The fellow in the photo with Donald Gordon in yesterday’s blog was sometime East Side Kid, Stanley Clements. Here’s a publicity shot of him around the same time he and Donald knew each other.

Clements is sometimes mistaken for being one of the original Dead End Kids. He wasn’t. But he did play in a few East Side Kids films in the early 40s before breaking out and making some major movies such as the Bing Crosby starrer, Going My Way.  And in the mid Fifties when his career was faltering he did return to the Dead End ripoff films, then called The Bowery Boys.

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