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Laurel & Hardy in the sound short "The Music Box" [1932]

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series & teams in alphabetical order
Abbott & Costello Page   •    Batman   •    James Bond Page   •    Boston Blackie Page   •    'Carry On' Series   •
Cheech & Chong   •    Charlie Chan Pages   •    Dead End Kids / Bowery Boys   •    Francis the Mule   •
The Gumps   •    Andy Hardy   •    Indiana Jones   •    Ma & Pa Kettle   •    Laurel & Hardy Page   •
Little Rascals / Our Gang Page   •    Martin & Lewis   •    Marx Brothers Page   •
The Pink Panther Page   •    Harry Potter Movies Page   •
Monty Python   •    Star Trek   •    Star Wars Page   •    Superman   •    Tarzan Movies Page   •
The Three Stooges Page   •    Topper   •    Wheeler & Woolsey

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Books & Videos

Movie Comedy Teams book by Leonard Maltin  "Movie Comedy Teams" [1970] by Leonard Maltin
"An affectiuonate and penetrating history of the unforgettable comic combinations that made millions laugh. Fully illustrated, with a complete Filmography and Index"
Plume mass pb [8/85] out of print/used
Great 20th Century Comedy Teams book by Lonnie Burr  "Two For The Show: Great 20th Century Comedy Teams" [1979] by Lonnie Burr
Chapters/topics include Abbott & Costello, Amos & Andy, Bob & Ray, Burns & Allen, Burns & Schreiber, Cheech & Chong, Fibber McGee & Molly, Laurel & Hardy, Martin & Lewis, The Marx Brothers, Nichols & May, Reiner & Brooks, Rowan & Martin, Smith & Dale, The Smothers Brothers, Stiller & Meara, and The Three Stooges
Authors Guild BackInPrint 8½x5½ pb [6/2000] for $16.95
Julian Messner hardcover [5/79] out of print/used
American Silent Film Comedies Illustrated Encyclopedia book by Blair Miller  
"American Silent Film Comedies: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Persons, Studios & Terminology" [1995] by Blair Miller
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [7/95] for $45.00
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy by Glenn Mitchell  "A-Z of Silent Film Comedy: An Illustrated Companion" [2003]
by Glenn Mitchell, Foreword by Kevin Brownlow

B.T. Batsford 9¾x7 pb [6/2003] out of print/used
Mixed Nuts America's Love Affair With Comedy Teams book by Lawrence J. Epstein  "Mixed Nuts: America's Love Affair With Comedy Teams, From Burns & Allen To Belushi & Aykroyd" [2004] by Lawrence J. Epstein
PublicAffairs hardcover [10/2004] for $26.00
Make 'Em Laugh, The Funny Business of America book by Laurence Maslon & Michael Kantor  "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America" [2008]
by Laurence Maslon & Michael Kantor

a deeper look, on which was based the P.B.S. TV miniseries below
Grand Central/Twelve hardcover [12/2008] for $32.85
Make 'Em Laugh 6-episode TV miniseries by Michael Kantor  "Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America" TV miniseries
[P.B.S./WNET-TV Jan 2009]

six 1-hour episodes co-produced, co-written & directed by Michael Kantor; co-written by Laurence Maslon; hosted by Billy Crystal, narrated by Amy Sedaris
Rhino widescreen color DVD [1/2009] 3 disks for $26.49
full credits at IMDb
Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood book by Ron Backer  "Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood" [2010] by Ron Backer
Focuses on 19 series (146 films) released primarily during the 1940s, including Big Town Reporters Steve Wilson & Lorelei Kilbourne; Boston Blackie; The Crime Doctor; Dick Tracy; Ellery Queen; The Falcon; Inner Sanctum; Jack Packard & Doc Long; John J. Malone; The Lone Wolf; Philip Marlowe; Michael Shayne; Monogram's The Shadow; Mr. District Attorney; Nick Carter; Red Skelton's Wally Benton; The Saint; Sherlock Holmes; and The Whistler
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [5/2010] for $16.19
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [5/2010] for $45.00


DVD  Collections

Great Comedy Team Movies DVD  "Great Comedy Team Movies 3 on 1"
B.F.S. Ent. b&w DVD [3/2004] for $5.98
American Home Treasures b&w VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
contains Amos & Andy in "Check and Double Check" [1930] with Duke Ellington; "The Flying Deuces"
[1939] starring Laurel & Hardy; "Africa Screams" [1949] starring Abbott & Costello, with Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Shemp Howard & Joe Besser
Great Comedy Teams 10 Movie DVD box set  "Great Comedy Teams 10 Movie Pack" [2005]
St. Clair Ent. b&w DVD set [5/2005] 3 disks for $9.98
contains "Half Shot At Sunrise" [1930] starring Wheeler & Woolsey; Amos & Andy in "Check and Double Check" [1930] with Duke Ellington; "Speak Easily" [1932] starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Thelma Todd & Hedda Hopper; "All Over Town" [1937] starring Olsen & Johnson; "The Gorilla" [1939] starring The Ritz Brothers & Bela Lugosi; "Private Snuffy Smith" [1942] starring Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy & Jimmie Dodd; "Mr. Wise Guy" [1942] starring East Side Kids, Billy Gilbert & Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams; "Africa Screams" [1949] starring Abbott & Costello, with Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Shemp Howard & Joe Besser; "Utopia" aka "Atoll K" [1951] starring Laurel & Hardy; and "Road To Bali" [1952] starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby & Dorothy Lamour

Classic Comedy Teams Collection  "Classic Comedy Teams Collection: Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, and The Three Stooges" [2006]
Warner b&w DVD [11/2006] 3 disks for $19.87
contains "Meet The Baron" [1933] starring The Three Stooges & Jimmy Durante; "Air Raid Wardens" [1943] starring Laurel & Hardy; "Lost In A Harem" [1944] starring Abbott & Costello; "Nothing But Trouble" [1944] starring Laurel & Hardy; "Abbott & Costello In Hollywood" [1945]; & "Gold Raiders" [1951 Western] starring The Three Stooges

