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      The Bowery

      Released Oct 7, 1933 1h 32m History Drama List
      Reviews 42% Audience Score 100+ Ratings In turn-of-the century New York City, Bowery bar owner Chuck (Wallace Beery) and thrill-seeker Steve (George Raft) enjoy finding new ways to insult, prank and outdo one another, their antics typically revolving around some kind of wager. But when both toughs lay eyes on the lovely but luckless Lucy (Fay Wray), their game of one-upmanship turns more serious. Chuck dares Steve to make a death-defying leap from the Brooklyn Bridge, with the former's bar and the latter's life on the line. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Globe Staff Boston Globe One of the more amusing and effective pictures of the year. Apr 23, 2024 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker The casual and constant violence, the drunkenness and gambling, the punished, unkempt bodies, and the mercurial swings between gutter and glory make Walsh's raw, raunchy film the authentic "Gangs of New York." Feb 6, 2017 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: C Mar 13, 2013 Full Review Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Failed low brow comedy is done in by racism. Jan 3, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A picture of old New York. Wallace Beery the usual brawler opposite gorge raft, pre King Kong Fay Wray, and Jackie Cooper as a scamp sidekick. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Raucous Raoul Walsh film is possibly one of the most un-PC films ever made; if you can overcome the racial slurs and abuse toward women and children (and kittens!), you can wallow in the star power of the leading players. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Failed low brow comedy is done in by racism. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review bill t After a bit of an out of control beginning, where everything is taking place (and some downright awful racism), the film calms down somewhat as Wallace Beery and George Raft struggle to gain control of the Bowery in New York. Not the greatest, somewhat drags. Jackie Coogan is there to keep the tear ducts flowing apparently. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is hilarious!!! Thank god for film lit or I never would have seen it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Good and interesting movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In turn-of-the century New York City, Bowery bar owner Chuck (Wallace Beery) and thrill-seeker Steve (George Raft) enjoy finding new ways to insult, prank and outdo one another, their antics typically revolving around some kind of wager. But when both toughs lay eyes on the lovely but luckless Lucy (Fay Wray), their game of one-upmanship turns more serious. Chuck dares Steve to make a death-defying leap from the Brooklyn Bridge, with the former's bar and the latter's life on the line.
      Director
      Raoul Walsh
      Producer
      Darryl F Zanuck
      Screenwriter
      Howard Estabrook, James Gleason
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 7, 1933, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 20, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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