Once again, I apologize (with hat in hand) to the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear faithful for the fallow blog of late; a lot of my copious free time has been sacrificed to Radio Spirits assignments and their blog (not that I’m complaining, mind you—there's money in that gig) and the remainder seems to be taken… Continue reading Where’s That Been? – Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
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!
It’s 1870, and the reign of Tsar Alexander II (Paul Harvey) is threatened by a Tartar uprising in Siberia, under the command of the ruthless Ivan Ogareff (Akim Tamiroff). (Again with the “Ivan” prejudice.) Alexander dispatches Captain Michael Strogoff (Anton Walbrook) to journey to Irkutsk—a small Siberian town that’s been isolated from the destruction of… Continue reading “Peace…wisdom…and happiness…”
At the same time I was purchasing the “Boxing Comedy Twin Bill” of The Milky Way (1936) and Kid Dynamite (1943) (which I covered on the blog earlier this month) from Oldies.com, I also invested in a “Crimebusting Double Feature”…which set me back the same amount of change as I ponied up for the “Boxing” DVD—seventy-nine cents. (It’s now listed on the site for ninety-nine… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Crimebusting Double Feature – They Made Me a Criminal (1939) and Lady Gangster (1942)
Johnny Hart (Rod Cameron) comes a-ridin’ into the town of Red Gulch after successfully eluding a posse…and no sooner has he entered the town saloon when he’s engaged in a barroom brawl. (It will not take us too long to suss out that Monsieur Hart has anger management issues.) His attentions are quickly drawn toward the “Boss… Continue reading Buried Treasures: Frontier Gal (1945)
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)
As the opening credits to the 1947 low-budget noir Shoot to Kill come to a close, we witness a furious automobile chase in progress (which is also "teased" before the credits)…but because of the by-the-seat-of-the-pants lighting used in the production (as well as the somewhat beaten-up print of the movie), it’s a little hard to tell just… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: Shoot to Kill (1947)