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"Safe at Home!" (1962, B&W)

D: Walter Doniger (known for directing a lot of television)
William Frawley, Bryan Russell, Don Collier

This is a pleasant if somewhat boring film which is, in a way, quite peculiar. 752 more words


On April 1 "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" went off the air ...

On April 1, 1960, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” went off the air. The series, a continuation of the 30-minute series, “I Love Lucy,” featured the Ricardos and the Mertzes as they move to Connecticut, and simultaneously ending up in the same comedic situations (often caused by Lucy) as they did when they lived in New York in “I Love Lucy.” The series was meant to be seen as a reflection of the 1950s when the growth of suburbs was coming into fruition. 266 more words


Gentleman Jim (1942) 1st of 5 Days with Errol Flynn

To kick off my week of rediscovering some Errol Flynn films I thought I’d start with his bigger than life performance as James J. Corbett that seemed to suit Errol just fine. 588 more words

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Lady on a Train (1945)

Here’s a genre crossing title from the Deanna Durbin library. We get a musical screwball comedy mixed in with a murder mystery to come up with a pleasurable 94 minutes of fun. 319 more words

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On February 26 William Frawley was born ...

On February 26, 1887, William Frawley was born. Throughout his extensive work in film, appearing in over 100 films, he is best remembered as playing landlord Fred Mertz in “I Love Lucy” and the “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” and his work afterwards in “My Three Sons.” … 460 more words