Classic Movies

“What started out to be a real honest-to-goodness mystery just boils itself down to being as simple as A-B-C…”

In the very early month of May (okay…more like May 19th), The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ had scheduled showings of several entries in Columbia’s The Whistler franchise (based on the popular radio mystery program) and chose to close out the day with all three films based on I Love a Mystery (also a popular radio mystery program). … Continue reading “What started out to be a real honest-to-goodness mystery just boils itself down to being as simple as A-B-C…”

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Classic Movies

Buried Treasures: Little Orphant Annie (1918)

The members of the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear faithful comprise a very erudite crowd (okay, you can take your hands out of your pants pockets now—I’m not asking for money) and they’re no doubt aware that if I were to mention “James Whitcomb Riley” their immediate reaction would be to think of his famous 1885 poem Little Orphant… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Little Orphant Annie (1918)

Classic Movies

From the DVR: 3 Ring Circus (1954)

In July of 2013, I contributed an essay to a “Dynamic Duos in Classic Film” blogathon…and the subject(s) of my text was the immortal team of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, whose vehicles were among the many classic comedies responsible for my lifelong love of old movies…and making me the well-adjusted adult I am today.  (I may have… Continue reading From the DVR: 3 Ring Circus (1954)