East Side Kids

A tale about counterfeiting minus the usual gang, but with a Cagney double, which demonstrates the power of the script. A riverfront view and Resnais montage opens it, and when the rich kid Algernon joins the gang, he takes the moniker “Mouse”. Situated between Dead End and Hue and Cry, with a surprising foreglimpse of Billy Liar, and directed with tautness by Bob Hill.