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Smart Alecks (1942)

Approved  |   |  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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Bobby Jordan ...
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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Officer, They're IN Again! Those rowdies from Riot-laws are in the jug...and are their mugs red! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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When You and I Were Young, Maggie
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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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Smart Alecks is one of the better East Side Kids movies
30 June 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better East Side Kids movies with Bobby Jordan playing the one who gets a reward for helping aid in the capture of a criminal because of that criminal refusing to give his baseball back. The leading lady is Gale Storm who a decade later would have a couple of hit TV shows in "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison does a couple of entertaining tap dancing routines. And then there's Leo Gorcey who does both comedy and drama in fine form throughout. And don't forget Huntz Hall with some of the funniest lines as well as great slapstick between him and Gorcey. It's easy to see why they'd become such a successful comedy team for years. So on that note, I highly recommend Smart Alecks.


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