Monthly Archives: July 2015

Now Or Never (1935)

Two Talmadges’ for the price of one. Neither can act. Of all his movies this belongs at the bottom. Dick Rainey (Richard Talmadge) gets off the train to buy something to read. Pulling up to the train is Norman Gray … Continue reading

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The Horror Expert-Frank Long (1961)

SF/Horror author Frank Belknap Long drops his middle name for this crime novel. He should have dropped the manuscript. The title means absolutely nothing. A murdered woman liked grisly horror movies and true crime stories. That was mentioned in a … Continue reading

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Markham (1959-60)

Ray Milland is a P.I. who used to be a top lawyer in New York. Simon Scott played his assistant John Riggs but was dropped after a few episodes and Markham was on his own to travel the world and … Continue reading

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Beware Of Ladies (1936)

Standard story raised a few notches by Judith Allen as a reporter covering a reform candidate out to replace the crooked machine. It’s funny now that her character’s name is Betty White. John Williams has been the crooked D.A. in … Continue reading

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The Caves Of Steel-Isaac Asimov (1953) (The Positronic Robot Stories-Elijah Baley/R.Daneel Olivaw Series)-

First entry in the four book Baley/Olivaw Series. This was followed by “The Naked Sun” (1957), “The Robots Of Dawn” (1983) and “Robots And Empire” (1985). Baley is a plain clothes detective in a far future New York City and … Continue reading

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Crazy Knights (Ghost Crazy) (1944)

Billy Gilbert, Shemp Howard and Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom portray themselves in this one hour of silliness. It all involves a gorilla, a creepy mansion, a blonde and a disembodied voice. Also in the cast, TV’s Perry White, John Hamilton. Billy … Continue reading

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The Phantom Broadcast (1933)

Radio singer Grant Murdock (Arnold Gray) makes all the girls swoon. Too bad it’s not his voice. Grant Murdock is a pretty face and that’s about it. In the language of the day he’s a cad. Joe Maestro thinks there’s … Continue reading

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