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Dig That Uranium

Dig That Uranium(1956)

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The working title of this film was Operation Uranium. The opening title card reads, "Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents Leo Gorcey Huntz Hall and The Bowery Boys in Dig That Uranium." Although Ellsworth Fredericks is credited as director of photography on the CBCS, Harry Neuman is credited onscreen and in all other contemporary sources. Fredericks' contribution to the final film has not been determined. The character played by Raymond Hatton is referred to as "Slim McKenzie" in a synopsis in copyright records, but he was called "Hank McKenzie" in the viewed print. According to the press book, Dig That Uranium was shot on location in the Santa Susana Mountains near Los Angeles, CA.
       Dig That Uranium marked the final screen appearance of actor Bernard Gorcey, father of series star Leo Gorcey and David Condon [Gorcey], who died on September 11, 1955. For more information on "The Bowery Boys" series, consult the Series Index and the entry for Live Wires in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50.