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Amateur fighter and all-around bully Muggs McGinniss (Leo Gorcey) tries to cheat in a pool game with hustler Harry Wycoff (Gabriel Dell). He is thwarted by his own friend Danny Lyons (Bobby Jordan), who has some strong ideas about right and wrong and wants to keep his friend honest. Muggs has to knock Wycoff down with his fists to avoid paying off, and promises to get even with Danny and criticizing him as a coward, without the "killer instinct" it takes to win, in boxing or anything else, as far as Muggs is concerned. In revenge for his pummeling, Wycoff, who works for a local bookmaker, arranges to have Muggs kidnapped ahead of the amateur boxing match in which he's supposed to fight. Danny goes into the ring in his place and wins, but Muggs is convinced that Danny arranged the kidnapping. They clash over and over throughout the movie, in an amateur dance contest and as rivals for a job at a local garage, and over Danny's wish to marry Muggs' sister, and then Muggs finds out that he was all wrong -- that Danny had nothing to do with thekidnapping. But by then he's jealous of Danny, and continues riding him mercilessly, and Danny can't fight back because he's promised his mother never to fight in the street like a common hooligan. Muggs gets even more fierce in his resentment when Danny joins the army showing himself to be more of a man than Muggs and becoming a hero to the neighborhood in the bargain. Finally, Danny realizes that if Muggs is ever to grow up, someone is going to have to stand up to him. The two agree to settle their differences with their fists. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast

Leo Gorcey
as Ethelbert Muggs McGinnis
Huntz Hall
as Glimpy Freedhoff
Bobby Jordan
as Danny Lyons
Gabriel Dell
as Harry Wyckoff
Pamela Blake
as Ivy McGinnis
Bobby Stone
as Stoney
Dudley Dickerson
as Scruno's Dad
Charles Judels
as Nick
Jack Mulhall
as Man
Wheeler Oakman
as Tony
Minerva Urecal
as Judge
Bennie Bartlett
as Beanie Miller
Vince Barnett
as Klinkhammer
Charles Judels
as Nick
Bennie Bartlett
as Beanie Miller
Minerva Urecal
as Judge
Wheeler Oakman
as Tony
Jack Mulhall
as Man
Dudley Dickerson
as Scruno's Dad

Crew

Wallace W. Fox
Director
Jack Dietz
Producer
Sam Katzman
Producer
Morey Amsterdam
Screenwriter
Mack Stengler
Cinematographer
Edward Kay
Musical Direction/Supervision
Carl Pierson
Editor
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