41 Comments on “Bowling Aces (1949)”

    1. @John Seal — Sound was recorded along with the film, usually on a secondary recorder and synched back up in post-production. Not that different from today, except nowadays we do it digitally.

  1. I couldn’t help but notice the “Flying Eagle” trick shot (Chris Barnes favorite) along with the 7-10 2-man trick shot that Norm Duke seems to love to perform (at least I think it was him). But what really caught my eye were the old school pin-boys and the long above-ground ball returns. This was a really cool video. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love bowling period!!! These vids are awesome!!! <3 keep em coming!! Plus I'm a bowler for Special Olympics and League Bowling as well!

  3. The most surprising moment for me in this video is the flying eagle. I had no idea the trick was that old.

    1. Now, you know… Chris Barnes DIDN’T come up with this. Guys like Falcaro and Andy Varipapa practiced these tricks for forever and a day, before we were ALL born.

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  4. Imagine bringing these people back to see what bowling is like today. Everyone throws big hooks with reactive balls, automatic pinsetters, most scratch bowlers averaging over 200. It would probably look like witchcraft lol

    1. terminat1 Maybe it depends on where you’re from. Where I live though you have to be averaging at least around 200 to be competitive in scratch leagues. If you’re under 190 then your money is better spent in a handicap league. I live in a pretty crowded area though so maybe it’s a different situation in places where bowling is less popular and there’s less talent.

    2. @terminat1 this is patently false. Most leagues set scratch at 220 or 230. I have a 205 average and get 15-25 pins depending on which league.

  5. Ironically, the young girl at the end threw it far better than anyone else in the film. Wayyyy better.

  6. Revised edition of original 1941 film. This was available through Castle’s catalogs until 1953.

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