The Amboy Dukes
This film was adapted from Bud Shulberg's classic The Amboy Dukes and was the first time I saw Bernard Schwartz (Tony Curtis). Too bad they eliminated some of Shulberg's most vivid characters, like "Crazy" Sachs. I wonder if New Lots Vocational is still open, and I wonder which ethnic group now crowds Pitkin Avenue. The Jews are long gone to LAWNG Island and Westchester. I first saw this film at the old Embassy Theater in the Hudson River village of Dobbs Ferry, then I read the Amboy Dukes to really experience Brooklyn in the 1940's. Think I'll go to the candy store for an egg cream.