Wild Boys of the Road

Synopsis: At the bottom of the depression, Tom's mother has been out of work for months when Ed's father loses his job. Not to burden their parents, the two high school sophomore's decide to hop the freights and look for work. Wherever they go, there are many other kids just like them, so Tom, Ed and now Sally stick together. They camp in places like 'Sewer City' as long as they can until the local authorities run them off. They travel all over the mid west and when they get to New York, Ed thinks that they may finally find work.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): William A. Wellman
Production: Warner Home Video
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68 min

I guess I was afraid

we might run into my mother.

Your mother? What's the matter?

Didn't she know

you were going out with a girl tonight?

Eddie, if I tell you something, will you

promise me you won't tell anybody?

I won't even open my mouth.

For the past week, we've been getting

our eats from the community chest.


Oh, you egg.

Why didn't you tell me

things were that bad?

Gee, I thought your mother got a job.

She worked four days

in the last five months.


The tough part is she's got a little money

coming in from a fellow we rent a room to.

It'd be just about enough

to barely keep her.

But with me on her hands...

You listen to me, Tommy.

I'll talk to my dad.

He'll help you and your mother.

You watch and see.

We don't want anybody to know

we're up against it.

Besides, I'm quitting school tomorrow.

Gonna look for a job.

Well, listen, you lug,

will you wait till I talk to my father?

Say, if he could only get me a job

with the cement company...

Why, you dumbbell,

you couldn't lift a bag of cement.

- You couldn't even lift a bag of feathers.

- Who says so?

- I say so.

- You're full of dishwater.

- Who?

- You.

- Why, you...

- Can I lift a bag of cement or not?

Hey, look out.

Well, a miss is as good as a mile.

Boy, you're telling me.

Hey, you scared me.

I thought everybody was in bed.

What are you doing up so late, Dad?

Oh, just checking over a few things.

Say, Ma,

you should have saw Grace tonight.

"Seen Grace. "

You been crying?

Why, no. What would I be crying about?

Say good night to Father and go to bed.

Good night, Edward.

- Good night.

Say, Dad,

could you do something for Tommy?

Tommy who?

Tommy Gordon.

His dad's dead and, well, his mother

hasn't worked in a long time.

- And I thought maybe...

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Earl Baldwin

Earl Baldwin (January 11, 1901 in Newark, New Jersey – October 9, 1970 in Hollywood, California, age 69) was an American screenwriter. During his career he wrote more than 50 produced screenplays, including Wild Boys of the Road, Brother Orchid, and Abbott and Costello's Africa Screams. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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