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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chasse aux faussaires See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Banner Productions See more »
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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

Scruno: Your mouth ain't tellin' the same story that yo' eyes is.
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Connections

Followed by Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941) 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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That Gang of Mine was a touching East Side Kids film about dreams that may or not come true
26 January 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is the second East Side Kids film to feature former Our Ganger Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison as Scruno. In this one, Muggs (Leo Gorcey) wants to be a jockey and so when Clarence Muse arrives at the gang's barn with a horse, Muggs befriends Muse and gets his chance. Now in some films, an unlikely hero cast as the lead usually emerges triumphant against all odds. What happens here I'll just let you find out when you decide to watch this and yes, That Gang of Mine is worth a look for any fan of the East Side Kids. Another point of interest is Ernie Morrison's character having an interesting dialogue with Muse about Muggs and their take of his chances and how they know about what they know. Also, Mr. Morrison does an entertaining tap dancing scene when Muse sings a song.


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