Comedy Kings 50 Movie Pack DVD box set  "Comedy Kings 50 Movie Pack" DVD Box Set [2007]
Mill Creek Ent. b&w/color DVD set [5/2007] 12 disks for $19.72
contains 50 feature films: "A Bride For Henry" [1937]; "The Admiral Was A Lady" [1950] starring Edmund O'Brien; "Affairs of Cappy Ricks" [1937] starring Walter Brennan; "All Over Town" [1937] starring Olsen & Johnson; "The Animal Kingdom" [1932] starring Ann Harding, Leslie Howard & Myrna Loy; "Behave Yourself" [1951] starring Farley Granger, Shelley Winters & William Demarest; "Boys of The City" [1940] starring The Dead End Kids; "Colonel Effingham's Raid" [1946] starring Charles Coburn & Joan Bennett; "Country Gentleman" [1936] starring Olsen & Johnson; "Escape To Paradise" [1939] starring Bobby Breen; "False Pretenses"
[1935]; "Flying Wild" [1941] starring The Dead End Kids; "Freckles Comes Home" [1942] starring Johnny Downs, Gale Storm & Mantan Moreland; "The Gang's All Here" [1941] starring Frankie Darro & Mantan Moreland; "Goodbye Love" [1933] starring
Charles Ruggles; "The Groom Wore Spurs" [1951] starring Ginger Rogers & Jack Carson; "Hay Foot" [1942] starring William Tracy, James Gleason & Noah Beery Jr.; "Heading For Heaven" [1947] starring Stuart Erwin, Irene Ryan & Milburn Stone; "Her Favorite Patient" [1945] starring Ruth Hussey & Charles Ruggles; "Here Comes Trouble" [1948] starring William Tracy; "His Double Life" [1933]; "His Private Secretary" [1933] starring John Wayne; "Hollywood and Vine" [1945]; "I'm From Arkansas" [1944] starring Slim Summerville; "The Inspector General" [1949] starring Danny Kaye; "The Kid" [1921 silent] starring Charlie Chaplin; "The Lady Says No" [1952] starring Joan Caulfield & David Niven; "Life With Father" [1947] starring William Powell, Irene Dunn & Elizabeth Taylor; "Lonely Wives" [1931] starring Edward Everett Horton; "Lost Honeymoon" [1947] starring Franchot Tone & Ann Richards; "Meet The Mayor" [1932]; "The Milky Way" [1936] starring Harold Lloyd & Adolphe Menjou; "Money Means Nothing" [1934]; "Never Wave At A WAC" [1952] starring Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas & Marie Wilson; "Niagara Falls" [1941]; "Nothing Sacred" [1937] starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March & Margaret Hamilton; "The Nut Farm" [1935]; "Palooka" [1934] starring Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez & Stuart Erwin; "Peck's Bad Boy With The Circus" [1938] starring Tommy Kelly & Spanky McFarland; "The Perils of Pauline" [1947] starring Betty Hutton; "The Rage of Paris" [1938] starring Danielle Darrieux & Douglas Fairbanks Jr.; "Riding On Air" [1937] starring Joe E. Brown & Guy Kibbee; "Road To Bali" [1952] starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby & Dorothy Lamour; "St. Benny The Dip" [1951] starring Dick Haymes & Freddie Bartholomew; "Swing It Sailor"
[1938]; "Three Husbands" [1951] starring Eve Arden; "Too Many Women" [1942]; "The Villian Still Pursued Her" [1940] starring Billy Gilbert, Anita Louise & Margaret Hamilton, with Buster Keaton; "We're In The Legion Now" [1936]; and "When The Girls Take Over" [1962] with Jackie Coogan

Ultimate Masters of Comedy Collection DVD box set  "Masters of Comedy: The Ultimate Collection" DVD Box Set [2007]
St. Clair Ent. DVD set [8/2007] 6 disks for $16.98
33 films on 6 disks, including "Africa Screams" [1949] starring Abbott & Costello, with Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Shemp Howard & Joe Besser; "All Over Town" [1937] starring Olsen & Johnson; Amos & Andy in "Check and Double Check" [1930] with Duke Elling-ton; "College" [1927] starring Buster Keaton; "The Flying Deuces" [1939] starring Laurel & Hardy; "The General" [1927] starring Buster Keaton; "The Gorilla" [1939] starring The Ritz Brothers & Bela Lugosi; "Half Shot At Sunrise" [1930] starring Wheeler & Woolsey; "Hop To It!" [1925] starring Oliver Hardy; "Jerks of All Trades" [1949] Three Stooges TV pilot; "Kid Speed" [1924] starring Larry Semon & Oliver Hardy; "The Lucky Dog" [1921] starring Stan Laurel, with Oliver Hardy; "Mr. Wise Guy" [1942] starring East
Side Kids, Billy Gilbert & Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams; "Mud and Sand" [1922] starring Stan Laurel; "Oranges and Lemons" [1923] starring Stan Laurel; "Private Snuffy Smith" [1942] starring Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy & Jimmie Dodd; "Road To Bali" [1952] starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby & Dorothy Lamour; "The Sawmill" [1922] starring Larry Semon & Oliver Hardy; "Speak Easily" [1932] starring Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Thelma Todd & Hedda Hopper; "Steamboat Bill, Jr." [1928] starring Buster Keaton; "Stick Around" [1925] starring Oliver Hardy & Bobby Ray; "The Stolen Jools" aka "The Slippery Pearls" [1931] starring Wallace Beery, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, Wheeler & Woolsey and cameos by dozens of stars; "Swing Parade" [1946] starring The Three Stooges; "Tree In A Test Tube" [1943] starring Laurel & Hardy; "Utopia" aka "Atoll K" [1951] starring Laurel & Hardy; "Wandering Papas" [1926] starring Clyde Cook & Oliver Hardy, directed by Stan Laurel; "West of Hot Dog" [1924] starring Stan Laurel; "Yes, Yes, Nanette" [1925] starring Oliver Hardy, co-directed by Stan Laurel — plus extras, including radio shows, photo galleries & stunt reels


Abbott & Costello
Abbot & Costello performing "Who's On First?"

