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On the Bowery
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19 July 1962 (Hungary) See more »
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The Bowery is a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out, and largely by transients... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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Cast

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Ray Salyer ... Himself
Gorman Hendricks ... Himself
Frank Matthews ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George L. Bolton ... Himself - Minister, Bowery Mission (uncredited)

Directed by
Lionel Rogosin 
 
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Richard Bagley  uncredited
Lionel Rogosin  uncredited
Mark Sufrin  uncredited

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Richard Bagley .... produced in collaboration with
Lionel Rogosin .... producer
Mark Sufrin .... produced in collaboration with
 
Original Music by
Charles Mills 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Bagley (uncredited)
 
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Carl Lerner 
 
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Harold Gomberg .... conductor
 
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Newton Avrutis .... technical staff
Darwin Deen .... technical staff
Martin Garcia .... technical staff
Lucy Sabsay .... technical staff
Greg Zilboorg Jr. .... technical staff
 
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Gorman Hendricks .... to
 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It Ain't Hollywood and Vine, 17 March 2013
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

A 60-minute semi-documentary (some scripting) of life on New York's notorious Bowery.

Thanks TCM for reviving this slice of exotica for a general audience, and thanks fred3f for the edifying comments. Even now, so many years later, the film is still compelling. The faces, oh my, the faces! They're a road map of life in the raw, so unlike the cosmetics of Hollywood and Vine. So just grab a slab of sidewalk and sleep it off. Or spend the night blustering across a table with other drunks. But whatever you do, always guard your back.

For a Midwestern geezer like me used to the Hollywood product of the 50's, a film like this comes from another planet. To think there was a guy (Rogosin) working hard in the upscale 50's on a look at the subterranean America everyone else ignored is astonishing. What he's left us with is a record of permanent insight. Nevertheless, I'm skipping that next glass of wine, and from now on, I'll be making my bed with loving care.

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