Smart Alecks

Smart Alecks

Director: Wallace W. Fox Cast: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall


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Short of funds to buy baseball uniforms, the East Side Kids are forced to go to work for their crooked ex-pal Hank (Gabriel Dell). When Hank's fugitive mentor Butch Brocalli (Max Rosenbloom) shows up to make trouble, gang member Danny (Bobby Jordan) is instrumental in Butch's arrest, earning a big reward in the process. Danny intends to suprise his pals by buying the uniforms himself, but Mugs (Leo Gorcey) wrongly assumes Danny wants to hoard all the money for himself. Mugs and the rest of the gang force Danny to turn over the dough, whereupon they buy a beat-up car. But when Danny is seriously injured by the escaping Brocalli, the kids offer to sell the car to pay for an operation. Kindly brain surgeon Dr. Ornsby (Walter Woolf King) sizes up the situation and straightens things out to the satisfaction of everyone. The East Side Kids are at their most contentious and least appealing in this second-rate entry, while Maxie Rosenbloom, usually a comic actor, is sorely miscast as the villain.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/2013
UPC: 0887936974076
Original Release: 1942
Source: Mr Fat - W Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:07:00
Sales rank: 83,574

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leo Gorcey Ethelbert "Muggs" McGinnis
Bobby Jordan Danny Stevens
Huntz Hall Glimpy
Gabriel Dell Henry "Hank" Salko
"Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom Butch Brocalli
Gale Storm Ruth Stevens
Roger Pryor Officer Joe Reagan
Stanley Clements Stash
David Gorcey Peewee
Bobby Stone Skinny
Sam Bernard Dr. Thomas
Walter Woolf King Dr. Ornsby
Joe Kirk Mike
Sammy "Sunshine" Morrison Scruno
Herbert Rawlinson Capt. Bronson
Dick Ryan Prison Warden
Betty Sinclair Receptionist
Marie Windsor Nurse

Technical Credits
Wallace W. Fox Director
Jack Dietz Producer,Screenwriter
Harvey Harris Gates Screenwriter
Robert Golden Editor
Sam Katzman Producer
Edward Kay Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Milton Art Director
Mack Stengler Cinematographer

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