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Abe Lincoln of the Ninth Avenue


A drama about an idealistic law student from Hell's Kitchen who unites his neighborhood pals against a gang. Originally released as "Streets of New York". You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.

Streets of New York is a 1939 American film directed by William Nigh.
The film is also known as The Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue, and The Abraham Lincoln of the 4th Avenue.
Plot summary
George Irving, Jackie Cooper, and Marjorie Reynolds, in The Abe Lincoln of the 4th Avenue
"Jimmy" (Jackie Cooper) and crippled "Gimpy" (Martin Spellman) run the corner newsstand. Spike (David Durand), a neighbourhood delinquent, doesn’t like it, on his turf, and does everything he can to get them into trouble, and disrupt their circulation.
When they get in trouble, Judge Carroll (George Irving) tries to help them out. He doesn’t want Jimmy going bad, like his big brother, the racqueteer, 'Tap' (Dick Purcell), while Jimmy is trying to go to school and teach himself to be a lawyer, like his hero, Abraham Lincoln.
Jimmy has to choose between the right thing, and family, when his brother comes to him for help.
Jackie Cooper as James Michael 'Jimmy' Keenan
Martin Spellman as William McKinley 'Gimpy' Smith
Marjorie Reynolds as Anne Carroll
Dick Purcell as T.P. 'Tap' Keenan
George Cleveland as Pop O'Toole
George Irving as Judge Carroll
Robert Emmett O'Connor as Police Officer Burke
Sidney Miller as Jiggsy, newsboy
David Durand as Spike Morgan
Buddy Pepper as Flatfoot, newsboy
Scott R. Dunlap

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