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Dig That Uranium

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Dig That Uranium
Directed byEdward Bernds
Written byBert Lawrence
Elwood Ullman
Produced byBen Schwalb
StarringLeo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
David Gorcey
Bernard Gorcey
Bennie Bartlett
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byWilliam Austin
Music byMarlin Skiles
Production
company
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • January 8, 1956 (1956-01-08)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Dig That Uranium is a 1956 American comedy film directed by Edward Bernds and starring the comedy team of The Bowery Boys, Raymond Hatton and Mary Beth Hughes. The film was released on January 8, 1956, by Allied Artists and is the fortieth film in the series.

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Plot

Sach brings con artist Shifty Robinson to Louie's Sweet Shop. Shifty regales the gang with tales of getting rich quick, and sells them a Geiger counter and a uranium mine. When they arrive in Nevada, local thugs try to chase them off. When the ringleader finds out the boys own a mine, he lets them stay in town, planning to follow them and take over the mine. Eventually the boys defeat the thugs and find the uranium, only to discover that it's on an Indian reservation and doesn't belong to them.

Cast

The Bowery Boys

Supporting cast

Production

This film marks the last appearance of Bennie Bartlett, who left the series, and Bernard Gorcey, who was killed in a car accident on September 11, 1955.[1] Director Edward Bernds also left the series after the filming.

Critical reception

A contemporary review of the film in Variety reported that "the laughs come only spasmodically" and that the screenwriters "seemed to have concentrated to a greater extent on Leo Gorcey's malaprops than on a story line upon which to hang some good comedic situations."[2] Writing in DVD Talk, critic Stuart Galbraith IV described the film as "pretty funny," noting that "Bernds was no great auteur, but he knew his way around broad slapstick [...] and he and frequent partner Ulman incorporate some of the same Three Stooges gags and comedy situations into [the] film well," and like other Bowery Boys films, it is "likeable in the same way one becomes attached to a smelly old mutt."[3]

Home media

Warner Archives released the film on made-to-order DVD in the United States as part of "The Bowery Boys, Volume Three" on October 1, 2013.

References

  1. ^ Hayes, David (1984). The Films of the Bowery Boys. Secaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press. ISBN 978-0806509310.
  2. ^ "Dig That Uranium - so-so Bowery Boys item". Internet Archive. Internet Archive. Retrieved 2023-11-29.
  3. ^ Galbraith IV, Stuart. "Bowery Boys Collection: Volume Three (12 Movies), The". DVD Talk. DVDTalk.com. Retrieved 2023-11-29.

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Preceded by 'The Bowery Boys' movies
1946-1958
Succeeded by
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