Principal actor is ex-news vendor Harry Fowler, who has played various cockney parts on the screen, but who fails to make the main character credible. And everything depends on believing in him.
Story revolves around a gang of crooks who use a serial story in The Trump, a kids’ weekly, as a means of communication. Joe Kirby, an imaginative youngster, spots this, and in spite of discouragement from his boss and an alleged detective, he perseveres, interests his pals, and brings off a great coup when boys of all ages flock to the bomb-ravaged wastes of dockland for a roundup of the criminals.
Director Charles Crichton has been conscientious, but queer camera angles and shadows can add little thrill when the original material lacks it.