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
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
68 min

Yes, boys, come in.

- Hey!


Whoa, gal, settle back on your shafts.

Hey, well, what are you doing?

Coming up for air.

I never saw such a woman.

Always wanting to kiss.


Wait a minute, will you?

I want to talk to Eddie.

Well, hurry up.

What are we gonna do about this?

Why, you egg. You mean to tell me

you haven't raised that dough yet?

I thought I had a job this afternoon

caddying, but I didn't get out.

Listen, I got an extra half.

You can have that.

Where will I get the other quarter?

- I got it.

- What?


- What about her?

- Well, listen.

I can get you in

and it won't cost you a cent.

Hey, Harriet, come here.

- Hi, Joe.

- Hey.

Hey, wait a minute. Stop the shoving.

These three with you?

Yeah. Frank and Tommy's

coming right in.

Okay, boy.

Hi, kiddo.

- Hello, Tom.

- Hello.

- Say, you wanna dance with Harriet?

- I'm sorry.

I got a sweet mama over there waiting for

me, boy, and she a honey. Mm-mm.

Hi, Fred.

Say, you wanna dance with Harriet?

Hello, Joe. Nice crowd, huh?

- Say, do you wanna dance with Harriet?

- Where's your ticket?

Ticket? What ticket?

Listen, boy, don't horse around with me.

Mr. Mackintosh here told me

how you got in.

Say, listen, Joe, have a heart.

I'm broke,

but I'll get the money for you somehow.

I'm sorry, but you know

what we said at class meeting.

Hey, Ralph.

- Oh, now, look, fellows.

- Come on, Ralph. Out with him.

Hey, look!

Don't put me out, Joe.

I'm not dancing, am I?

I only came because

Harriet wanted to come.

She didn't have anyone to bring her.

You're talking to Simon Legree, boy.

Come on, out.

Hey, you eggs, what's the idea?

Don't let them get rough.

Take a poke at somebody.

Now, wait a minute, Eddie.

Don't start a fight here.

He hasn't any ticket.

Okay, if he hasn't got a ticket,

he'll go out.

But he'll walk out, see?

- Harriet, Grace, come on.

What's the matter?

Come on, everyone.

Oh, gee, Eddie, you make me

feel like a heel, spoiling all your fun.

Forget it.

The music wasn't so hot anyway.

It was awful to dance to.

Didn't you think so?

I don't know.

I didn't get a chance to try it.

All I did was lose my hat and coat.

I hid them.

But I'll get them for you tomorrow.

Last one in the bus is a rotten egg.

Hang on, kids. Here comes the anchor.

Oh, heck.

- What's the matter?

- Somebody stole our gas.

- Come on.

- Get out.

Hey, there's one over there.

Aw. That would be like

stealing milk from a baby.

Oh, come on.

Come on, put it in. Well, put it in.

There goes half of it.

Say, where are we going tonight?

I don't know. Maybe we'll go downtown.

Do you feel like eating?

Let's not go downtown, huh, Eddie?

Why not?

Just because.

What's the matter with you lately?

You never wanna go downtown

at night anymore.

How much of that stuff do you want?

You must have nearly two gallons already.

That's enough. Hold it.



Giddap, Napoleon.

Hold it, you.

She's headed for the barn!

You think your mother will kick?

I don't know. I haven't asked her yet.

Oh, gee whiz.

If we're gonna get married

in three or four years...

...don't you think maybe you ought

to kind of start hinting that we're engaged?

You know, so it won't be so sudden-like?


I never saw such a woman.

Always wanting to kiss, kiss, kiss.

- I'm so cold.

- Well, you'd better go in, then.

Harriet, march yourself in this

house right away, young lady.

Darn it all.

My mother will never let me

have any fun.

No, but she's helped me out

a lot of times.

Hey, why didn't you wanna

go downtown tonight?

I don't know.

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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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