Directed by Michael Curtiz
First of all, I want to be honest here and confess that I did not pay that much attention to this film. It was pretty boring and I got caught up playing quizzes on sporcle.com (an incredibly addicting site; I would not recommend it). I think, though, that even if I had watched the movie with strict attention, I still wouldn't have liked it.
This movie is about two friends who took fairly different paths. One became a priest and the other became a criminal. The priest tries to prevent the criminal from corrupting some "street kids". Oh yeah, and Humphrey Bogart plays a minor role somewhere in there. Anyway, the ending is pretty cool but the film felt a little too preachy to me. I hate movies with intense moral messages; I feel like I am being talked to like a second grade teacher talks to her students.
Overall, good but not very interesting.
The Dead End Kids bullied people on set during filming and stole Humphrey Bogart's trousers after cornering him. James Cagney set them straight though by hitting one of the actors above the nose.