Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Marriage Lines (1961-66)

Robert Briers is George Starling and Prunella Scales is his wife Kate. The show follows them from the time they return from their honeymoon. There were five series in all as the couple went through various changes. It’s a mildly … Continue reading

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One Million B.C. (1940)

A perfect cure for insomnia. What happens? Nothing. It was nominated for the Best Special Effects Oscar. The winner was “The Thief Of Bagdad.” It was also nominated for Best Original Score. The winner was “Pinocchio.” The movie was remade … Continue reading

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The Big Show-Off (1945)

Bland attempt at wacky comedy as a man poses as a professional wrestler to impress the girl he’s stuck on. Sandy Elliot (Arthur “Dagwood” Lake) is a pianist in the Blue Heaven night club. The singer is June Mayfield (Dale … Continue reading

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Live At The Embers-Joe Buskin Quartet (1952)

[ 5:58] 1. But Not For Me [ 6:03] 2. After You’ve Gone [ 8:49] 3. Ballad Medley: Easy Living/I’ve Got The World On A String/ If You Were Mine/Body And Soul [ 4:30] 4. St Louis Blues [ 5:22] … Continue reading

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Hell In A Circus (The Constant Woman) (1933)

The lead actress in a traveling troupe gets the call to New York leaving her husband and son behind. Tragedy awaits all. Get out the hankies. It’s based on a play by Eugene O’Neill. Walt Underwood (Conrad Nagel) owns a … Continue reading

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The Pearls-Jelly Roll Morton

(3:12) 1. Black Bottom Stomp (3:26) 2. Smokehouse Blues (3:11) 3. The Chant (3:32) 4. Sidewalk Blues (3:13) 5. Dead Man Blues (3:07) 6. Steamboat Stomp (2:53) 7. Grandpa’s Spells (3:08) 8. Original Jelly Roll Blues (3:26) 9. Doctor Jazz … Continue reading

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The Navy Lark (1959)

Dull service comedy with the usual storyline of the lazy unit that has it all their own way until an uptight Captain wants to shut them down. A minesweeper unit is on Boonzey IslandĀ  near Portsmouth. Captain Povey has seen … Continue reading

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Dial 999 (1958-59)

Robert Beatty stars as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a Canadian assigned to Scotland Yard. The show isn’t anything special and it’s no surprise it only lasted one season. From 1959: “50,000 Hands” w/William “Dr.Who” Hartnell – Jeff Richards (William Hartnell) … Continue reading

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Maisie (1939)

First in the successful Maisie series with Ann Sothern as a Brooklyn show girl. In this debut she’s stranded in a small Wyoming town and talks herself into a job on a ranch managed by Robert Young. It’s a bit … Continue reading

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Ask A Policeman (1939)

Another comedy gem with Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Moore Marriott. This time they’re the police force in a coastal village that hasn’t had a crime for over ten years. Because of the crime free record of Turnbotham Round the … Continue reading

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