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Follow the Leader (1944)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 June 1944 (USA)
Muggs and Glimpy, two East Side Kids in the army, return to their neighborhood, supposedly on furlough; actually, Muggs has been honorably discharged with a physical defect, but he tells no... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Ande Lamb (original story "East of the Bowery"), William Beaudine (screenplay) (as William X. Crowley) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs McGinnis
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy Freedhoff
Gabriel Dell ... W.W. 'Fingers' Belmont
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Spider O'Brien (as Billy Benedict)
Jack La Rue ... Larry
David Durand ... Danny (as Dave Durand)
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... Speed
Jimmy Strand Jimmy Strand ... Dave
Buddy Gorman Buddy Gorman ... James Aloysius 'Skinny' Bogerty (as Bud Gorman)
Bryant Washburn ... Colonel
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Clancy, Policeman
Joan Marsh ... Milly McGinnis
Gene Austin ... Singer Gene Austin
Doris Sherrell Doris Sherrell ... Club Entertainer (as Sherrill Sisters)
Grace Sherrell Grace Sherrell ... Club Entertainer (as Sherrill Sisters)
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Storyline

Muggs and Glimpy, two East Side Kids in the army, return to their neighborhood, supposedly on furlough; actually, Muggs has been honorably discharged with a physical defect, but he tells no one of this. Danny, another East Side kid, is in jail because a large amount of medical supplies have been stolen from the warehouse where he works. Muggs see Spider, a new member of the gang, flashing a large amount of money around, and Muggs shrewdly turns toughie, boasting that he has a dishonorable discharge because of thievery. This leads Spider to confide in Muggs that he is the one who has been aiding in the theft of supplies from the warehouse, and he gets paid for the loot by Larry, operator of a nightclub where Muggs' sister, Milly, is an entertainer. Fingers, a henchman for Larry, kills Spider when he learns that Muggs has been let in on the operation. The police then suspect Muggs of killing Spider. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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And You'll Howl at the Way They Tangle With Uncle Sam's Enemies! (original poster) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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Shot in six days. See more »

Connections

Follows Million Dollar Kid (1944) See more »

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All I Want To Do is Play the Drums
Written by Sammy Stern
Performed by Sammy Stern
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Classic midnight fun
17 January 2020 | by juliusfinch-90849See all my reviews

There's a good bit of fun to be had in this one. It's the sort of thing you can just put on in the background and don't have to pay too much attention to. There are some good (unintentional) laughs in this quickly-made film. It's got a certain charm to it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

East of the Bowery See more »

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Budget:

$85,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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