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Strikes and Spares

Strikes and Spares is a 1934 American short sports film directed by Felix E. Feist and starring Pete Smith and Andy Varipapa. In 1934, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Novelty) at the 7th Academy Awards.[1][2]

Strikes and Spares
Poster of the movie Strikes and Spares.jpg
Film poster
Directed byFelix E. Feist
Produced byPete Smith
StarringPete Smith
Andy Varipapa
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • October 20, 1934 (1934-10-20)
Running time
9 minutes
CountryUnited States


  • Pete Smith as Narrator (voice)
  • Andy Varipapa as Himself - World's Greatest Bowling Fixture
  • Buster Brodie as Little Bald-Headed Man (uncredited)
  • Ray Turner as Pin Boy (uncredited)


  1. ^ "The 7th Academy Awards (1935) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "New York Times: Strikes and Spares". NY Times. Retrieved June 1, 2008.[dead link]

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