Monthly Archives: January 2016

5 Against The House (1955)

Four college students including two Korean War vets plan to rob Harold’s Casino in Reno as a prank. The movie fails miserably because of the ill advised attempt at snappy repartee and clever one liners between the four. There’s not … Continue reading

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Ham Hocks And Cornbread-Various Artists 4 CD’S

cd A (01:15:00) 01. Little Willie Littlefield – Happy Pay Day 02. Johnny Otis Orchestra – Barrelhouse Stomp 03. Jack McVea & His All Stars – Blues With A Feeling 04. Goree Carter – I’m Your Boogie Man 05. Big … Continue reading

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Blue,White And Perfect (1942)

Fourth entry in the Mike Shayne series. This one is based on a story by Borden Chase. The only similarity to the original Brett Halliday book series is the name Mick Shayne. The movie continues the running gag of Mary … Continue reading

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Make That Spare! (1960-64)

Fifteen minute show pitting professional bowlers against each other in a competition to make five spares and build up a point total. The winner gets a thousand dollars and a try for a sweepstakes spare to get five grand. For … Continue reading

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The Adventures Of P.C.49:Investigating The Case Of The Guardian Angel (1949)

Based on a popular radio series it comes across more like an early TV show. Hugh Latimer is P.C. 49 Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby. He’s tired of walking a beat and wants a promotion to plainclothes. You know you’re in for a … Continue reading

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Riverboat Shuffle-Bob Scobey’s Frisco Band Featuring Clancy Hayes

(2:19) 3. Dippermouth Blues (3:07) 4. That’s A Plenty (2:42) 5. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (3:47) 6. Friendless Blues (2:47) 7. St. Louis Blues (2:57) 8. Mississippi Mud (3:49) 9. Riverside Blues (1:58) 10. Floating Down To Cotton Town (2:29) 11. … Continue reading

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I Take This Oath (Police Rookie) (1940)

Dull one about a man trying to find out who killed his cop father. He ends up trying to join the force. A gangster is judged not guilty for the third time. Deputy Inspector Mike Hanagan thinks there’s someone big … Continue reading

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The Chronogical Classics 1938-1941-Una Mae Carlisle

 

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Who Done It? (1942)

Abbott and Costello fans get more that their moneys’ worth as the team provides non stop comedy as they try and solve a murder at a radio network. Colonel J.R.Andrews (Thomas Gomez), the director of GBS Radio is told by … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory (1969-86)

The show is set in 1929. It takes place at an undertakers run by Jeremiah (Freddie Jones). His long suffering wife wife Ivy is played by Thora Hird.  Christopher Beeny is their nephew Billy. The original pilot aired in 1969 … Continue reading

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