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Episode 203 – Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A., part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on March 19th, 2019 by admin

A tropical island hosts a musical revue starring a glamorous but selfish exotic dancer (Francine Everett) haunted by past mistakes. 1946. Part 1 of 2. First posted March 5, 2012.

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Spencer Williams @ Wikipedia
Other “race films”: MFTB103/4 – The Duke Is Tops and MFTB 161/2 – Beware

Gertie (Francine Everett) stares at the camera, unsmiling, her raised hand wearing opera-length gloves.

Gertie (Francine Everett) stares at the camera, unsmiling, her raised hand wearing opera-length gloves.

Episode 202 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 3 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on February 26th, 2019 by admin

During his brain surgery, Peter (David Niven) goes on trial not just for his life, but for his love with June (Kim Hunter). Part 3 of 3. First posted February 27, 2012.

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The Powell and Pressburger Pages
A Matter of Life and Death @ Turner Classic Movies
Kim Hunter @ Wikipedia

Peter and June (David Niven, Kim Hunter) face The Judge (Abraham Sofaer) with his long white robes and wig, flanked by Frank (Roger Livesey) and Farlan (Raymond Massey).

Peter and June (David Niven, Kim Hunter) face The Judge (Abraham Sofaer) with his long white robes and wig, flanked by Frank (Roger Livesey) and Farlan (Raymond Massey).

Episode 201 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on February 19th, 2019 by admin

Peter (David Niven) meets June’s friend Frank (Roger Livesey), a village doctor with an expertise in neurology who tries to reconcile the world of Peter’s brain with the Other World where his trial is imminent. Part 2 of 3. First posted February 20, 2012.

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David Niven @ Wikipedia
David Niven @ BFI
“Stairway to Heaven” trivia @IMDB

Dwarfed by massive statues on one side, Peter (David Niven) and the Conductor (Marcus Goring) sit on the moving Stairway to Heaven.
Dwarfed by massive statues on one side, Peter (David Niven) and the Conductor (Marcus Goring) sit on the moving Stairway to Heaven.

Episode 200 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on February 12th, 2019 by admin

Celebrating our 200th episode, clips from past episodes, and we start a critically-acclaimed film about a doomed British airman (David Niven) whose life is saved by mistake and falls in love with an American radio operator before the mistake is realized. Part 1 of 3. 1946. First posted February 13, 2012.

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War, Love and Weirdness @ The Guardian
Article @ Turner Classic Movies
The BFI 100
Total Film‘s 50 Greatest British Films Ever

Against a blue sky, Peter (David Niven) holds June (Kim Hunter) and her bicycle which has a small U.S. flag flying from it.

Against a blue sky, Peter (David Niven) holds June (Kim Hunter) and her bicycle which has a small U.S. flag flying from it.

Episode 199 – Lonely Wives, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on February 5th, 2019 by admin

The morning after, Richard returns home and Felix is released from being locked up in his bedroom. But who spent the night with who’s wife? Part 2 of 2. First posted February 7, 2012.

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Esther Ralston Obituary @ The Independent
MFTB172 – To the Last Man, part 1
Maude Eburne @ Wikipedia

On a sofa, Madeline (Esther Ralston) rests her head on Richard's (Edward Everett Horton) shoulder as he bites his fingernail.

On a sofa, Madeline (Esther Ralston) rests her head on Richard’s (Edward Everett Horton) shoulder as he bites his fingernail.

Episode 198 – Lonely Wives, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 29th, 2019 by admin

A married lawyer (Edward Everett Horton) goes from hard-charging to skirt-chasing when the clock strikes 8pm, and sees a way to escape his mother-in-law when a man who can impersonate him arrives. Of course, it’s not that simple. 1931. Part 1 of 2. First posted January 23, 2012.

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Edward Everett Horton @ Wikipedia
The Brooklyn Home Of Actor Edward Everett Horton (and His Interesting Life)
MFTB 001 – Ask Dad
MFTB 014 – Here Comes Mr. Jordan, part 1

Dickie speaks with Zero (both Edward Everett Horton), who tries on a goatee to match Dickie's in a mirror.

Dickie speaks with Zero (both Edward Everett Horton), who tries on a goatee to match Dickie’s in a mirror.