Magic Lantern's
Abbott & Costello Page

Bud Abbott   [1895-1974]
browse Bud Abbott on DVDIMDb listingWikipedia

Lou Costello   [1906-59]
browse Lou Costello on DVDIMDb listingWikipedia

Abbott & Costello Complete Universal Pictures Collection DVD box set  "Abbott & Costello - The Complete Universal Pictures Collection" [2008]
Universal b&w DVD set [10/2008] 15 disks for $93.99
contains 28 feature films: "Abbott & Costello Go To Mars" [1953]; "A&C In The Foreign Legion" [1950]; "A&C In The Navy"
[1941]; "A&C In Society" [1944]; "A&C Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1953]; "A&C Meet Frankenstein" [1948]; "A&C Meet The Invisible Man" [1951]; "A&C Meet The Keystone Cops" [1955]; "A&C Meet The Killer" [1949] with Boris Karloff; "A&C Meet The Mummy" [1955]; "Buck Privates" [1941]; "Buck Privates Come Home" [1947]; "Comin' Round The Mountain" [1951]; "Here Come The Co-Eds" [1945]; "Hit The Ice" [1943]; "Hold That Ghost" [1941]; "It Ain't Hay" [1943]; "Keep'em Flying" [1941]; "Little Giant"
[1946]; "Lost In Alaska" [1952]; "Mexican Hayride" [1948]; "The Naughty Nineties" [1945]; "One Night In The Tropics" [1940]; "Pardon My Sarong" [1942]; "Ride'em Cowboy" [1942]; "The Time of Their Lives" [1946]; "Who Done It?" [1942]; "The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap" [1947]; plus bonus features including "The World of Abbott & Costello" compilation [1965], "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" [1994 TV special], "Abbott & Costello Meet The Monsters!" docu [2000], six feature commentaries by noted film historians, and 44-page book "Abbott & Costello: The Universal Story"


Francis  the  Talking  Mule
and  Donald  O'Connor

Francis The Talking Mule & Donald O'Connor

7-movie series entry at Wikipedia
based on the novel by David J. Stern: credits at IMDb
4-film DVD set [6/2004] for $16.38browse VHS

Donald O'Connor [1925-2003]
browse Donald O'Connor on DVDcredits on IMDbWikipedia

Chill Wills [1903-78], the voice of Francis: credits on IMDb

HorseFame fansite


Laurel  &  Hardy
Laurel & Hardy {possibly from "Busy Bodies" [1933 sound short]}

Magic Lantern's Laurel & Hardy Page
which includes: the storyStan Laurel [1890-1965] sectionOliver Hardy [1892-1957] section
books about L&Hvideo & DVD collectionsselected Laurel & Hardy filmsfilms about L&H – and more ...

Magic Lantern's Hal Roach [1892-1992] Page


Charlie Chan feature films
Charlie Chan & Number 1 Son in "Charlie Chan At The Racetrack"

Magic Lantern's Charlie Chan Pages
which include: Charlie Chan moviesEarl Derr BiggersCharlie Chan novels

The  Marx  Brothers
the classic 'stateroom scene' from the Marx Brothers' "Night At The Opera" [1935]

team entry at Wikipedia

Magic Lantern's Marx Brothers Page
which includes: movies of The Marx Brothersother works by The Marx Brothers
works about The Marx Brothersall 5 Marx Brothers – and more ...

Marx Brothers Collection DVD  
"Marx Brothers Collection" DVD box set [2004]
Warner b&w DVD box set [5/2004] 5 discs for $29.97
includes: "A Night At The Opera" [MGM 1935], "A Day At The Races" [MGM 1937],
"Room Service" [RKO 1938], "At The Circus" [MGM 1939], "Go West" [MGM 1940],
"The Big Store" [1941], and "A Night In Casablanca" [UA 1946]

Little  Rascals  &  Our  Gang    'Little Rascals' theme [8 sec.]

Magic Lantern's Little Rascals / Our Gang Page

Magic Lantern's Hal Roach [1892-1992] Page

Little Rascals Complete Collection DVD box set   "The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection, 1927-1938" DVD box set [2008]
includes 80 silent & sound 'original theatrical shorts', 1927-1938 & many extras
this DVD box set basically contains the available Roach/M.G.M. sound shorts, with a few late silent shorts added {probably the best deal among the confusing Rascals/Our Gang DVD product)
Genius Products b&w DVD box set [10/2008] 8 disks for $42.04

The  Three  Stooges    'Three Stooges' theme MIDI file [19 sec.]    'Three Stooges' pseudo-Italian intro WAV file [9 sec.]
opening logo for Three Stooges movies at Columbia Pictures

Magic Lantern's 'The Three Stooges' Page
which includes: Three Stooges moviesbooksmovies about The Three Stoogesall nine Stooges

search for Three Stooges DVDs at Amazon
search for Three Stooges on VHS at Amazon

