Angels Wash Their Faces (1939)

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A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt ... See full summary »


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10 June 2020 | SnoopyStyle
| silly boy mayor turn
Gabe Ryan gets released from the reformatory and moves to a new neighborhood with his sister Joy. He joins the local Beale Street Termites (The Dead End Kids). They accidentally set a small fire and local gangster William Kroner catches them. Deputy district attorney Patrick Remson (Ronald Reagan) investigates Gabe whose name was given by the gangsters. He's also taken with Joy. Joy becomes a thorn in the side of the gangsters as they continue their corruption and arson.

Reagan is a stiff actor with a limited acting range. The kids are fine although the story takes a weird turn with them going into politics. It's curious that they're talking about the Bill of Rights right after beating up one of their opponents. I don't think the black eye is that funny either. It's a silly premise anyways and that brings this movie down.

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