The Bowery Overview:

The Bowery (1933) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Raymond Griffith, Darryl F. Zanuck and William Goetz.


Zanuck's first effort after leaving Warner Bros. is a raucous portrait of Gay Nineties New York, with personalities ranging from John L. Sullivan to Carrie Nation. It also features the return of the Wallace Beery-Jackie Cooper team from The Champ. Beery's saloon keeper fights for the hand of Wray with friend and rival Raft.

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The Bowery (1933) and Jumping Off Brooklyn Bridge

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 25, 2022 From 4 Star Films

There is an immediate sense The Bowery was meant to capitalize on Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper’s success in The Champ from the year prior, as well as the rising stock of George Raft after Scarface. In short, the creative paring works quite well because although Beery was the highest-paid ta... Read full article

The Bowery Boys' Oscar Nomination

By Rick29 on May 7, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Leo Gorcey as Slip and Huntz Hall as Sach. I'm sad to say that the Bowery Boys were never nominated for an Academy Award--not even Leo Gorcey or Huntz Hall individually. That would have certainly made for an entertaining ceremony (imagine Slip bopping Sach with the gold statuette!). However, screen... Read full article

The Bowery Boys, Vol. 3

By Brandy Dean on Oct 17, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

The Bowery Boys?originated with a 1935 Broadway play called ?Dead End.? Gorcey and Hall featured in the cast, along with others. Hollywood came a calling in 1937 for the film adaptation Dead End, starring Humphrey Bogart. The ?boys? then became a kind of roving band of ragamuffins, billed as the Dea... Read full article

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Quotes from

Steve Brodie: I got it on him in the wind, the speed and the noodle.

Chuck Connors: Dis is a man's woild.

Lucy Calhoun: I believe if Chuck knew I was in love with you, he'd kill us both.
Steve Brodie: Yeah? What do you think I'd be doin'?

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Facts about

Lucille Ball's first film.
George Raft and Wallace Beery were at odds during filming. According to Raft, before the fistfight scene, Beery asked Raft to let him throw the first punch and then proceeded to sucker-punch Raft, knocking him out for several minutes. "When I came to I got up and called him everything I could think of," Raft said. They then fought for real, and the crew had to break it up.
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