Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dante (1960-61)

No surprise that this poorly written series didn’t last long. Howard Duff is Willie Dante, a gambler gone straight. He’s opening a club called Dante’s Inferno. Joanna Barnes is his girlfriend Amy. Alan Mowbray is Maitre’ D  Stewart Styles and … Continue reading

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The Narrow Land-Jack Vance (Short Stories)

Seven stories from 1945,50,51,56,63,67. Favorites: “The Masquerade On Dicantropus” (1961) – A husband and wife team of prospectors checking out asteroids come across a planet where the natives are friendly until the team wants to explore a pyramid. “Where Hesperus … Continue reading

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Not Tonight Henry (1960)

Hey Kids!!!! Adults Only!!!!! A classic of its kind. Movies like this were shown at what were called Art Houses. Local D.A.’s looking for something to do would on occasion have these places raided. The movies featured lots of R … Continue reading

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Meet Nero Wolfe (1936)

As a Nero Wolfe fan, one who has read the entire series twice, I found this movie offensively awful. Wolfe is portrayed as a man who can’t stop laughing and Archie Goodwin is a buffoon. This mess is based on … Continue reading

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To Conquer Chaos-John Brunner (1964)

In this post apocalyptic (aren’t they all) world there is a huge area known as the Barrenland. It’s populated by, for want of a better term, things. The world has small villages with one near the Barrenland border. An army … Continue reading

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Armchair Theatre (1956-74)

Dramatic one hour anthology series that featured many of England’s top stars. December 28,1958 episode: “The Criminals” w/Stanley Baker – It’s New Year’s Eve and four members of a construction company are in their basement having a private party. The … Continue reading

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Hunted (The Stranger In Between) (1952)

Great acting from Dirk Bogarde as a man on the run after committing murder. He’s hooked up with a six year old runaway played by Jon Whiteley. Six year old Robbie has been warned not to play with matches. He … Continue reading

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Revenge Of The Creature (1955)

Awful sequel to 1954’s “Creature From The Black Lagoon.” Nestor Paiva briefly reprises his role as Lucas, skipper of the Rita. In this one the creature gets a free trip to Florida and falls for a grad student. He doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Army Game (1957-61)

Service sitcom that relies on sight gags and slapstick. Not all that funny especially if you’re used to the Phil Silvers Show.  Dr.Who fans may get a kick out of the show since it stars William Hartnell who was the … Continue reading

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Up The River (1930)

Comedy directed by John Ford and starring Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart. It’s a lot of fun seeing the early Tracy and Bogart and there are a good number of laughs along the way. Saint Louis (Spencer Tracy) is a … Continue reading

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