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Smart Alecks (1942)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  7 August 1942 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Bobby Jordan ...
Danny
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
Hank
Stanley Clements ...
Stash
Bobby Stone ...
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
David Gorcey ...
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Butch Brocalli (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
Roger Pryor ...
Joe Reagan
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Ruth
Walter Woolf King ...
Dr. Ormsby
Herbert Rawlinson ...
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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EAST SIDE KIDS vs. MAXINE ROSENBLOOM... He's got the drop on them now, but just wait'll they get through with him! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Did You Know?

Quotes

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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When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(1866)
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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Enjoyable film
11 September 2005 | by (Gainesville, Florida) – See all my reviews

Yes, the "Eastside Kids" are not exactly as young as the characters they seek to portray, but then this is the movies. I bought 10 CDs of the Eastside Kids for $19.95 and considered it a steal. Their movies are fun to watch, if only for the goofs. This was the fifth movies in the set that I watched. Of course, when I was a lot younger, I used to watch their movies on TV, but that was a long time ago.

I have to disagree with the other opinion about this film. Of the five I have watched so far, this was the best. It actually had a plot, and even subplots, and some good acting. I enjoyed it and laughed out loud at the final scene.

I just wish they had listed Ernest Morrison by his real name in the credits, as they do for all the other actors, instead of listing him as "Sunshine Sammy." Considering the part he has to play, he deserves it, as he plays meatier roles than some of the white actors.

Oh, and they finally got a good looking actress to play the female lead.

Tom


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