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Angels with Dirty Faces ()


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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

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Rocky Sullivan
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Jerry Connolly
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James Frazier
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Laury Martin
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Mac Keefer
The Dead End Kids ...
(as The 'Dead End' Kids)
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Soapy
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Swing
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Bim
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Pasty
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Crab
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Hunky (as Bernard Punsley)
Joe Downing ...
Steve
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Edwards
Adrian Morris ...
Blackie
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Rocky - as a Boy
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Jerry - as a Boy (as William Tracey)
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Laury - as a Child
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ...
(as St. Brendan's Church Choir)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harris Berger ...
Basketball Captain (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
Edwin Brian ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
Brian Burke ...
Convict (uncredited)
Gary Carthew ...
Church Basketball Team Player (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
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Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
Bill Cohee ...
Church Basketball Team Player (uncredited)
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Whimpering Convict (uncredited)
Joe Cunningham ...
Managing Editor (uncredited)
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Gangster (uncredited)
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Gangster (uncredited)
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Chronicle Editor (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ...
Death Row Guard (uncredited)
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Boy in Pool Room (uncredited)
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Priest (uncredited)
William Edmunds ...
Italian Storekeeper (uncredited)
Jack Egger ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Railroad Yard Watchman (uncredited)
Galan Galt ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Death Row Guard (uncredited)
Jack A. Goodrich ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Mrs. Patrick McGee (uncredited)
Earl Gunn ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Sharpie (uncredited)
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Police Captain (uncredited)
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Sharpie (uncredited)
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Pharmacist (uncredited)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian ...
Convict (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Guard (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Press City Editor (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Kowalski ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Soapy's Mother (uncredited)
Al Lloyd ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Alexander Lockwood ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Vince Lombardi ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Le Val Lund Jr. ...
Church Basketball Team Player (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ...
Reporter (uncredited)
John Marston ...
Well-Dressed Man (uncredited)
Bibby Mayer ...
Church Basketball Team Player (uncredited)
Billy McClain ...
Janitor (uncredited)
Roger McGee ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Mrs. Maggione (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
George Mori ...
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Detective (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ...
Inquisitive Youth in Pool Room (uncredited)
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Railroad Guard (uncredited)
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Kennedy (uncredited)
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Older Boy (uncredited)
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Officer McMann (uncredited)
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Bugs (uncredited)
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Death Row Guard (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Detective (uncredited)
Theodore Rand ...
Gunman #3 (uncredited)
Dick Rich ...
Gangster (uncredited)
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Policeman on El Toro Club Phone (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ...
Railroad Guard (uncredited)
George Sorel ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
James Spottswood ...
'Record' Editor (uncredited)
Michael Stark ...
Death Row Guard (uncredited)
Chuck Stubbs ...
Red (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Ed (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ...
Cop (uncredited)
A.W. Sweatt ...
Boy (uncredited)
Eddie Syracuse ...
Maggione Boy (uncredited)
George Taylor ...
Convict (uncredited)
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Norton J. White (uncredited)
Norman Wallace ...
Church Basketball Team Player (uncredited)
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Man in Pool Room Slugged by Father Connelly (uncredited)
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Man with Baby (uncredited)
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Girl at Gaming Table (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ...
Onlooker at Drugstore (uncredited)
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Police Lt. Buckley (uncredited)
Claude Wisberg ...
Hanger-on in Pool Room (uncredited)
Dan Wolheim ...
Convict (uncredited)
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Warden (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Curtiz

Written by

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John Wexley ... (screen play) and
Warren Duff ... (screen play)
 
Rowland Brown ... (from a story by)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)
 
Charles MacArthur ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Samuel Bischoff ... producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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Sol Polito ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Owen Marks ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Robert M. Haas ... (as Robert Haas)

Costume Design by

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Orry-Kelly ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Mattison ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sterling Campbell ... second unit director (uncredited)
Emmett Emerson ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Herbert Plews ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Everett Alton Brown ... sound (as E.A. Brown)
Peter Berkos ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Evans ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan ... gaffer (uncredited)
Al Green ... second camera (uncredited)
William Harrington ... best boy (uncredited)
Harold Noyes ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Charley Mark ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestral arrangements

Other crew

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Jo Graham ... dialogue director
J.J. Devlin ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Frank Kowalski ... script clerk (uncredited)
Jack Lucas ... script clerk (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Two boyhood friends, Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connolly have taken different paths in life. After Rocky is arrested he is sent to a juvenile facility and becomes a lifelong tough guy and criminal. Jerry on the other hand goes straight and becomes a Catholic priest ministering to people in the same neighborhood when he and Rocky grew up. When Rocky is released from prison he resumes his criminal lifestyle and becomes much admired by many of the local kids. Worried that the kids will follow Rocky into the criminal world, Jerry works hard to keep them on the straight and narrow. When Rocky is convicted and sentenced to the electric chair, Jerry asks him for one last favor. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines The saga of America's dirty faced kids... And the breaks that life won't give them! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Battle of City Hall (United States)
  • Les anges aux figures sales (France)
  • Chicago - Engel mit schmutzigen Gesichtern (Germany)
  • Ángeles con caras sucias (Spain)
  • Aniolowie o brudnych twarzach (Poland)
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  • 97 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The Dead End Kids terrorized the set during shooting. They threw other actors off with their ad-libbing, and once cornered co-star Humphrey Bogart and stole his trousers. They didn't figure on James Cagney's street-bred toughness, however. The first time Leo Gorcey pulled an ad-lib on Cagney, the star stiff-armed the young actor right above the nose. From then on the gang behaved. See more »
Goofs At the end of the montage showing Rocky's rise as a gangster, there is a shot of two men in a moving car throwing two "bombs" at a storefront. The bombs bounce off the window and back into the street just before the storefront explodes. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Public Enemy (1931). See more »
Soundtracks In My Merry Oldsmobile See more »
Quotes Soapy: Hey! Call a fair game or I'll slap you right in the kisser!
Rocky Sullivan: You'll slap me? You slap me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.
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