Code of the Streets (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Universal's Code of the Streets stars the Little Tough Guys, an offshoot of Warner Bros.' Dead End Kids. This time Frankie Thomas plays Bob Lewis, leader of a gang consisting of Sailor (Harris Berger), Murph (Hally Chester), Monk (Charles Duncan), Trouble (Billy Benedict) and Yap (David Gorcey). The son of disgraced police officer Lt. Lewis (Harry Carey), Bob vows to clear his dad's name, and also to prove that accused murderer Tommy Shay (Paul Fix) is innocent. With the help of Tommy's brother Danny (James McCallion), the kids track down and trap the real culprits, who in addition to their other crimes had been responsible for Lt. Lewis' demotion. The nominal leading lady in Code of the Streets is Juanita Quigley, who during her child star days was billed as Baby Jane.



arrest, false-accusation, false-conviction, guilt, innocence, investigation, killing, murder, name-clearing, officer, police, prison, teenagers, tracking [following]