Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Willie Best in The Ghost Breakers

"I'm befuddled!" One of the great lines by Willie Best in The Ghost Breakers. That is one of the few Bob Hope movies in which another comic got more laugh lines than he did. Willie Best was one of the great under-appreciated comic talents of all time.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wouldn't it have been fun to get to watch the sound effects man on the Fibber McGee program do the sound of the closet emptying?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Karloff as Wong

Boris Karloff was remembered primarily as an actor in horror movies. However, he was much more versatile than might be assumed. He was wonderful in the Mr. Wong series of movies, in which he was gentle and distinguished in his demeanor.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Why are we cutting taxes?! Has no one noticed that we owe over a trillion dollars? Are we just determined that we are not going to pay out debts?

Friday, December 03, 2010

Vaudeville in the "Road To" movies

If you want to know what Vaudeville was like, catch the Crosby/Hope acts that usually start the "Road To" pictures.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

John Dehner

John Dehner was a busy and talented actor. He starred on the radio in Have Gun, Will Travel and in Frontier Gentleman; and was a frequent guest on any number of other programs. You can see him on television programs from the 1960's, including Hogan's Heroes.