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Keep 'Em Slugging (1943)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | March 1943 (USA)
Tommy Banning (Bobby Jordan) and his pals,"Pig" (Huntz Hall), "Ape" (Norman Abbott) and "String" (Gabriel Dell) have jobs in a department store where store executive Frank Moulto (Frank ... See full summary »

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Pig
Bobby Jordan ...
Gabriel Dell ...
Norman Abbott ...
Ape
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Sheila
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Suzanne
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Frank
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Jerry
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Binky
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Carruthers
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Banning
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Duke Redman
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Tommy Banning (Bobby Jordan) and his pals,"Pig" (Huntz Hall), "Ape" (Norman Abbott) and "String" (Gabriel Dell) have jobs in a department store where store executive Frank Moulto (Frank Albertson) is romantically attracted to Sheila Banning (Evelyn Ankers), Tommy's sister. Frank is also secretly involved with a gang of truck hijackers. When a load of silk is to be hi-jacked, he tries to involve Tommy in the theft, but Tommy rejects his proposition. Frank frames Tommy with the theft of some jewelry. Tommy is jailed and his friends are fired. Tommy is befriended by Jerry (Don Terry), who also has an interest in Sheila, but Sheila remains loyal to Frank without knowing of his criminal activities. Released on bail, Tommy follows Frank to a warehouse where the gang is plotting to hi-jack one of the store's trucks. Tommy rounds up his pals and they return to the warehouse and the slug'em donnybrook is on. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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March 1943 (USA)  »

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Prostatai tis koinonias  »

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When Tommy comes home, Sheila rushes to hug him and trips on the carpet. It's clear from the actors' reactions that this was not intentional, and Bobby Jordan quickly ad-libs, "I been meaning to fix that rug." Given the hasty production schedule, there was likely no time to re-shoot, so it was left in and the end of the film was then slightly rewritten to show off the "new" rug. See more »

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The rest of the story.

While this one still has THE DEAD END KIDS and Little Tough Guys (cased as shown)above the title and on all of the posters, cards and ads connected to this film, The Little Tough Guys are just mentioned primarily because the type was already set.

Tommy (Bobby Jordan) and his pals, The Dead End Kids --- "Pig" (Huntz Hall), "Ape"( Norman Abbott, Bud Abbott's nephew)and "String" (Gabriel Dell)---have jobs in a department store where store executive Frank (Frank Albertson)is romantically attracted to Sheila (Evelyn Ankers.) Frank is also secretly involved with a gang of truck hi-jackers. When a load of silk is to be hi-jacked, he tries to involve Tommy in the theft, but Tommy rejects his proposition.

Frank frames Tommy with the theft of some jewelry. Tommy is jailed and his friends are fired. Tommy is befriended by Jerry (Don Porter), who also has an interest in Sheila, but shallow Sheila remains loyal to Frank without knowing of his criminal activities.

Released on bail, Tommy follows Frank to a warehouse where the gang is plotting to hi-jack one of the store's trucks. Tommy rounds up his pals and they return to the warehouse and the slug'em donnybrook is on.

This one gets extra points just because Elyse Knox is also on hand.


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