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Clancy Street Boys (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 April 1943 (USA)
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 »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writer:

Harvey Gates (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Gorcey ... Ethelbert 'Mugs' McGinnis
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy Freedhoff
Bobby Jordan ... Danny
Noah Beery ... Pete Monahan
Amelita Ward ... Judy Monahan (as Lita Ward)
Benny Bartlett ... Benny
Rick Vallin ... George Mooney
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Butch - Cherry Street Leader (as Billy Benedict)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Police Sgt. Flanagan (as J. Farrell McDonald)
Jan Rubini Jan Rubini ... Violinist - Nightclub Entertainer
Martha Wentworth ... Mrs. Molly McGinnis
Ernest Morrison ... Scruno (as Sammy Morrison)
Dick Chandlee Dick Chandlee ... Stash
Eddie Mills Eddie Mills ... Dave
George DeNormand ... Williams
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Storyline

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 Glimpy as his sister, "Annabelle." Things turn sour, however, when a local mobster finds out about Muggs' deception and threatens to expose it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Anything goes, everything happens in the funniest hit the tenement terrors have ever made!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Street Boys See more »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Banner Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in six days. See more »

Goofs

Leo Gorcey's character name is spelled "Mugs" in the credits, but as "Muggs" in the film, when it is seen printed in a letter. See more »

Quotes

Butch - Cherry Street Leader: It's okay, Flanagan, there ain't gonna be no rough stuff - not until we find Muggs anyway.
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Followed by Follow the Leader (1944) See more »

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Almost the last roundup
16 March 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Clancy Street Boys as a film is notable for two reasons. First Noah Beery, Sr., a villain in countless westerns is playing a good guy for a change. Secondly in this East Side Kids outing we get a chance to see Huntz Hall in drag.

What should be good news for Leo Gorcey's mother has Martha Wentworth depressed and Gorcey wants to know why. They're getting a visit from his father's old friend Uncle Pete Monahan as played by Beery and his daughter Amelita Ward. While the father settled on the East Side of New York, Beery went to Texas and got fame and fortune and always sends a little money the McGinniss family way for special occasions. And Wentworth has gilded the lily. She's not just had one special occasion, she's had seven more and now how to account for them.

That's easy as Gorcey gets others of his gang to fill in as kids. And for the one girl we just get Huntz Hall into drag. Sounds easy enough.

Things go wrong when the local crook Rick Vallin makes Beery and Ward out as rubes for an easy mark. That's where the street smart East Side Kids go into action.

Clancy Street Boys is done with the usual posh production values that so characterized a Monogram Studio product. The plot, well why didn't Gorcey get one of the neighborhood girls for the masquerade. Answer is that would have killed the gag of Hall in drag. And also they wouldn't need to explain Sammy Morrison as an adopted McGinniss or as Beery puts it, 'a maverick from another herd'.

Dopey, but with a certain charm as the East Side Kids save Beery and Ward from what could be a last roundup.


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