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155 Ratings

On the Bowery

Directed by Lionel Rogosin
United States, 1956
Documentary, Drama


The Bowery is a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out or transients. New to the neighborhood is Ray, who is one of those who can and still does work, but like the others spends what little money he has on booze, which means he usually sleeps on the streets.

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On the Bowery Directed by Lionel Rogosin

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1956 | Winner: Best Foreign Documentary

Academy Awards

1958 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

BAFTA Awards

1957 | Winner: Best Documentary Film

National Film Preservation Board

2008 | Winner: National Film Registry

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