Monthly Archives: October 2012

Climax!:”An Error In Chemistry”-December 2, 1954

Edmond O’Brien is excellent in this adaption of a story by William Faulkner. Joel Flint runs a crooked wheel of fortune at a small carnival in Mississippi. Billy (Tommy Ivo) gets some money from his Uncle Gavin (Douglas Kennedy). He’s … Continue reading

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16 Most Requested Songs-Guy Mitchell

Sixteen of Mitchell’s most popular sides for Columbia. Fans looking for his major hits in one place will want this collection. Highlights include: “Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania”, “There’s Always Room At Our House”and “Singing The Blues.”

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High Vermilion-Luke Short (Frederick D.Glidden) (1947)

Good one about a man who finds that you can run but can’t hide from your past. He gets involved in a high stakes conflict in a mining town in the mountains of Colorado. Larkin Moffat has completed an assay … Continue reading

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Zero Hour! (1957)

Arthur Hailey’s usual mix of airplane disaster and soap opera. This is the forerunner of the “Airport” series. There’s even a pro athlete in this one. It’s football great Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch who played for the L.A. Rams from 1949-57. … Continue reading

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Of Earth Foretold/The Aztec Plan-Kenneth Bulmer (1960)

The Aztec Plan isn’t mentioned on the cover, back cover or anyplace else. It’s a novelette and the better of the two. “Of Earth Foretold” takes place in a future where Earth has one universal religion. Thousands of capsules, each … Continue reading

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The Primo Collection-Benny Goodman Trio And Quartet Showcase

Thirty-eight tracks from 1935-38 with Teddy Wilson, Gene Krupa and Lionel Hampton. That’s all any Jazz fans needs to know. Highlights include: “China Boy”, Moonglow”, “Tiger Rag”, “Liza”, “I Got Rhythm” and “Dizzy Spells.”

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We Got It Made (1983-88)

Stupidity reigns supreme as drops outs from the writer’s school take their scripts out of the dumpster and spawn a total disaster. Odd couple type Manhattan bachelors decide to hire a maid. She’s sexy Mickey McKenzie played by Teri Copley. … Continue reading

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Chu-Chu Berry And His Stompy Stevedores (1937-1941)

Fifteen tracks from one of the best tenor sax men. Personnel include: Hot Lips Page, Buster Bailey, Cozy Cole, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson and Big Sid Catlett. Along with his own group Chu is featured with the Cab Calloway Orchestra … Continue reading

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One Monday We Killed Them All-John D.MacDonald (1961)

Starts like it’s going to be a hard boiled ride and then settles in anticipating something happening. It finally does but almost at the end. It does have the usual MacDonald character study. In this case it’s how far would … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes In Washington (1943)

Minor entry in the series concerns the search for a missing secret British document that could affect the world. The best part is George Zucco as the villain. A British agent is taking a document to Washington. On a train … Continue reading

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