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This is well worth watching for those who enjoy "B" westerns. The plot was good, progressing nicely...

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This is well worth watching for those who enjoy "B" westerns. The plot was good, progressing nicely...

Feature Films
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A fast paced western starring Ken Maynard in dual roles and Cecilia Parker as the love interest....

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Topic: western

A fast paced western starring Ken Maynard in dual roles and Cecilia Parker as the love interest....

Feature Films
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A better than expected western staring Charles Starrett. A good plot that progresses nicely to a...

Stevens (J.P. McGowan) is after the Milford ranch and is keeping away all cattle buyers so Milford (Le Strange Millman) will be unable to pay off his note. Buyer Larry Carson (Charles Starrett) arrives and avoids the attempts on his life. When Larry fouls up Stevens attempt to destroy Milford's herd, he rescues one of the henchmen who confesses. Larry learns Stevens is the culprit and the evidence is in his safe. He must now find a way to get into Stevens' safe.
Topic: Western

A better than expected western staring Charles Starrett. A good plot that progresses nicely to a...

Feature Films
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A very good Bob Steele movie. The character played by Steele is a pilot in World War I, shot down...

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A very good Bob Steele movie. The character played by Steele is a pilot in World War I, shot down...

Feature Films
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Let me add to the reviews below that this is a good western staring Bob Steele. The plot is...

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Topics: Drama, Romance

Let me add to the reviews below that this is a good western staring Bob Steele. The plot is...

Feature Films
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This is an above average "B" western staring Bob Steele. The supporting cast is good, even Fuzzy...

A P.R.C. western featuring Bob Steele, Al St. John, Rex Lease, and Dave O'Brien.
Topics: western, Bob Steele, Al St. John, Rex Lease, Dave O'Brien

This is an above average "B" western staring Bob Steele. The supporting cast is good, even Fuzzy...

Feature Films
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A low budget 1937 western. Jack Randall,aka Addison Randall, plays the action hero and the romantic...

When Temple's miners strike gold they send Jake (Ed Brady) to file the claim. Dana (Charles King) is in the Recorder's office and overhears. He and his men kill Jake and forge new deeds. Now owning everything Dana tries to kick the Temple group off their land. But Jack (Addison Randall) and sidekick Lucky (Hal Price) are on hand and plan to help them fight back.
Topics: Western, Adventure, Drama

A low budget 1937 western. Jack Randall,aka Addison Randall, plays the action hero and the romantic...

Old Time Radio
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The first time I heard "Let George Do It" was as a youngester in the Fall 1948. I enjoyed it then...

LET GEORGE DO IT Let George Do It was a radio drama series produced by Owen and Pauline Vinson from 1946 to 1954. It starred Bob Bailey as detective-for-hire George Valentine (with Olan Soule stepping into the role in 1954). Clients came to Valentine's office after reading a newspaper carrying his classified ad: Personal notice: Danger's my stock in trade. If the job's too tough for you to handle, you've got a job for me. George Valentine. The few earliest episodes were more sitcom than private...
Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Let George Do It,...

The first time I heard "Let George Do It" was as a youngester in the Fall 1948. I enjoyed it then...

Feature Films
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This was an entertaining western movie from 1937 starring Johnny Mack Brown. The gunfights are few,...

The wanted outlaw Tom Mitchell (Johnny Mack Brown) has put away his guns and now works in Root's store. When Sheriff Lance (Earle Hodgins) is killed, Martha Lance (Mary MacLaren) gets Tom to take the job. He straps the guns on again but Brownlee (Steve Clark) arrives and reveals him to be a wanted man.
Topics: Western, Johnny Mack Brown

This was an entertaining western movie from 1937 starring Johnny Mack Brown. The gunfights are few,...

Feature Films
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Lois January again plays the romantic female lead in a very good "B" western. The plot is...

Jim Waters (Johnny Mack Brown) arrives at Ed Parks' (Jack Rockwell) ranch to find Parks' cattle herd mysteriously increased. Hamp Harvey (Frank LaRue) has been losing cattle and he suspects Parks. But the culprit is Harvey's foreman Brent (Dick Curtis) who gets his orders from the town's leading citizen Sig Bostell (Tom London). Bostell wants Harvey's ranch and after trying to frame Harvey by killing Parks, Waters takes over and goes after both the killer and the rustlers.
Topics: Western, Romance, Johnny Mack Brown

Lois January again plays the romantic female lead in a very good "B" western. The plot is...

Feature Films
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The reviewer below sums up many of the main parts of the movie. It does, however, have a reasonable...

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Topic: Western

The reviewer below sums up many of the main parts of the movie. It does, however, have a reasonable...

The Video Cellar Collection
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I saw this series (not necessarily this particular program) when it was first telecast. It holds...

Season One Episode 16 (5 January 1959) An honest union leader is killed with a car bomb and suspicion falls on his chief rival, who hires Gunn to clear his name. This video is public domain because it was registered as a published film PETER GUNN. Spartan Productions. Approx. 29 min. each, sd., b&w. 16mm. Spartan Productions. The Fuse. 5 Jan 59 (in notice: 1958) LP 15083 and never renewed.
Topics: Classic Tv, Peter Gunn, Craig Stevens, Blake Edwards, Private Detective

I saw this series (not necessarily this particular program) when it was first telecast. It holds...

