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Mr. Wise Guy (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 February 1942 (USA)
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), ... See full summary »

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Martin Mooney (original story), Sam Robins (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs McGinnis
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy Stone
Billy Gilbert ... Knobby
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Luke Manning (as Guinn Williams)
Douglas Fowley ... Bill Collins
Joan Barclay ... Ann Mitchell
Warren Hymer ... Dratler
Ann Doran ... Dorothy Melton
Jack Mulhall ... Jim Barnes
Gabriel Dell ... Charlie Manning
Sidney Miller ... Charlie Horse
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Chalky Jones
Dick Ryan Dick Ryan ... Jed Miller
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Storyline

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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Anjos e os Gangsters See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dorothy Melton: Why don't you do something? They are only kids!
Knobby: He's got a gun! It's loaded! I know, I loaded it myself!
Dorothy Melton: I thought you were the kind of man I could go for.
Knobby: What's Luke got that I ain't got?
Dorothy Melton: Brains!
Knobby: That ain't nice!
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Followed by Smart Alecks (1942) See more »

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Mr. Wise Guy is another enjoyable East Side Kids flick with the added treat of Billy Gilbert in tow
27 June 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

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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