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Million Dollar Kid (1944)

 -  Comedy  -  28 February 1944 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Skinny (as Billy Benedict)
Louise Currie ...
Louise Cortland
Noah Beery ...
Captain Mathews (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Iris Adrian ...
Mazie Dunbar
Herbert Heyes ...
John H. Cortland (as Herbert Hayes)
Robert Greig ...
Spevin - Cortlands' Butler (as Robert Grieg)
Johnny Duncan ...
Roy Cortland (as Johnnie Duncan)
Stanley Brown ...
Lt. Andre Dupree
Patsy Moran ...
Mrs. McClosky
Mary Gordon ...
Al Stone ...
Herbie
David Durand ...
Danny (as Dave Durand)
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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 still grieving for an older son he lost during the war, and would be devastated if he learned his only remaining son was a criminal, the gang sets out to reform the boy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When the East Side Kids tangle with some West Side Crooks, it's a jillion dollar holler (original poster) See more »

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Trivia

The Press and Pictorial Department of the Office of Censorship disapproved this picture for export because of its bad portrayal of America, citing the mugging scene, a rich boy participating in crime for excitement and poor police work. See more »

Goofs

David Durand, Jimmy Strand and Buddy Gorman are billed on-screen as Danny, Pinkie and Stinkie respectively, but when Muggs introduces them to Louise, they're called Dave, Lou and Slug. Durand is called "Dave" also in another scene. See more »

Quotes

Muggs McGinnis: There's no smokin' around here.
Messenger with Telegram: I'm not smoking.
Muggs McGinnis: You got a cigarette in your mouth, haven't ya?
Messenger with Telegram: Sure. I've got shoes on my feet but I ain't walkin'
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The East Side Boys help a millionaire!
10 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

They should have been called the Bowery Boys in my opinion. This film takes place during World War II in New York City and doesn't forget that there is a war going on the world at the time. Leo Gorcey plays Malone, the leader of the East Side Boys who live in the Bowery which was the poor side of Manhattan. In this film episode, the East Side Boys help a millionaire when he is attacked by thieves. The East Side Boys save the day and the millionaire's gratitude is quite generous. He invites the boys to his wealthy home and introduces him to the pretty young lady who is engaged to a questionable foreigner and his son who lives at home. The millionaire's other son is off in the war. There is a party and the boys help out. This film was cute for it's time period and doesn't shy away but also entertaining with some laughs along the way.


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