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Mr. Wise Guy -- 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...

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Writers:
Martin Mooney (original story)
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Release Date:
20 February 1942 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good "East Side Kids" film. See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy Stone

Billy Gilbert ... Knobby
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Luke Manning (as Guinn Williams)

Douglas Fowley ... Bill Collins
Joan Barclay ... Ann Mitchell
Warren Hymer ... Dratler

Ann Doran ... Dorothy Melton
Jack Mulhall ... Jim Barnes
Gabriel Dell ... Charlie Manning
Sidney Miller ... Charlie Horse
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Bobby Stone ... Chalky Jones
Dick Ryan ... Jed Miller
Benny Rubin ... Second Waiter
Bill Lawrence ... Skinny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Blystone ... Policeman (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Spectator (uncredited)
Joe Kirk ... Man in Newsreel with Prize Money (uncredited)
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Reformatory Guard (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Nigh 
 
Writing credits
Martin Mooney (original story)

Sam Robins (screenplay) &
Harvey Gates (screenplay) &
Jack Henley (screenplay)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Barney A. Sarecky .... associate producer (as Barney Sarecky)
Jack Dietz .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Reed (photographed by) (as Art Reed)
 
Film Editing by
Carl Pierson  (as Carl Pearson)
 
Art Direction by
George Van Marter  (as G.C. Van Marter)
 
Production Management
Ed W. Rote .... production manager (as Ed. W. Rote)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Hammond .... assistant director (as Art Hammond)
Gerald Schnitzer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Buddy Myers .... sound engineer
Glen Glenn .... sound (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Johnny Lange .... musical director (as Lange)
Lew Porter .... musical director (as Porter)
 
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Runtime:
70 min | USA:58 min (2005 DVD release)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #8062)

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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!
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Movie Connections:
Followed by Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good "East Side Kids" film., 25 August 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio

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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