"The Three Stooges Collection" on DVD
Three Stooges Collection 1, shorts 1934-1936 on DVD  
Three Stooges Collection 2, shorts 1937-1939 on DVD  
"Volume One: 1934-1936" [2007]
19 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Curly Howard
Sony b&w DVD [10/2007] 2 disks for $16.99
"Volume Two: 1937-1939" [2008]
24 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Curly Howard
Sony b&w DVD [5/2008] 2 disks for $19.99
"Volume Three: 1940-1942" [2008]
22 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Curly Howard
Sony b&w DVD [8/2008] 2 disks for $16.99
"Volume Four: 1943-1945" [2008]
20 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Curly Howard
Sony b&w DVD [10/2008] 2 disks for $21.99
Three Stooges Collection 5, shorts 1946-1948 on DVD  "Volume Five: 1946-1948" [2009]
24 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard & Shemp Howard
Sony b&w DVD [3/2009] 2 disks for $15.99
"Volume Six: 1949-1951" [2009]
24 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Shemp Howard
Sony b&w DVD [6/2009] 2 disks for $17.49
Three Stooges Collection 7, shorts 1952-1954 on DVD  "Volume Seven: 1952-1954" [2009]
22 digitally-remastered shorts in order of release, two in original 3-D!
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine & Shemp Howard
Sony b&w DVD [11/2009] 2 disks for $19.99
"Volume Eight: 1955-59" [2010]
32! digitally-remastered shorts in order of release
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard – and Joe Besser
Sony b&w DVD [6/2010] 3 disks for $19.45
Three Stooges Ultimate Collection on DVD  
"The Three Stooges: The Ultimate Collection" [2010]
Sony Pictures b&w DVD set [6/2012] 20 disks for $61.51
contains the eight volumes above (17 disks) and three disks of features & extras

Monty  Python's  Flying  Circus  [est. 1969]
no team credits at IMDb • team entry at Wikipedia

sort-of official website

Graham Chapman  [1941-89]: IMDb listingWikipedia

John Cleese: IMDb listingWikipedia

Terry Gilliam: IMDb listingWikipedia

Eric Idle: IMDb listingWikipedia

Terry Jones: IMDb listingWikipedia

Michael Palin: IMDb listingWikipedia

"A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI" [orig 1980, rev 1991, 1999 & 2011] by Graham Chapman
http://www.amazon.com/A-Liars-Autobiography-Volume-VI/dp/0413740900
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Liar%27s_Autobiography

Monty Python Encyclopedia book by Robert Ross  "Monty Python Encyclopedia: Everything You Wanted To Know About TV's Greatest Comedy Team" [1999]
by Robert Ross

TV Books 9¾x7½ pb [5/99] out of print/many used
Batsford Ltd 11x8½ hardcover [7/2001] out of print/used
Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus  
"The Complete Monty Python's Flying Circus 16-Ton Megaset" [2005]
A&E Home Video color DVD [9/2005] 16 disks for $69.97
And Now for Something Completely Hilarious! DVD box set  "And Now For Something Completely Hilarious! Collection"
DVD Box Set [2005]

Sony widescreen color DVD set [11/2005] 3 disks for $24.99
Unhappy Amazon reviewers say that the 'Completely Different' and 'Holy Grail' movies are rotten transfers, but that this is the only available DVD of semi-Python movie 'Munchausen'; contains 3 feature films: "And Now For Something Completely Different" [1971], "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" [1975] directed by Terry Gilliam, and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" [1988] directed by Terry Gilliam

"Calcium Made Interesting" [2005] by Graham Chapman - semi-sequel to "A Liar’s Autobiography"

"The Secret Life of Brian" documentary [2007] /tt0934946/

'Spamalot' credits at IBDb

Not the Messiah performance on DVD & Blu-ray  "Not The Messiah: He's A Very Naughty Boy" [Sony Pictures March 2010]
The lavish 23 October 2009 live performance at London's venerable Royal Albert Hall of the comic 'baroque and roll' oratorio inspired by Monty Python's "Life of Brian" Directed by Aubrey Powell; written by Eric Idle & John Du Prez; performed by Eirc Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland, William Ferguson, and the B.B.C. Symphony & Chorus
Sony Pictures widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2010] for $19.99
Sony Pictures widescreen color DVD [6/2010] for $21.49
Madison Gate Records soundtrack CD [6/2010] 27 tracks for $10.99
full credits at IMDb

"Holy Flying Circus" TV movie [2011] /tt1981637/
a dramatization of the controversy surrounding the 1979 release of Monty Python’s film "Life of Brian"

"A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman"
[Brainstorm Media Nov 2012]
A Liar’s Autobiography animated Monty Python film  Animated 3-D movie in multiple styles; released on DVD in U.K. as "Graham Chapman: Dead In 3-D"; the EPIX channel will release the film in 2012 in both 2-D & 3-D formats; co-produced by Bill Jones & Ben Timlett; co-directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson & Ben Timlett; featuring the voices of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Carol Cleveland & Philip Bulcock
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

Agent  007  James  Bond

generic James Bond logo poster

Magic Lantern's Agent 007 James Bond Pages

Star  Trek
The 'Star Trek' media franchise began in 1966 as a weekly television show on the NBC-TV network; it ran
for three seasons (79 episodes) until it was canceled because of poor ratings. Reruns of the series proved
to be wildly successful in syndication during the 1970s, which persuaded owner Paramount to expand the
franchise; feature films and spinoff TV series followed.

basic 'Star Trek' entry at Wikipedia
Star Trek: The Original Series entry at Wikipedia
Star Trek: The Animated Series entry at Wikipedia
Star Trek: The Next Generation entry at Wikipedia
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entry at Wikipedia
Star Trek: Voyager entry at Wikipedia
Star Trek: Enterprise entry at Wikipedia
'Star Trek' feature film series entry at Wikipedia

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" sequel [Paramount May 2013]
Announced 12/2011: Producer-director J.J. Abrams hired veteran actor Peter Weller
for a role in the 'Star Trek Reboot 2' movie • latest info at IMDb

Star Trek Encyclopedia book by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda & Debbie Mirek  "The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide To The Future" [1994-99]
by Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda & Debbie Mirek

