Million Dollar Kid

Million Dollar Kid

Director: Wallace W. Fox Cast: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell


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The East Side Kids were betwixt and between their earlier roughneck characterizations and their later Bowery Boys buffoonery when Million Dollar Kid came out early in 1944. Vowing to rid the East Side of hoods and holdup men, Muggs McGinniss (Leo Gorcey) and his gang rescue wealthy John Cortland (Herbert Heyes) from a band of young thugs. When it turns out that one of Cortland's assailants was his own son Roy (Johnny Duncan), Muggs and his pals set about to reform the boy. Roy resists the gang's efforts until he receives word that his older brother has been killed in the war. Intending to confess all to the cops, Roy is abducted by his hoodlum friends, obliging Muggs, Glimpy (Huntz Hall) and the other East Side Kids to come to the rescue. The more serious aspects of Million Dollar Kid are leavened by moments of earthy humor, with some of the gags dating as far back as the Fatty Arbuckle era.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2016
UPC: 0889290635631
Original Release: 1944
Source: Mr Fat - W Video
Time: 1:05:00
Sales rank: 68,277

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leo Gorcey Muggs McGinnis
Huntz Hall Glimpy McClasky
Gabriel Dell Lefty
Billy Benedict Skinny
Louise Currie Louise Cortland
Iris Adrian Maisie Dunbar
Herbert Heyes John Cortland
Robert Greig Spevin
Johnny Duncan Roy Cortland
Stanley Brown Lt. Andre Dupree
Patsy Moran Mrs. McClasky
Mary Gordon Mrs. McGinnis
Buddy Gorman Pinkie
Jimmy Strand Stinkie
Pat Costello Spike
Noah Beery Actor
Dead End Kids Actor
David Durand Danny
Bernard Gorcey Messenger
Bobby Stone Rocky

Technical Credits
Wallace W. Fox Director
Jack Dietz Producer
E.R. Hickson Art Director
Sam Katzman Producer
Marcel Le Picard Cinematographer
Carl Pierson Editor
Frank H. Young Screenwriter

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