Directed by Wallace Fox, this film is about a group of bowery boys in New York during the early 1940ís who choose to enter the boxing ring rather than turn to a life of crime. If you are an East Side Kids fan, this movie is surely going to thrill you!
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Danny Breslin (Bobby Jordan) , a well-behaved kid from the East Side looses interest in boxing after befriending the shady small time crook, Monk Martin (Bobby Stone) , Meanwhile, Dannyís friend Mugs (Leo Gorcey) does a turnaround and agrees to stay out of trouble. Dannyís involvement in petty crime disqualifies him from the upcoming Golden Gloves Boxing Championship and Muggs takes his place. There is a misunderstanding between pals Muggs and Danny. Can they ever be friends again?
Running Time: 62 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: Approved
"A part of the popular series of films based on East Side kids, this fast paced episode showcases the intense rivalry between two friends turned adversaries. Director Wallace Fox does an excellent job of portraying the innermost struggles of youngsters desperately searching for ways of being accepted by an unforgiving world. Leo Gorcey and Bobby Jordan play the roles of two youngsters with contrasting personalities and goals. The strong sociological message for youngsters to keep off the streets is continued in this narrative and is conveyed in a convincing manner. Some good performance - especially by Gorcey and Jordan - and a great script make this film a memorable one. Experience this moving saga of street boys, who hide a soft heart behind a facade of a tough exterior."
"Once a resident of the famous East Side myself, I seldom miss a movie whose plot centers on this fascinating corner of New York. Naturally I am thrilled at seeing this fabulous movie on DVD. I donít know how they do it but the film has been excellently preserved. The visuals are clear and the audio is as good as something recorded yesterday! I sure am glad that directors like Wallace Fox took it upon themselves to guide misguided kids back then. Thanks Wallace (If you are listening) and thanks a2zcds for this treat."
Wallace Cruz (Dayton, Ohio)BR>
"I really donít know too much about this new-fangled thing called DVD technology, but it sure does do a good job of preserving movies! An old-movies addict, I had resigned myself to being content with scratchy films and bad audios until my son gifted me this fascinating movie on DVD. Boy, am I glad! I am told this company a2zcds.com specializes in preserving such timeless classics and they have just won themselves a new client!"
Eddy Barlow (South Bend, Indiana)
Brendan Wood - Writing Credits
Marcel Le Picard - Cinematography
Robert Golden - Editor
Pete Mayer - Associate Producer
Leo Gorcey - Muggs McGinnis
Bobby Jordan - Danny Breslin
Huntz Hall - Limpy
Keye Luke - Clancy (as Key Luke)
Ernest Morrison - Scruno (as Sunshine Sammy Morrison)
David Gorcey - Peewee
Martha Wentworth - Mrs. Brady
Jack Mulhall - Officer Sherrill
Eddie Foster - Slats Morrison
Dennis Moore - Dorgan
Tony Carson - Dutch
Pat Costello - Fight Coach
Dick Ryan - The Precinct Lieutenant
Jack Carr - George, Truck Driver (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge - Johnny Ryan, Boxer (uncredited)
John Indrisano - Referee (uncredited)
George Morrell - Nick (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal - Reform School Matron (uncredited)
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