The second 1997 edition covers the three incarnations of the Star Trek phenomenon: the original "Star Trek", "The Next Generation", and "Deep Space Nine"; the 1999 revised edition includes that material, plus a 128-page supplement that updates "Deep Space Nine" to the end of its run and "Voyager" to midway through season five.
'revised & updated' Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [5/2011] for $24.99
Simon & Schuster Interactive CD-ROM set [10/97] 4 disks - out of prodn/used
S&S / Star Trek 'revised & updated' 10¾x8½ pb [10/99] for $23.10
S&S / Star Trek pb [1994] out of print/used
S&S / Star Trek hardcover [1997] out of print/many used

Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray & DVD box sets  "Star Trek Original Motion Picture Collection" Blu-ray & DVD Box Sets [2009]
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray set [5/2009] 7 disks for $69.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD set [9/2009] 7 disks for $42.70
sets contain 6 feature films: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" [1979], "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" [1982], "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" [1984], "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" [1986], "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" [1989], "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" [1991], and bonus disk with 70-minute "Captain's Summit" video [2009] hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, with Jonathan Frakes, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner & Patrick Stewart

Star Trek Next Generation Motion Picture Collection Blu-ray 5-disk box set  "Star Trek Next Generation Motion Picture Collection" Blu-ray Box Set [2009]
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray set [9/2009] 5 disks for $65.00
contains 4 feature films: "Star Trek VII: Generations" [1994], "Star Trek VIII: First Contact" [1996], "Star Trek IX: Insurrection" [1998], and "Star Trek X: Nemesis" [2002], plus bonus disk with four featurettes
Star Trek Film Box Collection on Blu-ray  "Star Trek Film Box" on Blu-ray [2009]
AIS all-regions widescreen color Blu-ray set [11/2009] 12 disks for $249.99
contains the six Kirk-Spock feature films [1979-91] as above, the four Next Generation feature films [1994-2002] as above, and two bonus disks
Star Trek Original Series 365 book by Paula M. Block  "Star Trek: The Original Series 365" [2010] by Paula M. Block
Introduction by Dorothy 'D.C.' Fontana ('Star Trek' writer & story editor)

Harry N. Abrams 9¼x6½x2¼ inches {weighs 4.4 pounds!} hardcover [9/2010] for $19.77
Star Trek Vault book by Scott Tipton  "Star Trek Vault: 40 Years From The Archives" [2011]
by Scott Tipton

Harry N. Abrams 11x12¼ hardcover [10/2011] for $26.24

Star Trek Episode #53: 'The Ultimate Computer'   Star Trek Episode #53: "The Ultimate Computer" [Paramount/NBC-TV March 1968]
The spaceship Enterprise is chosen as the next test ship for the M-5 'ultimate computer' system which is given total control of the ship. System creator Daystrom is on board with the skeleton crew - Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, a few others - and refuses to shut the test system down when it begins displaying irrational behavior . . . • Series created by Gene Roddenberry; directed by John Meredyth Lucas; written by Laurence N. Wolfe & D.C. Fontana; starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Marshall, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Sean Morgan, Barry Russo
CBS Paramount Intl. TV color double episode DVD [7/2001] for $16.90
CBS Paramount Intl. TV color VHS [4/94] for $5.99
episode credits at IMDbofficial website episode pageepisode entry at Wikipedia
watch official TV promo [2011 upload; 1:02] online at YouTube


Klingon Language Institute [est. 1992]
Marc Okrand's The Klingon Dictionary published by Pocket Books (ISBN 0-671-74559-X)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Klingon_Hamlet + 0-9644345-1-2

watch birthday song in Klingon [0:19] at YouTube



banner from Star Wars Store at Amazon
official 'Star Wars' website

'Stars Wars' movies main entry at Wikipedia

official Star Wars® Store at Amazon

"Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI)" [2011]
Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray box set   Fox widescreen color Blu-ray set [9/2011] 9 disks for $89.96
contains 6 feature films on disks 1 thru 6, with plenty of audio commentary tracks; disks 7 & 8 are Star Wars Archives; disk 9 contains eight Star Wars documentaries (all are in color, times are approximate): "The Making of Star Wars" [49 minutes, 1977]: behind-the-scenes story of how the original Star Wars movie was brought to the big screen, hosted by C-3PO and R2-D2 and featuring George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher •• "The Empire Strikes Back: SPFX" [48 minutes, 1980]: hosted by Mark Hamill; behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing special effects work that transformed George Lucas’s vision into cinematic reality •• "Classic Creatures: Return of The Jedi" [48 min., 1983]: production footage interspersed with vintage monster movie clips explores the painstaking techniques utilized by George Lucas to create the classic creatures and characters seen in the film; hosted & narrated by Carrie Fisher & Billie Dee Williams •• "Anatomy of A Dewback" [26 minutes, 1997]: George Lucas explains & demon-strates how some of the special effects in Star Wars became even more special two decades later •• "Star Warriors" [84 minutes, 2007]: action figures, costumes & fandom •• "Star Wars Tech" [46 minutes, 2007]: explores the plausibility of the technical aspects of Star Wars vehicles, weapons and gadgetry •• "A Conversa-tion With The Masters: The Empire Strikes Back 30 Years Later" [25 minutes, 2010]: commemorates the 30th anniversary of the movie; features George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan & composer John Williams •• "Star Wars Spoofs" [90 minutes, 2011]: a hilarious collection of spoofs & parodies, including clips from "Family Guy", "The Simpsons", "How I Met Your Mother", 'Weird Al' Yankovic, and more

Amazon's special 2015 'Get Ready for Star Wars Day' promotion goes to the Star Wars Store main page              'Star Wars' Digital HD Collection 2015 promotion on Amazon Instant Video: six-movie (plus bonus material) bundle for $89.99 - EXPIRES May 2017

lots more details (synopses, books, toys, games, spinoffs, parodies, principals) on the
'Star Wars' Movies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
top of page   ★   overview & history   ★   all nine films   ★   principals   ★   fiction   ★   non-fiction
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Cheech & Chong
team entry at Wikipedia
RT's Cheech & Chong fansite

