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Saint Vitus is the patron saint of actors, comedians, dancers, and of entertainers in general.
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09/30/2012 new

Korea,The Forgotten War.The story of the Korean War(1950/1953)Narrated by Robert Stack.

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10/01/2012 new

City For Conquest(1940)Danny Kenny(James Cagney)and his pal Mutt(Frank McHugh)are truck drivers in New York.Dannys brother,Eddie(Arthur Kennedy)wants to be a musician.Danny and his girlfriend,Peggy Nash(Ann Sheridan)are very much in love,but she wants to become a dancer.Peggy meets champion dancer,Murray Burns(Anthony Quinn)who wants to make her his partner.Trouble starts when Murray and Danny have little use for each other.
Danny gets a job as a boxer to help Eddie get his expensive music lessons and Danny soon hits the top as Kid Sampson. Out of the pen is Googi Sabitini(Elia Kazan)an old friend of Dannys.Danny feels sorry for him and takes him in.Soon,through underworld connections, Googi becomes a big time racketeer.
Dannys manager,Scotty Mac Pherson(Donald Crisp)gets him the championship fight.Danny almost wins,but one of Googis rival mobsters,Dutch(Jerome Cowan)puts salt on Dannys rivals boxing gloves and Dannys eyes are infected and he loses.
Things look bad when Dannys eyes are ruined.Angry,Googi shoots Dutch and he is himself killed by one of Dutchs henchmen.
Peggy is ashamed of her selfish ways,breaks up with Murray, and wants to come back to Danny,but Scotty refuses to let her see him.
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Great Film.Cagney at his BEST clap clap clap clap thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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10/03/2012 new

Looper. Dark and disturbing but very well done.

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10/03/2012 new

Oh, I want to see Looper.

The last movie I watched was The Brothers Bloom, on DVD. Made by the same director who made Looper.

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10/03/2012 new

Cover Girl(1944)Rusty Parker(Rita Hayworth)Danny MCGuire(Gene Kelly)and Genius(Phil Silvers)are partnrts in a nightclub.Rusty and Danny are in love and plan to get married.
Into the club comes John Cudair(Otto Kruger),well to do owner of the Cover Girl magazine,and is shocked when he sees Rusty.She reminds him of his true love he almost married 40 years ago.Hes futher surprised to find Rusty is the grandaughter of the girl he once loved.
John tries to convince Rusty shed be better off working for him and marrying his ward,Noel Wheaton(Lee Bowman)Rusty doesnt want to hurt Danny,but she wants to work at the magazine where she knows she can hit the top.
Great Movie. Great Songs. clap clap clap clap note note note note thumbsup thumbsup
Song Long Ago and Far Away is a standout.
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10/04/2012 new

The Gun Of Zangara(1960)Untouchables Two Parter.Miami 1933.Joe Zangara(Joe Mantell)a left wing radical sees that Roosevelt is coming to Florida and decides to shoot him.
Chicago,After the Capone trial Frank Nitti(Bruce Gordon)is in charge of the organization.Elliot Ness(Robert Stack)and Chicago mayor Anton Cermak(Robert Middleton)are getting ready for Chicagos World Fair.They both hope to close up the remainder of Capones Organization before it opens.Nitti wants the Mayor killed. When Nitti finds Cermak is going to Miami to be at Roosevelts Innauguration Party,he hires a killer to get rid of the Mayor.Nittis second in command,Frank Diamond(Lee Van Cleef)a devoted underling of Al Capone writes a letter to Al telling about the plans to get rid of the mayor in Miami,but during a raid Ness gets the unfinished letter from Diamond.Ness shows the letter to Cermak and warns him not to go,but its something The Mayor must do.
True Story.

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10/05/2012 new

[quote]Brian-252799 said:

The Gun Of Zangara(1960)Untouchables Two Parter.Miami 1933.Joe Zangara(Joe Mantell)a left wing radical sees that Roosevelt is coming to Florida and decides to shoot him.
Chicago,After the Capone trial Frank Nitti(Bruce Gordon)is in charge of the organization.Elliot Ness(Robert Stack)and Chicago mayor Anton Cermak(Robert Middleton)are getting ready for Chicagos World Fair.They both hope to close up the remainder of Capones Organization before it opens.Nitti wants the Mayor killed. When Nitti finds Cermak is going to Miami to be at Roosevelts Innauguration Party,he hires a killer to get rid of the Mayor.Nittis second in command,Frank Diamond(Lee Van Cleef)a devoted underling of Al Capone writes a letter to Al telling about the plans to get rid of the mayor in Miami,but during a raid Ness gets the unfinished letter from Diamond.Ness shows the letter to Cermak and warns him not to go,but its something The Mayor must do.
True Story.

Most of this episode was pretty close to the truth.
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10/06/2012 new

Smashing The Rackets(1938)Jim Sock Conway(Chester Morris)an ex FBI hero is hired by the local DA to rid the city of a protection mob.Jim falls for well to do society lady,Pat Lane(Francis Mercer)
Problems develop when Pats sister,Letty(Rita Johnson)starts dating racket kingpin,Steve Lawrence(Bruce Cabot)

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10/11/2012 new

Red Light(1949)Nick Cherney(Raymond Burr)exbookeeper for The Torno Trucking Firm is doing time for embezelment.He swears revenge against the owner, Johnny Toorno(George Raft)
Captain Jess Torno(Arthur Franz)a chaplain, is home from WW2.Johnny welcomes him home and tells him hes a partner in the buisness.Jess is looking forward to settling down in his own parish.One night a mysterious gangster,Rocky(Harry Morgan)shoots Jess in cold blood.Before Jess dies he tells Johnny when he asks who did it,Look in the Bible.
Johnny looks through the dead priest bible,but finds nothing.Weeks go by Johnny again studies the bible,but gets nowhere.After passing a book store it dawns on Johnny it must have been The Gideons Bible.Johnny goes to the hotel room where Jess was killed,but the bible was stolen.There were six other people who rented the room since.One was pretty Carla North(Virginia Mayo)whos brother was in the same outfit as Jess during the war.Carla and Johnny fall in love,but in spite of Carlas pleading to not take the law into his own hands Johnny continues to look for the other five people who rented the hotel room.
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DONT MISS clap clap clap clap clap clap thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup :thumbsup:

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10/12/2012 new

Backlash(1956)1866,Ex Confederate soildier Jim Slater(Richard Widmark)is out to find his father(John MCintire)who he has never seen.Jim gets word that his father along with several other people were killed in an indian attack and they were betrayed by one of the outfit who escaped.There was a fortune in gold the group was looking for.When Jim gets to the siight he finds Karyl Orton(Donna Reed)there also,but she doesnt tell him why shes there.
Jim and Karyl have their share of troubles finding the informer with Apaches on the warpath,hostile ranchers,and a killer(William Campbell)on Jims trail.
Good Western clap clap clap cowboy CowGirl thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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