To fill your stockings a little, have a few Old Time Radio Christmas Shows. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all that other good stuff. Click here. And I’m gonna give OTRCAT a free plug. Unlike some of the cheesy ebay CD’s you get, these sound nice. Keep this guy in business. (click).
This is the 1950 Jack Benny Christmas show where Jack Benny gives Rochester a dollar and a lecture on the evils of wine, women and song.
My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 movie spoofing movie detectives and the film noir style. Starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, it also features Lon Chaney, Jr. playing Willie, a character based on his Of Mice and Men role Lennie; Peter Lorre as Kismit, a comic take on his many film noir roles; and cameo appearances by film noir regular Alan Ladd and Hope partner Bing Crosby.
Road to Bali is a 1952 comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. It was released by Paramount Pictures and is the sixth of the seven Road to… movies. It was the only such movie filmed in color and was the first to feature surprise cameo appearances from other well-known stars of the day.
Father John (Lee Van Cleef) turns vigilante and hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Jack Palance) who kill the local priest.
When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly-hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.
This is the first episode of the Max Fleischer Superman series in 1941. I love the visual style.