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.
I am a fugitive! I am hunted by the mob! I am wanted by the cops! I am forgotten by decent women! (re-release print ad)
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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
Detective Phalen (Claude Raines) is sent by his Captain halfway across the country to track down boxer jack Dorney, all by himself. Then and now, members of the NYPD were/are NOT permitted to leave the state of New York without being accompanied by at least ONE other officer. This is done for safety reasons. See more
Johnnie Bradfield, aka Jack Dorney
If you're rootin' for me, I'll go in there and bang the ears off the biggest guy in the world.
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
Followed by Code of the Streets
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