- At Warner Bros., the Dead End Kids made six films, including Angels with Dirty Faces, with some of the top actors in Hollywood, including James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, John Garfield, Pat O'Brien, and Ronald Reagan. The last one was in 1939, when they were released from their contracts owing to more antics on the studio lot.
All Characters. Rest of cast listed alphabetically: George Bartenieff. David Brisbin. Ruth Maleczech. Ellen McElduff.
Members Gabriel Dell was often cast as erstwhile friends or antagonist characters pitted against the other Dead End Kids. Dell... Leo Gorcey was known for his diminutive stature, wiseguy attitude and frequent malapropisms, which he delivered in a... Billy Halop served as the original leader of the ...
Ellen McElduff. Ruth Maleczech. George Bartenieff. David Brisbin. Frederick Neumann. Alchemist/Academician. Terry O'Reilly.
- Joanne Akalaitis
Dead End: Directed by William Wyler. With Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie. The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
- William Wyler
- Sylvia Sidney, Joel Mccrea, Humphrey Bogart
Sylvia Sidney as Drina Gordon Joel McCrea as Dave Connell Humphrey Bogart as Hugh "Baby Face" Martin Wendy Barrie as Kay Burton Claire Trevor as Francey Allen Jenkins as Hunk Marjorie Main as Mrs. Martin Charles Peck as Philip Griswald Minor Watson as Mr. Griswald James Burke as Officer Mulligan ...
"The Dead End Kids" originally appeared in the 1935 play Dead End, dramatized by Sidney Kingsley. When Samuel Goldwyn turned the play into a 1937 film , he recruited the original "kids" from the play— Leo Gorcey , Huntz Hall , Bobby Jordan , Gabriel Dell , Billy Halop , and Bernard Punsly —to appear in the same roles in the film.