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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 »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Danny Dolan
... Muggs Maloney
... Ben
... Knuckles Dolan
... Louise
... Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
... Mr. Wilkes
... Peewee
... Skinny
Richard Terry ... Henchman Blackie (as Richard R. Terry)
Wilbur Mack ... Nick Buffalo
... Mrs. Wilkes
... Algernon 'Algy' Wilkes
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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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23 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Chasse aux faussaires  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial telecast in the New York City area Tuesday 13 June 1950 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Muggs Maloney: Whadda YOU guys know about horse racin'?
Danny Dolan: I seen 'em once... in a news real.
Muggs Maloney: Well, they don't call horses "ponies."
Danny Dolan: No? My uncle's a bookie, ain't he? Well, he calls 'em ponies.
Muggs Maloney: Well, he's all wet, see? They call 'em geldin's 'n' fillies and maybe stuff like that.
Danny Dolan: Go on! Phillies is a baseball team!
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Followed by Clancy Street Boys (1943) See more »

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All God's Chillun Got Wings
Traditional Negro Spitiual
Sung a cappella by Clarence Muse and danced by Ernest Morrison
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They're Off To The Races
4 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

In That Gang Of Mine, the East Side Kids get themselves involved in the horse racing game when they offer shelter to Clarence Muse and the thoroughbred horse he won in a poker game. Muse has been around the race tracks for a long time and he's convinced he's got a winner on his hands. As it turns out Leo Gorcey has ambitions to be a jockey and the horse and Gorcey's ambition form the basis for the plot of this film.

The horse may be talented and Milton Kibbee whose son Eugene Francis hangs out with the East Side Kids agrees. They pony up the entry and stabling fees and then later takeover the training of the horse itself with their stable string and their professional trainer. Clarence Muse however is not cut out of the picture at all.

The problem is Gorcey who just hasn't got the experience and maybe not the raw talent needed to be a jockey. But he doesn't want to hear that from anyone. Both Gorcey and Muse deliver some really great performances in That Gang Of Mine, making it maybe the best of the East Side Kids features.

Also in the cast is Canadian jockey Nick Wall playing a rather arrogant top jockey who came from the East Side and forgets his roots or would like to. When Gorcey finally wakes up and smells the coffee he gives Wall an attitude adjustment and Wall rides him in the big race at the finale.

Definitely the best or one of the best of the East Side Kids features.


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