Monday, March 19, 2018

Young at Heart (1954) Frank Sinatra & Doris Day


Director: Gordon Douglas           

Writers: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Lenore J. Coffee

Stars: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young 

The three Tuttle sisters dream of getting married, the three being Doris Day, Dorothy Malone (just passed away January 19, 2018) and Elisabeth Fraser.  Enter Alex Burk (Gig Young) and all three fall for him. Alex has a buddy to help him arrange his music, the buddy being Frank Sinatra, who falls for Alex's girl. Young at Heart is a sappy movie, I love old sappy movies, and this one has some excellent music. The film is entertaining and the Technicolor print is beautiful. It is said that Ethel Barrymore spent most of her time between takes in a wheelchair. She was not crippled but was getting frail and had to conserve energy for her performance. Several poignant scenes in the film feature Sinatra's character, Barney Sloane, earning his keep in 'gin joints,' barely being heard above the drunken crowd as he accompanies himself singing "Someone to Watch Over Me," "Just One of Those Things" and "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)." Great movie! ★★★

Monday, March 5, 2018

Desert Escape (1940) Warren Hull


Director: Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)           

Writers: Harold Greene (original story), George Bricker (screenplay)           

Stars: Warren Hull, Isabel Jewell, John Dilson           

Bill Carver is caught up in a prison break with five other men, Carver escapes to the Arizona desert where he finds a dog who he names Wolf. This is an entertaining little film that was originally named "Marked Men" from Producers Releasing Corporation (PCR). Warren Hull plays Bill Carver who was best known for the 1938 serial "The Spider's Web". The lovely Isabel Jewell plays the love interest, Isabel played Emily Slattery in the epic Gone With The Wind. In 1959 Isabel was arrested for writing bad checks. Two years later she spent five days in jail for driving drunk. On April 5, 1972 64-year-old Isabel was found dead in her home from natural causes. The star of this film was the dog Wolf, whose real name was Grey Shadow. Gray Shadow made a few films and film shorts from 1939 to 1945. Gray Shadow is the kind of a dog every boy should have. Desert Escape is a charming film and worth your time. ★★★
Gray Shadow & Warren Hull

Saturday, February 24, 2018

How and Why the Fedreal Reserve Was Created

Myron C  Fagan is our speaker who recorded this talk in the 1960's, he describes how one Jacob H. Schiff was sent to the United States by the Rothschilds to further the Illuminati plot and how Schiff plotted to get control of both the Democratic and the Republican Parties. How Schiff seduced our Congress and our Presidents to achieve control of our entire money system and create the Income Tax.