35mm Stock Footage
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A wonderful treasure of film detailing the nighttime streets and people in downtown Los Angeles....

Downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles-area railroad backgrounds, process plates.
Topics: Motion pictures (Process plates), Motion pictures (Night scenes), Los Angeles (Downtown), Motion...

A wonderful treasure of film detailing the nighttime streets and people in downtown Los Angeles....

Old Time Radio
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Eve Arden was "perfect" as high school teacher Connie Brooks in this delightful program. The...

Our Miss Brooks was a hit on radio from the outset; within eight months of its launch as a regular series, the show landed several honors, including four for Eve Arden, who won polls in four individual publications of the time. Arden had actually been the third choice to play the title role. Harry Ackerman, at the time CBS's West Coast director of programming, wanted Shirley Booth for the part, but as he told historian Gerald Nachman many years later, he realized Booth was too focused on the...
Topic: OTR, Our Miss Brooks, Old Time Radio

Eve Arden was "perfect" as high school teacher Connie Brooks in this delightful program. The...

Old Time Radio
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This is a first rate program from the early career of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Both come across...

Martin and Lewis were an American comedy duo, comprising singer Dean Martin (as the "straight man") and comedian Jerry Lewis (as his stooge). The pair worked together in nightclubs, on radio and television, and film from 1946 until 1956.

This is a first rate program from the early career of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Both come across...

Classic TV
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This is another high quality episode from "The Avengers," with Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee-very...

Steed and Mrs. Peel visit Little Bazeley-by-the-Sea while on the trail of several murdered agents – and discover more than they bargained for. Guest starring: Alan MacNaughtan, Terence Alexander, Patrick Newell, Robert Brown, Walter Horsbrugh, Jeremy Burnham and Juliet Harmer
Topics: classic tv, british, 1960s, action, spy, sci fi, crime, itv

This is another high quality episode from "The Avengers," with Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee-very...

Film Noir
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This is a good 1942 film (not 1935 as noted on Internet Archive). The acting and plot are good with...

NOTE: DESCRIPTION CORRECTED. This is about a crime fighting newspaperman. Brad McKay, played by Lee Tracy, whom I have never heard of, works with the police to solve a case involving $100k and some murders. He is wisecracking and thinks his way, rapidly, out of the surprises. Visit: VintageNewscast.com
Topics: the pay off, vintage

This is a good 1942 film (not 1935 as noted on Internet Archive). The acting and plot are good with...

Feature Films
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Dorothy Mackaill does very well in this movie from the early 1930's. She is one of the few who are...

An elderly detective (C. Aubrey Smith) sets out to find who murdered a stage actor.
Topic: Mystery

Dorothy Mackaill does very well in this movie from the early 1930's. She is one of the few who are...

Feature Films
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This has a release date of 1941 and not 1945 as noted in Internet Archive. Ricardo Cortez and Joan...

A man sentenced to death decides to come clean and tell the cops who hired him to do the killing. Just as he is about to confess he's killed by a poison dart.
Topics: murder, mystery, feature films

This has a release date of 1941 and not 1945 as noted in Internet Archive. Ricardo Cortez and Joan...

Feature Films
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A very delightful movie! The plot is good, the acting average to above,and it has a good pace. One...

The murder of a district attorney is investigated by two reporters, one of whom is played by Milburn Stone (Doc Adams in "Gunsmoke").
Topics: mystery, Milburn Stone, Monogram Pictures

A very delightful movie! The plot is good, the acting average to above,and it has a good pace. One...

Feature Films
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A very good early 1940's mystery drama. It becomes a more meaningful movie if one is familiar with...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: mystery

A very good early 1940's mystery drama. It becomes a more meaningful movie if one is familiar with...

The Lum Edwards Collection
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This is an excellent program with William Gargan in great form as detective "Barrie Craig,...

BARRIE CRAIG, CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATOR William Gargan, who also played the better known television (and radio) detective Martin Kane, was the voice of New York eye Barrie Craig while Ralph Bell portrayed his associate, Lt. Travis Rogers. Craig's office was on Madison Avenue and his adventures were fairly standard PI fare. He worked alone, solved cases efficiently, and feared no man. As the promos went, he was "your man when you can't go to the cops. Confidentiality a specialty." This...
Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, OTRR Updated Release,...

This is an excellent program with William Gargan in great form as detective "Barrie Craig,...

Allen County Public Library
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I was particularly interested in the history of William Phelps and his son, Lt. Timothy Phelps,...

[3] 191 pages 29 cm
Topics: Phelps family (William Addison Phelps, 1825-1903), Lippitt family, Phelps family

I was particularly interested in the history of William Phelps and his son, Lt. Timothy Phelps,...

Allen County Public Library
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This is short, but carries my direct line ancestors for some five generations. It was well done...

Title from cover
Topics: Phelps family, Phelps, James, 1520?-, genealogy

This is short, but carries my direct line ancestors for some five generations. It was well done...

