I get alot of requests to review products by the makers,authors and/or distributors themselves.Unfortunately,as much as I would love to,I just do not have the time,as I have a backlog of items that will keep me going for years.But as always I wish these folks the best in their efforts.
Highway Patrol Season Four for the 58/59 season goes out with a bang.After four years Art Gilmore's narration is finally retired.This season has seen some nifty actors come and go,among them are:Ken Drake,frequently seen in ZIV TV's other big hit Sea Hunt,William Boyett who was Broderick Crawford's sidekick in most eps,Leonard Nimoy(Star Trek),Ted Knight(Mary Tyler Moore),veteran actor Gene Roth known as a heavy from Three Stooges shorts at Columbia,Billy Halop from the Bowery Boys(the third actor from the group to make it to HP),Mexican-American actor Rodolfo Hoyos,Charles Maxwell,well known in the TV circuit appearing in Bonanza,Sea Hunt,Gilligan's Island,so many more,Robert… Read more
Tugboat Annie(released Aug/33)stars,among others,Marie Dressler,Wallace Beery,Robert Young and Maureen O'Sullivan.Tugboat Annie while not a spectacular hit like Emma,still has some very good moments throughout and the two veterans are joined by young and up and coming future stars Young and O'Sullivan. The story finds Annie(Dressler) as the owner of the tugboat Narcissus,and working alongside her is her recalcitrant hubby Beery, who prefers more nips(booze)than tucks.They both live on the boat with their only son,played (when young) by Frankie Darro.It all this takes place in the town/harbour of Secoma,Washington.As the story opens Annie is coaching her young son to do better in… Read more
Emma(released Jan/32)stars,among others,Marie Dressler,Richard Cromwell,Jean Hersholt and a very young Myrna Loy.This film ranks among Marie's all time best pictures.Frances Marion who was greatly responsible for the resurgence of Marie's career,is on board in the writing department.If anyone doesn't cry during this film,more than once,they have a heart of stone! The story finds kindly old Emma(Marie) as the housekeeper to a successful inventor Mr.Smith and his wife.As the film opens the wife is giving birth to their fourth child,a boy.When the child comes out it is stillborn and Marie takes it and beats its' bottom until life inhabits its precious body.The mother perishes. The… Read more