Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Mad Monster (1942)

George Zucco is a lot of fun as a mad scientist. Too bad the movie is so dull. Glenn Strange gets to play another monster. He had a lot better luck as the Frankenstein monster in several movies. His luck … Continue reading

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Inspector Hornleigh (1938)

First in the very entertaining three movie series starring Gordon Harker as the Inspector and Alastair Sim as Sgt.Bingham. This was a great series and you can’t go wrong with Sim. In this opener they have to solve the murder … Continue reading

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The Rio Casino Intrigue (1941)-F.Van Wyck Mason (Hugh North Series)

North was a combination Saint, Toff and other debonair heroes. He started life as a Captain of G-2, Military Intelligence. “The Seeds Of Murder” (1930) is the first in the series. The chicks dig him and he’s not afraid to mix … Continue reading

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Stolen Assignment (1955)

This tries to combine a murder mystery with some light hearted comedy but falls down in both attempts. Charles Farrell as newspaper editor Percy Simpson is just terrible. Henry Crossley is married to a rich woman. He’s an amateur artist … Continue reading

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Ten Million Years To Friday-John Lymington (1967)

Many years ago I bought a box of SF paperbacks sight unseen. Included were a number of books by John Lymington. I’m still trying to find at least one that makes any sense. I did find one, 1964’s “FROOMB!”, but … Continue reading

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Circumstantial Evidence (1935)

A reporter gets in big trouble trying to prove a point. An attempt is made to mix in some comedy but it falls flat with a big thud. John Cassidy is sentenced to death due to circumstantial evidence. In the … Continue reading

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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957-60)

The one hour sequel to “I Love Lucy.” The Ricardos are living in the country. Their landlords are Fred and Ethel. Each episode features a guest star. There were thirteen episodes in all. Final episode: April 1,1960: “Lucy Meets The … Continue reading

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The Skeleton Talks-Frederick G.Eberhard (1933)

One of those good old fashioned mysteries with a supernatural element to keep it interesting. Mrs.Hicks discovers the bodies of her husband, mystery writer Braxton and their good friend Dr.Dryer. Hicks consulted Dyer for the medical aspects of his books. … Continue reading

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Jake And The FatMan (1987-92)

William Conrad is D.A. Jacob Lochinvar “Fatman” McCabe and Joe Penny is P.I. Jake Styles. They solve the cases all the other P.I. shows couldn’t. Alan Campbell is McCabe’s assistant Derek Mitchell. A good cast made the show successful in … Continue reading

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Past Imperfect-Edited by Martin H.Greenberg & Larry Segriff

Twelve stories from 2001 relating to time travel. As a sucker for time travel stories I had to pick this one up. I’m glad I did. Favorites: “Things I Didn’t Know My Father Knew” – Peter Crowther – A mist … Continue reading

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