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East Side Kids: That Gang of Mine
East Side Kids That Gang of Mine
Actors: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse, Dave O'Brien, Joyce Bryant
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Genres: Comedy, Drama
NR     2003     1hr 2min


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Actors: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Clarence Muse, Dave O'Brien, Joyce Bryant
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Creators: Harvey Gould, Robert E. Cline, Carl Pierson, Pete Mayer, Sam Katzman, Alan Whitman, William Lively
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies, Drama
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2003
Original Release Date: 09/23/1940
Theatrical Release Date: 09/23/1940
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 2min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

The movie is good but the print could be better
Scott MacGillivray | Massachusetts, USA | 02/10/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This 1940 East Side Kids movie is one of the very first in Monogram Pictures' long-running series (which eventually became The Bowery Boys). These early entries stress rowdyism over comedy routines, so there's more drama than comedy, but Ernie "Sunshine Sammy" Morrison is very enjoyable as the black kid, and Bobby Jordan is enthusiastic as Leo Gorcey's confidant. In this story, Gorcey wants to be a jockey but he's secretly afraid of speed, and his stubbornness almost ruins the hopes of his friends. Clarence Muse is excellent as a journeyman horse trainer; in one charming scene he sings a spiritual without accompaniment, and Morrison jumps up and dances to it. Joseph H. Lewis's direction gets the most out of the limited budget, by shooting largely outdoors and using careful compositions. Huntz Hall is not in this picture but David Gorcey is, and fans should enjoy seeing him.The source print used on this DVD is a Savoy Pictures reissue of the late 1940s. The first few minutes are missing (but not essential to the plot; the print must have been edited by some TV station at one time), the image is slightly cropped, and the contrast is only fair. The movie is good enough to overcome the DVD's technical flaws. If this is your favorite East SIde Kids movie you'll be a bit disappointed by the print, but you can't beat the budget price."
The East Side Kids get into horseracing.
James McDonald | Southern California | 02/25/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Well, the East Side Boys finally made it out of the haunted mansion in East Side Kids - Boys of the City (1940). They are suppose to be painting a wall in town, but Leo Gorcey has decided he wants to be a jockey. Knuckles (Dave O'Brien) and Algy (Eugene Francis) must keep an eye on this gang to make sure they finish the job. They made a mess of it, so Knuckles told them to go hide at there old stable hang-out. The boys decide to race a throughbred they own called, Blue Knight. If Seabiscuit could win and make money for everyone, so could Blue Knight. After all, the horse is from Kentucky. Guess who they train to be the stable jockey? Muggs. The boys are: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, David Gorcey (Leo's younger brother) and Donald Haines. The next films are: Pride of the Bowery (1941) (1941), FLYING WILD (1941), BOWERY BLITZKRIEG (1941)."
Missing scene & worn video master Alpha/Gotham DVD.
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 02/15/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This is a passable-for-the-price DVD, but looks like a good VHS picture. Obviously a WORN OUT video tape was used as the mastering source for this DVD, there are some glitches & mis-tracking lines that come & go.


There is also a portion of the opening scene MISSING! On the Platinum Disc "EAST SIDE KIDS: 8 MOVIES" box set, this movie starts with the boys trying to paint a wall. THEN Muggs enters asking about the mailman (this is where the Alpha/Gotham DVD starts)."