Monthly Archives: October 2012

Stage 7 (1954-55)

This half-hour anthology series had various names. When it started in December 1954 it was “Your Favorite Playhouse.” All the episodes were repeats from other series. In 1955 it was called “Stage 7.” In syndication it had three titles, “Golden … Continue reading

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Saratoga Shout-Luis Russell

Twenty-five tracks from 1929-34. Pianist Russell led a hot band that included Henry “Red” Allen, J.C.Higgenbotham, Pops Foster, Albert Nicholas, Rex Stewart and Paul Barbarin. Highlights include: “Jersey Lightning”, “Give Me Your Telephone Number”, “High Tension” and “Ghost Of The … Continue reading

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The Great Brain Robbery-James P.Fisher (1970)

The kind of book you read in a waiting room hoping the train will come soon. When you’re done you wonder if it would have been a better idea just to stare at the wall. Dennis Sands is a junior … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo Nights (1934)

Based on “Numbers Of Death” by E.Phillips Oppenheim. An innocent man is convicted of manslaughter. That’s not going to stop him from finding the real guilty party. Playboy Larry Sturgis (John Darrow) is going to marry heiress Mary Vernon (Mary … Continue reading

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Outlaws (1960-62)

Good series starring Barton MacLane as Marshal Frank Caine. He and his two deputies, Will Foreman (Don Collier) and Chalk Breeson (Bruce Yarnell) try and keep the peace in the Oklahoma territory. Slim Pickens appeared in twenty episodes as Slim. … Continue reading

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Doin’ What I Please-Don Redman

Twenty-five tracks recorded 1925-38 with the sax man and vocalist with his own orchestra and with Fletcher Henderson, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, The Chocolate Dandies and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five. Highlights include: “Hot Mustard”, “Beau Koo, Jack”, “Chant Of The Weed” … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Fugitive Nurse-Erle Stanley Gardner (1953)

This is a good one for fans as it features the biggest battle to date between Perry and D.A.Hamilton Burger. It takes place in and out of the courtroom. It’s their nastiest confrontation yet. Steffanie Malden is about to inherit … Continue reading

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