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Jessie Matthews in “Sailing Along” (1938) – reviewed by George

Kay Martin (Jessie Matthews) was rescued from a burning barge (her father was killed) when she was only four years old. Her rescuer, Skipper Barnes, (Frank Pettingell) has raised her and considers her his daughter, and a fine worker on … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “Gangway” (1937) – reviewed by George

The title has three meanings here: 1) Get out of the way, as the title song expresses, 2) gangway or gangplank, as the characters leave London by ship for New York about halfway through the film, and 3) Gang-way, as … Continue reading

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Jessie Matthews in “Evergreen” (1934) – reviewed by George

I found this to be delightful. Harriet Green (Jessie Matthews) is giving her farewell performance at a music hall, where she is a huge star, beloved by every music hall buff in London. She is about 38 years old, far … Continue reading

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Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock Holmes” (1954-1955) – Episodes 16-20 – reviewed by George

16. The Case of the Greystone Inscription A very cleverly written episode about King Richard, in the late 1300’s, hiding some of his royal wealth at Greystone Castle, and Sir Richard Greystone sending the King a receipt in rhyme that … Continue reading

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The Private Life of Don Juan (1934) – reviewed by George

This is Douglas Fairbanks the elder’s last film, and it must have been personal for him since it deals with a man who has lived past his reputation. Don Juan is a littler thicker around the waist, a little older-looking … Continue reading

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