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Episode 200 – A Matter of Life and Death, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on February 12th, 2019 by admin

Celebrating our 200th episode, clips from past episodes, and we start a critically-acclaimed film about a doomed British airman (David Niven) whose life is saved by mistake and falls in love with an American radio operator before the mistake is realized. Part 1 of 3. 1946. First posted February 13, 2012.

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Movie info from IMDB
War, Love and Weirdness @ The Guardian
Article @ Turner Classic Movies
The BFI 100
Total Film‘s 50 Greatest British Films Ever

Against a blue sky, Peter (David Niven) holds June (Kim Hunter) and her bicycle which has a small U.S. flag flying from it.

Against a blue sky, Peter (David Niven) holds June (Kim Hunter) and her bicycle which has a small U.S. flag flying from it.

Episode 199 – Lonely Wives, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on February 5th, 2019 by admin

The morning after, Richard returns home and Felix is released from being locked up in his bedroom. But who spent the night with who’s wife? Part 2 of 2. First posted February 7, 2012.

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Esther Ralston Obituary @ The Independent
MFTB172 – To the Last Man, part 1
Maude Eburne @ Wikipedia

On a sofa, Madeline (Esther Ralston) rests her head on Richard's (Edward Everett Horton) shoulder as he bites his fingernail.

On a sofa, Madeline (Esther Ralston) rests her head on Richard’s (Edward Everett Horton) shoulder as he bites his fingernail.

Episode 198 – Lonely Wives, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 29th, 2019 by admin

A married lawyer (Edward Everett Horton) goes from hard-charging to skirt-chasing when the clock strikes 8pm, and sees a way to escape his mother-in-law when a man who can impersonate him arrives. Of course, it’s not that simple. 1931. Part 1 of 2. First posted January 23, 2012.

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Edward Everett Horton @ Wikipedia
The Brooklyn Home Of Actor Edward Everett Horton (and His Interesting Life)
MFTB 001 – Ask Dad
MFTB 014 – Here Comes Mr. Jordan, part 1

Dickie speaks with Zero (both Edward Everett Horton), who tries on a goatee to match Dickie's in a mirror.

Dickie speaks with Zero (both Edward Everett Horton), who tries on a goatee to match Dickie’s in a mirror.

Episode 197 – Shake, Rattle and Rock!, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 23rd, 2019 by admin

When Bugsy makes trouble at the concert, Garry must defend rock’n’roll, his career and his reputation with the kids in a television courtroom trial. With music from Fats Domino, Big Joe Turner and Tommy Charles. Part 2 of 2. First posted January 17, 2012.

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Margaret Dumont @ Wikipedia
Margaret Dumont @ The Chiseler
Margaret Dumont: Smiling Without Smiling
With Groucho Marx in Duck Soup

A newspaper headline: TEEN-AGE RIOTERS ON RAMPAGE. Under a photo of Gerry, "Local Disc Jockey Faces Possible Arrest for Complicity in Rock and Roll Orgy"
A newspaper headline: TEEN-AGE RIOTERS ON RAMPAGE. Under a photo of Garry (Touch Connors), “Local Disc Jockey Faces Possible Arrest for Complicity in Rock and Roll Orgy”

Episode 196 – Shake, Rattle & Rock! (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 15th, 2019 by admin

The hosts of a tv dance show (Mike Connors and Sterling Holloway) see rock’n’roll as a positive influence on teenagers, but a gangster and a group for decency disagree. Features performances by Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner. 1956. Part 1 of 2. First posted January 9, 2012.

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MFTB022 – Rock Rock Rock! part 1
Mike Connors Obituary @ NY Times
Sterling Holloway @ Wikipedia
Fats Domino Official
Big Joe Turner @ Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame

Wearing a short-sleeved white shirt and a square haircut, Fats Domino smiles as he plays piano, performing with his band.
Wearing a short-sleeved white shirt and a square haircut, Fats Domino smiles as he plays piano, performing with his band.

Episode 195 – Scrooge, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on December 12th, 2018 by admin

The legendary miser (Seymour Hicks) continues his journey with the ghosts to learn the consequences his actions have on others and himself. Part 2 of 2. First posted December 20, 2011.

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Hey! It’s That Guy! @ AllThe Tropes
Donald Calthrop @ BFI
The rest of the MFTB Calthrop oeuvre (so far): The Evil Mind, Blackmail, Band Waggon and The Man Who Changed His Mind

His head surrounded by his own shadow against a wall, Scrooge (Seymour Hicks) looks up at a ghost whose shadow finger points down.
His head surrounded by his own shadow against a wall, Scrooge (Seymour Hicks) looks up at a ghost whose shadow finger points down.