Tommy Chong
browse Tommy Chong on DVDIMDb listingWikipedia

official Tommy Chong homepage on MySpace

Cheech Marin
browse Cheech Marin on DVDIMDb listingWikipedia

official Cheech Marin website

"Far Out man" with Tommy Chong

"Up In Smoke" [1978] Directed by Lou Adler

"Yellowbeard"  [Hemdale/Orion June 1983]
Yellowbeard   A pirate comedy with Monty Python members and Cheech & Chong! British authorities allow pirate Yellowbeard to escape prison, hoping that he will lead them to his treasure trove.
Starring Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Peter Cook, Marty Feldman, Martin Hewitt, Michael Hordern, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, James Mason, John Cleese, Susannah York & Kenneth Mars
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [6/2006] for $9.99
M.G.M. color VHS [1/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Indiana  Jones
Indiana Jones entry at Wikipedia
Harrison Ford at Internet Movie Database
official Indiana Jones website {redirects to Facebook}

Complete Making of Indiana Jones book by J.W. Rinzler  "The Complete Making of Indiana Jones: The Definitive Story Behind All Four Films"
[2008] by J.W. Rinzler, Laurent Bouzerau, Steven Spielberg & George Lucas

Del Rey 10¼x11¼ pb [5/2008] for $23.10
Indiana Jones Ultimate Guide book by James Luceno  "Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide" [2008]
by James Luceno

D.K. Children 12½x10½ hardcover [5/2008] for $16.49

Indiana Jones Adventure Collection 3-disk sets  "Indiana Jones: The Adventure Collection" [2007]
Paramount widescreen color DVD set [5/2008] 3 disks for $83.97
contains "Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark" [1981] Special Edition; "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" [1984] Special Edition; "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" [1989] Special Edition; extras include a photo gallery for each film; storyboards of 'The Well of Souls', 'The Mine Car Chase' & 'The Last Crusade opening scene'; and docu/- promo shorts "The Indy Trilogy: A Crystal Clear Appreciation", "The Mystery of The Melting Face", "Snakes Alive!", "Creepy Crawlies, "On Location With Indy", "Indy's Women Reminisce", and "Indy's Friends & Enemies"
watch 7/2007 official promo [1:45] online at YouTube
Indiana Jones Complete Adventure Collection  "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventure Collection" [2008]
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray set [9/2012] 5 disks for $34.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD set [10/2008] 5 disks for $34.96
contains the first three movies {as above} and "Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull" [2008] — plus 7 hours of special bonus features
watch 9/2012 official Blu-ray promo [1:00] online at YouTube

"Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark" [1981]

"Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom" [1984]

"Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"  [Paramount May 1989]
Filmed in Australia, England, Germany, Italy, Jordan, and Spain, in California, Colorado, Texas & Utah, and on
the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in New Mexico; directed by Steven Spielberg; starring Harrison Ford &
Sean Connery • full credits at IMDbofficial Indiana Jones movie site

"The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" [1992-96 tv series]

"Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull"
[Paramount May 2008]
Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull movie poster  A young man brings Prof. Jones a coded message from an aged & demented colleague; Soviet agents follow the two men to Peru, where they locate a skull carved from quartz and join forces with Marion Ravenwood to confront the jungle, the Soviets, and the supernatural! Directed by Steven Spielberg; starring Harrison Ford, Ray Winstone, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Jim Broadbent, John Hurt & Karen Allen • full credits at IMDb
Paramount widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2008] 2 disks for $16.99
Paramount widescreen color DVD [10/2008] 2 disks for $22.99

"Indiana Jones 5" [Paramount July 2019?]  
Announced 3/2016: David Koepp will write the script for the film, working from a story by George Lucas, who will not be involved this time around;
Harrison Ford will star; all other details about the script and story are currently under wraps • latest info at IMDb


Tarzan  Movies
Tarzan in a tree (comic panel)

'Tarzan' Movies Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore

Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] Page
at Spirit of America Bookstore


Batman  &  Robin

'Batman' entry at Wikipedia
'Batman' on Film & TV section at Wikipedia
'The Batman' TV series entry at Wikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002W4UXE

The Batman 1943 serial  "The Batman" 15-chapter serial [Columbia Pictures April 1943 & July 1954]
Due to post-Pearl Harbor sentiment, the original serial included racist anti-Japanese dialogue; Batman & Robin battle Dr. Daka, who has invented a radium-powered death ray and a device that turns people into radio-trans-mitting pseudo-zombies. Chapter Titles: 1. The Electrical Brain; 2. The Bat's Cave; 3. The Mark of The Zombies; 4. Slaves of The Rising Sun; 5. The Living Corpse; 6. Poison Peril; 7. The Phony Doctor; 8. Lured By Radium; 9. The Sign of The Sphinx; 10. Flying Spies; 11. Nipponese Trap; 12. Embers of Evil; 13. Eight Steps Down; 14. The Executioner Strikes; and 15. The Doom of The Rising Sun Directed by Lambert Hillyer; based on the DC Comics character; starring Lewis Wilson {as Batman}, Douglas Croft {as Robin}, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson, Frank Austin & William Austin {as butler Alfred}
Sony Pictures b&w DVD [10/2005] 2 disks for $12.49
Goodtimes Home Video Volume 1 b&w VHS [1990] out of prodn/many used
Goodtimes Home Video Volume 2 b&w VHS [1990] out of prodn/many used
27"x40" Chapter 14 poster {as at left} from Amazon for $12.59
more "The Batman" 1943 serial posters from Amazon
full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

