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Juvenile Court (1938)

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60 min | Crime, Drama

Public Defender Gary Franklin, frustrated by being unable to save criminal Dutch Adams from a death sentence by blaming the slums environment as the cause of Dutch's crimes, enlists the aid of Dutch's sister, Marcia Adams, to get the slum ...See morePublic Defender Gary Franklin, frustrated by being unable to save criminal Dutch Adams from a death sentence by blaming the slums environment as the cause of Dutch's crimes, enlists the aid of Dutch's sister, Marcia Adams, to get the slum dwellers at appeal for public monies to provide recreational places for the slum kids. The Governor provides seed money for the creation of PAL (the Police Athletic League) and all is going well until "Stubby" Adams holds up the box office at a fund raiser for the PAL, and puts the project in jeopardy. Do-gooder story aside, the film is basically a Columbia version of the Dead End Kids, with the hard-headed Darro standing in for Leo Gorcey and Hally Chester as his stand-in Huntz Hall-like punching bag. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Michael L. Simmons (original screen play) | Robert E. Kent (original screen play) | Henry Taylor (original screen play)
Cinematographer
Benjamin H. Kline (photography) (as Benjamin Kline)
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Status
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Updated Sep 10, 1938

Release date
Sep 15, 1938 (United States)

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61 cast members
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Paul Kelly
Gary Franklin Gary Franklin   See fewer
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Rita Hayworth
Marcia Adams Marcia Adams   See fewer
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Frankie Darro
Stubby Stubby   See fewer
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Hal E. Chester
Lefty (as Hally Chester) Lefty (as Hally Chester)   See fewer
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Don Latorre
Mickey Mickey   See fewer
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David Gorcey
Pighead Pighead   See fewer
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Richard Selzer
Ears (as Dick Selzer) Ears (as Dick Selzer)   See fewer
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Charles Hart
Squarehead Squarehead   See fewer
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Howard Hickman
Governor Stanley Governor Stanley   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Mayor (uncredited) Mayor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry A. Bailey
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Bernard
Hick in Drugstore (uncredited) Hick in Drugstore (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kid (uncredited) Kid (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Blaine
Cop at Boxing Match (uncredited) Cop at Boxing Match (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary's Secretary (uncredited) Gary's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Brian
Box Office Boy (uncredited) Box Office Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Brown
Civic Meeting Attendee (uncredited) Civic Meeting Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Cecil
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cop in Chase Car (uncredited) Cop in Chase Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Cop at Drug Store (uncredited) Cop at Drug Store (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kernan Cripps
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Curtis
Detective Capturing Dutch Adams (uncredited) Detective Capturing Dutch Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe De Stefani
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vernon Dent
Mr. Schultz (uncredited) Mr. Schultz (uncredited)   See fewer
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Druggist (uncredited) Druggist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Fitzgerald
Al (uncredited) Al (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Cop in Squad Car (uncredited) Cop in Squad Car (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Cop in PAL Office (uncredited) Cop in PAL Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Herman
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Payne B. Johnson
Boxing Boy (uncredited) Boxing Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Police Car Driver (uncredited) Police Car Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Mr. Lambert (uncredited) Mr. Lambert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Policeman at Accident (uncredited) Policeman at Accident (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davy's Mother (uncredited) Davy's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Delivery Man (uncredited) Delivery Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Gary (uncredited) Gary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Prather
Mr. Allen (uncredited) Mr. Allen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Reed
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Bradley (uncredited) Bradley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Referee (uncredited) Referee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harris (uncredited) Harris (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Dutch Adams (uncredited) Dutch Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 77 votes