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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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Bobby Jordan ...
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Gabriel Dell ...
Hank
Stanley Clements ...
Stash
Bobby Stone ...
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
David Gorcey ...
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Butch Brocalli
Roger Pryor ...
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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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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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 »

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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Follows Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) See more »

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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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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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