Little Tough Guys in Society


1h 10m 1938

Film Details

Also Known As
All in a Lifetime
Release Date
Nov 28, 1938
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 19 Nov 1938
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Society woman Gussie Berry asks psychiatrist Dr. Trenkle to visit her son Randolph, who refuses to get out of bed. Trenkle recommends the companionship of underpriviledged children as an antidote for Randolph's self-absorption. Gussie immediately places an ad, which is seen by Danny Burns and his gang, the "Dead End Kids," who need a place to hide out after they destroy a glassworks factory. Taking a strong dislike to the boys, Randolph tries to have them sent back to the city, but his girl friend, Penny Brandt, convinces him to make friends with them. Despite the apparent reconciliation, Randolph continues to play tricks on the boys and they reciprocate. On Randolph's birthday, Danny's cousin Buck appears, pretending to be a social worker. Actually, he intends to rob the Berrys that evening. Danny tries to talk Buck out of his plans, and when he fails, the boys try to overcome Buck's gang. They succeed with Randolph's help, and when the police arrive, the boys return to the city to face their charges. Randolph's uncle, who is a judge, offers to help them.

Film Details

Also Known As
All in a Lifetime
Release Date
Nov 28, 1938
Premiere Information
New York opening: week of 19 Nov 1938
Production Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Co.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

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Trivia

Notes

The film's working title was All in a Lifetime. The Universal production files at the USC Cinema-Television Library list both William Benedict and Lester Jay in the role of "Trouble." For more information on the other films featuring actors in the series, see entry above for Crime School and consult the Series Index under "The Dead End Kids," "The East Side Kids" and "The Little Tough Guys."