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The Bowery (1933)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  7 October 1933 (USA)
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"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

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Cast

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Chuck Connors
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Steve Brodie
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Swipes McGurk
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Lucy Calhoun
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Trixie Odbray
Herman Bing ...
Max Herman
Oscar Apfel ...
Ivan Rummel
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Lillian Harmer ...
Carrie A. Nation
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"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of the globe' ... the cradle of men who were later to be famous." The scene opens in a saloon named "Nigger Joe's" ... Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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"CHUCK" CONNORS MONARCH OF ALL HE SURVEYED AND COULD LICK!

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7 October 1933 (USA)  »

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$421,496 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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George Raft and Wallace Beery were at odds during filming. According to Raft, before the fistfight scene, Beery asked Raft to let him throw the first punch and then proceeded to sucker-punch Raft, knocking him out for several minutes. "When I came to I got up and called him everything I could think of," Raft said. They then fought for real, and the crew had to break it up. See more »

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The name of George Raft's character, "Steve Brodie," is misspelled "Brody" in the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

Steve Brodie: I got it on him in the wind, the speed and the noodle.
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Referenced in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

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A Hot Time in the Old Town
(uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Played when Brodie is being carried back after his jump
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Good fun
2 August 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Four words account for why this film was made - "She Done Him Wrong". The huge commercial success of that Mae West vehicle convinced the studio brass that Gay '90s melodramas were a viable proposition. Here we are rewarded with a fast moving, well written romp which neatly targets the personalities of its stars.

Wallace Beery and George Raft are excellent as friendly rivals; Jackie Cooper is a little harder to take, but it is Fay Wray who steals the film with her stock-in-trade damsel in distress. With a strong director - as Walsh proves himself to be - Wray could carry a lot of punch, and she is utterly believable as the object of both Raft and Beery's affection.

Lots of atmosphere, beautifully designed, this is a forgotten film worthy of revival.


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