Allen County Public Library
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This was a very readable summary of the public contributions of Thomas Welles to Connecticut.

18 pages 26 cm
Topics: Wells family, Welles, Thomas, 1598-1660

This was a very readable summary of the public contributions of Thomas Welles to Connecticut.

Cornell University Library
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This is a good reference book. The type was clear.

The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.

This is a good reference book. The type was clear.

The Video Cellar Collection
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Excellent plot and acting. Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes and Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson head a...

This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House". Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour". It was very...
Topics: Feature Films, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming, The Sleeping Cardinal

Excellent plot and acting. Arthur Wontner as Sherlock Holmes and Ian Fleming as Dr. Watson head a...

The Video Cellar Collection
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Another good rendition of Sherlock Holmes with a plot that progresses to a satisfactory conclusion....

Failed pilot for a proposed British Sherlock Holmes series starring John Longdon (Hitchcock's "Blackmail" and "The Skin Game") as Sherlock Holmes. Campbell Singer plays Dr Watson and the episode also features Walter Gotell (70s and 80s Bond pictures) as Luzatto. The story is based on the canonical adventure "The Man With The Twisted Lip".
Topics: Classic TV, Sherlock Holmes, Failed Pilots, John Longdon

Another good rendition of Sherlock Holmes with a plot that progresses to a satisfactory conclusion....

The Library of Congress
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A treasure of biographical data on the early colonists and their descendants. This is a tremendous...

A treasure of biographical data on the early colonists and their descendants. This is a tremendous...

Boston Public Library
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This was a very good review of the Bidwell family of Windsor Connecticut and some of the...

Topic: Bidwell family

This was a very good review of the Bidwell family of Windsor Connecticut and some of the...

Allen County Public Library
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This is a very good genealogy summary of some of the descendants of James Eno, focusing on the...

Topics: Eno family (James Enno, ca. 1625-1682), genealogy

This is a very good genealogy summary of some of the descendants of James Eno, focusing on the...

Classic TV uploaded by HappySwordsman
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A very unusual, suspenseful, and well made Four Star Playhouse starring David Niven.

An unusual episode of "Four Star Playhouse". David Niven stars as a man who has a meeting on a train with a person who disappeared months earlier. Originally aired 15 January 1953.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, David Niven, Four Star Playhouse, Drama, Mystery, Early television, Robert...

A very unusual, suspenseful, and well made Four Star Playhouse starring David Niven.

Film Noir
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A different and rewarding role for Chuck Connors as he plays an over-the-top psychopath in this...

Check out the IMDb page for this film for more details. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049932/
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Chuck Connors

A different and rewarding role for Chuck Connors as he plays an over-the-top psychopath in this...

Classic TV
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Jock Mahoney did well in the one year run as Yancy Derringer. The plot and acting hold up very...

An Irish girl visits New Orleans and decides that Yancy is to be her future husband. s01e05 A Bullet For Bridget Aired: 11/6/1958
Topic: classic tv

Jock Mahoney did well in the one year run as Yancy Derringer. The plot and acting hold up very...

Boston Public Library
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This book had important information on my ancestor Richard Hubbell. I appreciate the book being...

Includes indexes
Topic: Hubbell family
Source: bplsocsci

This book had important information on my ancestor Richard Hubbell. I appreciate the book being...

Old Time Radio
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This was a very good episode of "Nero Wolfe." It had a good plot and the acting was good. The...

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF NERO WOLFE Nero Wolfe first appeared on radio on July 5, 1943 on the NBC Blue Network in The Adventures Of Nero Wolfe . This series didn't last long and starred Santos Ortega as Wolfe and Luis Van Rooten as Archie. The second series was during 1945 on the Mutual network in The Amazing Nero Wolfe . This lasted only until December 15, 1946 and starred Francis X. Bushman and Elliot Lewis as Archie. The third series was known as The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe . Starting on...
Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, The New Adventures of...

This was a very good episode of "Nero Wolfe." It had a good plot and the acting was good. The...

Picfixer Feature Film Collection
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Surprisingly, this turned out to be an entertaining mystery movie. Marius Goring did well in his...

This print is sharper and with cleaner audio than the existing IA copy. All is not well on young Lord Lebanon's ancestral estate, what with his mother's constant nagging and the chauffeur turning up dead, in this Edgar Wallace mystery with a good cast and rising body count. (It's always amazed me our British friends were able to produce and release quality films like this during the most desperate days of the blitz.) Directed by George King UK release 1940 US release 1941 a.k.a. "The...
Topics: mysteries, whodunits, old dark house, Edgar Wallace, Felix Aylmer, Marius Goring, Penelope...

Surprisingly, this turned out to be an entertaining mystery movie. Marius Goring did well in his...

Classic TV
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A very good plot. Ernest Borgnine has a strong supporting role in this "Lone Wolf" episode. Louis...

