Monthly Archives: April 2015

Black Tuesday (1954)

Edward G.Robinson leads a cast of familiar TV faces in this crime actioner that features more gunfire than the average war movie. Robinson seems to be doing a parody of his tough guy gangster roles. Among the cast look for … Continue reading

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Deathmate-Martin Caidin (1982)

A good one about a man who turns into a mass executioner with an insatiable blood lust. Some readers will need a strong stomach to get through the first section about the man’s experiences in Vietnam. It’s the early 60’s. … Continue reading

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Dardanella-Ben Selvin And His Orchestra

Twenty-four tracks from 1919-1931. Personnel include Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang and Benny Goodman. Vocalists include Ruth Etting, Ethel Waters and Vaughn DeLeath. Highlights include: “Dardanella”, “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles”, “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes” w/Ruth Etting and “Last Dollar.”

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Code Of The Secret Sevrice (1939)

Ronald Reagan has more narrow escapes than James Bond and Flash Gordon combined in this embarrassment. Reagan called it, “The worst picture I ever made.” That’s a bold statement considering “Bonzo Goes To College.” That makes this a must see. … Continue reading

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The Little Ramblers 1924-1927

Twenty-three tracks from an offshoot of The California Ramblers. Good sessions that show what musicians can do when they enjoy playing together. Highlights include :”Those Panama Mamas (Are Ruining Me)”, “Don’t Bring Lulu”, “Look Who’s Here!” and “Play It,Red.”

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Hi-De-Hi! (1980-88)

Set inside a holiday camp in EnglandĀ  in 1959. Their leader is the camp host Ted Bovis (Paul Shane). Hi De Hi is the camp’s greeting. Shane is excellent as the man who keeps the corn coming to entertain the … Continue reading

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Crack-Up (1946)

Adaption of SF and mystery writer Fredric Brown’s short story “Madman’s Holiday” about art forgery and theft. This is a good mystery. Art critic George Steele (Pat O’Brien) breaks into a museum where he gives lectures. He says he was … Continue reading

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No Time Like The Future-Nelson Bond (Short Stories)

Twelve stories from 1937,42,46,48,49,50,51. Nothing to write home about. There are a few that stand out in this collection but may not do the same in an anthology. Favorites: “Vital Factor” (1951): – A rich man wants to be the … Continue reading

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That’s Me-Marilyn Monroe

Twenty-nine tracks for an instant Marilyn collection. Highlights include: “Some Like It Hot”, “I Wanna Be Loved By You”, “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend.”, “Every Baby Needs A Daddy”, “Happy Birthday Mr.President” and “A Little Girl From Little Rock.”

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The Argyle Secrets (1948)

B movie that sinks itself by relying way too much on convenience to get out of situations and that drops any credibility to below zero. It’s all about the search for a book called The Argyle Album that contains names … Continue reading

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