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A Movie Review by Walter Albert: THE RETURN OF JIMMY VALENTINE (1936).

REVIEWED BY WALTER ALBERT:          THE RETURN OF JIMMY VALENTINE. Republic, 1936. Re-released for TV as Prison Shadows. Roger Pryor, Charlotte Henry, Robert Warwick, James Burtis, Edgar Kennedy, J. Carroll Naish, Lois Wilson, Wade Boteler, Gayne Whitman. Director: Lewis D. Collins. Shown at Cinefest 26, Syracuse NY, March 2006.    This was one of those fast-moving programmers [...]

A Movie Review by Mike Tooney: THE VANISHING OF PATÒ (2010).

A Movie Review by MIKE TOONEY: THE VANISHING OF PATÒ. Produced by 13 Dicembre, Emme, S.Ti.C., Rai Cinema, plus others. Premiered in Italy, 2010, as La scomparsa di Patò. Lead parts: Nino Frassica (Marshal Paolo Giummaro), Maurizio Casagrande (Delegato Ernesto Bellavia), Alessandra Mortelliti (Signora Elisabetta Mangiafico in Patò), Neri Marcorè (Antonio Patò), Alessia Cardella (Rachele [...]

Reviewed by William F. Deeck: AGATHA CHRISTIE – The Man in the Brown Suit.

THE BACKWARD REVIEWER William F. Deeck AGATHA CHRISTIE – The Man in the Brown Suit. Dodd Mead, US, hardcover, 1924. First published by John Lane/The Bodley Head, UK, hardcover, 1924. Reprinted many times since, in both hardcover and soft. First serialised in the London Evening News under the title Anne the Adventurous, 29 November 1923 [...]

A Western Fiction Review by Dan Stumpf: DOROTHY M. JOHNSON – The Hanging Tree and Other Stories.

REVIEWED BY DAN STUMPF:          DOROTHY M. JOHNSON – The Hanging Tree and Other Stories. University of Nebraska Press, softcover, 1995, with ten stories. Ballantine 274K, paperback original, 1957, with seven stories. Several later Ballantine printings.    The Hanging Tree is a collection of ten tales by Dorothy M. Johnson written from 1942-57 and some of the [...]

A TV Review by Jonathan Lewis: THE TWILIGHT ZONE “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” (1963).

Reviewed by JONATHAN LEWIS:          “NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET.” Episode 123 of The Twilight Zone (CBS TV). Original air date: October 11, 1963. Starring William Shatner. Written by Richard Matheson. Directed by Richard Donner.    Much has undoubtedly been written about “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” an iconic Twilight Zone episode. The show, however, is well worth revisiting, [...]