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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
Ferdinand Munier ...
Honest Mike
George Walsh ...
Lillian Harmer ...
Carrie A. Nation
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Storyline

"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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Comedy | Drama

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7 October 1933 (USA)  »

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Bowery  »

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Lucy Calhoun: I believe if Chuck knew I was in love with you, he'd kill us both.
Steve Brodie: Yeah? What do you think I'd be doin'?
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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Sung by a vocal group after Connors enlists
Also played as they march at the end
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A rousing, rollicking romp
8 January 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

In Brooklyn a century ago, the rivalry between Chuck Connors and Steve Brodie and their competing volunteer fire brigades leads to Brodie's famous bet that he can jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. This is a story which will be familiar to a lot of people through a Bugs Bunny spoof, "Bowery Bugs" from 1949.

This generally very enjoyable film would probably be more widely available if it were not for the notorious and unsettling scene involving some Chinese tenement dwellers -- a time capsule of antediluvian racial attitudes, giving the film a great deal of historical interest, in my view.


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