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Episode 104: The Duke Is Tops, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 23rd, 2017 by admin

While Duke’s (Ralph Cooper) luck gets better with the medicine show, Ethel’s (Lena Horne) gets worse up North. Can he save her and work his musical magic in the big city? Part 2 of 2. First posted November 16, 2009.

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Lena Horne Obituary @ The Guardian
The Duke Is Tops @ Wikipedia
Lena Horne PBS American Masters doc @ YouTube (undescribed)

In a silky white dress, Ethel (Lena Horne) looks over her shoulder as she sings on the empty dance floor of a posh nightclub, watched by elegantly dressed Black patrons.

In a silky white dress, Ethel (Lena Horne) looks over her shoulder as she sings on the empty dance floor of a posh nightclub, watched by elegantly dressed Black patrons.

Episode 103 – The Duke Is Tops, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 16th, 2017 by admin

Lena Horne made her film debut in this “race movie” as a singer with a chance at the big time, but only if her show producer boyfriend (Ralph Cooper) sacrifices their relationship. 1938. Part 1 of 2. First posted November 9, 2009.

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Original Movie @ Internet Archive
Movie Info @ IMDB
Tyler Perry on 60 Minutes (article below video)
Important Films On Race @ Time
“Race films” @ Wikipedia
Ralph Cooper Obituary @ New York Times
Amateur Night at the Apollo

Duke (Ralph Cooper) and Ethel (Lena Horne) smile from the wings as they watch an act onstage.

Duke (Ralph Cooper) and Ethel (Lena Horne) smile from the wings as they watch an act onstage.

Episode 102 – The Private Life of Henry VIII, part 3 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 9th, 2017 by admin

Henry (Charles Laughton) moves into later life with fifth wife Catherine Howard (Binnie Barnes), who has everything she wants – including the love of Thomas Culpeper (Robert Donat), which may prove her undoing. Part 3 of 3. First posted November 2, 2009.

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Binnie Barnes @ Turner Classic Movies
Katherine Howard @ Royal Paper Dolls
6th Academy Awards @ Wikipedia

A greying Henry (Charles Laughton) sits at an event with Katherine (Binnie Barnes) as Culpeper (Robert Donat) looks on behind them.

A greying Henry (Charles Laughton) sits at an event with Katherine (Binnie Barnes) as Culpeper (Robert Donat) looks on behind them.

Episode 101 – The Private Life of Henry VIII, part 2 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on January 2nd, 2017 by admin

As Katherine Howard (Binnie Barnes) waits for her chance to be Queen, Henry (Charles Laughton) must first contend with Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester), who schemes to get out of the marriage without losing her head. Part 2 of 3. First posted October 26, 2009.

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Anne of Cleves Handbook @ PBS (links along right of content)
Anne of Cleves @ Tudor Place

Both in bedclothes, Henry (Charles Laughton) kisses the forehead of a smiling Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester).

Both in bedclothes, Henry (Charles Laughton) kisses the forehead of a smiling Anne of Cleves (Elsa Lanchester).

Episode 100 – The Private Life of Henry VIII, part 1 (repeat)

Posted in redux! on December 27th, 2016 by admin

In his Academy Award-winning performance, Charles Laughton stars as the notorious King, who continues his quest for male heirs while his second wife Anne Boleyn (Merle Oberon) faces execution. 1933. Part 1 of 3. First posted October 9, 2009.

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Original Movie @ Internet Archive
Movie Info @ IMDB
The Tudors Official Site @ Showtime
Henry VIII @ Wikipedia
Merle Oberon @ Wikipedia

In full regalia, bearded, corpulent Henry VIII (Charles Laughton) munches on a poultry leg with a smirk.

In full regalia, bearded, corpulent Henry VIII (Charles Laughton) munches on a poultry leg with a smirk.

Episode 233 – Ozzie and Harriet: Busy Christmas (repeat)

Posted in redux! on December 19th, 2016 by admin

In this classic tv episode, Ozzie Nelson tries not to over-schedule himself over the holiday season, and fails miserably. Can his family pick up the slack? First aired 1956. First posted December 17, 2012.

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Original Episode @ Internet Archive
Previous Ozzie Episodes @ MFTB
Tracy Nelson @ IMDB
Described Video @ YouTube!
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In the thumbnail for the YouTube video, Ozzie sits with an older woman, both laden with packages.