EVERYWHERE AN UNCLE PETE (E-I-E-I-O)!!!
Has UNCLE PETE been cloned? Find out in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as we bring you double the UNCLE PETE with a feature presentation featuring UNCLE PETE (feature that!). It’s the East Side Kids adventure Clancy Street Boys. Muggs (Leo Gorcey) and his mother get a letter from their Uncle Pete Monahan (Noah Beery), a close friend of Muggs’ late father (played in photograph only by Bernard Gorcey, Leo’s real father). Seems that Pa had stretched the truth a little when he told Uncle Pete that there were seven little ones in stead of just Muggs and Uncle Pete, being a generous, genuinely nice guy as real Uncle Pete’s always 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 decides to enlist the gang to play the parts, including Scruno (Sunshine Sammy Morrison) and Glimpy (Hunt Hall) as little Annabelle. Uncle Pete gets a little miffed when he finds out the truth, but when some shady characters decide to ease in to the situation to get some cash out of the rich Texan, it’s the gang to the rescue.
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 in the Bowery Boys films). 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 short from the The Three Stooges! There’s been a murder! Kirk Robin has been bumped off and Gail Tempest has been charged. But 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, April 26, 2014 on channel 4 (channel 19 in Sayre and channel 99 in Elmira/Corning) from 10PM to midnight and join not one, but TWO UNCLE PETES in the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!