You're Not So Tough

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You're Not So Tough
Directed by Joe May
Produced by Ken Goldsmith (associate producer)
Written by Arthur T. Horman (screenplay)
Brenda Weiberg (screenplay)
Maxwell Aley (story)
Starring The Dead End Kids
Little Tough Guys
Music by Hans J. Salter
Cinematography Elwood Bredell
Distributed by Universal Studios
Release dates
  • July 26, 1940 (1940-07-26)
Running time
65 min
Country United States
Language English

You're Not So Tough is a 1940 Universal Studios film that starred Dead End Kids and the Little Tough Guys.


The Dead End Kids ride a freight train through California. After the kids get arrested for vagrancy, members Tom and Pig are hired to work on a ranch owned by kindly Mama Posito. Tom learns that Posito hasn't seen her son in years, but believes that he may still be alive. In an attempt to steal her money, Tom decides to pose as her son. However, Posito's benevolency soon gets the best of Tom, and he decides to stay with her for love, rather than for greed.


Billy Halop and Huntz Hall were now joined by fellow Dead End Kids Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsley, and Bobby Jordan, the latter making his first of three appearances in the Universal series.

The series was now officially coined "The Dead End Kids and The Little Tough Guys". However, much of the attention for most of these entries would be on the original Dead End Kids, while the Little Tough Guys were often reduced to walk-on cameos.


The Dead End Kids[edit]

The Little Tough Guys[edit]

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