Monthly Archives: September 2017

Douglas Wilmer is Sherlock Holmes in “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’s Smarter Brother” (1975) – reviewed by George

This film stars Gene Wilder as the Smarter Brother, Sigerson Holmes. Wilder also wrote the script and directed. Further, he cast the other starring roles with buddies Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman. Douglas Wilmer and Thorley Walters play Sherlock and … Continue reading

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Dumb Caption #41 – Murdoch Mysteries, Season 9, Episode 7 – “Summer of ’75” – November 23, 2015

Murdoch (Yannick Bisson): “Edwin had been researching these weapons. Most recently, this Bowie knife.” Caption: “Most recently, this buoy knife.”

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TV Quote # 65: Episodes – Season 5, Episode 5 – 9-24-17

Matt, Beverly, and Sean (Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, and Stephen Mangan, respectively) are still trying to come up with a sitcom idea that Matt likes, which is nothing that Sean and Beverly have suggested so far. When they try to … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 5 “Tradition (1957-1979)” – reviewed by George

This episode seems rushed, as though the airdate caught up with the folks who write the labels for the pieces of film – because people whose faces you recognize and whose names you know are not identified at all. Even … Continue reading

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Rich and Strange (1931) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 15th film is a strange choice for him. Based on a novel by Dale Collins, Hitchcock adapted and directed it, and the scenario was written by Alma Reville and Val Valentine. It deals with a married couple, Fred … Continue reading

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Robert Stephens is Sherlock Holmes in “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” (1970) – reviewed by George

What a fantastic film! The script is excellent, the performances are excellent, the direction is excellent, the score is excellent – I could go on, but I think you’ve gotten the idea. This is one of the three best SH … Continue reading

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A Comment on The 69th Emmy Awards (2017) by George

Last Sunday at the awards there was a funny bit between Stephen Colbert and James Corden, where they kept saying “I voted for you” to each other.┬áIt made me think of a story I had heard about David Niven accepting … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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The Skin Game (1931) – reviewed by George

Alfred Hitchcock’s 14th film is based on a John Galsworthy work, Adapted and Directed by Hitchcock with a Scenario by Alma Reville. It’s a story of two families and the conflicts that keep them at loggerheads with each other, but … Continue reading

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Peter Cushing is Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1968), Episode 28, “The Blue Carbuncle” – reviewed by George

This is the last episode of this TV series, whether you are counting the shows in the total series, or only the shows that survive. So how great that it’s the very best of the survivors! Dramatised by Stanle Miller … Continue reading

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