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Why The Rockford Files Is Great.

What a good time I had yesterday morning. I was honored to be part of a discussion of The Rockford Files, in my opinion a strong contender for the Greatest TV Show Of All Time. You can read an old post I did on the Blu-Ray set here.)

Thanks to host Dan Schneider for the invite. (The only part I didn’t like was where I had to talk about myself.) Oh, and we all need to look into Kevin Burton Smith’s stuff online. He’s an expert on PI, crime, noir and all that great stuff.

Click on Rockford’s trailer to listen in. Warning: you can see us, too.

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The Carbon Arc Podcast Episode 4: King Kong Escapes (1968) With Guest Bob Madison.

In the latest episode of The Carbon Arc Podcast, Bob Madison and I start with King Kong Escapes (1968) and somehow make our way through Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Batman to Jim Backus, Paul Frees and George C. Scott.



From the late 70s into the 80s, WOR-TV in New York used to run this as part of a Thanksgiving monster marathon.

Be sure to look into Bob’s young adult novel, Spiked, available on Amazon.

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Filed under 1968, Eiji Tsuburaya, George C. Scott, Ishirō Honda, Jim Backus, Kaiju Movies, Paul Frees, Podcasts, The Carbon Arc Podcast, Toho, Universal (-International)

Forgotten Filmcast #167: The Night The World Exploded (1957).

A while back, Todd Liebenow was the guest on my podcast, The Carbon Arc. We talked about The Great Race (1965).

Now I’m the guest on his terrific podcast, The Forgotten Filmcast. Todd’s up to 167 of these things, quite an accomplishment! We talk about Fred F. Sears’ The Night The World Exploded (1957), an hour-long sci-fi thing from Sam Katzman. Click on the half-sheet above to listen in.

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Coming Attractions.

Here’s a “trailer” for The Carbon Arc Podcast, which will offer up its first real episode in the next week or two. 

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Robert Bellissimo At The Movies: Bonnie And Clyde (1967).

It’s always fun to go on Robert Bellissimo’s podcast and talk about movies, and the other day we discussed Bonnie And Clyde (1967).

I also got to talk a bit about the book I hope to write about it.

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Filed under 1967, Arthur Penn, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Gene Wilder, Podcasts, Warner Bros., Warren Beatty

Coming Soon.

I’ll be a guest (again) on the podcast Robert Bellissimo At The Movies in a few days discussing one of my favorites, Bonnie And Clyde (1967).

Will post a link when it’s available.

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Armored Car Robbery (1950) At The Forgotten Filmcast.

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Directed by Richard Fleischer
Produced by Herman Schlom
Screenplay by Gerald Drayson Adams, Robert Angus, Earl Felton
From a story by Robert Leeds
Cinematography: Guy Roe
Film Editor: Desmond Marquette

Cast: Charles McGraw (Lt. Jim Cordell), Adele Jergens (Yvonne LeDoux), William Talman (Dave Purvis), Douglas Fowley (Benjamin ‘Benny’ McBride), Steve Brodie (Al Mapes), Gene Evans (William ‘Ace’ Foster)

ep-51A year or so ago, I had the extreme pleasure of being on Todd Liebenow’s excellent podcast Forgotten Filmcast, which features a film blogger covering a favorite movie they consider under-appreciated. Last time, we covered Last Train From Gun Hill (1959). This time, it’s Richard Fleischer’s terrific crime picture Armored Car Robbery (1950) starring Charles McGraw and William Talman. We recorded it first thing in the morning, so let’s hope I’m halfway articulate.

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