7.3/10
432
6 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While a cop steers a kid street-fighter away from being a public nuisance, a petty hoodlum leads a studious kid into a life of crime.

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall
Dead End (1937)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart
Mr. Wise Guy (1942)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School after they are unjustly convicted of stealing a truck. Bill Collins (Douglas Fowley), ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The East Side Kids find a young girl in the apartment of a man who has just been murdered. Believing her to be innocent, they hide her in their clubhouse while they try to find the real ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

New York City street principles get an East Side Kid in trouble at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Kenneth Howell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The gang is befriended by a millionaire whom they save from a mugging. However, they begin to suspect that the man's son was actually one of the muggers. Knowing that the boy's father is ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The son of a man sentenced to death for a murder he didn't commit vows to become a criminal himself. He starts his own street gang, and their crime spree is financed by a mysterious young ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Robert Wilcox, Helen Parrish, Marjorie Main
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit, and the cop looks for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill
Stars: Leon Ames, Dennis Moore, Joyce Bryant
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A street kid has dreams of becoming a jockey. He gets his chance when he and his gang discover a poor old man who has a championship race horse. The man agrees to let the boy ride his horse... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester
Smart Alecks (1942)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Amelita Ward ...
Judy Monahan (as Lita Ward)
Benny Bartlett ...
Benny
...
George Mooney
...
Butch - Cherry Street Leader (as Billy Benedict)
...
Police Sgt. Flanagan (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Jan Rubini ...
Violinist - Nightclub Entertainer
...
Mrs. Molly McGinnis
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
Dick Chandlee ...
Stash
Eddie Mills ...
Dave
...
Williams
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 April 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grand Street Boys  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2005 DVD release)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in six days. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Butch - Cherry Street Leader: It's okay, Flanagan, there ain't gonna be no rough stuff - not until we find Muggs anyway.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Block Busters (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Partially sung a cappella by the gang at Mugs' birthday party
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Almost the last roundup
16 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Clancy Street Boys as a film is notable for two reasons. First Noah Beery, Sr., a villain in countless westerns is playing a good guy for a change. Secondly in this East Side Kids outing we get a chance to see Huntz Hall in drag.

What should be good news for Leo Gorcey's mother has Martha Wentworth depressed and Gorcey wants to know why. They're getting a visit from his father's old friend Uncle Pete Monahan as played by Beery and his daughter Amelita Ward. While the father settled on the East Side of New York, Beery went to Texas and got fame and fortune and always sends a little money the McGinniss family way for special occasions. And Wentworth has gilded the lily. She's not just had one special occasion, she's had seven more and now how to account for them.

That's easy as Gorcey gets others of his gang to fill in as kids. And for the one girl we just get Huntz Hall into drag. Sounds easy enough.

Things go wrong when the local crook Rick Vallin makes Beery and Ward out as rubes for an easy mark. That's where the street smart East Side Kids go into action.

Clancy Street Boys is done with the usual posh production values that so characterized a Monogram Studio product. The plot, well why didn't Gorcey get one of the neighborhood girls for the masquerade. Answer is that would have killed the gag of Hall in drag. And also they wouldn't need to explain Sammy Morrison as an adopted McGinniss or as Beery puts it, 'a maverick from another herd'.

Dopey, but with a certain charm as the East Side Kids save Beery and Ward from what could be a last roundup.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Clancy Street Boys (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?