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Classics and the forgotten

The Hole In The Wall (1929)

Creaky but fun crime movie with Edward G.Robinson as the head of a phony spiritualism racket and Claudette Colbert as a phony medium. Robinson is trying out the chops that would lead to 1933’s classic “Little Caesar.” The movie is … Continue reading

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Broadway Through A Keyhole (1933)

Good representation of the era. It features crooner Russ Columbo and the legendary Texas Guinan. There’s some singing from Constance Cummings backed by the Abe Lyman band. Blossom Seely plays Constance’s pal Sybil Smith. The movie has gangsters, dancers, Walter … Continue reading

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Hail! Mafia. (1965)

An absolute lost gem that stars Jack Klugman and Henry Silva as a Mafia hit team sent to France to bump off someone who could blow the whistle if he testifies before a Senate committee investigating organized crime. This is … Continue reading

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Man In The Vault (1956)

A locksmith if coerced into making keys for a safety deposit box. He’s caught between two gangsters. The movie is based on the novel “The Lock And The Key” by mystery writer Frank Gruber. The movie has a lot more … Continue reading

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Fighting Stock (1935)

Comedy where the jokes come fast and it’s easy to miss some of them. The lines are delivered as parts of normal conversation as opposed to being exaggerated and that makes them funny. All they wanted was a quiet time … Continue reading

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Turn The Key Softly (1953)

Good drama that follows what happens to three women as they’re released from prison. They have to start over in London. There’s Monica Marsden. Her boyfriend David tricked her into coming along on a burglary. When the cops closed in … Continue reading

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Boy Of The Streets (1937)

Drama that takes place in the mostly Irish slums of New York City. Jackie Cooper stars as the sixteen year old leader of a street gang. Marjorie Main plays Jackie’s long suffering mother. It’s Halloween. Chuck Brennan (Jackie Cooper) and … Continue reading

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