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On the Grapevine: “It’s Hard Out There For a Blackmailer” Double Feature – Lady in the Death House (1944)/Behind Green Lights (1946)

This week, I had originally planned to do a review of another DVD purchased from Grapevine Video in the past (and on top of all that, had scheduled it for yesterday) but I wound up calling an audible because a disc on sale in one of the company’s e-mail fliers caught my eye and I succumbed to… Continue reading On the Grapevine: “It’s Hard Out There For a Blackmailer” Double Feature – Lady in the Death House (1944)/Behind Green Lights (1946)

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On the Grapevine: Glorifying the American Girl (1929)/Dixiana (1930)

Back in May of this year, Grapevine Video offered those customers who previously purchased a double feature collection of the early talkie musicals Glorifying the American Girl (1929) and Dixiana (1930) an opportunity to upgrade their copies because they had improved the image quality on the earlier discs.  And on the off chance you had not previously purchased the 2-DVD set…well, now… Continue reading On the Grapevine: Glorifying the American Girl (1929)/Dixiana (1930)

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Adventures in Blu-ray: Caught (1949)

It’s a fairy tale right out of Cinderella!  A young carhop named Leonora (Maude) Eames (Barbara Bel Geddes), meets and marries dashing tri-zillionaire Smith Ohlrig (Robert Ryan), and soon settles in for a life of ease and plenty.  Jewelry, dresses, minks—plus a gaw-jus house complete with swimming pool, perfect for lunching around in the afternoons.  Only in America,… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Caught (1949)

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Guilty Pleasures: Ghost Chasers (1951)

It has been a while since we’ve taken a stroll down through the Bowery and availed ourselves of some confectionary treats at Louie’s Sweet Shop—I believe the last Bowery Boys movie that I wrote up here at TDOY was Crazy Over Horses (1951), which I did for My Love of Old Hollywood’s Horseathon back in May of 2012.  The Greatest Cable Channel Known… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: Ghost Chasers (1951)

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On the Grapevine: Miss Bluebeard (1925)

A title card describes the silent comedy Miss Bluebeard (1925) as “a story of love and nonsense,” and goes on further to say “of course, it begins in Paris.”  Popular Parisian actress Colette Girard (Bebe Daniels) has grown quite weary with the attention she receives from all the stage-door Johnnies—really, she’s disenchanted with men in general—and hopes to… Continue reading On the Grapevine: Miss Bluebeard (1925)

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On the Grapevine: I’m From Arkansas (1944)

For the past three weeks here at TDOY, I’ve been reviewing some of the silent feature films I’ve purchased from Grapevine Video—but the company offers plenty of “talkies” as well, and when I received an e-mail last month trumpeting their latest releases, one movie in particular caught my attention: a musical comedy entitled I’m From Arkansas (1944).  With a… Continue reading On the Grapevine: I’m From Arkansas (1944)

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Tee Cee Em Tonight: The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Thursday nights in October—in keeping with Halloween—The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ will spotlight “Ghost Stories”: films with out-of-this-world apparitions at the center of their plot.  For example, the evening kicks off at 8pm with the 1937 Cary Grant-Constance Bennett screwball classic Topper…but following at 10pm is one of my favorite Abbott & Costello vehicles: The Time… Continue reading Tee Cee Em Tonight: The Time of Their Lives (1946)