Pride of the Bowery (1941)

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Tricked into thinking that he's on his way to a boxing training camp, tough-guy Muggs Maloney (Leo Gorcey) finds himself put to work by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Though he quickly alienates most of the other laborers, Muggs manages to befriend young Willie (Bobby Stone), who claims that his mother needs an operation. He enters a boxing tournament in town, planning to turn the reward money over to Willie, but loses the bout. Willie then robs the CCC camp safe, a crime for which Muggs is blamed. Our hero's pal Danny (Bobby Jordan) saves the day by revealing that Willie is an adroit liar whose mom is in perfect health. Joseph H. Lewis' directorial virtuosity in the prizefight scenes help to save Pride of the Bowery from mediocrity.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy
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Studio:
Monogram

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Cast

Leo Gorcey
as Muggs Maloney
Donald Haines
as Skinny
David Gorcey
as Pee Wee
Mary Ainslee
as Elaine
Kenneth Harlan
as Captain Jim White
Bobby Stone
as Willie
Nick Stuart
as Ranger
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Critic Reviews for Pride of the Bowery

All Critics (1)

Surprisingly good East Side Kids tale, inventively directed.

Full Review… | August 9, 2007
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Pride of the Bowery

Average Bowery Boys film, a little more drama than comedy in this one, which is typical of their earlier efforts. I always enjoy their films and this is no exception. Good story. Simple well meaning fun.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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