Kid Dynamite (1943)
Directed by Wallace Fox
Cast: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall and all of the Dead End Kids
East Side Kids leader and all-around tough guy Muggs McGinnis (Leo Gorcey) is scheduled in an amateur boxing match with the West Side champion. Just prior to the match, some rivals kidnap Muggs to get back at him for an incident at the local pool hall, so fellow East End Kid Danny (Bobby Jordan) steps into the ring in place of Muggs and wins. Unfortunately, Muggs believe Danny is responsible for the kidnapping to claim all the glory and to make Muggs look bad.
Scrappy kid gloves champion Muggs McGinniss is all set for a title bout with the West Side's contender when he gets abducted by a pair of racketeers. Muggs' pal Danny is forced to box the match, winning the belt but losing the trust of Muggs, who believes that Danny masterminded the kidnapping. The tense rivalry between the two continues to escalate, with Muggs playing the sore loser to Danny's success at winning a jitterbug contest.
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Actors: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Dead End Kids