Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days) (1933) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days) (1933)

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This earnest, socially-conscious road drama centers on two California teenagers who find their comfortable lives thrown into turmoil during the Great Depression. To find work for themselves, the adventurous lads sneak aboard a Chicago-bound train.

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Cast

Frankie Darro
as Eddie Smith
Edwin Phillips
as Tommy Gordon
Arthur Hohl
as Dr. Heckel
Grant Mitchell
as Mr. Smith
Claire McDowell
as Mrs. Smith
Charley Grapewin
as Mr. Cadmust
Charles Grapewin
as Mr. Cadmust
Adrian Morris
as Buggie Maylin
Robert H. Barrat
as Judge White
Minna Gombell
as Aunt Carrie
Willard Robertson
as Captain of Detectives
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Critic Reviews for Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

The underrated William A. Wellman made many neglected classics during the Depression, and this 1933 feature is one of the very best.

June 5, 2014 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Wild Boys of the Road... is disappointing, primarily because it might have been so much more than it is.

August 8, 2006 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The film -- as propulsive as a locomotive -- is sympathetic to the plight of the young, the unemployed, the female and the ethnic (the 'boys republic' is open to black and Jewish youngsters).

February 17, 2011 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

No mere Dear-Mr.-Roosevelt pamphlet, but a proto-Neorealist howl

November 4, 2010 | Full Review…
CinePassion

Loved the energy of this heartfelt Depression-era social-conscious road film.

June 16, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a cinematic blast of anger and outrage and exasperation sprung from the immediacy of the depression.

March 24, 2009 | Full Review…
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