him. Here he is cast as an adversary named 'Rice Pudding Charlie'. So is Bobby Stone cast here as Dell's partner in crime,'Chalky Jones' See more »


Jed Miller - Abusive Reformatory Guard: Which one of you is Ethelbert McGinnis?
Glimpy Stone: Ethelbert? Imagine someone with a moniker like that? We have a McGinnis , but no Ethelbert.
Jed Miller - Abusive Reformatory Guard: Come on! One of you guys is Ethelbert! Now who is it?
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: [Muggs,waking from a nap, hearing the name, sheepishly answers] I'm Ethelbert.
Glimpy Stone: [Glimpy stunned. says] Now I'm completely disillusioned!
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: Now how about we forget this Ethelbert name business?
Jed Miller - Abusive Reformatory Guard: Listen wise guy...
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: That's Mr. Wise Guy to you!
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Good "East Side Kids" film.
25 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film although it was a no-budget Monogram flick. It really gave me the impression of sitting in a theater in 1942. It also had a good mixture of comedy and drama, which is shown in the plot as The East Side Kids try to bust out of a reform school. This is my favorite of the East Side Kids part of the entire Bowery Boys series, because of its good humor, and old time feel.

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