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Episode 207 – Time Table, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on May 14th, 2019 by admin

An insurance investigator (Mark Stevens) has to cancel his vacation when called to find the money stolen in a daring train robbery. But he’s a little more stressed about the case than he should be. 1956. Part 1 of 2. First posted April 3, 2012.

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Cleveland Play House
Jack Klugman @Wikipedia
Alan Reed @IMDB
History of The Flintstones @ YouTube

In a suit and hat, Charlie (Mark Stevens) stands by framed text, which says "There is no such thing as a Perfect Crime".

In a suit and hat, Charlie (Mark Stevens) stands by framed text which says “There is no such thing as a Perfect Crime”.

Episode 206 – The Fatal Glass of Beer (repeat)

Posted in redux! on April 30th, 2019 by admin

In this parody 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. First posted March 27, 2012.

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

Snavely (W.C. Fields) opens a cabin door and gets a cloud of snow blown at him.

Snavely (W.C. Fields) opens a cabin door and gets a cloud of snow blown at him.

Episode 205 – The Dentist (repeat)

Posted in redux! on April 9th, 2019 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. First posted March 19, 2012. 

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The Dentist @ DoctorMacro.com

In his exam room wearing his white lab coat, The Dentist (W.C. Fields) holds a rifle to the long bushy beard of a patient in the chair.

In his exam room wearing his white lab coat, The Dentist (W.C. Fields) holds a rifle to the long bushy beard of a patient in the chair.

Episode 204 – Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on March 27th, 2019 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. First posted March 12, 2012.

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

On her balcony, Gertie (Francine Everett) stares into the sky fearfully.

On her balcony, Gertie (Francine Everett) stares into the sky fearfully.


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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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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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).