Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Pointing Finger (1933)

Impossible to believe early British mystery based on a novel from 1907 by someone who calls herself Rita. It involves a family curse, blackmail, malaria and an old painting, Lord Ronnie Rollestone (John Stuart) is told by his father about … Continue reading

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Before Morning (1933)

This just creaks along but it is interesting to see Leo Carrillo play a snake many years before riding into TV fame as Pancho on “The Cisco Kid” (1950-56). Actress Elise Manning (Lora Baxter) has a daughter in the hospital. … Continue reading

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At Last The 1948 Show (1967-68)

Forerunner of Monty Python starring John Cleese and Graham Chapman. Comedian Marty Feldman was also a cast member for the sketch show that lasted thirteen episodes. Eric Idle was a guest star. The title refers to TV executives taking forever … Continue reading

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The Saint’s Girl Friday (The Saint Returns) (1953)

Entertaining movie based on characters created by Leslie Charteris. The movie is not based on any Charteris story. Louis Hayward makes a smooth Simon Templar. The Saint is trying to find out who murdered an old girlfriend. Simon gets a … Continue reading

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The Shadow On The Window (1957)

Good one about a robbery that turned into murder. Now the three teenagers that committed the crime are stuck with a hostage. A six year old boy named Petey (Jerry “The Beaver” Mathers) looks through the window of a farmhouse … Continue reading

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Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967-69)

Another sketch show that was a forerunner of Monty Python. This one features Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Opening episode: December 26, 1967 – Show opens with the cast trying to do King Lear. A woman looks at … Continue reading

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A Lotus For Miss Quon-James Hadley Chase (1960)

An American in Saigon finds two million dollars worth of diamonds in the wall of his home. He has to figure out a way to get to Hong Kong so he can sell them and disappear. This another good,fast moving … Continue reading

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