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Dig That Uranium (1955)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 December 1955 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Edward Bernds
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Leo Gorcey ... Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney
Huntz Hall ... Horace Debussy 'Sach' Jones
Bernard Gorcey ... Louie Dumbrowsky
Mary Beth Hughes ... Jeanette
Raymond Hatton ... Hank 'Mac' McKenzie
Harry Lauter ... Ron Haskell
Myron Healey ... Joe Hody
Tom Keene ... Frank Loomis (as Richard Powers)
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Indian
David Gorcey ... Chuck (as David Condon)
Benny Bartlett ... Butch (as Bennie Bartlett)
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They're huntin' for the HOT ROCKS in the uranium search that panicked the West! See more »

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English

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25 December 1955 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.78 : 1
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The 40th of 48 Bowery Boys movies. See more »

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Squealing tires on dirt roads during the chase near the end of the film. See more »

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Terence Aloysius 'Slip' Mahoney: I'm getting carnivorously hungry.
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Follows The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) See more »

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Bowery Boys #40
2 February 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dig That Uranium (1955)

** (out of 4)

Flat, unfunny entry in the Bowery Boys series has the group heading out West after buying an uranium mine and equipment. Once out there it doesn't take them long to discover they've been ripped off but three bad guys from town thinks they actually have uranium so the boys must try and figure a way out of the trouble. The fortieths entry in the series isn't a very good film and it's also a rather somber one when you consider this was the last one to feature Bernard Gorcey who would be killed in an automobile wreck shortly after this film wrapped production. In his final film he at least gets some decent moments including one flashback sequence where he gets to play a bartender. The rest of the film contains one recycled gag after another and none of them are very funny. The entire bit with the boys buying something that turns out to be fake has been down countless times and nothing new is done here. The entire subplot of running into bad guys has also been done countless times and nothing new is to be seen here. There's even a joke with their car having to drive backwards, which was unfunny in JALOPY and it's unfunny here. At 61-minutes the thing at least has a good enough of a pace to keep things moving well but the lack of laughs just kills this thing. Both Leo Gorcey and Huntz Hall sleepwalk through their roles as they both lack any real energy. Mary Beth Hughes who some will remember from THE OX BOW INCIDENT isn't too bad as the femme fetale and we get Raymond Hatton playing a nutty miner. DIG THAT URANIUM doesn't have a single fresh idea and it's a shame because with a little more imagination I'm sure they could have done something with the film. Anything would have been better than this.


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