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Hell's Kitchen Reviews

Another Dead End Kids melodrama with the gang getting out of reform school only to become the victims of Mitchell, the tough superintendent at the Hell's Kitchen Shelter. Fields plays a paroled racketeer who wants to make a new life and tries to straighten out the crooked home. His humanitarian efforts backfire, and he gets sent back to prison, but not before seeing Mitchell taken into custody by the authorities. HELL'S KITCHEN is one of two films in which our 40th President of the U.S., Ronald Reagan, was cast with the Dead End Kids. An interesting story has it that the Dead End Kids were actually tough little pranksters in real life, and Reagan is quoted as saying after filming this movie: "You never knew when a canvas chair would go up in smoke or be blown apart by the giant firecrackers they were never without. Having heard lurid tales from other actors, I approached my first picture with them in something of a sweat."