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All the Starz

DISH gave us a freeview of Starz last week...and normally, this isn't a huge deal because we're still subscribed to the Starz Encore channels (the discount is supposed to end Tuesday...but I have decided to maintain radio silence only until Mom asks me why the satellite bill has suddenly gone up).  A good many of… Continue reading All the Starz

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Silly rabbit—Brix are for kids!

It’s a tale right out of The Beverly Hillbillies—wildcatter Tim Henessey (Samuel Adams—not the beer guy, by the way) has had a gusher come in, and now the entire Henessey clan is filthy with money!  (Though in all honesty…they were filthy without money before this picture started.)  The family puts up the “Out of Bidness”… Continue reading Silly rabbit—Brix are for kids!

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From the DVR: I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)

Harriet Boyd (Susan Hayward) is a dress model…but she has far too much ambition to remain content toiling as a clotheshorse for a company located in the heart of New York’s busy garment district.  She’s persuaded production manager Sam Cooper (Sam Jaffe) to start a dressmaking business with her; Harriet has studied dress design at night… Continue reading From the DVR: I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)

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Buried Treasures: Seven Angry Men (1955)

This week’s “Overlooked Film” was originally going to be an entry of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s dormant “Cinematic Vegetables” feature: I sat down Saturday night to clear a few movies off the DVR (Dish does not offer The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ in HD, so even though I have a number of features DVR’d there’s… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Seven Angry Men (1955)

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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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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #58 (“Back from the dead” edition)

The last time I did one of these “catch-all” reviews of movies I’ve watched on The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ (ka-ching!) was back in May of last year…so I’m pleased to announce that it makes its triumphant return, back by popular demand.  (Okay…that may be stretching things a tad…) Sing and Like It (1934) – Racketeer T. Fenny… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #58 (“Back from the dead” edition)