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Release Date:
7 October 1933 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Wallace Beery ... Chuck Connors

George Raft ... Steve Brodie

Jackie Cooper ... Swipes McGurk

Fay Wray ... Lucy Calhoun

Pert Kelton ... Trixie Odbray

Herman Bing ... Max Herman

Oscar Apfel ... Ivan Rummel
Ferdinand Munier ... Honest Mike

George Walsh ... John L. Sullivan

Lillian Harmer ... Carrie A. Nation
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bull Anderson ... Pug (uncredited)

Irving Bacon ... Hick (uncredited)

Lucille Ball ... Blonde (uncredited)
John Bleifer ... Mumbo the Mute (uncredited)
Phil Bloom ... Pug (uncredited)
Kid Broad ... Pug (uncredited)

James Burke ... Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)

Wong Chung ... Irate Chinese Man (uncredited)

Heinie Conklin ... Pug (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Enlistee (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Cynic (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn ... Cockeyed Violinist (uncredited)
Pueblo Jim Flynn ... Pug (uncredited)
Joseph Glick ... Pug (uncredited)

Paulette Goddard ... Blonde (uncredited)

Mack Gray ... Pug (uncredited)

Kit Guard ... Pug (uncredited)

Pat Harmon ... Fireman (uncredited)
Jack Herrick ... Pug (uncredited)
Joseph Herrick ... Pug (uncredited)

Harold Huber ... Slick (uncredited)

John Ince ... Crony (uncredited)

William Irving ... Fireman (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Lumpy Hogan (uncredited)

Fred Kelsey ... Detective Kelsey (uncredited)

Leonard Kibrick ... Older boy on the pier (uncredited)
Sidney Kibrick ... Little boy on pier eating sandwich (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Doctor (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Waiter (uncredited)
Al McCoy ... Pug (uncredited)

Charles Middleton ... Detective (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Fireman (uncredited)

Frank Moran ... Bettor (uncredited)
Fletcher Norton ... Googy Cochran (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ... Carrie Nation Follower (uncredited)

Hal Price ... Editor (uncredited)
W.C. Robinson ... Pug (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Artist (uncredited)

Phil Tead ... Tout (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Fireman (uncredited)
Andrew Tombes ... Shill (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Carrie Nation Follower (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Pug (uncredited)
Tammany Young ... Fireman (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
Writing credits
Michael L. Simmons (based on the novel by) &
Bessie Roth Solomon (based on the novel by)

Howard Estabrook (screen play) (as Howard Esterbrook) and
James Gleason (screen play)

Produced by
William Goetz .... associate producer
Raymond Griffith .... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer
Original Music by
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Barney McGill 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Production Management
Ed Ebele .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Silvey .... second unit director
William Forsyth .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Fox .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master
Lucien Hafley .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jack Noyes .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Don Oswald .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Alexander .... still photographer (uncredited)
Hal Carney .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Don Carstenson .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Don Carstenson .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bert Glennon .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tex Hayes .... chief grip (uncredited)
Russell Metty .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Stuart Thompson .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Webb .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Peg O'Neil .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Ray Curtiss .... cutter (uncredited)
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Other crew
Joseph M. Schenck .... presenter
Jack Haskell .... dance stager (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... double: George Raft (uncredited)

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92 min | USA:87 min (re-release)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: The name of George Raft's character, "Steve Brodie," is misspelled "Brody" in the opening credits.See more »
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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
put this on your "must see" list, 17 September 2009
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

High energy Raoul Walsh classic from 1933, The Bowery places saloon owner and operator Wallace Beery against bitter rival and dandy, George Raft, with adopted street kid Jackie Cooper and good looking Faye Wray in roles that play in between their big rivalry. It's not clear exactly what the rivalry is all about, but everyone follows it in the daily tabloids. Plenty of wisecracks at the beginning, but the characters soften up as the film progresses. Apart from that is the sheer exuberance of the scenes in Beery's saloon. The various characters, sexy chorus line, lots of drinking, a perfect creation of a den of iniquity not too refrained by so-called pre-code restrictions, and then later come the Carrie Nations led by Carrie Nation herself. It all creates a very vivid picture of a life that's long gone. I don't like to compare eras, but this film is completely and totally different from anything one would see today. The film has plenty of heart and long lost innocence and is absolutlely a must see.

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