more serials on Magic Lantern's Silent & Sound Movie Serials Pages

Batman & Robin 1949 movie serial, poster for Chapter 15  "Batman and Robin" 15-chapter serial [Columbia Pictures May 1949]
Black-hooded Wizard steals a remote-control device, and Batman & Robin must get it back before the Wizard steals enough diamonds to fuel the device, while also rescuing magazine photographer Vicki Vale from peril. Chapter Titles: 1. Batman Takes Over; 2. Tunnel of Terror; 3. Robin's Wild Ride; 4.Batman Trapped; 5. Robin Rescues Batman; 6. Target - Robin!; 7. The Fatal Blast; 8. Robin Meets The Wizard; 9. The Wizard Strikes Back; 10. Batman's Last Chance; 11. Robin's Ruse; 12. Robin Rides The Wind; 13. The Wizard's Challenge; 14. Batman vs. Wizard; and 15. Batman Victorious Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet; characters created by Bob Kane; script co-written by George H. Plympton; starring Robert Lowery {as Batman}, Johnny Duncan {as Robin}, Jane Adams, Lyle Talbot, Eric Wilton {as butler Alfred}, Ralph Graves, Don C. Harvey, William Fawcett, Leonard Penn, Michael Whalen & John Doucette
Sony Pictures b&w DVD [3/2005] 2 disks for $12.49
Sony Pictures b&w VHS [5/97] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
27"x40" Chapter 15 poster {as at left} from Amazon for $12.59
more "Batman & Robin" 1949 serial posters from Amazon
full credits at IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

Batman Anthology Blu-ray box set  "Batman: The Motion Picture - Anthology, 1989-1997" 5-disk Blu-ray Box Set [2009]
includes 2-disk "Batman" [1989] starring Michael Keaton & Jack Nicholson; "Batman Returns" [1992] starring Michael Keaton; "Batman Forever" [1995] starring Val Kilmer; and "Batman and Robin" [1997] starring George Clooney & Chris O'Donnell; extras include trailers, commentary, storyboards, music videos, "Heroes & Villains Profile Gallery", and dozens of featurettes
Warner Home Video Blu-ray set [3/2009] 5 disks for $84.99

Superman

Superman Homepage fansite

2012 new book with the behind-the-scenes story of Superman by Larry Tye

Superman  
"Complete Superman Cartoons" [2000]
Image Ent color DVD [8/2000] for $26.99

"Man of Steel" [Warner Bros. release June 2013?]
Announced 6/2011: to be directed by Zack Snyder; starring Henry Cavill as Superman, with Russell Crowe
{as father Jor-el}, Julia Ormond (as mother Lara}, Kevin Costner & Diane Lane (as Jonathan & Martha Kent},
Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, and Michael Shannon & Antje Traue as villainous General Zod and his
henchwoman Faora; being filmed in Vancouver, BC during the Summer of 2011; added 11/2012: film will be converted
to 3-D in post-production • latest info at IMDb

The  Green  Hornet
"Green Hornet 4-DVD Ultimate Collection Digipak" [2009]
An illegal bootleg off of TV that is of terrible transfer quality: INCLUDED HERE AS A WARNING
bootleg 4-disk digipak [2009] out of prodn/used

Boston Blackie
Actor Chester Morris [1901-70] portrayed Boston Blackie in fourteen feature films from 1941 to 1949
that were based on the short stories of Jack Boyle [1881-1928] that were published in book form in 1919.

Boston Blackie Page at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

The Lone Wolf
Louis Joseph Vance [1879–1933] wrote eight novels featuring Michael 'Lone Wolf' Lanyard
that were the basis for 24 silent and sound "The Lone Wolf' movies from 1917 to 1949.

Andy  Hardy

The  Gumps
"The Gumps" was a popular comic strip created by Sidney Smith [1877-1935] in February 1917, launching a 42-year run in newspapers that ended in October 1959. In 1920-21, animator Wallace A. Carlson produced & directed more than 50 "The Gumps" animated shorts, some no longer than two minutes, for distribution through Paramount and with writing credited to Sidney Smith. Between 1923 and 1928, Universal Pictures produced at least four dozen "The Gumps" two-reel silent comedies starring Joe Murphy, one of the original Keystone Cops.

"Andy's Stump Speech" [Universal Pictures Nov 1924]
photo from 1924 presidential campaign of cartoon & movie character Andy Gump  Eleventh episode of "The Gumps" two-reel comedy series; directed by Norman
Taurog; written by cartoonist Sidney Smith; starring Joe Murphy, Fay Tincher,
child actor Jack Morgan • credits from IMDb
available on the "Lost and Found: American Treasures" DVD [2013]
198-minute Image Ent. b&w/color DVD [9/2013] for $17.81

Edgar Kennedy R.K.O. Comedy Shorts, 1931-1946
comic actor Edgar Kennedy worked at R.K.O. Radio Pictures in Hollywood from 1931 to 1946, starring in 103 two-reeler comedy short films
that were unofficially titled "Mr. Average Man".
Edgar Kennedy credits [1911-49] at Internet Movie Database

Edgar Kennedy Rediscovered Comedy Collection on DVD  "Rediscovered Comedies of Edgar Kennedy, Volume 1" on DVD [2010]
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [5/2010] for $4.99
contains ten R.K.O. Radio Pictures two-reeler short films, 1931-38: "Help Wanted, Female" [Jan 1931]; "Next Door Neighbors" [Jan 1931]; "Quiet Please" [Aug 1933]; "Good Housewrecking" [June 1933]; "Love On A Ladder" [March 1934]; "Wrong Direction" [May 1934]; "A Blasted Event" [Sept 1934]; "Will Power" [March 1936]; "Dumb's The Word" [June 1937]; and "Beaux and Errors" [Oct 1938]
Edgar Kennedy Rediscovered Comedy Collection on DVD  "Rediscovered Comedies of Edgar Kennedy, Volume 2" on DVD [2010]
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [6/2010] for $5.98
contains ten R.K.O. Radio Pictures two-reeler short films, 1933-46: "A Merchant of Menace" [April 1933]; "Baby Daze" [May 1939]; "An Apple In His Eye" [June 1941]; "Westward Ho-Hum" [Sept 1941]; "I'll Fix It" [Oct 1941]; "Rough On Rents" [Oct 1942]; "Hold Your Temper" [Feb 1943]; "Feather Your Nest" [Oct 1944]; "Prunes and Politics" [Jan 1944]; and "I'll Build It Myself" [Oct 1946]
Edgar Kennedy Rediscovered Comedy Collection on DVD  "Rediscovered Comedies of Edgar Kennedy, Volume 3" on DVD [2013]
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD [1/2013] for $5.99
contains one Chevrolet-General Motors driver safety short from 1937 and nine R.K.O. Radio Pictures two-reeler short films, 1938-46: "The Other Fellow" 8-minute safety short [April 1937]; "Ears of Experience" [Jan 1938]; "Clock Wise"
[March 1939]; "Sunk By The Census" [Aug 1940]; "A Quiet Fourth" [Dec 1941]; "Hot Foot" [May 1943]; "It's Your Move" [Aug 1945]; "You Drive Me Crazy" [Sept 1945]; "Trouble or Nothing" [Jan 1946]; and "Motor Maniacs" [July 1946]

