Pride of the Bowery (1940)

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“Pride of the Bowery” is a drama film released in 1940 and directed by Joseph H. Lewis. The film stars Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, and Huntz Hall.

The story follows a group of young boys known as the “Dead End Kids” who live in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. The group is led by Muggs Maloney (Leo Gorcey), a tough and street-smart teenager who looks out for his friends.

When the boys stumble upon a lost wallet containing a large sum of money, they are initially tempted to keep it. However, they ultimately decide to turn it in to the police, and the grateful owner rewards them with a trip to a summer camp.

At the camp, the boys face new challenges and must learn to work together as a team. They compete in various athletic events, including a boxing tournament, where Muggs discovers his talent for the sport.

However, the boys’ happy summer is cut short when they learn that their neighborhood is in danger of being demolished to make way for a new development. The boys must band together to fight for their community and prevent the destruction of their homes.

In the end, the boys successfully fight off the developers and save their neighborhood. The film ends with the boys celebrating their victory and looking forward to a bright future together.

Overall, “Pride of the Bowery” is a heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty, and standing up for what you believe in. The film showcases the talent of the “Dead End Kids” and features exciting action sequences and a strong message of hope and resilience.

Joseph H. Lewis

Steven Clensos, William Lively, George H. Plympton

Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Kenneth Howell

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