Mike's medallion leads him to trouble; three murders, and a hair-raising robbery. Stars Louis Hayward as Michael Lanyard and Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Joe Saks.
Topics: The Lone Wolf, Michael Lanyard, Louis Hayward, Detective, Private Eye, Ernest Borgnine

A very good plot. Ernest Borgnine has a strong supporting role in this "Lone Wolf" episode. Louis...

Classic TV
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This was an entertaining half-hour episode of "Richard Diamond: Private Detective."

Richard Diamond ep 1x02 Custody
Topics: Richard Diamond, Classic TV

This was an entertaining half-hour episode of "Richard Diamond: Private Detective."

Books to Borrow
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A correction needs to be made on page 45, where June Allyson states that fellow actor Robert Walker...

Topics: Allyson, June, 1917-2006, Motion picture actors and actresses

A correction needs to be made on page 45, where June Allyson states that fellow actor Robert Walker...

Film Noir
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Excellent plot - well paced - good ending. The four stars, Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles...

"Wealthy businessman survives attempt by wife to have him killed, makes it look like she succeeded and starts a new life in small town as auto mechanic. Variation on idea elevated to noir importance by The Killers (1946), where victim of femme fatale tries to abandon the city and his past identity." - noir expert Spencer Selby
Topic: pdmovies

Excellent plot - well paced - good ending. The four stars, Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles...

Film Noir
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I was unable to finish viewing the second half of this fine movie a couple of years ago, but was...

An atmospheric film starring Charles Russell and Mary Beth Hughes. Fritz Leiber, Sr. (father of the famous author) has a cameo as a seer or psychic. "You're very pretty ... when those lips aren't moving." The IMDB entry is here. This print seems to be complete and may be of higher quality than the one already in the Archive. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and create a DVD to watch on your television.
Topics: noir, Fritz Leiber, Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes

I was unable to finish viewing the second half of this fine movie a couple of years ago, but was...

Classic TV
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A good episode of "Boston Blackie" with Kent Taylor.

Kent Taylor stars as Boston Blackie; "A friend to those who have no friends." This episode is entitled "The Friendly Gesture."
Topics: boston blackie, kent taylor

A good episode of "Boston Blackie" with Kent Taylor.

Stock Footage
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This was wonderful daytime footage of downtown Los Angeles and part of the then Bunker Hill area.

Background process plate produced for an unidentified feature film, shot from an automobile driving through Bunker Hill and downtown Los Angeles. Please help identify the streets and locations.
Topics: process plates, stock footage, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, film noir, automobiles, Southern California

This was wonderful daytime footage of downtown Los Angeles and part of the then Bunker Hill area.

Feature Films
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I really enjoyed this Sherlock Holmes movie with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The main and...

Aka 'Sherlock Holmes in Dressed To Kill' - features Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies

I really enjoyed this Sherlock Holmes movie with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. The main and...

Classic TV uploaded by HappySwordsman
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A very good plot and acting by Dick Powell and supporting cast.

An episode of "Four Star Playhouse", starring Dick Powell as "Dante". In this episode Dante is framed for attempted murder. Originally aired 26 January 1956 (missing opening titles, commercials, and final seconds of closing credits. Show itself is intact).
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Dick Powell, The Adventures of Dante, Four Star...

A very good plot and acting by Dick Powell and supporting cast.

Classic TV uploaded by HappySwordsman
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A very good (and suspenseful) episode with Dick Powell in the role of a policeman. The sad part of...

An episode of the 1950s anthology series "Four Star Playhouse". This episode originally aired 11 February 1954, and stars Dick Powell. This dramatic episode features a very nice 1950s kitchen, and some nice scenes of 1950s Surburbia.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Four Star Playhouse, Dick Powell, Early Television

A very good (and suspenseful) episode with Dick Powell in the role of a policeman. The sad part of...

Columbia University Libraries
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This was a very readable book, well-written, with much data. I was able to trace many of my early...

Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-444)
Topics: Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania, Society of Friends -- Ireland, Pennsylvania -- Genealogy

This was a very readable book, well-written, with much data. I was able to trace many of my early...

Classic TV Commercials
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This was an interesting commercial from six decades ago. "Bob and Ray" did very well in their...

A classic 1950's commercial featuring Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding.
Topic: Bob Elliott Ray Goulding beer commercial 1950

This was an interesting commercial from six decades ago. "Bob and Ray" did very well in their...

Feature Films
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William Powell is excellent as Philo Vance in "The Kennel Murder Case." An excellent plot, well...

Archer Coe has been found dead in his locked bedroom. The cops consider it suicide, but Philo believes otherwise. When the Coroner shows up, he finds that Archer had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot - making suicide unlikely. When the evidence points to his brother, Brisbane is found stabbed to death in the closet. Archer had a number of enemies, any one of which would have been glad to knock him off, but which one did and how did the murder occur in a room looked from the inside....
Topics: Philo Vance, William Powell, Michael Curtiz, SS Van Dine: Locked room mystery

William Powell is excellent as Philo Vance in "The Kennel Murder Case." An excellent plot, well...

Pennsylvania County History Scrapbooks
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This has several pages of newspaper clippings of a reunion of the Harlan family. It details the...

Topics: Pennsylvania -- History, Scrapbooks

This has several pages of newspaper clippings of a reunion of the Harlan family. It details the...

