Retrovision-34265709 Classic TV

KGB Connections, The (1982)

KGB is the Russian abbreviation of Committee for State Security Komitjet Gosudarstvjennoj Bjezopasnosti, which was the official name of the umbrella organization serving as the Soviet Union’s premier security agency, secret police, and intelligence agency, from 1954 to 1991.

This explains their operations in the United States.  How infiltrated were we?  They were doing their job pretty well.

redlights Comedy

Red Lights Ahead (1937)

Grand Harpoon F. Q. Whitney offers “Pa” Wallace a share in a gold mine. The Wallace children are in favor because they think they can continue to freeload if Pa strikes it rich. This is a funny show. It’s also nice and wholesome.

hollywood Crime

Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Same bat time, same bat channel. It’s Neil Hamilton proving that he’s as good an actor as a leading man as he was being Commissioner Gordon on Batman. I almost expected Bruce Ward to say “Holy Chick with a Feather in her hat Batman!” But since that doesn’t happen, you’ll have to settle for a fair whodunnit about a boxer who gets poisoned in the ring.

lone Classic TV

Lone Ranger – Enter the Lone Ranger (1949)

This is the first episode of the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a big hit on radio under the direction of George W. Trendel, but knew he didn’t have what it took to direct a TV series so he hired Jack Chertov. The series went on for years and probably was influential in making Westerns the most popular genre of a generation of Americans.