Little Tough Guy (1938)





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In the first in the "Little Tough Guys" series (the name given to the Dead End Kids before they evolved into the Bowery Boys), Billy Halop plays a teen out to avenge his father's wrongful prison conviction.
Classics , Drama
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Billy Halop
as Johnny Boylan
Helen Parrish
as Kay Boylan
Robert Wilcox
as Paul Wilson
Marjorie Main
as Mrs. Boylan
Huntz Hall
as Carl `Pig' Adams
Gabriel Dell
as String
David Gorcey
as Sniper
Jackie Searl
as Cyril Gerrard
Peggy Stewart
as Rita Belle Warren
Edward Pawley
as Jim Boylan
Olin Howland
as Baxter
Robert E. Homans
as Truant Officer
Eleanor Hansen
as Cashier
Ben Taggart
as Detective
Hooper Atchley
as Mr. Randall
Clara Blore
as Mrs. Daniels
Jason Robards Sr.
as Supervisor
Frank Bischell
as Band Leader
James Zahner
as Bertis
Raymond Parker
as Secretary
Pat C. Flick
as Peddler
Helen MacKellar
as Mrs. Wanamaker
Alan Edwards
as Mr. Gerrard
Jack Carr
as Domino Cop
Harry Hayden
as Superintendent
Janet McLeary
as Dot LaFleur
Victor Adams
as Secretary
William H. Ruhl
as Detective
Paul Dubov
as Chuck
Paul Weigel
as Proprietor
J. Pat O'Malley
as Police Sergeant
Bert Young
as Truck Driver
George Sherwood
as Detective
John Estes
as Office Boy
Gwen Seager
as Salesgirl
Mike Pat Donovan
as Policeman
Jack Daley
as Policeman
Monte Montague
as Policeman
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Very good and better than average East Side Kids/Bowery Boys movie. The older ones leaned more to melodrama, like this one. As the series progressed they became more comedic. Great little "B" movie.

James Higgins
James Higgins

have seen this movie and found it to be somewhat entertaining. It is one of only two movies in which the former Broadway star and (later) radio star (Big Town), Edward Pawley, plays the good guy! He plays the role of "Jim Boylan", father of "Johnny Boylan" (Billy Halop). Mr. Pawley usually played villainous roles in his more than 50 movies during a 10-year stint in Hollywood. One other exception was in the movie "Hoosier Schoolboy" in which he played the role of Captain Carter (Mickey Rooney's father)who was also a war hero with a drinking problem. Edward Pawley was probably best known in movies for his role as Danny Leggett (aka, Public Enemy Number One) in the James Cagney vehicle, "G-MEN." He also had feature roles in movies such as "The Oklahoma Kid" in which he played Humphrey Bogart's partner (Ace Doolin), "Romance of the Limberlost" in which he played Jean Parker's suitor (Jed Corson), Thirteen Women in which he played "Burns", Myrna Loy's accomplice in crime, "Romance On The Range" in which he played Roy Rogers' ranch boss and covert outlaw (Jerome Banning), et cetera, et cetera.

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