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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 290 – The Scarlet Letter, part 2

Posted in drama, romance on October 9th, 2014 by admin

As Dimmesdale’s guilt and hypocrisy continue to kill him, Hester (Colleen Moore) may have found a way out. Part 2 of 2.

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Colleen Moore @ Wikipedia
Film versions of The Scarlet Letter

Episode 289 – The Scarlet Letter, part 1

Posted in drama, romance on October 1st, 2014 by admin

In this adaptation of the classic novel, a woman with a baby born out of wedlock must wear a letter A in 17th century Massachusetts. But one man will not rest until the father is discovered. 1934. Part 1 of 2.

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Text of The Scarlet Letter via Project Gutenberg from Internet Archive
Reading of The Scarlet Letter by LibriVox

Episode 285 – Hoosier Schoolboy, part 2

Posted in drama on May 2nd, 2014 by admin

Miss Evans tries to keep Shockey (Mickey Rooney) from getting expelled, and his father may cross paths with the town’s dangerous milk strike. Part 2 of 2.

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Obituary @ NY Times
The family’s post-mortem agreement @ The Wrap

Episode 284 – Hoosier Schoolboy, part 1

Posted in drama on April 16th, 2014 by admin

A new teacher arrives in a small Indiana town to find tensions high with a dairy strike, and tries to help a troubled student (Mickey Rooney) literally from the wrong side of the tracks. 1937. Part 1 of 2.

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Mickey Rooney Obituary @ Los Angeles Times
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(Note: From an actual Indiana person, I’ve learned that the term “Hoosier” came from the last name of a man who supervised a high-performing team of canal construction workers who happened to be from Indiana.)

Episode 283 – Catherine the Great, part 3

Posted in biography, drama on April 8th, 2014 by admin

With the threat of imprisonment over her head and the Russian military at her command, Catherine (Elisabeth Bergner) goes through with what she hopes is a bloodless coup. Part 3 of 3.

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Elisabeth Bergner @ Jewish Women’s Archive
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Coup of July 1762 @ Wikipedia