Jalopy (film)

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Jalopy FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byBen Schwalb
Written byTim Ryan
Edmond Seward
Jack Crutcher
StarringLeo Gorcey
Huntz Hall
David Gorcey
Bernard Gorcey
Music byMarlin Skiles
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byWilliam Austin
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 1953 (1953-02-15)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States

Jalopy is a 1953 comedy film starring The Bowery Boys. The film was released on February 15, 1953 by Allied Artists and is the twenty-ninth film in the series. Jalopy represents the first Bowery Boys film to be released by Allied Artists, previous were by Monogram Pictures.[1]


Sach convinces Louie to rent the back room of the sweet shop to a professor. Meanwhile, Slip is preoccupied with entering their car in an auto race to raise enough money to help Louie pay his bills. They don't have any luck with the car until Sach invents a formula that makes the car go faster. A crooked gambler tries to steal the formula from them, with no luck. Slip enters into another race, but has to start the race without the formula in the car as Sach was making another batch. When Sach reaches him in the middle of the race and puts the formula in the gas tank the cars begins to accelerate...only in reverse! Sach and Slip then continue the race in reverse and wind up winning. Sach then realizes why the formula didn't work as it did before...the seltzer that he added to the formula was flat!


The Bowery Boys[edit]

Remaining cast[edit]


The race scenes were filmed at the Culver City Stadium in Culver City, California and were mainly unused scenes from The Roar of the Crowd, which was released by Allied Artists in the same year.[2] It was also the first Bowery Boys' film released by Allied Artists, which was the new name of Monogram Pictures, the same company that all their previous films were released under.

Home media[edit]

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.


  1. ^ http://www.allmovie.com/movie/jalopy-v97041
  2. ^ Hayes, David and Brent Walker (1984). The Films of The Bowery Boys. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press.

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Preceded by
No Holds Barred
'The Bowery Boys' movies
Succeeded by
Loose in London