Monthly Archives: March 2015

Get That Man (1935)

Nothing special as a man is forced to pose as the estranged son of a millionaire as a crooked P.I. tries to lay his hands on a fortune. He’s not alone. The police are holding a lineup for crime victims. … Continue reading

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The Stainless Steel Rat-Harry Harrison (1961) (The Stainless Steel Rat Series)

First entry in this eleven book series. A number of short stories were published along the way. The final entry was “The Stainless Steel Rat Returns” (2010). The series is fun, suspenseful and clever¬† The humor never gets slapstick or … Continue reading

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Railroaded! (1947)

John Ireland makes a great slimeball and Hugh Beumont¬† gives a good performance as a cop in this story of a young man framed for killing a cop during a robbery. Clara Calhoun (Sheila Ryan) runs a beauty shop that’s … Continue reading

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The Complete Chess Singles A’s And B’s 1955-61-Chuck Berry 2 CD’s

Instant collection of the rock & roll pioneer. Fifty tracks on this set. CD #1 highlights include: “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Too Much Monkey Business”, “School Days”, Rock And Roll Music”, “Sweet Little Sixteen”, “Johnny B.Goode” and “Carol.” CD #2 highlights … Continue reading

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Evelyn Prentice (1934)

Powell and Loy drop Nick and Nora for this bland soapie that’s a real misfire. John Prentice (William Powell) is a high powered defense attorney. Evelyn (Myrna Loy) is his neglected but dutiful wife. John’s client is Nancy Harrison (Rosalind … Continue reading

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Tiger By The Tail-James Hadley Chase (1954)

Another good one from Chase. Ken Holland is head teller at a bank. His wife has been out of town visiting her ill mother for five weeks. His fellow teller Parker insists he have a night out. Ken says he … Continue reading

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The Glass Web (1953)

A mystery laced with soap. Even though it’s pretty easy to figure out who dun it it’s always nice to see Edward G.Robinson. Kathleen Freeman has a bit part as the apartment house maid. The movie opens with a murder. … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Lies In Ambush-Bob Shaw (Short Stories)

Thirteen stories from 1965,66,69-72. Favorites: “Repeat Performance” (1977) – Milton Pryngle owns a revival theatre. On Wednesday nights a strange power outage occurs for ten seconds or less. Then he spots minor character actors appearing in the audience. He didn’t … Continue reading

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The Brain Eaters (1958)

Towards the end you’ll see future star Leonard Nimoy (spelled in the credits as Nemoy) in this dumb fun about parasites out to conquer the world. Prolific movie and TV actor Ed Nelson is the star. In the credits he’s … Continue reading

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Murder By The Clock (1931)

Lilyan Tashman is an absolute blast to watch as a woman with a heart of lead as she manipulates her way to the gold. The movie is based on the first book in the Lt.Valcour series by Rufus King which … Continue reading

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