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King of the Newsboys (1938)

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65 min | Drama

A poor young man's girlfriend leaves him for a gangster, who has the money and power she wants and the young man doesn't have. Determined to show her that he can be a success--and how much of a mistake she made by leaving him--he starts up...See moreA poor young man's girlfriend leaves him for a gangster, who has the money and power she wants and the young man doesn't have. Determined to show her that he can be a success--and how much of a mistake she made by leaving him--he starts up a newspaper distribution business that is soon the biggest in the city, but things don't turn out exactly the way he wanted them to. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com See less
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Louis Weitzenkorn (screenplay) | Peggy Thompson (screenplay) | Samuel Ornitz (story) | Horace McCoy (story)
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Updated Mar 18, 1938

Release date
Mar 18, 1938 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Lew Ayres
Jerry Flynn Jerry Flynn   See fewer
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Helen Mack
Mary Ellen Stephens Mary Ellen Stephens   See fewer
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Victor Varconi
Wire Arno Wire Arno   See fewer
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Sheila Bromley
Connie Madison Connie Madison   See fewer
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Horace McMahon
Lockjaw Lockjaw   See fewer
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William 'Billy' Benedict
Squimpy (as Willam Benedict) Squimpy (as Willam Benedict)   See fewer
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Ray Cooke
Pussy (as Victor Ray Cooke) Pussy (as Victor Ray Cooke)   See fewer
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Gloria Rich
Maizie Maizie   See fewer
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Oscar O'Shea
Mr. Stephens Mr. Stephens   See fewer
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John Baird
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Fisherman (uncredited) Fisherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allan Cavan
Mr. Madison (uncredited) Mr. Madison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Rube Clifford
Train Flagman (uncredited) Train Flagman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Cunningham
Gazette Managing Editor (uncredited) Gazette Managing Editor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Racetrack Guard (uncredited) Racetrack Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Gazette Owner (uncredited) Gazette Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard C. Hickman
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Jeweler (uncredited) Jeweler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Mrs. Stephens (uncredited) Mrs. Stephens (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Martell
Head Waiter (uncredited) Head Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Dance Floor Extra (uncredited) Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Office Equipment Businessman (uncredited) Office Equipment Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Morris
Mabel (uncredited) Mabel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louis Natheaux
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Neighbor (uncredited) Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Businessman (uncredited) Businessman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Grocer (uncredited) Grocer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Train Engineer (uncredited) Train Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferris Taylor
John Sampson (uncredited) John Sampson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Connie's Escort (uncredited) Connie's Escort (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Newsman (uncredited) Newsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Coachman (uncredited) Coachman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Winkler
Mary's Brother (uncredited) Mary's Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 62 votes