Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days)
Wild Boys of the Road (Dangerous Days) (1933)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 1933
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The underrated William A. Wellman made many neglected classics during the Depression, and this 1933 feature is one of the very best.

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Fernando F. Croce

No mere Dear-Mr.-Roosevelt pamphlet, but a proto-Neorealist howl

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TV Guide

Wild Boys of the Road is a marvelous piece of Americana, a look at the social confusion of the Depression era.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

Wild Boys of the Road... is disappointing, primarily because it might have been so much more than it is.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Loved the energy of this heartfelt Depression-era social-conscious road film.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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).

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Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

It's a cinematic blast of anger and outrage and exasperation sprung from the immediacy of the depression.

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