Monthly Archives: August 2016

Going Straight (1978)

Ronnie Barker returns as Norman Stanley Fletcher in this spin off from “Porridge” (1974-77). Also back is Fulton MacKay as prison supervisor Mr.MacKay for the first episode. Not as funny as “Porridge” but still worth a look. It only lasted … Continue reading

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Main Street After Dark (1945)

B movie about a family of bunco artists and the police Lieutenant that keeps an eye on them. Standard issue movie. Even though Dan Duryea is in it he doesn’t have a whole lot to do. With all of the … Continue reading

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The Brute Man (1946)

Rondo Hatton was a victim of poison gas in World War One. He developed Acromegaly. That led to a short career in Hollywood playing maniacal killers. Of course they’re not classics but still worth checking out at least one. This … Continue reading

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Beauty And The Beat!-Peggy Lee/& George Shearing (1959)

(3:01) 1. Do I Love You (2:24) 2. I Lost My Sugar in Salt Lake City (2:17) 3. Dreams Come True (2:33) 4. All Too Soon (1:40) 5. Mambo in Miami (2:52) 6. Isn’t It Romantic (2:03) 7. Blue Prelude … Continue reading

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The Hills Run Red (1967)

Minor spaghetti from Dino De Laurentiis starring Thomas Hunter along with Dan Duryea and an over the top Henry Silva. It’s the usual lead filled epic you’d expect from the genre. I prefer my spaghetti with Lee Van Cleef but … Continue reading

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50 Country Number Ones 2 CD’S

CD1: 1. I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash 2. El Paso – Marty Robbins 3. Walk On By – Leroy Van Dyke 4. Wolverton Mountain – Claude King 5. Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean 6. She Thinks I … Continue reading

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Sleep, My Love (1948)

Looking fo a good movie? Check this one out. Good cast based on the novel by Leo Rosten. A man is trying to get his wealthy wife to kill herself so he can inherit her money and marry his model … Continue reading

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Scotland Yard (1953-61)

Half hour series that went for thirty-nine episodes. It’s a police procedural. They were fillers shown at movie theatres during double features. The show was hosted by crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. They were said to be true stories from the … Continue reading

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Twice-Told Tales (1963)

The last third makes it all worthwhile. There are three adaptions of Nathaniel Hawthorne stories with Vincent Price in all three. “Dr.Heidegger’s Secret” published in 1837 – Old friends Alex Medbourne (Vincent Price) and Dr.Heidegger (Sebastian Cabot) are observing Heidegger’s … Continue reading

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The Blue Parrot (1953)

Dull murder mystery that can be figured out in less than five minutes between yawns. Englishman Dermot Walsh trying to portray a New York cop in London to learn techniques from Scotland Yard is beyond laughable. Rocks Owen runs a … Continue reading

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