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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
Mickey Rooney @ Wikipedia
MickeyRooney.com

(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
Elisabeth Bergner @ IMDB
Coup of July 1762 @ Wikipedia

Episode 282 – Catherine the Great, part 2

Posted in biography, drama on April 1st, 2014 by admin

As her health worsens, Elizabeth (Flora Robson) encourages Catherine (Elizabeth Bergner) to take on more leadership duties while Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) becomes more unstable. Part 2 of 3.

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Flora Robson @ Wikipedia
Flora Robson @ IMDB
Catherine the Great @ Wikipedia

Episode 281 – Catherine the Great, part 1

Posted in biography, drama on March 19th, 2014 by admin

Before she could become the legendary Russian ruler, a timid German princess (Elizabeth Bergner) had to learn to handle her groom Grand Duke Peter (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.), an immature, hot-tempered womanizer. 1934. Part 1 of 3.

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Article @ Turner Classic Movies (spoilers)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. @ Wikipedia
MFTB129 – The Private Life of Don Juan, part 1
MFTB67 – The Young In Heart, part 1

Episode 278 – Bonanza: Dark Star, part 2

Posted in action, drama, television, western on February 19th, 2014 by admin

Little Joe (Michael Landon) grows closer to Tirza (Susan Harrison), who risks her life to purge her demons. Part 2 of 2.

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(Note: like with some other public-domain series, the familiar theme to Bonanza is not in the public-domain and is therefore replaced with other music in the source material. Here’s the theme you’re missing.)

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Melissa Gilbert talks about Michael Landon
Susan Harrison @ IMDB
Darva Conger After Reality TV @ People Magazine