Sunday, April 22, 2007


Spring Has Sprung

I was taking some pics for eBay and decided to get a few of the back yard too. Stuff's just growing and blooming all over the place!


Monday, April 16, 2007


March Movies

Quite a busy month. The usual TCM fare augmented with DVDs bought on eBay.

The Canary Murder Case (1929) 3/2 IMDb
Philo Vance. Silent with sound added later. Not bad. Slow paced. Primitive camera work. No music.

The Greene Murder Case (1929) 3/4 IMDb
Philo Vance. Not bad. Faster pace. Better camera work. Awful sound quality. No music.

The Lone Wolf Returns (1935) 3/6 IMDb
Quite good. Familiar plot. Gail Patrick!

The Scarlet Clue (1945) 3/8 IMDb
Charlie Chan. Workaday routine spy chase. I remembered it. Half comedy.

Dangerous Blondes (1943) 3/10 IMDb
Pretty good light mystery-comedy. Husband and wife amateur sleuths.

The Benson Murder Case (1930) 3/10 IMDb
Philo Vance. Too old. Slow paced.

The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) 3/11 IMDb
Warren William. Warm and fuzzy. A comedy. Pretty good.

The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940) 3/12 IMDb
A straight caper movie. Good! Clever ending. Warren William again.

The Saint In New York (1940) 3/13 IMDb
Pretty good but predictable. Louis Hayward was wrong for the role.

The Saint Strikes Back (1939) 3/14 IMDb
George Sanders, the real Saint. Pretty good. Music.

Reveille With Beverly (1943) 3/19 IMDb
Great music! Inspired by true story of Jean Ruth. I read about "Beverly" in Smithsonian and in Ruth's obit. Larry Parks! Irene and Tim Ryan again. Medium fun.

The Lone Wolf Meets A Lady (1940) 3/21 IMDb
Pretty good. Well plotted. Warren William again.

The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) 3/23 IMDb
Philo Vance. Gracie stole the show. A hoot! Funny.

Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943) 3/23 IMDb
Pretty good. Talky and twisty. New series to me.

The Falcon's Adventure (1946) 3/28 IMDb
Tom Conway. Pretty good. Slick production. A very cool train!

After Midnight With Boston Blackie (1943) 3/29 IMDb
Pretty good. Ann Savage! Continuity problems. Dixie the stripper was a babe!