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Clancy Street Boys (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 April 1943 (USA)
Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including ... See full summary »

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Jan Rubini ...
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Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including Glimpy as his sister, "Annabelle." Things turn sour, however, when a local mobster finds out about Muggs' deception and threatens to expose it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Anything goes, everything happens in the funniest hit the tenement terrors have ever made!

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Grand Street Boys  »

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A modern source lists Jack Normand as "Goon," interpreted as a typo by a submitter, who listed Norman Willis instead (Willis' aka is Jack Norman). However, Willis was not seen in the film. See more »

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Eddie Mills's character name is "Dave" in the credits, but he's called by his actual name, "Eddie," in the heat of a fight. See more »

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Butch - Cherry Street Leader: It's okay, Flanagan, there ain't gonna be no rough stuff - not until we find Muggs anyway.
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Two Bowery
11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Clancy Street Boys (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Muggs' rich cowboy uncle is coming to town for the first time ever and he thinks Muggs' parents had seven kids instead of one. In order to full them Muggs has to get the gang to play his brothers and Hall to be his sister. Decent entry from The East Side Kids has the usual cheap story but we do gets some good laughs with the highlight being Hall in drag.

Smart Alecks (1942)

*** (out of 4)

One of the better East Side Kids films has Danny knocking over a racket and getting a $200 reward. The rest of the gang turn their backs on him thinking he's sold them out. Like most of the others, this film suffers from a somewhat stale story but there are plenty of laughs with the best being the one where the gang poison's one of the crooks. The last fifteen minutes turn to drama and the actors handle this very well.


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