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East Side Kids [1940]

Director:Robert F. Hill
Writer:William Lively
Composer:Johnny Lange
Lew Porter
Length:60 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A young street kid grows up and becomes a cop when he realizes that crime doesn't pay. One of his childhood friends is in prison for a murder he didn't commit.

Reaction: A bit more drama than comedy. Not heavy drama, but it's basically drama punctuated with scattered bits of humor.

Personal Rating: 4/10

Select Cast and Crew
Robert F. Hill => Director
William Lively => Writer
Johnny Lange => Composer
Lew Porter => Composer
Dave O'Brien => Knuckles Dolan
David Durand => Dutch (scenes deleted)
Dennis Moore => Milton Franklin 'Mileaway' Harris
Donald Haines => PeeWee - Danny's Gang Member
Edwin Brian => Mike - Danny's Gang Member (as Eddie Brian)
Eric Burtis => Eric - Crippled Boy
Frank Yaconelli => Tony - Green Grocer
Frankie Burke => Skinny - Danny's Gang Member
Fred Hoose => Mr. Wilkes - Mouse's Father
Hal E. Chester => Fred 'Dutch' Kuhn (as Hally Chester)
Harris Berger => Danny Dolan
Jack Edwards => Algernon 'Mouse' Wilkes
Jim Farley => Police Captain Moran (as James Farley)
Joyce Bryant => Molly Dolan
Leon Ames => Pat O'Day
Maxine Leslie => May - Mileaway's Moll
Robert Fiske => Cornwall - aka Robert Morrison
Sam Edwards => Pete - Danny's Gang Member
Stephen Chase => Joe - Detective (as Alden Chase)
Ted Adams => Schmidt - Pawn Shop Owner (as Richard Adams)
Victor Adamson => Street Vendor (uncredited)
Vince Barnett => Whisper - Mileaway Henchman

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • David Durand is in casting call lists as "Butch," the role played by Hal E. Chester, who was listed as "Buster," a character not in the film. Durand was not seen in the film at all.