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The Silver Whip (1953)

Looks like a “B” picture. Sounds like a “B” picture. The cast list resembles a “B” picture. In reality I found this western tale from 20th Century Fox and director Harmon Jones worthy of an “A” production. 642 more words

Daily Take

Numbering the Players: From Edelman to Rifleman

DATELINE:  Numbers


 Chuck Connors as the Celtics Rifleman

Word is now circulating that spectacular new superstar number 4, also known as Isaiah Thomas, wants to change his number to 11. 226 more words

Sports Humor

Old Yeller, Happy Anniversary! Opened Christmas Day, 1957?


Old Yeller, did not actually have its world premiere on Christmas Day, 1957, it was seen instead on Tuesday night, December 17, in two different cities. 432 more words

Film Premiers

The Deserter (1971)

As a freshman in college, I stumbled across the cast listing. That jumped to Amazon to see if the movie was available. Sure enough, a beat-up VHS tape was there and fairly cheap. 871 more words

Soylent Green (1973)

In a near future where the world is vastly over-populated and nature’s resources have become decimated, a cop investigating the murder of a rich executive uncovers his globe-spanning ubercorporation’s dirty little secret. 179 more words


Some Television Notes

In an attempt to get away from the World Series and any sports, some brief notes while watching some old and older television shows.

A detective on “Murder She Wrote,” an terrific approximately 35 year old show starring the great Angela Lansbury, is named Gerard, in fact Lieutenant Gerard, I believe. 119 more words

Coward of Bitter Creek, The

Pejorative nickname given to Cavalry Captain Jason McCord (Chuck Connors) on the western adventure BRANDED/NBC/1965-66. As the series theme song intoned, “What do you do when your branded (a coward) and you know you’re a man?” 153 more words

Insulting Nicknames