Monthly Archives: April 2016

My Gun Is Quick (1957)

Another casting disaster as Robert Bray is all wrong for Mike Hammer. The only movie to do credit to Mickey Spillane’s creation is the legendary 1955 movie “Kiss Me Deadly” with Ralph Meeker. Hammer fans should also check out Darren … Continue reading

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Ping Pong!-Alvino Rey His Guitars And Orchestra (1960)

Twelfth Street Rag Temptation Aloha Oe Mama’s Gone, Good Bye Autumn Leaves After You’ve Gone The Peanut Vendor The Man I Love Sentimental Journey Tenderly Begin the Beguine Blues in the Night

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The Power Of The Whistler (1945)

Third in the series of eight movies based on the radio show. The script must have been written in crayon. It has zero credibility and the dialogue is prenatal. William Everett (Richard Dix) is sideswiped by a car on a … Continue reading

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The Unexpected (1952)

Good suspense show that should have been around for several more seasons. It was a half hour anthology series hosted by Herbert Marshall. April 16,1952 episode: “Split Second” w/Neville Brand and Veda Ann Borg – The show starts with Herbert … Continue reading

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Smoke And Mirrors-Short Fictions And Illusions-Neil Gaiman

Thirty stories and poems from 1985,89,90,92-95,97,98. Favorites: “The Wedding Present” (1998) – A couple have a happy marriage but according to a story that was left for them as a wedding present things aren’t that great. This story is part … Continue reading

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13 Rue Madeleine (1947)

Exciting movie about secret agents during World War Two in France. The title refers to the address of Gestapo headquarters in Le Harve, France. In 1944 the 77th group are secret agents in training. Bob Sharkey (James Cagney) is assigned … Continue reading

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50 Jump Blues Classics

01. Jimmy Witherspoon. Jack McDuff – Good Rocking Tonight (02:15) 02. B.B. King. Ruth Brown – You’re the Boss (04:05) 03. Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me (03:02) 04. Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra – The Great … Continue reading

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