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Kid Dynamite (1943)

Passed  -  Comedy | Sport  -  5 February 1943 (USA)
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EastSide boxing champion (Leo Gorcey) has been challenged to fight the West Side champ but is kidnapped before the match. Leo's friend (Bobby Jordan) takes his place and wins the fight only... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Bobby Jordan ...
Danny Lyons
Gabriel Dell ...
Harry Wycoff
Pamela Blake ...
Ivy McGinnis
Benny Bartlett ...
Beanie Miller
Ernest Morrison ...
Scruno Jackson (as Sunshine Sammy)
Bobby Stone ...
Stoney Stone
David Durand ...
Skinny Collins (as Dave Durand)
Vince Barnett ...
Klinkhammer
Daphne Pollard ...
Mrs. McGinnis
Charles Judels ...
Nick - Pool Hall Owner
Dudley Dickerson ...
Jackson
Henry Hall ...
Louis Gendick
Minerva Urecal ...
Judge
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Storyline

EastSide boxing champion (Leo Gorcey) has been challenged to fight the West Side champ but is kidnapped before the match. Leo's friend (Bobby Jordan) takes his place and wins the fight only to have Leo think that Bobby was responsible for his kidnapping. Written by Michael M. <M718184@ix.netcom.com>

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From the SATURDAY EVENING POST story, "THE OLD GANG," by Paul Ernst See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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5 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Little Mobsters  »

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Trivia

Ava Gardner was scheduled to play Ivy, but she was replaced by Pamela Blake because of illness. See more »

Quotes

Louis Gendick: Did you ever think of joining another gang?
Danny Lyons: That would be running away.
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Danny Lyons: Like Mugs?
Louis Gendick: Worse. These bullies are called Japs and Nazis.
Danny Lyons: You mean the army.
Louis Gendick: That won't be runnin' away, Danny. That's real fightin'.
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Crazy Credits

The first set of credits lists Pamela Blake, Mike Riley's Orchestra and Marion Miller. The comprehensive cast list, however, omits the Orchestra and Miller. In such a case, the IMDb cast ordering uses the first set of credits first, followed by the rest from the second set. See more »

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Soundtracks

Comin' Thro' the Rye
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Played by Mike Riley's Orchestra and sung by Marion Miller at the dance contest
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Solid Feature, & Also Interesting In Its Historical Context
29 December 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Although the story in this East Side Kids feature would hold up well enough on its own, it is often supplemented by scenes or lines of dialogue designed to instill support for the Allied effort in the ongoing war effort against the Axis. In itself, it's a solid feature in the series with some good scenes, and with a little more substance than usual. The wartime influence now seems overt, but it is less so than it is in many other features of the early 1940s.

The story has Leo Gorcey as Muggs and Bobby Jordan as Danny involved in a long-running misunderstanding, prompted by Muggs's jealousy, while the gang also has to contend with some outside antagonists. The hostility of Muggs towards Danny, plus Danny's burst of independence, add a dimension missing in most of the movies in the series. Whereas Muggs is usually a likable trouble-maker and scamp, here he shows a less appealing side of his personality.

As is often the case, some of the best moments come when the gang is allowed to indulge themselves a little. The 'jitterbug' contest works particularly well, as an entertaining sequence that also has a point in the plot. The war-influenced message is certainly noticeable, but the movie as a whole is still worth seeing anyway. It's interesting that even the East Side Kids were seen as a vehicle for promoting patriotism during the war.


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