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.

The Capture Movie Poster Crime

Capture, The (1950)

Here’s a film noir for your Saturday afternoon. It’s the confession to a priest for the mistakes made my an oil man after a robbery. I don’t really know how to describe it without giving most of the plot away in this potboiler film from 1950. It’s a good film.