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Million Dollar Kid (1944)

Approved  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ...
Huntz Hall ...
Gabriel Dell ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Skinny (as Billy Benedict)
Louise Currie ...
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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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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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Reforming A Rich Kid
5 January 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The East Side Kids save millionaire Herbert Hayes from a mugging and in gratitude he allows them the use of a gymnasium he put in his mansion. There Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and the rest of the gang prove to be handy friends to have for Hayes and his whole family. They expose a fortune hunting phony who is looking to marry daughter Louise Currie and also save younger son Johnny Duncan from the criminal crowd he's starting to run with.

It's the East Side Kids with Monogram pictures so of course don't expect Citizen Kane. Still it's a reasonably entertaining outing for the East Side urchins.

Look for a very funny performance from Iris Adrian who helps the boys expose fortune hunter Stanley Brown. Also for one of the few times in his career, Noah Beery, Sr. is a good guy as the understanding police captain.


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