Streets of New York (1939 film)
|Streets of New York|
|Directed by||William Nigh|
|Produced by||Scott R. Dunlap (producer)
William T. Lackey (associate producer)
|Written by||Robert Hardy Andrews|
|Music by||Edward J. Kay|
|Edited by||Russell F. Schoengarth|
|12 April 1939|
Streets of New York is a 1939 American film directed by William Nigh.
The film is also known as The Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue, and The Abraham Lincoln of the 4th Avenue.
"Jimmy" (Jackie Cooper) and crippled "Gimpy" (Martin Spellman) run the corner newsstand. Spike (David Durand), a neighbourhood delinquent, doesn’t like it, on his turf, and does everything he can to get them into trouble, and disrupt their circulation.
When they get in trouble, Judge Carroll (George Irving) tries to help them out. He doesn’t want Jimmy going bad, like his big brother, the racqueteer, 'Tap' (Dick Purcell), while Jimmy is trying to go to school and teach himself to be a lawyer, like his hero, Abraham Lincoln.
Jimmy has to choose between the right thing, and family, when his brother comes to him for help.
- Jackie Cooper as James Michael 'Jimmy' Keenan
- Martin Spellman as William McKinley 'Gimpy' Smith
- Marjorie Reynolds as Anne Carroll
- Dick Purcell as T.P. 'Tap' Keenan
- George Cleveland as Pop O'Toole
- George Irving as Judge Carroll
- Robert Emmett O'Connor as Police Officer Burke
- Sidney Miller as Jiggsy, newsboy
- David Durand as Spike Morgan
- Buddy Pepper as Flatfoot, newsboy
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