Monthly Archives: January 2015

Postmark For Danger (1956)

Good one based on a novel by prolific mystery writer Francis Durbridge. Along with stand alones he wrote the successful Paul Temple series that was also a radio show. Artist Tim Forrester (Robert Beatty) is losing model Jill Stewart. She’s … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Keeper-Charles Sheffield (1982)

Not the typical hard SF book that Sheffield usually writes. This is an entertaining thriller with a SF premise. Like the cover blub says, it’s a fun read. Leo and Lionel are twins that were raised separately after their parents … Continue reading

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My Hero (1952-53)

Bob Cummings is a real estate man who keeps getting in trouble with his boss played by John Litel and is usually saved by his secretary played by Julie Bishop. Cummings was nominated for Best Actor Starring in a Regular … Continue reading

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Guilty Bystander (1950)

Just okay movie based on the character Max Thursday from the paperback original series by Wade Miller (Robert Wade and Bill Miller). It’s better to read the seven books in the series than watch the movie. Then again it is … Continue reading

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The Day After Tomorrow (Sixth Column)-Robert A.Heinlein (1949)

Heinlein novel that caused a lot more controversy years after was written rather that when it was published. PanAsians have taken over America, India and China. It’s up to six people to fight the new empire. Washington has been destroyed. … Continue reading

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Cyclone Fury (1951)

Charles Starrett made sixty-five movies as The Durango Kid. This is number fifty-seven. What makes this one of interest is that Clayton Moore plays a bad guy at the same time he was TV’s Lone Ranger. Not much storyline here … Continue reading

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Criminal Court (1946)

To call this poorly written would be a compliment. Zero credibility. There’s no way any of it can be taken seriously. It was directed by soon to be famous Robert Wise. Tom Conway is defense attorney Steve Barnes. He’s noted … Continue reading

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The Clock Of Dreams-Brian Lumley (1978) (Titus Crow Series)

Third in the series that started with “The Burrowers Beneath” (1974). The last published was 1989’s “Elysia:The Coming Of Cthulhu.” There were numerous short stories afterwards. The front of the book makes the absurd statement, “An experience beyond time and … Continue reading

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Justice For All (1968) Unaired Original Pilot For All In The Family

The opening song has a few different lyrics and the house, including Archie’s chair, were all different. Gloria was played by Kelly Jean Peters and instead of Polish Mike Stivic, Tim McIntire played the Irishman Richard. Edith was just a … Continue reading

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City In Darkness (1939)

It could have been a good one but it sinks like a stone thanks to the character played by Harold Huber. His manic performance is beyond annoying and makes it tough to stay to the end. Lon Chaney,Jr. makes a … Continue reading

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