8.0/10
23
1 user

Bowling Tricks (1948)

Director:

Dave O'Brien (as David Barclay)

Writers:

Joe Ansen, Dave O'Brien (as David Barclay)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Pete Smith ... Narrator (voice)
Andy Varipapa Andy Varipapa ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

narration | bowling | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Hat Trick
13 March 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is the third movie in which trick bowler Andy Varipapa appeared and which was narrated by Pete Smith. Pete was a snark-voiced publicity man for MGM who began to narrate sports shorts for Metro and later to produce them, winning a couple of Academy Awards along the way. I almost always enjoy his snide humor.

Mr. Varipapa does some impressive bowling tricks in this one, although I recall seeing some of them in his earlier films for Smith. Apparently he had a set repertoire, including ones in which the balls jumped out of the gutter or knocked down pins in several lanes. If you've ever bowled yourself, you'll admire his skill -- and Smith's showmanship.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed