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Archive for March, 2012

Episode 206 – The Fatal Glass of Beer

Posted in comedy, short on March 26th, 2012 by admin

In this spoof of melodramas set in the frozen North, prospector Snavely (W.C. Fields) returns home via dogsled to his cabin, where he and his wife are reunited with their son who left for the city only to land in prison. 1933.

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“Driven to Drink: The Films of W.C. Fields” @ Modern Drunkard
Review @ Booze Movies

Episode 205 – The Dentist

Posted in comedy, short on March 19th, 2012 by admin

In this short, W.C. Fields has the title role as an irascible man dealing with a freakish golf game, strange patients and a daughter who wants to run off with the iceman. 1932.

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W.C. Fields @ Wikipedia
W.C. Fields bio @ The Canteen
The Dentist @ DoctorMacro.com

Episode 204 – Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A., part 2

Posted in drama on March 12th, 2012 by admin

A “voodoo woman” predicts doom for Gertie (Francine Everett), but who poses the greatest threat: Mr. Christian, Diamond Joe, the piano player, the two servicemen…or her own conscience? Part 2 of 2.

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Francine Everett @ BlackPast.org
Francine Everett obituary @ New York Times
Cab Calloway singing “Blues In the Night” @ YouTube

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

Posted in drama on March 5th, 2012 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.

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