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Smart Alecks (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 August 1942 (USA)
Danny helps to capture a wanted criminal and receives a $200 reward. However, he has a falling out with the gang when they believe he should share the money with them. Complications ensue ... See full summary »

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Gabriel Dell ...
Hank
Stanley Clements ...
Stash
Bobby Stone ...
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
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Butch Brocalli
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Joe Reagan
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Ruth
Walter Woolf King ...
Dr. Ormsby
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Captain Bronson
Joe Kirk ...
Sam Bernard ...
Dr. Thomas
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Danny helps to capture a wanted criminal and receives a $200 reward. However, he has a falling out with the gang when they believe he should share the money with them. Complications ensue when the crook that Danny helped capture escapes from jail and comes looking for him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THOSE ROUGHNECK RASCALS ARE RUNNING WILD AGAIN! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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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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Muggs McGinnis: Where'd you just come from?
Hank Salka: From the closet.
Muggs McGinnis: What are ya doin' in the closet?
Glimpy: He's got secrets.
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Follows Mr. Wise Guy (1942) See more »

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Music by J.A. Butterfield
Lyrics by George W. Johnson
Played on harmonica by Huntz Hall and danced by Ernest Morrison
Reprised by them both while in jail
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Got insomnia, try this film
31 May 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

East Side kids are a gang of old looking kids. Danny "the only half-way appealing" kid is rewarded $200 for tripping a wanted criminal thereby leading to the man's arrest. Rest of the East Side kids believe that the money belongs to them and take it away from Danny and throw him out of the gang. At this point you say to yourself "Danny, leave these bunch of hoods behind!" The person Danny sent to jail escapes and beats up Danny. He is on the verge of death. The East Side kids now care again for Danny and he recovers and all get new baseball uniforms with the $200. More happens but nothing very interesting. A dull film with characters that are not very likable. You are left asking - don't these "kids" ever plan on getting a job?


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