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Kid Dynamite (1943)

Passed | | Comedy, Sport | 5 February 1943 (USA)
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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Danny Lyons
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Harry Wycoff
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Ivy McGinnis
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Beanie Miller
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Scruno Jackson (as Sunshine Sammy)
Bobby Stone ...
Stoney Stone
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Skinny Collins (as Dave Durand)
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Klinkhammer
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Mrs. McGinnis
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Nick - Pool Hall Owner
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Jackson
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Louis Gendick
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Judge
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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 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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Passed | See all certifications »
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5 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Little Mobsters  »

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Trivia

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

Louis Gendick: Did you ever think of joining another gang?
Danny Lyons: That would be running away.
Louis Gendick: Not the outfit I'm talkin' about. They'll be glad to get you... They will sooner or later. You'll be fightin' all kinds of bullies.
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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Follows Flying Wild (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' Thro' the Rye
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Traditional Scottish music
Words by Robert Burns
Played by Mike Riley's Orchestra and sung by Marion Miller at the dance contest
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East Side Kids group sparkles with ad libbing.
21 June 2002 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

In this wartime (1943) East Side Kids picture, Muggs McGinnis (Leo Gorcey), East Side boxing champion, is scheduled to meet the West Side kingpin in the ring for the City title, but is kidnapped by several thugs just before the bout, resulting in Muggs' friend and fellow gang member, Danny Lyons (Bobby Jordan) replacing him and defeating the West Sider, only to have Muggs believe that Danny was responsible for the abduction in order to achieve glory. The film is marked by the clever ad libbing skills of the entourage which, while at times intentionally corny, help to propel the story rapidly along and the customary East Side mixture of boxers, gangsters, and patriotic propaganda is leavened with a dash of romance and a funny jitterbug contest featuring big band singer/comedienne Marion Miller, all competently directed by Wallace Fox.


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