Classic Movies

Grey Market Cinema: Casbah (1948)

Jewel thief Pépé Le Moko (Tony Martin) is wanted by the French police...for obvious reasons.  Pépé is the mastermind of a gang of no-accounts that operates out of The Casbah in Algiers (Casbah translates as "fortress" or "citadel"), an area where he can apparently move freely without being molested by the gendarmes.  Algiers' police commissioner… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: Casbah (1948)

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We’ve lost our lease!

Sister Kat and Nephew Davis have come and gone, and their visit was both a tonic for Mom and a big surprise for Dad (Mom and I decided not to tell him of their pending arrival, and he was positively floored as a result).  I’m glad they could spend some time with us, but their… Continue reading We’ve lost our lease!

Television

DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

One of the winners in TDOY’s Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: Confidential contest, David O., sent me an e-mail this morning to give me a heads-up that the once-proud American Movie Classics has for some odd reason scheduled a slate of reruns from the classic TV oater The Rifleman tomorrow (April 23) and next Saturday (April 30) beginning at 6am EDT.  April… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

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I’m in pieces—bits and pieces…

Back in January when I was thumbing through the tentative April 2010 TCM schedule I noticed an entry for 8pm this evening entitled “Fragments”…and since I didn’t have a good deal of information on what that was all about, I sort of left it alone.  But I’m glad that my Facebook chum and blogging compadre VP19… Continue reading I’m in pieces—bits and pieces…

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DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

Encore Westerns has a pair of reruns coming up in their Classic TV Westerns rotation tomorrow that might be of interest to fans of both the Lawman and Gunsmoke series because they introduce new regulars to the shows—one of which stayed for the rest of the show’s run and the other who wasn’t quite as fortunate.  First up, B-movie… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!

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“…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”

Sunday evening, some technically proficient miscreant who apparently doesn’t have enough extracurricular activities to occupy his/her free time hacked into my Gmail account and sent everyone on my contact list a generous offer to purchase what I believe to be (I didn’t click on the link, obviously—my blogging compadre at Allure gave me the heads up) Canadian… Continue reading “…Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pâté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and Spam.”

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Encore Westerns has got a classic episode of The Virginian up in the rotation for tomorrow afternoon at 4:30pm EST…”The Accomplice” (12/19/62), in which Shiloh Ranch hand Trampas (Doug McClure) is accused of being a bank robber by a spinsterish bank teller named Delia Miller—who has an ulterior motive in fingering him because she’s trying to extort… Continue reading DVR-TiVo-Or whatever recording device strikes your fancy-alert!