The Library of Congress
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This small book has some interesting material if an ancestor was an early arrival in Billerica,...

This small book has some interesting material if an ancestor was an early arrival in Billerica,...

New York Public Library
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This is an excellent book on the early development of Knox and Daviess Counties, Indiana. It had a...

Topics: Knox County (Ind.) -- History, Daviess County (Ind.) -- History, Knox County (Ind.) -- Biography,...

This is an excellent book on the early development of Knox and Daviess Counties, Indiana. It had a...

Classic TV
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"Our Miss Brooks" was a great program on television as well as radio. Eve Arden really came into...

Mr. Conklin spends the morning locked in the cafeteria freezer when Miss Brooks unknowingly locks him in. Later, to show Mr. Boynton how "domestic" she is, Connie offers to cook dinner for him on his new stove. (Mrs. Davis immediately gets to work since Connie can't cook.) At Mr. Boynton's, Miss Brooks turns the stove on to heat the meal, not realizing that the appliance hasn't been properly lit. With a kitchen full of gas, Mr. Conklin wanders in looking for his tool kit. With the...
Topics: Our Miss Brooks, Classic TV, 1950s

"Our Miss Brooks" was a great program on television as well as radio. Eve Arden really came into...

Film Noir
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I concur that this is one of the best films on the Internet Archive. The acting is good, the plot...

In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB . This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television.
Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.

I concur that this is one of the best films on the Internet Archive. The acting is good, the plot...

Cornell University Library
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I was fortunate in finding information on my ancestors in this fine book. It is a good resource...

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I was fortunate in finding information on my ancestors in this fine book. It is a good resource...

Allen County Public Library
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This is a very thorough history of the Harlan family. It personally helped me with data from...

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This is a very thorough history of the Harlan family. It personally helped me with data from...

Feature Films
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A very good movie for the time it was made. It is not as emotionally gripping as Paul Muni in "I...

HELL'S HIGHWAY, story by Samuel Ornits, Robert Tasker and Rowland Brown; directed by Rowland Brown; an RKO Radio Production. At the RKO Mayfair. Frank Ellis . . . . . Richard Dix Johnny Ellis . . . . . Tom Brown Mary Ellen . . . . . Rochelle Hudson Blacksnake Skinner . . . . . C. Henry Gordon Pop-Eye Jackson . . . . . Warner Richmond Blind Maxie . . . . . Sandy Roth Matthew the Hermit . . . . . Charles Middleton Rascal . . . . . Clarence Muse Whiteside . . . . . Stanley Fields Romeo Schultz . ....
Topics: 1932, RKO, Prison, Chain Gang, Gangster, Richard Dix

A very good movie for the time it was made. It is not as emotionally gripping as Paul Muni in "I...

Books to Borrow
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This is a well written and researched book focusing on Ralph Keeler and his many descendants. Ralph...

Includes indexes
Topic: Keeler family

This is a well written and researched book focusing on Ralph Keeler and his many descendants. Ralph...

Cornell University Library
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Most of the letters in this book deal with Christian immigrants from England sharing their faith...

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Topics: Massachuset Indians, Wampanoag Indians, Indians of North America

Most of the letters in this book deal with Christian immigrants from England sharing their faith...

The Lum Edwards Collection
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This is a radio detective series not to be missed. Gerald Mohr has an excellent voice and delivery...

ADVENTURES OF PHILIP MARLOWE Elements of mystery have always been represented in literature, but the detective story didn't arrive on the scene until the mid 1800's. Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in the Rue Morgue, published in 1841, was the first. The Murder's main character, C. Auguste Dupin, was a brilliant detective who relied on superior deductive powers to solve the crime. He and his unnamed narrator companion solved this and two other mysteries. Later in the 19th century Sir Arthur Conan...
Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Adventures of Philip...

This is a radio detective series not to be missed. Gerald Mohr has an excellent voice and delivery...

Classic TV Commercials
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This presentation is for the employees of Sears as they are being introduced to a new product to...

The Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art: An Informational Program Production Presented and introduced by Vincent Price
Topics: Classic TV, Vincent Price, Horror, Art, Painting, Rembrandt, Advert, Commercial, Ads

This presentation is for the employees of Sears as they are being introduced to a new product to...

Film Noir
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I have a preference for Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone in the roles of Dr. Watson and Sherlock...

on a train ride a diamond is stolen and a murder commited and sherlock holmes takes on the case.
Topics: sherlock holmes, terror by night, basil rathbone, hd

I have a preference for Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone in the roles of Dr. Watson and Sherlock...

Feature Films
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What an enjoyable movie! Thanks for the review by Jonnie King, below, tying this movie into the...

A low-budget private-detective movie from Republic.
Topics: detective, Warren Douglas, Adele Mara, William Frawley

What an enjoyable movie! Thanks for the review by Jonnie King, below, tying this movie into the...

Family History Library
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A very thorough review of the Crawford family from Northern Ireland to the early colonies. I...

Topic: Crawford family

A very thorough review of the Crawford family from Northern Ireland to the early colonies. I...

