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Crime School (1938)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 28 May 1938 (USA)
A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.

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Fats (as Bernard Punsley)
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Deputy Commissioner of Correction Mark Braden finds a reform school in terrible condition and assumes control himself. He wins the boy's cooperation by being fair and falls in love with gang leader Frankie's sister Sue. This aides disgruntled employees in challenging Braden. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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L'école du crime  »

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Trivia

The second of seven movies featuring The Dead End Kids. See more »

Goofs

Spike's hair changes when he is telling Frankie about Mr. Braden and his sister. First it is falling in his face and the next shot it is all completely combed back then in the next shot it is falling in his face again. See more »

Quotes

Goofy: [telling the judge why his parents are not at the hearing] Me mudder's in jail, and me old man went to get the check. We're on relief!
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Connections

Referenced in The Monkees: Find the Monkees (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Stanley Murphy
Sung a cappella by the inmates in the shoe repair shop
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I was glued to the tv when this movie was on in the 1950's
11 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

The guys were believable as every-day city guys. They had chips on their shoulders, for sure, but growing up poor in the lower east side of NYC in depression times would tend to tighten you up. They supported each other and showed emotion and humor. I wish I could find it to rent sometime soon.


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