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Million Dollar Kid (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 28 February 1944 (USA)
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 »

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Wallace Fox

Writer:

Frank H. Young (original story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gorcey ... Muggs McGinnis
Huntz Hall ... Glimpy McClosky
Gabriel Dell ... Lefty
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Skinny (as Billy Benedict)
Louise Currie ... Louise Cortland
Noah Beery ... Captain Mathews (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Iris Adrian ... Mazie Dunbar
Herbert Heyes ... John H. Cortland (as Herbert Hayes)
Robert Greig ... Spevin - Cortlands' Butler (as Robert Grieg)
Johnny Duncan ... Roy Cortland (as Johnnie Duncan)
Stanley Brown ... Lt. Andre Dupree
Patsy Moran ... Mrs. McClosky
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. McGinnis
Al Stone Al Stone ... Herbie
David Durand ... Danny (as Dave Durand)
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Storyline

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 still grieving for an older son he lost during the war, and would be devastated if he learned his only remaining son was a criminal, the gang sets out to reform the boy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THOSE BOWERY BLOCK-BUSTERS ARE CLEANING UP THE TOWN (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1944 (USA) See more »

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Banner Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »

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David Durand, Jimmy Strand and Buddy Gorman are billed on-screen as Danny, Pinkie and Stinkie respectively, but when Muggs introduces them to Louise, they're called Dave, Lou and Slug. Durand is called "Dave" also in another scene. See more »

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Muggs McGinnis: There's no smokin' around here.
Messenger with Telegram: I'm not smoking.
Muggs McGinnis: You got a cigarette in your mouth, haven't ya?
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Enjoyable series entry
22 September 2004 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

The East Side Kids, now sans Sunshine Sammy Morrison and Bobby Jordan but with Huntz Hall and Billy Benedict, rescue a rich passerby (Herbert Heyes, later to play Mr. Gimble in Miracle on 34th Street) from a mugger. The grateful tycoon invites the boys over to his pad, where a fully equipped gymnasium awaits them. There are subplots involving Heyes ne'e'r do well son (Johnny Duncan, a few years before playing Robin in the Columbia serial Batman and Robin )and his feisty daughter (Louise Currie). The otherwise unknown Al Stone delivers an amusing one-off performance as cousin Herbie, an erstwhile East Side Kid whose relationship with Muggs and Glimpy is somewhat convoluted. One of the wittier series entries.


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