Old Time Radio
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I have listened to all of the "Candy Matson" radio shows. To listen to a female detective who is on...

CANDY MATSON, YUKON 2-8209 Candy Matson was the private eye star of Candy Matson, YUkon 2-8209 , an NBC West Coast show which first aired in March 1949 and was created by Monty Masters. He cast his wife, Natalie Parks, in the title role of this sassy, sexy PI. Her understated love interest, Lt. Ray Mallard, was played by Henry Leff while her assistant and best pal, aptly named Rembrandt Watson, was the voice of Jack Thomas. Every show opened with a ringing telephone and our lady PI answering...
Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Candy Matson, YUkon...

I have listened to all of the "Candy Matson" radio shows. To listen to a female detective who is on...

Film Noir
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Excellent motion picture featuring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe with a strong supporting cast....

In San Francisco, a woman tries to track down her husband, who is hiding from a killer and from the police. The IMDB entry is here .
Topics: noir, crime, suspense, thriller, murder, witness

Excellent motion picture featuring Ann Sheridan and Dennis O'Keefe with a strong supporting cast....

Old Time Radio
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Lon Clark as Nick Carter was a weekly family listening treat on radio when I was a child and...

Lon Clark starred as Nick Carter, Master Detective for 12 years (1943-55) over the Mutual Network. This set is vetted to eliminate the various errors in Carter sets on the Internet and is believed to contain all available episodes of Nick Carter.
Topic: Nick Carter, Old Time Radio

Lon Clark as Nick Carter was a weekly family listening treat on radio when I was a child and...

Feature Films
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This is an enjoyable movie. It has creditable actors with Dave O'Brian and Alan Mowbray; the action...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: Mystery

This is an enjoyable movie. It has creditable actors with Dave O'Brian and Alan Mowbray; the action...

Classic TV
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This had an excellent story and delivery by Errol Flynn and family (Patrice Wymore & Sean Flynn). A...

Errol.Flynn.Theatre.s01e05.Strange.Auction A renegade offers his services to the winner of an auction. The high bidder is a widow who needs him to help out on her farm.
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This had an excellent story and delivery by Errol Flynn and family (Patrice Wymore & Sean Flynn). A...

Classic TV Commercials
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An entertaining commercial for the DeSoto with George Fenneman narrating.

A classic car commercial for the 1955 DeSoto. Partially animated.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 1950's, 50s, 50's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Advertising,...

An entertaining commercial for the DeSoto with George Fenneman narrating.

Feature Films
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An entertaining "Falcon" movie. It is unlike the movies with Tom Conway or George Sanders, however,...

The Falcon tackles another mystery.
Topics: mystery, Falcon, John Calvert, Lyle Talbot

An entertaining "Falcon" movie. It is unlike the movies with Tom Conway or George Sanders, however,...

Classic TV
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A delightful episode of "The Thin Man." Phyllis Kirk and Peter Lawford made a nice couple in this...

Peter Lawford - Phyllis Kirk - Asta This episode guest stars Robby The Robot from the movie ' Forebidden Planet'. Nick and Nora Charles come to the aid of a robot that is the prime suspect in a murder .
Topics: nick, nora, robot, classic television, murder, peter lawford, phyllis kirk, dectective, husband and...

A delightful episode of "The Thin Man." Phyllis Kirk and Peter Lawford made a nice couple in this...

The Lum Edwards Collection
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Ann Sothern was enjoyable in her role in "The Adventures of Maisie." Different than her staring...

Old Time Radio Programs, The Adventures Of Maisie
Topics: Old Time Radio, The Adventures Of Maisie, Maisie

Ann Sothern was enjoyable in her role in "The Adventures of Maisie." Different than her staring...

Film Noir
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Lawrence Tierney excelled in feature films playing the hardened criminal. This film has a good...

Lawrence Tierney plays an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison. While working at his brother's gas station, he becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street. If you enjoy heist films, watch this. Tierney was perfect for this type of role. The IMDB entry is here.
Topics: crime, robbery, armored car, noir

Lawrence Tierney excelled in feature films playing the hardened criminal. This film has a good...

Film Noir
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An exceptionally good movie. The ending is a surprise - to say the least. John Bromfield delivers...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .

An exceptionally good movie. The ending is a surprise - to say the least. John Bromfield delivers...

Sci-Fi / Horror
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I saw this film after seeing the movie staring Johnny Depp as Ed Wood. An entertaining film if...

From IMDb : "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about grave robbers from outer space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not...
Topics: Sci-Fi, Horror

I saw this film after seeing the movie staring Johnny Depp as Ed Wood. An entertaining film if...

Film Noir
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William Gargan delivers, in his low key manner, an excellent performance in this police saga...

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topics: crime, drama, noir

William Gargan delivers, in his low key manner, an excellent performance in this police saga...

Film Noir
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An excellent plot, good acting by the principal actors Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, and supporting...

A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men. They all die mysteriously afterwards though. Mystic Nights Videos
Topics: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen, Mystic Nights Videos

An excellent plot, good acting by the principal actors Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, and supporting...

