Wild Boys of the Road

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"Girls living like boys! Boys living like savages!"
  • NR
  • 1933
  • 1 hr 8 min
  • 7.5  (2,062)

This earnest, socially conscious road drama directed by William Wellman centers on two California teenagers who find their comfortable lives thrown into turmoil during the Great Depression. The adventurous lads sneak aboard a Chicago-bound train and soon hook up with several other youths just like them, including two streetwise girls. After being kicked off the train in Ohio, the youths use sewer pipe and other found commodities to build a little city, their own private utopia where no one has more than anyone else. Tragedy forces the group to disband until only the original two boys and one of the girls actually make it to New York. But by this time they are no longer opportunistic adventurers; they are only hungry, tired, and deeply depressed. Desperate, they join a ring of thieves but are caught and sent to a kindly judge who finally instills in them the sense of hope they will need to go on.

Wild Boys of the Road
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This earnest, socially conscious road drama directed by William Wellman centers on two California teenagers who find their comfortable lives thrown into turmoil during the Great Depression. The adventurous lads sneak aboard a Chicago-bound train and soon hook up with several other youths just like them, including two streetwise girls. After being kicked off the train in Ohio, the youths use sewer pipe and other found commodities to build a little city, their own private utopia where no one has more than anyone else. Tragedy forces the group to disband until only the original two boys and one of the girls actually make it to New York. But by this time they are no longer opportunistic adventurers; they are only hungry, tired, and deeply depressed. Desperate, they join a ring of thieves but are caught and sent to a kindly judge who finally instills in them the sense of hope they will need to go on.

Wild Boys of the Road is a 1933 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5.

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  • Release Date
    1933
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 8 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,062)