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Old Time Radio Thursdays - #038: Suspense (1942-1962) - Part Two

The short intro: For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, Old Time Radio is the phrase generally used to refer to the time when radio was (mostly) live, and was full of a variety of different shows, as opposed to simply being a means for record labels to use robots to promote the top records of the day. 665 more words

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"Fourteen Hours" (1951, B&W)

D: Henry Hathaway (known for “True Grit”)
Richard Basehart, Paul Douglas, Agnes Moorehead

See this movie. With a great cast and a great production headed by the director Henry Hathaway, this is an exceptional film which keeps the tension level high throughout. 709 more words


All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)

This great romantic melodrama from Douglas Sirk shares a lot with his film from the previous year, Magnificent Obsession. It has the same intense Technicolor, combining with music from Frank Skinner to give a dream quality, and much of the cast is the same, including leads Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. 954 more words


The Manificent Ambersons (1942)

“The Magnificent Ambersons” (1942), based on the novel by Booth Tarkington, is the story of a great American family in decline. The story of a family unwilling or unable to ride the winds of change to a new life and so destined to be overwhelmed by those forces of change. 2,651 more words


Magnificent Obsession (1954, Douglas Sirk)

Please note I do discuss the whole plot of this film.  So far I’ve written about a couple of lesser-known Douglas Sirk films. Now I’m on to one of his more famous melodramas, the glossy romance… 1,270 more words


Movie #46: The Bat (1959)

Well I kinda gave the title away in the last entry.  However, this movie stars another legendary actor in the horror genre…this is the first of three movies he appears in for this DVD set…and he is one of my favourites. 545 more words

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