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That Gang of Mine (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 23 September 1940 (USA)
A street kid has dreams of becoming a jockey. He gets his chance when he and his gang discover a poor old man who has a championship race horse. The man agrees to let the boy ride his horse... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Alan Whitman (story), William Lively (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bobby Jordan ... Danny Dolan
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs Maloney
Clarence Muse ... Ben
Dave O'Brien ... Knuckles Dolan
Joyce Bryant ... Louise
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
Milton Kibbee ... Mr. Wilkes
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Donald Haines Donald Haines ... Skinny
Richard Terry Richard Terry ... Henchman Blackie (as Richard R. Terry)
Wilbur Mack ... Nick Buffalo
Hazel Keener ... Mrs. Wilkes
Eugene Francis ... Algernon 'Algy' Wilkes
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Storyline

A street kid has dreams of becoming a jockey. He gets his chance when he and his gang discover a poor old man who has a championship race horse. The man agrees to let the boy ride his horse in a race, but first the gang must get enough money to pay for the race's entry fees. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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It's a RIOT in RACES!

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasse aux faussaires See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial telecast in the New York City area Tuesday 13 June 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Peewee: Hey, you know, guys, I got an idea.
ScrunoSkinny: [together] Yeah?
Skinny: Does it hurt much?
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Connections

Followed by Mr. Muggs Steps Out (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

All God's Chillun Got Wings
Traditional Negro Spitiual
Sung a cappella by Clarence Muse and danced by Ernest Morrison
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Good entry in the long running series is worth a look for anyone looking for a good movie
15 September 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Muggs wants to follow in the footsteps of a kid who left the street years earlier to become a jockey. Muggs' idol turns out to be a stuck up kid who wants nothing more than to forget the old days now that he is a successful jockey. undeterred Muggs continues on his quest and eventually has the chance to ride a champion horse.

Very good East Side Kids movie that nicely balances the serious and the silly. Muggs attempt at bettering himself and the gang is nicely handled, and the craziness of the gang prevents things from getting too dark.

Definitely worth seeing for both fans and non-fans of the series.


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