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“Alas, why must I be plagued by yammering magpies on the eve of battle?”

If you’re as big a fan of the cult classic His Kind of Woman (1951) as I am, you’ll no doubt recognize the title of this post as a line of dialogue spoken by ham actor Mark Cardigan, an over-the-top screen thesp who comes to the aid of Dan Milner (Robert Mitchum) when Milner is snatched by… Continue reading “Alas, why must I be plagued by yammering magpies on the eve of battle?”

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Do we know how to party or what?*

Yesterday afternoon, the ‘rents and I made the 6-8 blocks (my Dad’s not 100% certain on the actual distance) journey from our current House of Yesteryear environs to the Double K Ranch (sister Kat’s house) to celebrate the second natal anniversary of the fun-loving youngster pictured in the photo above, my nephew Davis.  (His birthday is… Continue reading Do we know how to party or what?*

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CMBA Movies of 1939 Blogathon – Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

(The following is Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contribution to the Classic Movies Blog Association’s Classic Films of 1939 Blogathon, currently underway from May 15-17 and supervised by ClassicBecky of ClassicBecky’s Brain Food and Page of My Love of Old Hollywood.  For a list of the participants and the movies to be reviewed, the CMBA has a list available here.) 1939 is considered by… Continue reading CMBA Movies of 1939 Blogathon – Charlie Chan at Treasure Island

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Doofus of the Year Award and a few other items of importance…

I was boasting Saturday—boasting, mind you—of my astounding technological prowess because I managed to put together the new Rancho Yesteryear entertainment system (TV, cable box, DVD/VCR recorder and spare DVD player) in a New York minute…but as I have often said (both on and off the blog) cocky will bite you in the ass every… Continue reading Doofus of the Year Award and a few other items of importance…

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Grey Market Cinema: Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)

(Ivan’s note: This post will reveal the end of this film, for an important reason that will be apparent in the final paragraph…so if you don’t want it spoiled, stop at the warning…) Theatrical impresario John Forrester (Walter Connolly) is on a boat trip to London to personally oversee a production when a Titanic-like shipwreck occurs en route,… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)