MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,489 this week

Mr. Wise Guy (1942)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 402 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 216 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
DVD
a list of 1837 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 306 titles
created 04 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1951 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 717 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mr. Wise Guy (1942)

Mr. Wise Guy (1942) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mr. Wise Guy.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Wise Guy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Two Three Stooges "foils" are in this film. The Late greats: Mr. Stanley Blystone who plays a uncredited bit as a police officer and Mr. Benny Rubin who plays a waiter in a scene with the late great Billy Gilbert. See more »

Quotes

Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: I know what you are! You are a premeditated killer!
Knobby: I never killed nobody! I'm a bank robber!
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: Bank robber? Well, of course that ain't so bad.
Peewee: You gonna hang by the neck until dead!
Knobby: I don't hang around no place!
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: Why don't you confess and save all this confusion?
Knobby: There's no confusion... uh I mean confessing! I know my rights! I'm an American citizen!
Glimpy Stone: Did you ever vote?
Knobby: No! Who's running?
Ethelbert 'Muggs' McGinnis: You didn't vote, you're not an American! You're a man without a country!
[...]
See more »

Connections

Followed by Million Dollar Kid (1944) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Insult to Injury
15 March 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

The "Eastside" kids - "Mr. Wise Guy" gang leader Leo Gorcey (as Ethelbert "Muggs" McGuiness), "left hand man" Bobby Jordan (as Daniel "Danny" Collins), "right hand man" Huntz Hall (as Glimpy Stone), "yes man" David Gorcey (as Peewee), "no man" Bill Lawrence (as Skinny), and "black-out warden" Ernest Morrison (as Scruno) - are railroaded into reform school, for stealing a truck. There, they encounter rival gang kid Gabriel Dell (as Charlie Manning) and sadistic shoe-wielding guard Dick Ryan (as Jed Miller).

Also, Mr. Jordan's supposedly reformed big brother, Douglas Fowley (as Bill Collins) is convicted of murder. Pretty girlfriend Joan Barclay (as Ann Mitchell) and the "kids" think Mr. Fowley is innocent. Bumbling Billy Gilbert (as Knobby) and Guinn Williams (as Luke Manning) are crooked adversaries. Jaw-dropping moments to watch for include: the gang's brief swimsuit scene, Mr. Morrison's "white-wash" after chicken-thieving (he cries out "Deliver me from temptation!" in the coop), and Mr. Ryan's scene-stealing shoe beating.

**** Mr. Wise Guy (2/20/42) William Nigh ~ Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Billy Gilbert, Dick Ryan


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mr. Wise Guy (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?