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Smart Alecks (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 August 1942 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Wallace Fox

Writers:

Harvey Gates (original story) (as Harvey H. Gates), Harvey Gates (screenplay) (as Harvey H. Gates)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs McGinnis
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy
Gabriel Dell ... Hank
Stanley Clements ... Stash
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Skinny
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy)
David Gorcey ... Peewee
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Butch Brocalli
Roger Pryor ... Joe Reagan
Gale Storm ... Ruth
Walter Woolf King ... Dr. Ormsby
Herbert Rawlinson ... Captain Bronson
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Mike
Sam Bernard ... Dr. Thomas
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Storyline

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 when the crook that Danny helped capture escapes from jail and comes looking for him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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CALLING ALL COPS! They've got a date with THE RIOT SQUAD! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The East Side Kids in Smart Alecks See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Muggs McGinnis: Where'd you just come from?
Hank Salka: From the closet.
Muggs McGinnis: What are ya doin' in the closet?
Glimpy: He's got secrets.
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Follows Let's Get Tough! (1942) See more »

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When You and I Were Young, Maggie
(1866)
Music by J.A. Butterfield
Lyrics by George W. Johnson
Played on harmonica by Huntz Hall and danced by Ernest Morrison
Reprised by them both while in jail
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Smart Alecks is one of the better East Side Kids movies
30 June 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This is one of the better East Side Kids movies with Bobby Jordan playing the one who gets a reward for helping aid in the capture of a criminal because of that criminal refusing to give his baseball back. The leading lady is Gale Storm who a decade later would have a couple of hit TV shows in "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison does a couple of entertaining tap dancing routines. And then there's Leo Gorcey who does both comedy and drama in fine form throughout. And don't forget Huntz Hall with some of the funniest lines as well as great slapstick between him and Gorcey. It's easy to see why they'd become such a successful comedy team for years. So on that note, I highly recommend Smart Alecks.


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