Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Never let the facts get in the way of a biopic. I’m surprised Babe Ruth wasn’t put up for sainthood after watching this version of his life. I did enjoy William Bendix work his way through this sanitized revision of … Continue reading

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Murders In The Zoo (1933)

Interesting cast featuring Lionel Atwill, Randolph Scott, Charles Ruggles and Gail Patrick. Not a great movie but one worth watching. Eric Gorman (Lionel Atwill) is in the Orient collecting animals for the Municipal Zoo. One of the members of the … Continue reading

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The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket-Edgar Allan Poe (1838)

This is Poe’s only novel. It’s all about the sea faring adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym who was born in Nantucket and is drawn to the sea…whether his family likes it or not. There are four sections with the second … Continue reading

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The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin (1976-79)

Mildly amusing sitcom with Leonard Rossiter who fakes his own death as he tries to handle a midlife crisis. He has a boring life and works a boring job at Sunshine Deserts. Opening episode:September 8,1976 – “Hippopotamus” – Reginald has … Continue reading

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Daughter Of The Tong (1939)

It’s the FBI versus a gang in the alien smuggling racket in Chinatown. Lots of action but little storyline. If you like crime movies there are plenty of others from the era to see before this one. An FBI agent … Continue reading

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The Planet Killers-Robert Silverberg (1959)/We Claim These Stars! (A Handful Of Stars)(Hunters Of The Sky Cave)-Poul Anderson (1959) (Dominic Flandry Series)

A computer says Earth is doomed. There’s one chance. A compter predicts that in sixty-seven years the planet Lorion will start an all out war against the Solar System. The computer also says Roy Gardner is the best man to … Continue reading

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Exposure (1932)

A newspaper reporter is hired as a city editor of a failing paper. He turns it tabloid and the bucks start rolling in. Top New York reporter Andy Bryant(Walter Byron) misses a big story because he was drunk. That’s the … Continue reading

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4D Man (1959)

Another escapee from the prenatal writer’s workshop. If you can get through the first two-thirds of this crapfest you’ll be rewarded by numerous unintended laughs throught the final third. The actors somehow got out of this with their credibility intact. … Continue reading

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Cycle Of Nemesis-Kenneth Bulmer (1967)

The monster on the cover is good for a laugh in this SF-Horor combination that reads like a 1930’s serial. Most of those were a lot of fun so I had a good time reading this one. I had my … Continue reading

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The Star And The Story (1955-56)

A one season half-hour syndicated anthology series hosted by different stars including Henry Fonda and Peter Lawford. January 28,1956 episode “Payment In Kind” w/Howard Duff, Beverly Garland, Dabbs Greer and Hal March. Howard Duff introduces this bland episode and stars … Continue reading

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