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.
Here John Wayne plays Singin’ Sandy Saunders, the screen’s first singing cowboy. Singin’ Sandy’s ten-gallon hat was black instead of white. This movie is a little more intense than your normal musical cowbody movie of the time. Sandy says “the streets soon running with blood” and “you’ll be drinking your drinks with the dead”, which in not the tamest John Wayne of the 1930’s.
Here’s an episode of the Red Skelton Show with Red in some funny schtick with guest star. Tough guy, George Rafts gives Red Skelton the third degree and slaps him around to make him sing.
This low budget 60’s sci-fi is a unique mixture of sawdust, glue, ham and wood. A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII. He’s discovered by some teenagers who’s car breaks down on the way to a college football game.
This is the Red Skelton show with John Carradine as a guest. Red does a pantomime and a skit where he becomes a famous impressionist artist.
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The Beverly Hillbillies series starts when Jed Clampett, an impoverished mountaineer, discovers oil on his swamp land while hunting for dinner. The OK Oil Company pays him a fortune to acquire the rights to drill on his land. Patriarch Jed moves with his family into a mansion next door to his banker (Milburn Drysdale, of the Commerce Bank of Beverly Hills), in the wealthy Beverly Hills, California, where he brings a moral, unsophisticated, and minimalistic lifestyle to the swanky, sometimes self-obsessed and superficial community. The theme song introduces the viewer to the world’s most fortunate hunting accident, whereby Jed shoots…