Monthly Archives: January 2018

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956)

Classic SF based on the Jack Finney story and directed by Don Siegel.  Residents of Santa Mira, a small California town, think their relatives aren’t really the real people. Something is missing from them. Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) tries … Continue reading

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Homicide (1964-77)

Good Australian cop show based on real cases from the Victorian Homicide Squad. Opening episode: October 20,1964 – “The Stunt” – A group of university students concoct a stunt where they’ll pretend to hold up a bank. One will have … Continue reading

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Dancers In The Dark (1932)

Good early drama featuring George Raft as what else…a gangster. Miriam Hopkins is the object of a lust triangle. Floyd Stevens (William Collier,Jr.) is a sax player in Duke Taylor’s (Jack Oakie) band. Floyd wants to marry taxi dancer Gloria … Continue reading

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It Could Happen To You-Chet Baker Sings (1958)

[2:58] 1. Do It The Hard Way [5:02] 2. I’m Old Fashioned [2:52] 3. You’re Driving Me Crazy [2:49] 4. It Could Happen To You [3:24] 5. My Heart Stood Still [3:02] 6. The More I See You [5:01] 7. … Continue reading

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Voodoo Woman (1957)

It doesn’t get much worse than this and that’s exactly why you should see it. The unintended laughs just don’t stop in this story about a mad scientist and an evil woman’s determination to go for the gold. 1940’s star … Continue reading

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Dorothy (1979)

One of TV’s worst sitcoms that only lasted four episodes. It shouldn’t have lasted four minutes. Dorothy Loudon stars as a former showgirl who is now a teacher at an all girls school in Connecticut. Final episode: August 29,1979 – … Continue reading

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Gideon Of Scotland Yard (Gideon’s Day) (1958)

Excellent movie based on characters created by prolific author John Creasey writing as J.J.Marric. The movie was directed by John Ford. Jack Hawkins is at the top of his game as Inspector George Gideon of Scotland Yard. The movie follows … Continue reading

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Bank On The Stars (1953-54)

Bill Cullen hosts this game show from New York where contestants are shown film clips and then asked three questions about what they’ve just seen. June 19,1954 episode –  The show starts with a clip from “Apache” with Burt Lancaster. … Continue reading

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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961)

The master of disaster, Producer,Director,Writer Irwin Allen, tries to destroy the world. It’s up to the supersub Seaview to save us all. But first we all have to get past a horrible opening theme song warbled by Frankie Avalon. Let’s … Continue reading

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The Wildest!-Louis Prima

(4:49) 1. Medley: Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody (2:43) 2. (Nothing’s Too Good) For My Baby (2:23) 3. The Lip (3:29) 4. Body And Soul (2:35) 5. Oh Marie (4:19) 6. Medley: Basin Street Blues / When … Continue reading

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