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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Song of the Thin Man” (1947) – reviewed by George

A healthy number of laughs and a murder that really needs Nick and Nora to solve it mark the last Thin Man movie. But don’t fret. Next week we’ll look at a couple of documentaries about our happily married detectives.The … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Kid Millions” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dot Clark (Ethel Merman) is singing “Who Could Ever Be Blue” with a chorus of cuties at the Body Shop (Don’t ask. I don’t know), and when the number ends she is angry to see that Louie the Lug (Warren … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Roman Scandals” (1933) – reviewed by George

Present Day: A bus is entering West Rome, U.S.A., and every sign, regardless of intent, lists Warren F. Cooper (Willard Robertson) as Mayor or President or something else. Must be a BIG man.Cut to the Grand Opening of the Museum … Continue reading

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Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in “Hellzapoppin” (1941) – reviewed by George

This movie is insane. It’s also very funny. Sure, some of the jokes are old (check out the copyright date above), but in this movie, repetition really pays off in laughs. And reality is somewhere else, maybe on an adjacent … Continue reading

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Lucille Ball in “Miss Grant Takes Richmond” (1949) – reviewed by George

Well, obviously a Civil War joke, but I thought it would be Richmond, Virginia. Nope, it’s Dick Richmond (William Holden), a bookie posing as a realtor. Lucille plays Ellen Grant, who is taking courses at a secretarial school, at the … Continue reading

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Red Skelton in “Whistling in Brooklyn” (1943) – reviewed by George

In his final Wally Benton/The Fox movie Red is fighting a serial killer, Constant Reader, who kills indiscriminately and taunts the police. The film begins with four grim-looking men in overcoats rowing out to a lighthouse, climbing a flight of … Continue reading

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Red Skelton in “Whistling in Dixie” (1942) – reviewed by George

The second Wally Benton film has Wally and Carol (Ann Rutherford) postponing their marriage in order to fly to Georgia and help out one of Carol’s sorority sisters, Ellamae Downs (Diana Lewis), who begs Carol for help with a murder … Continue reading

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New Faces of 1937 (1937) – reviewed by George

This movie stars Joe Penner, Milton Berle, Parkyakarkus, Harriet Hilliard, William Brady, Jerome Cowan, Thelma Leeds, Tommy Mack, and Bert Gordon. And Ann Miller gets 17th billing. It was produced by Edward Small (a Small production!), directed by Leigh Jason, … Continue reading

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