They Made Me a Criminal (1939) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Busby Berkeley and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Benjamin Glazer.
They Made Me a Criminal (1939) (2)By Wade Sheeler on Mar 10, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films
Something of a sensation in the late 30s and 40s, the Dead End kids made a string of hits at Warner Brothers. They were first seen in the 1937 Samuel Goldwyn smash, Dead End, based on the successful Broadway play. Warner Brothers, seeing a potential goldmine, scooped them up from Goldwyn and made si... Read full article
They Made Me a Criminal?(1939) (1)By Judy on Nov 15, 2009 From Movie Classics
The title sounds reminiscent of I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang – and the posters for this John Garfield movie tried to give that impression too, oozing toughness and desperation. However, as so often in movies of the 1930s and 40s, the advertising is misleading, and this tale of a troubled ... Read full article
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The fourth of seven movies featuring The Dead End Kids. In the original film, The Life of Jimmy Dolan, the kids are played by Mickey Rooney and several cast members of the our "Our Gang" comedy shorts - a much younger crowd.
Desert location shooting was so hot at times that the film melted in the camera.
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