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Bowling Tricks (1948)

Director:

Dave O'Brien (as David Barclay)

Writers:

Joe Ansen, Dave O'Brien (as David Barclay)
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Pete Smith ... Narrator (voice)
Andy Varipapa Andy Varipapa ... Self
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Short | Sport

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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.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1948 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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