Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hotel Continental (1932)

Nothing special about the last night of a hotel and an embezzler trying to recover his lost loot. After fifty years the grand Hotel Continental is being torn down. There’s a huge party taking place. Older couples who spent their … Continue reading

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The Insane City-Kenneth Bulmer (1971)

Good one about a city that’s a combination of government and computer. It soon has a mind of its own. Frank Arthur Ridgway is a PR man for Duncan Electronic Systems Services run by family friend Jim Duncan. They own … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Squadron (Baa Baa Black Sheep) (1976-78)

Robert Conrad stars as Gregory “Pappy” Boyington who led a squadron of fighter pilots from a Pacific island. The cast includes Simon Oakland as Brig.Gen.Thomas Moore, Dana Elcar as Col.Thomas A.Lard, Dirk Blocker (son of Dan “Hoss” Blocker) as 1st … Continue reading

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Drums Of Africa (Jungle Man) (1941)

Buster “Flash Gordon” Crabbe and Charles “Ming The Merciless” Middleton are together again in this go nowhere story about a search for the lost city of the dead in Africa and the search for a cure for an epidemic. Bruce … Continue reading

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Alfred Hitchcock’s 14 Suspense Stories To Play Russian Roulette By (1945)

Fourteen stories from 1909,22,33,34,35,37,41. Added to the Dell edition are stories from 1952 and 1960. This is one of the few that was actually edited by Hitchcock.  Favorites: “Flood On The Goodwins (1933) – A.D.Divine – Good spy story that … Continue reading

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Two Sides Of Nellie Lutcher

Twenty tracks that show the R & B she’s noted for the 40’s and 50’s and her take on standards. This is a good one for anyone looking for almost forgotten artists. Highlights include: “Fine Brown Frame”, “That’s A-Plenty”, “Someone … Continue reading

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The Killers (1964)

Second adaption of the Hemingway story. This one is directed by Don Siegel and features Ronald Reagan’s last movie appearance. Clu Gulager is excellent as a hit man. Charlie Strom (Lee Marvin) and Lee (Clu Gulager) go into a school … Continue reading

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Exiled To Shanghai (1937)

Will that new thing called television kill the movie newsreel business? Entertaining comedy with Wallace Ford as a newsreel service camerman. Ted Young (Wallace Ford) is just back from Spain. Charlie Sears (Dean Jagger) is the camerman Ted aced out … Continue reading

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Murder Among Friends-Frank McConnell (1983) (Harry Garnish Series)

Entertaining story about Chicago P.I. Harry Garnish. He’s trying to find out who killed his friend and fellow P.I. No one, not even his boss, seems to care. This is the first of four Harry Garnish mysteries. The last is … Continue reading

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It Takes A Thief (1968-70)

Robert Wagner is Alexander Mundy. He’s a cat burglar who works for the government in exchange for a full pardon. He goes all over the world on instructions from his boss Noah Bain (Malachi Throne). Opening episode January 9,1968: “A … Continue reading

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