Old Time Radio
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This episode had good audio clarity which made it an extra pleasure to listen to this fine program....

(111 Episodes) "Father Knows Best," with Robert Young as father, is an Old Time Radio Situation Comedy, broadcast during the early to mid 1950s. Depicting the 'typical American' household, the radio show had a strong following and it went on very (I might add) successfully to television, becoming as popular as a 1950s and 1960s B/W TV sitcom, as was its radio counterpart! (NBC & CBS) Primarily sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee.... "Your father thinks it's the best (coffee),...
Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, * Robert Young, OTRadio NBC, OTRadio CBS

This episode had good audio clarity which made it an extra pleasure to listen to this fine program....

Film Noir
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The movie had a good plot and moved along nicely to a suspenseful conclusion. The acting was...

After the theft of $500,000 in a carefully executed train robbery, an insurance investigator (Mark Stevens, who also doubled as director and producer) is forced to cancel a planned vacation with his wife to assist a railroad detective in identifying the culprits and recovering the money. However, private preoccupations weigh on his mind and he grows increasingly restless as the investigation goes on. External links: IMDB page American Film Institute entry Noir of the Week review Under the hood:...
Topics: film noir, train robbery, Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr, Marianne Stewart, Wesley Addy

The movie had a good plot and moved along nicely to a suspenseful conclusion. The acting was...

Film Noir
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I concur that this is one of the best films on the Internet Archive. The acting is good, the plot...

"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make.
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

I concur that this is one of the best films on the Internet Archive. The acting is good, the plot...

Feature Films
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Another enjoyable mystery movie with Boris Karloff as James Lee Wong. The plot progresses nicely...

From IMDb: When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal the formula for a poison gas being developed by the first victim's company. Stars Boris Karloff, Grant Withers and Maxine Jennings The Mr. Wong series of films Mr. Wong, Detective The Mystery of Mr. Wong Mr. Wong in Chinatown The Fatal Hour Doomed to Die Phantom of Chinatown
Topics: mystery, murder, crime, Karloff, Mr. Wong

Another enjoyable mystery movie with Boris Karloff as James Lee Wong. The plot progresses nicely...

Film Noir
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I think the audience in 1953 was thinking that the movie, "Beat the Devil," would be a serious...

This is a DVD image. Beat the Devil This movie has not become a cult classic for nothing. Among its other merits, it is one of the few films where a film noir is mixed with a comedy. It’s a whose who of actors of it’s vintage and is directed by John Huston. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley and Peter Lorre.
Topics: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida

I think the audience in 1953 was thinking that the movie, "Beat the Devil," would be a serious...

Old Time Radio
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This is an excellent show with Lionel Barrymore in excellent form as the mayor of a small town. The...

Life in a small town, featuring Lionel Barrymore and Agnes Moorehead. (1942 - 1949)
Topics: mayor of the town, comedy drama, old time radio

This is an excellent show with Lionel Barrymore in excellent form as the mayor of a small town. The...

78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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"Make Believe" is sung well by Allan Jones in this 80 year old recording from the motion picture...

Performer: Allan Jones; Victor Concert Orchestra; Lou Bring Writer: Oscar Hammerstein, II; Jerome Kern From "Show Boat". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P....
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music, Sheet Music
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"Make Believe" is sung well by Allan Jones in this 80 year old recording from the motion picture...

Old Time Radio
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I am looking forward to hearing more episodes from "Mystery is My Hobby." Glen Langdon did well as...

Broadcast before a live audience, Mystery is My Hobby is a detective show with Glen Langdon as Barton Drake
Topic: OTR, Old Time Radio, Mystery, Mystery is my Hobby, Barton Drake, Glen Langdon

I am looking forward to hearing more episodes from "Mystery is My Hobby." Glen Langdon did well as...

Books to Borrow
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A very thorough and readable history of the making of western movies.

Topic: Western films -- History and criticism.

A very thorough and readable history of the making of western movies.

Classic TV
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A very good episode of "Lucy" with a take-off on the television show, "The Beverly Hillbillies,"...

The Lucy Show ep Lucy Meets Tennessee Ernie Ford
Topics: The Lucy Show, Classic TV

A very good episode of "Lucy" with a take-off on the television show, "The Beverly Hillbillies,"...

Old Time Radio
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Both Jack Webbb and Ben Morris have turns playing the role of "Pat Novak," with Webb the last to be...

Classic old time radio showing starring Jack Webb (1946, 1949) and Ben Morris (1947-48) as Pat Novak, a street wise guy who rents boats and anything else a good man pays a bad one to do. Novak is always getting into scrapes when taking on jobs for hire or occassionally as a favor to a friend. When he does, he goes to see "The Only Honest Guy I Know" an ex-Doctor and a boozer named Jocko Madigan (played by Tudor Owens). Novak's nemesis is Lieutenant Hellman of Homicide (played by...
Topics: Pat Novak, Jack Webb, Raymond Burr, Old Time Radio

Both Jack Webbb and Ben Morris have turns playing the role of "Pat Novak," with Webb the last to be...

