Johnnie is a boxer. The same evening he won the world championship, he is charged for the murder of a reporter and is taken for dead. Running away from New York, he ends up in a ranch in Arizona, run by an old lady as a work farm for delinquent teenagers. He falls in love with Peggy and became the teenagers' hero. But there is that New York Detective, Phelan, that does not believe he is dead and is chasing him... An unlikely scenario, but not a so bad film.
Sensational Human Drama!
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Did You Know?
The fourth of seven movies featuring The Dead End Kids. In the original film, The Life of Jimmy Dolan
(1933), the kids are played by Mickey Rooney
and several cast members of the our "Our Gang" comedy shorts--a much younger crowd. See more
Flames can be seen before the car hits the tree, and a spectacular fireball happens immediately after impact. While fun to watch, fireballs rarely happen quite so quickly on an accident and even more rarely before the accident happens. See more
All I ask is that you re-open the case and assign me.
Reopen the case? Now get this Phelen. Johnnie Bradfield murdered McGee. And it was Johnnie Bradfield who burned up on the highway this morning at 5 am.
Now listen Chief...
Listen to who? The trouble with you, Phelan, is that ever since you railroaded the wrong guy to the hot seat, you been seein' things. You're screwy. Why don't you retire?
I'll tell you why. Because I'm not through.
Oh yes, you are but you don't know it.
I'll show you if I'm ...
The AFI Catalogue has a different cast ordering, suggesting that changes were made for a re-release. Ann Sheridan
is billed 6th and there are other minor changes when compared with the print currently shown on Turner Classic Movies, on which the data in IMDb is based. It is uncertain which is the original print. See more
Referenced in American Born
M-O-T-H-E-R, a Word That Means the World to Me
Music by Theodore Morse
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Partially sung a cappella by Bert Roach See more