A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt politicians and soon finds himself being framed for an arson and murder he didn't commit.
Did You Know?
The sixth of seven movies featuring the original six Dead End Kids. See more
The climax involves an act of vigilante justice that, while dramatically exciting, would never have been allowed by the authorities, even if they were sympathetic to the cause. See more
Where does Shuffle hang out?
He hangs out with Kroner and Kroner's always in the bowling alley.
Although the film was marketed as "Angels Wash Their Faces," the main title reads "The Angels Wash Their Faces." See more
Followed by Keep 'Em Slugging
Traditional children's song
Played by an organ grinder and whistled by Jackie Searl
when the boys encounter Alfred Goonplatz See more