TWO UNCLE PETES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
It’s time to double your pleasure or maybe double your nausea this Saturday night! Join UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as he brings you our feature presentation featuring UNCLE PETE (feature that!). It’s the East Side Kids getting into a whole ‘nother bunch of adventure and fun in Clancy Street Boys. Muggs (Leo Gorcey) and his mother get a letter from their Uncle Pete Monahan (Noah Beery). Uncle Pete, a rich Texan, was a close friend of Muggs’ late father (played in photograph only by Bernard Gorcey, Leo’s real father). Seems, however that Pa had stretched the truth a little when he told Uncle Pete that there were seven little ones in stead of just Muggs. Uncle Pete, being a generous, genuinely nice guy as Uncle Pete’s generally are, has been sending regular checks to Muggs’ Ma to help take care of the brood. And now he’s coming to visit.
So Muggs has to rassle up 6 siblings and enlists the gang to play the parts, including Scruno (Sunshine Sammy Morrison) and Glimpy (Hunt Hall) as little Annabelle. Uncle Pete finds out the truth, but some shady thugs decide to ease in to the situation to get some cash out of the rich Texan, but the gang won’t have any of that, even if they have to mix it up a little.
This is the first time that William Beaudine directed the boys, but not the last as he would direct several more films and much of the Bowery Boys series. Also featuring Bobby Jordan as Danny, Amelita Ward as Uncle Pete’s daughter Judy and a special appearance by Bernard Gorcey as the owner of a liquor store (which of course he would convert into Louie’s Sweet Shop for the Bowery Boys). From 1943 it’s the East Side Kids and Uncle Pete in Clancy Street Boys.
UNCLE PETE also manages to dig up a whole bunch of trailers of the Dead End/East Side Kids to bring back a memory or two or maybe let you know of a movie you maybe never even heard of. And there’s also a visit from The Boys as in The Three Stooges! There’s been a murder! Kirk Robin has been bumped off and Gail Tempest has been charged. Moe, Larry and Curly are the key witnesses. There’s murder, music and mayhem as they testify in 1938’s Disorder In The Court (the first short where Curly was not spelled Curley!).
So grab your favorite refreshments and settle in this Saturday night, September 15, 2012 on channel 4 from 10PM to midnight and join not one, but TWO UNCLE PETES in the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!