We're excited to present a great new set of boards to classic movie fans with tons of new features, stability, and performance.

If you’re new to the message boards, please “Register” to get started. If you want to learn more about the new boards, visit our FAQ.


If you're a returning member, start by resetting your password to claim your old display name using your email address.


Thanks for your continued support of the TCM Message Boards.


Kyle Kersten was a true friend of TCM. One of the first and most active participants of the Message Boards, “Kyle in Hollywood” (aka, hlywdkjk) demonstrated a depth of knowledge and largesse of spirit that made him one of the most popular and respected voices in these forums. This thread is a living memorial to his life and love of movies, which remain with us still.


Jump to content


Bowie? Boowie? The Iron Mistress conundrum.

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 muskratboy



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:43 PM

So, they are showing "The Iron Mistress"... and the host says "it's pronounced Bowie, we did a lot of checking."

I've also done a lot of checking, and by far the most common way cited these days is "Boowie."

Why does TCM think it has the answer? Where did they get their information? Why are they so confident with "Bowie," when at the very most I've found there seems to be an ongoing argument with no official answer?


1) In the movie, Jim Bowie pronounces it "Bowie," while all the french people say "Boowie."

2) In the intro, the host calls Jim's brother "Rezin," while in the movie, his mother says "Reezin."

So... what's up, TCM? Why so confident with "Bowie?" Where did you do your research?

I'm just curious if they have actually documented a real, final answer.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users