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The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Brainey Baxter, Oxford Charlie, Sam the Surgeon, Straight Flush Tony, Moose Moran and The Lemon Drop Kid. Names like these are music to my ears when watching a Damon Runyon […]

Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

I’ve always liked that nickname, “Pretty Boy.” Maybe it’s because I saw the Martin Sheen version of the Pretty Boy Floyd story as a youngster on TV ages ago. Wouldn’t […]

Sing, You Sinners (1938)

Not only does this engaging Paramount production give us an opportunity to see Bing Crosby croon a few songs alongside Fred MacMurray but it serves as a reminder that Donald […]

How Do You Spell Holiday?

For the next week or so I’m spelling it beginning with an R for road trip as I head to the province of Nova Scotia to visit family. Yes Mike’s […]

The Domino Principle (1977)

Generally regarded as a weak film in the careers of all those involved, let’s look at the fact that this Stanley Kramer film allows some heavyweight talent to share the […]

Bad Boy (1949)

With reliable stalwarts Lloyd Noland and James Gleason at his back, America’s baby faced war hero Audie Murphy played his first major role in this Kurt Neumann film released through […]

The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney

Authored by Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes. Released by Gallery Books. Having finally put down this recent release encompassing much of Mickey’s private and professional life I’m tempted […]

Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937)

This time filler from MGM may not be the greatest release of the year from the studio with more stars then there are in the heavens but it is more […]

Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

For the fourth on screen adventure of Andy Hardy and his family, Mickey Rooney in the title role finds himself in hot water with a trio of “dizzy dames.” The […]

Chained (1934)

While not every film from the early days of Hollywood can be considered classics, some are totally watchable thanks to the undeniable star power of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford. […]

Arizona (1931)

One might easily assume that this early John Wayne feature is another of his low budget Monogram westerns that have fallen into public domain and can be found in any […]

The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

William Holden won an Oscar for the 1953 film Stalag 17 and in ’54 would star in two films opposite Grace Kelly. This Korean war epic and The Country Girl […]

Baby Face Nelson (1957)

I’ve been wanting to see this film since I was in high school going through film books at the local library. There was a publicity shot of Mickey Rooney and […]

Nancy Drew : Detective/Reporter (1938/39)

“I guess it’s just my woman’s intuition. Every woman has one, you know.” & “I think every intelligent woman should have a career.” These two lines jumped out at me […]

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