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On the Bowery

On the Bowery(1957)

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  • Groundbreaking film

    • Pete
    • 3/19/13

    You know a good film when you can't get it out of your mind!, this is an excellent documentary / reality film. You really felt for Ray in his struggle with the booze but you and also see how much he loved the life on the street as well as hated it. I can't find any information on his life other then they offered him a contract and he turned it down he would have been a natural actor! Kudos to this film and TCM for showing it!

  • Appreciate what you have

    • Gibbs
    • 3/14/13

    Watching this will make you appreciate what you have. The people in the movie have pretty much reached a depressing point in their life. The only way to go for these people is up.

  • Powerful Story

    • Christine
    • 3/14/13

    Very sad and moving docudrama about alcoholic lost souls in New York's lower east side. Ray, a nice-looking younger guy, loses his modest belongings and money as he boozes it up. Finally Ray gets a few dollars from a man who befriended him (but also stole his stuff and pawned it and gave Ray some of the money although Ray doesn't know this guy ripped him off). He talks of getting cleaned up and moving to Chicago for a fresh start but things don't look that hopeful in the end. Tough to watch but I couldn't turn it off. Very impressive first effort from a pioneering documentary filmmaker.

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