Comedy Films
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A pleasant cast, headed by William Gargan, Ann Savage and Leo Gorcey make this an enjoyable movie....

Reporter Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage from Detour) finds an infamous gangster's corpse in a wax museum. Her desire for a scoop is hindered by a meddling rival (William Gargan), the museum's goofy maintenance man (Leo Gorcey), and the ruthless killer (B-horror king George Zucco).
Topics: Leo Gorcey, mystery, William C.Thomas

A pleasant cast, headed by William Gargan, Ann Savage and Leo Gorcey make this an enjoyable movie....

Feature Films
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John Howard, Heather Angel, and supporting cast continue to do well in the Bulldog Drummond series....

From IMDb : Henri Armides and his assistant, Garvey, blow up and rob a London bank in broad daylight and get away with 10,000 pounds. They hide the money in a radio but the radio is in the apartment that Colonel Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond and his intended bride, Phyllis Caverling, will be occupying after they are married. Married or not, they check out the honeymoon apartment. This does not bode well for Armides and Garvey's plans to recover the money; it also does not bode well for...
Topics: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery: Bulldog Drummond

John Howard, Heather Angel, and supporting cast continue to do well in the Bulldog Drummond series....

Comedy Films
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An 18 minute short with W C Fields in good form. While a good short for those who like W C Fields,...

A henpecked but stoic pharmacist (W.C. Fields) tries to maintains his precarious balance while dealing with demanding customers and his dysfunctional family.
Topics: Comedy, Short, W.C. Fields

An 18 minute short with W C Fields in good form. While a good short for those who like W C Fields,...

Classic TV uploaded by HappySwordsman
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A fun episode with the very likable Robert Q. Lewis. Robert Q. did well on radio and television.

A fragment from the "Robert Q. Lewis Show", a daytime variety series. The fragment includes the following: Robert talking about his weekend, a musical performance, exotic food festival promotion. This has been uploaded before, but in poorer picture quality. I don't know if any complete episodes exist of this poorly-preserved show.
Topics: 1955, Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, 1950's, 50's, Fifties

A fun episode with the very likable Robert Q. Lewis. Robert Q. did well on radio and television.

Books to Borrow
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Unfortunately, except for the first couple of pages, the following pages had not been copied...

"The films of Robert Taylor": p. 280-349
Topics: Taylor, Robert, 1911-1969, Motion picture actors and actresses

Unfortunately, except for the first couple of pages, the following pages had not been copied...

Film Noir
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A fast paced murder mystery. Lamont Johnson and John Dehner are an excellent supporting cast to...

    How's that for a title? Lawyer Raymond Burr (seeming very much like Perry Mason) brilliantly defends Angela Lansbury, who seems certain to be found guilty of murdering her husband, who was Burr's best friend! Instead of spoiling it for you, I'll just say that a couple of surprises lie ahead for him. It's a wonder this film was allowed to become p.d. Don't miss it. Also appearing are Dick Foran, John Dehner, Lamont Johnson, and Denver Pyle. You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a...
Topics: murder, lawyer, Raymond Burr, noir, thriller, Angela Lansbury, Perry Mason, Dick Foran, John...

A fast paced murder mystery. Lamont Johnson and John Dehner are an excellent supporting cast to...

Film Noir
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This is an entertaining movie with Glenn Ford in fine form. The supporting cast is of a high...

Glen Ford plays Michael Blake a WWII veteran who retuns to France to find a mysterious Green Glove he had discoverd during the early days of Normandy invasion.
Topics: Suspense, Mystery

This is an entertaining movie with Glenn Ford in fine form. The supporting cast is of a high...

Feature Films
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An excellent western movie from 1933. A good plot and characterizations. It was interesting to see...

Zane Grey's To the Last Man (1933) - Randolph Scott In Kentucky just after the Civil War, the Hayden-Colby feud leads to Jed Colby (Noah Beery) being sent to prison for 15 years for murder. The Haydens head for Nevada and when Colby gets out of prison he heads there also seeking revenge. The head of the Hayden family tries to avoid more killing but the inevitable showdown has to occur, complicated by Lynn Hayden (Randolph Scott) and Ellen Colby's (Esther Ralston) plans to marry. Buster Crabbe...
Topics: Zane Grey, western, Randolph Scott

An excellent western movie from 1933. A good plot and characterizations. It was interesting to see...

Classic TV
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An exceptionally good half-hour program. The regular cast was ably abetted by a good supporting...

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes "The Case of Lady Beryl" Originally aired October 25, 1954. Lady Beryl admits to a crime she did not commit. Holmes not only reveals the true murderer, but Lady Beryl's motive for lying about the crime.
Topics: Sherlock Holmes, classic television, Sheldon Reynolds, mystery

An exceptionally good half-hour program. The regular cast was ably abetted by a good supporting...

The Lum Edwards Collection
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What a pleasure to hear Marius Goring again in "The Scarlet Pimpernel." They were then, probably,...

Old Time Radio Programs, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Topics: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Scarlet Pimpernel, Old Time Radio

What a pleasure to hear Marius Goring again in "The Scarlet Pimpernel." They were then, probably,...