Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School after they are unjustly convicted of stealing a truck. Bill Collins (Douglas Fowley), ...
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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... See full summary »
EastSide boxing champion (Leo Gorcey) has been challenged to fight the West Side champ but is kidnapped before the match. Leo's friend (Bobby Jordan) takes his place and wins the fight only... See full summary »
Danny helps to capture a wanted criminal and receives a $200 reward. However, he has a falling out with the gang when they believe he should share the money with them. Complications ensue ... See full summary »
The East Side Kids find a young girl in the apartment of a man who has just been murdered. Believing her to be innocent, they hide her in their clubhouse while they try to find the real ... See full summary »
Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including ... See full summary »
The gang is befriended by a millionaire whom they save from a mugging. However, they begin to suspect that the man's son was actually one of the muggers. Knowing that the boy's father is ... See full summary »
Mr. Wise Guy (the eighth in the East Side Kids series) finds the gang sent to the Wilton Reform School after they are unjustly convicted of stealing a truck. Bill Collins (Douglas Fowley), brother of co-leader Danny (Bobby Jordan), becomes involved in a killing and, while also innocent, is convicted and sentenced to death. Through a series of events, Muggs (Leo Gorcey), Glimpy (Huntz Hall), Danny and the rest of the gang, learn that Knobby (Billy Gilbert), a henchman of Luke Manning (Guinn Williams), knows something about the murder.Written by
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Gabriel Dell makes his first appearance in the series that his old DeadEnd Gang had started without him. Here he is cast as an adversary named 'Rice Pudding Charlie'. So is Bobby Stone cast here as Dell's partner in crime,'Chalky Jones' See more »
Although African-American actor Ernest Morrison has plenty of screen time as Scruno, his recurring role in the East Side Kids film series, his name appears nowhere in the credits. See more »
Mr. Wise Guy is another enjoyable East Side Kids flick with the added treat of Billy Gilbert in tow
This was another East Side Kids flick in which the boys are sent to reform school for a crime they did not commit. One of the boys has an older brother who's also doing some time and is on the way to death row for also being framed. I'll stop there and just say that it's always a treat to see Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall whenever they banter on screen and Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison as Scruno is also pretty funny as well. This one has the added treat of seeing Billy Gilbert as the flustered stooge to a couple of real bad guys when he has to get some money for them. He's especially funny when dealing with a waiter played by Benny Rubin. All I'll say now is Mr. Wise Guy is worth a look.
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