Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tip-Off Girls (1938)

Don’t let the misleading title keep you away or else you’ll miss a good crime movie with a number of familiar faces. It’s all about a gang that hijacks trucks. A gang is making a mint hijacking trucks carrying everything … Continue reading

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Up Pompeii! (1969-70)

Funny show with the manic Howerd a blast to watch. The jokes come fast as the script is loaded with puns, double entendre,corn and sight gags. The series was followed by a movie in 1971. Opening episode: September 1,1969 – … Continue reading

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Conscience Interplanetary-Joseph Green (1974)

Paste up novel based on four older short stories with some new material tacked on. They all involve Allan Odegaard. He has five masters degrees and that qualifies him as a member of the Practical Philosopher Corps. He and the … Continue reading

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Michael Shayne:Private Detective (1940)

Based on “The Private Practice Of Michael Shayne” by series creator Brett Halliday. I’ve read the series twice over the years and was disappointed the film makers moved the location from Miami to L.A. Since that’s done all the time … Continue reading

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Baxter’s Best-Les Baxter

The tracks cover 1951-61: [2:24] 1. Poor People Of Paris (Jean’s Song) [2:36] 2. Blue Star (The Medic Theme) [3:20] 3. I Concentrate On You [2:52] 4. Ruby [2:30] 5. Unchained Melody [2:10] 6. Calcutta [2:47] 7. Because Of You … Continue reading

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Critics Choice (1963)

Final movie pairing of Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. Maybe it’s just as well since this is pretty dull. It’s based on a play by Ira Levin who would years later explode with, among others, “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Boys From … Continue reading

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The Littlest Angel-Loretta Young/Lullaby Of Christmas-Gregory Peck (1949)


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Mr.Belvedere Rings The Bell (1951)

Not a holiday movie but it has enough of the feel good factor that makes it a good one for the season. Clifton Webb reprises his Mr,Belvedere character who was last seen going to college in the 1949 movie “Mr.Belvedere … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Christmas-The Soulful Strings (1968)

The Little Drummer Boy Snowfall Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Deck the Halls Santa Claus is Coming to Town Sleigh Ride Merry Christmas, Baby Jingle Bells The Christmas Song Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

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Dagmar’s Canteen (1952)

The bombshell from West Virginia hosted this series in a mock military canteen in Manhattan. It was a half hour variety show. She’s a good hostess and comes across very congenial. The show was live and sometimes ran over. November … Continue reading

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