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You're Not So Tough (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 26 July 1940 (USA)
The Dead End Kids are out of the slums of New York's East Side and running around the sunny valleys of California looking for a way to make a quick buck. The idea of working never enters ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe May

Writers:

Arthur T. Horman (screenplay), Maxwell Aley (Son of Mama Posita story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
The Dead End Kids The Dead End Kids ... Boy Gang (as The 'Dead End' Kids)
Nan Grey ... Millie
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Mama Posita
Henry Armetta ... Salvatore
Billy Halop ... Tommy Abraham Lincoln
Huntz Hall ... Albert 'Pig'
Gabriel Dell ... String
Bernard Punsly ... Ape
Bobby Jordan ... Rap
Eddy Waller ... Griswold
Harry Hayden Harry Hayden ... Lacey
Joe King ... Collins
Arthur Loft ... Marshall
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The Dead End Kids are out of the slums of New York's East Side and running around the sunny valleys of California looking for a way to make a quick buck. The idea of working never enters their minds until Halop is egged on by Grey to show his capabilities. Before long, he and Hall are working on the ranch of Galli, an elderly Italian woman who treats her workers like human beings instead of animals. Galli's son disappeared as an infant, and Halop tries to convince her that he is that long lost son, thus possibly sharing in her wealth. Galli is such a good person that Halop is soon motivated by respect instead of greed, so he devises a plan to help her when truckers and a labor organization band together to keep her crops from making it to market. Written by Anonymous

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HOLD EVERYTHING...THE GANG'S HERE AGAIN! Fists Fly And Jaws Crack! As The "Kids" And The "Guys" Join Forces To Round Up A Racket Ring In The Rowdiest, Roughest, Fastest , Funniest Package Of Dynamite Entertainment.

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Drama

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Pig: Now look what you got us into! Jobs!
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Follows Hell's Kitchen (1939) See more »

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Migrant kids
5 December 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Just as tough and sarcastic the Dead End Kids minus Leo Gorcey are taken out of the big city and are now wild boys of the road, itinerant young people who are hobos. Now in sunny Southern California like so many migrant souls in the day they get farm work with widow Rosina Galli and her foreman Henry Armetta.

Billy Halop who had the moniker Thomas Abraham Lincoln put on him at the orphanage he was raised since he was a foundling starts to work a con whereby he pretends he's the long lost son of Galli. For the rest of the film we are on edge as to whether he will rip her off as he originally intended or actually help her fend off some of the bigger farmers angry at her because she pays better wages than they do.

Now as the Code was firmly in place I don't think you doubt what Halop and the rest of them do. You're Not So Tough is a film set firmly in the social conscience driven Thirties. It's a museum piece but an entertaining one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desheredados de la suerte See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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