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Episode 300 – His Girl Friday, part 2

Posted in comedy, crime, romance on January 18th, 2015 by admin

In the podcast series finale, Hildy (Rosalind Russell) chases the biggest story of her career, but then it walks into a room with her and threatens her life. Part 2 of 2. (Note: contains offensive language)

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Rosalind Russell @ Wikipedia
Rosalind Russell Profile @ Turner Classic Movies
“Rose’s Turn” from the film Gypsy @ YouTube

(Correction: Rosalind Russell was in Auntie Mame (1958), while Lucille Ball was in the musical version Mame (1974).)

Episode 299 – His Girl Friday, part 1

Posted in comedy, crime, romance on January 7th, 2015 by admin

Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) schemes to hang onto his ex-wife and best reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) on the eve of her new marriage and a murderer’s hanging. 1940. Part 1 of 2.

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Original From Internet Archive
Movie Info on IMDB
The Front Page (undescribed) @ Internet Archive
Article @ Turner Classic Movies
Cary Grant in Bristol (text-only version)

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday

Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in His Girl Friday

 

Episode 292 – The Vampire Bat, part 2

Posted in crime, drama, horror, mystery on October 29th, 2014 by admin

Karl (Melvyn Douglas) must investigate two more deaths, and the reason might be something more sinister and strange than even vampirism. Part 2 of 2.

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Melvyn Douglas @ Wikipedia
Lionel Atwill @ Wikipedia

Episode 291 – The Vampire Bat, part 1

Posted in crime, drama, horror, mystery on October 20th, 2014 by admin

People in a German village are dying with marks in their necks and their blood drained, and bats are rife through the town. A police inspector (Melvyn Douglas) struggles to prove vampires aren’t to blame for the deaths. 1933. Part 1 of 2.

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Previous MFTB Horror Movies
Dwight Frye bio @ IMDB
Alice Cooper’s “The Ballad of Dwight Fry(e)” @YouTube

Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray and Melvyn Douglas in "The Vampire Bat"

Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray and Melvyn Douglas in “The Vampire Bat”

Episode 273 – The Big Combo, part 3

Posted in crime, drama on December 18th, 2013 by admin

A deadly mistake has Diamond (Cornel Wilde) wondering if he should give up, but Brown trusting Susan gives the case new hope. Part 3 of 3.

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The Big Combo @ TCM (warning: spoilers)
Richard Conte @ Wikipedia

Episode 272 – The Big Combo, part 2

Posted in crime, drama on December 11th, 2013 by admin

After a very painful meeting with Brown, Diamond (Cornel Wilde) finds two important players in his target’s past – though one ends up dead. Part 2 of 3.

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Cornel Wilde @ Wikipedia
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