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Grey Market Cinema: Non-Stop New York (1937)

On New Year's Eve in the Big Apple, down-and-out chorus girl Jennie Carr (Anna Lee) depends on the kindness of a stranger: mob lawyer Billy Cooper (James Pirrie), who takes the hungry woman in for some sustenance on the eve of his departure for England.  In Cooper's apartment, Jennie stumbles across a transient named Henry… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: Non-Stop New York (1937)

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Buried Treasures: Danger Street (1947)

Pat Marvin (Jane Withers) is a shutterbug for Flick (“The magazine that’s there when it happens”) …but she may not be employed there much longer.  Larry Burke (Robert Lowery), the editor of Flick—and Pat’s platonic boyfriend—has received notice from the magazine’s owner, “Muscle-Bustle” Turlock (Paul Harvey), that he’s selling the publication due to poor circulation. … Continue reading Buried Treasures: Danger Street (1947)

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“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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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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From the DVR: Joan of Paris (1942)

Five RAF pilots find themselves stranded in the countryside after their bombers are shot down over France…and their squadron leader, Paul Lavallier (Paul Henreid), is already formulating a plan to get his men to England by alerting British intelligence in Paris.  Paul knows people who know people—as a member of the Free French Movement, he escaped… Continue reading From the DVR: Joan of Paris (1942)

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Adventures in Blu-ray: And Then There Were None (1945)

Back in July of 2010, I did a brief pictorial series with the devastatingly clever title “What I'll buy when I finally get a Blu-ray player.”  It didn’t last long; I did about five installments before relegating it to the Blogosphere dustbin because 1) I got bored with it very quickly, and 2) acquiring a Blu-ray player… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: And Then There Were None (1945)

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Grey Market Cinema: The Crime of the Century (1933)

Though the title of this Paramount quickie suggests that the misdeed committed on celluloid is comparable to the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, it’s actually an entertaining little mystery thriller whose offbeat cast includes radio’s future “Dr. Christian,” the star of one of TV’s earliest and successful family sitcoms, and the wife of TDOY idol Joel McCrea.  And it’s… Continue reading Grey Market Cinema: The Crime of the Century (1933)