Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Is it really possible to use a mechanical heart to bring back the dead? Yes it is and Dr.Boris knows how. This movie is pretty ridiculous and that’s what makes it fun. There’s even a reporter named Scoop. Dr.Henryk Savaard … Continue reading

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It’s About Time (1966-67)

Sherwood Schwartz proves he can create something even dumber that “Gilligan’s Island.” No wonder this lasted for only one season. It should have been cancelled after ten minutes of the first episode. Frank Aletter and Jack Mullaney are two astronauts … Continue reading

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Dixie Dugan (1943)

Movie based on the popular comic strip that ran for thirty-seven years.  Two early films starred Alice White as Dixie. This one featured the screen debut of Lois Andrews. It’s a moral booster about getting women involved in Defense Department … Continue reading

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The Uncollected Helen O’Connell

[1:47] 1. Stay As Sweet As You Are [2:02] 2. The Nearness Of You [1:57] 3. Pocketful Of Dreams [1:57] 4. Deep In A Dream [2:04] 5. Imagination [1:35] 6. I Could Have Danced All Night [2:13] 7. I’m Getting … Continue reading

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Before I Hang (1940)

Boris Karloff is fun to watch as he goes between a mild mannered doctor to mad scientist to serial killer. Maybe it was an oversight but through much of the movie he wears squeaky shoes. Look for character actor Don … Continue reading

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Early Ellington-The Original Decca Recordings-Duke Ellington 3 CD’S

(Disc 1) [2:51] 1. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo [2:47] 2. Birmingham Breakdown [3:02] 3. Immigration Blues [2:48] 4. The Creeper (1st Take) [2:46] 5. The Creeper (2nd Take) [3:00] 6. New Orleans Low-Down [3:01] 7. Song Of The Cotton Field … Continue reading

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Mason (1977) Failed TV Pilot

Not sure why this show wasn’t picked up. The 60’s and 70’s had more than their share of beyond lame sitcoms…not that things haven’t gotten much better. This show had some genuinely funny moments and should have been given a … Continue reading

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He Hired The Boss (1943)

Pleasant comedy with Stuart Erwin as a timid bookkeeper and air raid warden. He’d afraid to ask for a raise of his forty dollar a week salary and is too shy to ask his girlfriend to marry him until he … Continue reading

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Accidental Family (1967-68)

Jerry Van Dyke is nightclub entertainer Jerry Webster currently working in Las Vegas. His lawyer bought him a farm in the San Fernando Valley as an investment. It’s run by Sue Kramer (Lois Nettleton). Jerry’s sister-in-law Martha has had custody … Continue reading

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Horrors Of The Black Museum (1959)

One of the better British Crime/Horror movies that should be on the movies to see list. Michael Gough is really good as a reporter/true crime writer looking into a series of murders in London. The title refers to a museum … Continue reading

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