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The boys buy a uranium mine out west, but when they get there they find that it's pretty much worthless. However, the local badmen are distrustful of these new strangers, and when they mistakenly get the impression that the mine is loaded with uranium, they hatch a scheme to get rid of the boys and take over the mine. Written by
Now granted that the IQ level of The Bowery Boys isn't stratospheric despite Leo Gorcey's sophisticated linguistics, but even Slip and Satch should know better than to buy a mine from somebody known as Shifty.
What could they expect from Carl Switzer as this Shifty character. Yet the boys pack up and go to the desert, financed of course by the ever hapless Louie Dumbrowsky with Geiger counter in hand looking for uranium.
Of course they run into the usual crooks led by Harry Lauter with henchmen Myron Healey and Tom Keene who are almost as bad as the boys are. They convince themselves that the Bowery Boys have a uranium strike and the guys have to go through the usual routines to win the battle, but lose the war because you know they inevitably go back to The Bowery and we see them hanging around Louie's Sweet Shop.
Which is what makes Dig That Uranium so poignant because this was Bernard Gorcey's farewell film, he was killed in automobile accident right after the film was made. But Bernard had one of his finest hours in The Bowery Boys series in a poker game with the villain where sitting in the middle of the bad guys he gets dealt a winning end when they start passing cards back and forth under the table not knowing he's a middle man.
Mary Beth Hughes is the femme fatale as she usually is and gets a chance to vamp Huntz Hall. Her most memorable leading man since Henry Fonda in The Oxbow Incident, I'm sure. Raymond Hatton is also in the film playing his usual desert rat prospector who aids the Boys in teaching them the ways of the frontier.
A really nice film for Bernard Gorcey to have as a swansong.
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