Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days)
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Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days)
This earnest, socially-conscious road drama centers on two California teenagers who find their comfortable lives thrown into turmoil during the Great Depression. To find work for themselves, the adventurous lads sneak aboard a Chicago-bound train.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The underrated William A. Wellman made many neglected classics during the Depression, and this 1933 feature is one of the very best."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"No mere Dear-Mr.-Roosevelt pamphlet, but a proto-Neorealist howl"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Wild Boys of the Road is a marvelous piece of Americana, a look at the social confusion of the Depression era."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Wild Boys of the Road... is disappointing, primarily because it might have been so much more than it is."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"Loved the energy of this heartfelt Depression-era social-conscious road film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Don't let the giddy Jazz Age prologue or the deliriously happy ending fool you: this is one of the bleakest films from the 1930s that I've ever seen."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The film -- as propulsive as a locomotive -- is sympathetic to the plight of the young, the unemployed, the female and the ethnic (the 'boys republic' is open to black and Jewish youngsters)."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"It's a cinematic blast of anger and outrage and exasperation sprung from the immediacy of the depression."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
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