The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality
for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews
that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for
limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
Percentage of users who rate a movie or TV show positively.
The youngest son of actor Bernard Gorcey, David Gorcey reached Broadway at the tender age of 14 when he was cast in Sidney Kingsley's Dead End. During the early stages of production, David secured a role in the play for his older brother Leo. It was Leo who subsequently rose to stardom, while the quieter, self-effacing David seemed content to remain a background player. After making his film debut in 1938, David was cast in Universal's "Little Tough Guys" series, an offshoot of Warners' Dead End Kids films, which of course spotlighted brother Leo. When Leo moved to Monogram's East Side Kids David went along in the featured role of Pee-wee. After serving in the military, David rejoined Leo at Monogram, appearing as Chuck in the Bowery Boys series beginning in 1946. Evidently to avoid accusations of nepotism, David adopted his mother's maiden name of Condon for billing purposes. The younger Gorcey outlasted Leo as a Bowery Boy, remaining with the series until its final entry, 1958's In the Money. During this period, he occasionally accepted minor roles at other studios, usually playing a newsboy (most amusingly in 1950's Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion). David Gorcey became a minister after retiring from films, devoting his time and energy to anti-drug programs for LA ghetto youths.