Smart Alecks (1942)
Film / Comedy / Crime / Drama
Directed by Wallace Fox
Cast: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Ernest Morrison and Bobby Jordan
The East Side Kids throw Hank out of the gang when he starts working for crook Butch Brocalli. Danny earns a reward by being instrumental in Butch's arrest, and wants to surprise everyone by buying baseball uniforms for the boys. Muggs, however, mistakenly assumes that Danny is trying to keep the money, so he and other gang members force Danny to turn over the cash so they can buy an old car. Danny is seriously beaten when Brocalli escapes. The gang members offer to sell that car to pay for Danny's much needed operation. Mugg's dramatic prayer for Danny's recovery is a rare and unforgettable moment in the East Side Kids series.
Actors: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Dead End Kids