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This "oddity" narrated by Pete Smith begins at a bowling alley with two excellent bowlers, a man and a woman, making strikes and picking up spares as Smith narrates with tongue in cheek. Then, Andy Varipapa, a record-holding professional from Brooklyn, demonstrates the proper grip, the proper use of feet, and the proper swings for a straight-ahead and a curving delivery. In regular and slow motion, Varipapa then does a series of trick shots. Interspersed are the hapless attempts of a small man new to the sport and the comic (and racially stereotyped) enthusiasm of Sunshine, the pin setter. Written by
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Oscar nominated short from MGM has Pete Smith showing us (at the time) the greatest bowler in the country and various trick shots. We also see a bowling newbie and all the mistakes he makes. If you're a fan of bowling then you'll probably get a kick out of this film, which contains several hard laughs and some great trick shots.
Warner has released this short on DVD and you can also finding it playing on Turner Classic Movies quite often. They do a very good job at showing the Pete Smith shorts.
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