Monthly Archives: June 2010

Experiment In Terror (1962)

This is a classic. Lee Remick is terrorized by Ross Martin(who is terrific). He wants her to steal a hundred grand from the bank where she works. She calls the FBI and Glenn Ford is on the case. This is … Continue reading

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The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Four years before Father Knows Best, Jane Wyatt knew how to use a gun. In this flick, she offs her husband. Her cop boyfriend, Lee J. Cobb, sees the whole thing.  He’s assigned to the case. He doesn’t really put … Continue reading

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Murray Leinster-The Planet Explorer(Colonial Survey) (1956-57)

Four stories about Senior Colonial Survey Officer Bordman. “Solar Constant”(“Critical Difference”).  Bordman has to save a planet from global freezing. Meanwhile, his own life starts to heat up. “Sand Doom”. A desert planet settled by American Indians and Africans is … Continue reading

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The Crooked Way (1949)

This is great Film Noir. John Payne is Eddie, a returning WWII vet with shrapnel in his brain. It’s causing him to have amnesia.  He leaves a San Francisco hospital and heads back home to L.A. to try and find … Continue reading

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Thriller (1960-62)

Boris is the perfect host for one of the best horror anthology series on TV. The cast assembled for some episodes reads like a who’s who. For example, a show I didn’t like because it was way too predictable and … Continue reading

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The Veil (1958)

Boris Karloff hosted this one season only anthology series. It preceded One Step Beyond which aired 1959-1961. Both series dealt with alledgedly true psychic experiences. The problem is, how do you stretch a minute or less experience into a half-hour … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong-Satch Plays Fats (1955)

One legend salutes another. This is a great,great album. Louis is joined by all stars Trummy Young,Barney Bigard,Billy Kyle,Arvell Shaw and Barrett Deems. The Waller standards are all here, “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Squeeze Me,” and “Honeysuckle Rose.” There’s lots more to … Continue reading

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The Human Monster (1939)

Bela Lugosi as an insurance man? Yes, but remember, this is Bela Lugosi.  People with no families but with policies with Bela have some creative accidents.  His henchmen include a resident of the home for the blind which just happens … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Test (1962)

Actually it’s a test of a movie watchers endurance. An amateur piece of crap that, for the most part, stays in the same location. Looks like the nukes are on their way so a group of motorists heading for the … Continue reading

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Robert McCammon-Swan Song (1987)

Bar none, this is the finest end of the world novel ever! A strange group that includes an ex-wrestler named Black Frankenstein go on a quest to save a blonde girl named Swan from the Man Of Many Faces. Many … Continue reading

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