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Cast overview:
Pete Smith ... Narrator
Andy Varipapa Andy Varipapa ... Himself
Ned Day Ned Day ... Himself
Sally Payne ... Girl Bowler
Ann Morriss ... Girl Bowler


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Release Date:

7 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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I Didn't Know Whether to Kill Myself or Go Bowling
16 February 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Five years after he narrated STRIKES AND SPARES, Pete Smith returns to the subject of bowling with two pros: Andy Varipapa, who threw some trick shots in the earlier movie and Ned Day, who demonstrates proper form and technique. Pete enlivens the proceedings with some of his customary snark, but this is not a terribly strong effort in his long-running series of shorts for MGM, although he does come up with a lovely phrase: "as unhappy as a duck in a blizzard.

Director Felix Feist, who spent most of his career in shorts, with occasional rises to programmers, does his usual competent job, but unless you enjoy bowling this won't interest you, and if you do enjoy bowling you won't find much in it.

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