Ma & Pa  Kettle
series entry at Wikipedia

Ma & Pa Kettle Complete Comedy Collection DVD box set  "Ma & Pa Kettle Complete Comedy Collection" DVD Box Set [2011]
Universal Studios b&w DVD set [9/2011] 5 disks for $14.99
contains 10 feature films starring Marjorie Main & Percy Kilbride {in 1-8) and their fifteen children: "The Egg and I" [1947] with Claudette Colbert & Fred MacMurray; "Ma and Pa Kettle" [1949]; "Ma and Pa Kettle Go To Town" [1950] with Charles McGraw; "Ma and Pa Kettle Back On The Farm" [1951]; "Ma and Pa Kettle At The Fair" [1952]; "Ma and Pa Kettle On Vacation" [1953]; "Ma and Pa Kettle At Home" [1954] with Alan Mowbray; "Ma and Pa Kettle At Waikiki" [1955] with Hilo Hattie; "The Kettles In The Ozarks" [1956] starring Arthur Hunnicutt as Uncle Sedgewick; and "The Kettles On Old MacDonald's Farm" [1957] starring Parker Fennelly as Pa, with Gloria Talbott & Claude Akins

Dean  Martin  &  Jerry  Lewis

Magic Lantern's Jerry Lewis [1926-2017] Page

The  Pink  Panther   play midi file of 'The Pink Panther Theme' written by Henry Mancini, big band version [2:32]
The Pink Panther character began as part of the opening & closing credits for the 1963 feature film "The Pink Panther" starring David Niven and Peter Sellers.
The cartoon panther is silent, in the tradition of "Tom & Jerry" et al; the name derives from the first movie's MacGuffin, a very large and very pink diamond jewel. There were eight feature films made by Blake Edwards, six of which starred Peter Sellers; the one-off sequel "Inspector Clouseau" [1968] was directed by Bud Yorkin and starred Alan Arkin; the two-film reboot in 2007 & 2009 starred Steve Martin. The DePatie-Freleng animation studio produced 124 Pink Panther cartoon shorts between December 1964 and February 1980, several TV specials, and a children's TV series; a new animated feature film is in development at M.G.M. Animation.

Magic Lantern's "The Pink Panther" Movies & Cartoons Page

banner from Harry Potter Store at Amazon

official Harry Potter Store at Amazon

Magic Lantern's 'Harry Potter' Movies & Books Page

Announced 10/2011: In emulation of Disney's longtime marketing strategies, Warner Bros. will stop shipping all
Harry Potter DVD & Blu-ray products on 29 December 2011; with movie #8 being released on DVD & Blu-ray
on November 11, that gives a very short window for purchase of that final film as well as the eight-film packages.

"Harry Potter: The Complete Collection"
Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection DVD & Blu-ray box sets   Each set contains all 8 Harry Potter feature films; these are theatrical release versions,
the Extended Cut versions are scheduled for re-release (along with new 8-film box sets)
in late 2012.

Warner Bros. widescreen color Blu-ray set [11/2011] 8 disks for $99.99
Warner Bros. widescreen color DVD set [11/2011] 8 disks for $61.99
Warner Brothers U.K. all-regions widescreen color Blu-ray [undated] 11-discs for $109.99

Wheeler  &  Woolsey
Bert Wheeler [1895-1968] and Robert Woolsey [1888-1938]
team entry at Wikipedia
MG’s Wheeler & Woolsey fansite
Stoogeman’s Wheeler & Woolsey fansite
JB’s Wheeler & Woolsey & Dorothy Lee Tribute fansite

Wheeler and Woolsey book by Edward Watz  
”Wheeler and Woolsey: The Vaudeville Comic Duo & Their Films, 1929-1937”
[1994] by Edward Watz

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [3/2001] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [11/94] out of print/used

Dead-End  Kids  /  East  Side  Kids  /  Bowery  Boys
The Bowery Boys: Huntz Hall, Billy Benedict, Leo Gorcey, David Gorcey & Bobby Jordan

Dead End Kids, 1937-43 at Wikipedia
East Side Kids, 1940-45 at Wikipedia
The Bowery Boys, 1946-58 at Wikipedia

The {Unofficial} Bowery Boys Page

East Side Kids Bowery Classics DVD box set  "East Side Kids: 10 Bowery Classics" DVD Box Set [2005]
Passport DVD set [4/2005] 10 disks for $22.49
contains 10 feature films: "That Gang of Mine" [1940]; "Boys of The City" [1940]; "Spooks Run Wild" [1941] with Bela Lugosi; "Flying Wild" [1941]; "Let's Get Tough!" [1942]; "Mr. Wise Guy" [1942] with Billy Gilbert; "Smart Alecks" [1942]; "Clancy Street Boys" [1943] with Noah Beery; "Kid Dynamite" [1943]; and "Million Dollar Kid" [1944]

Bowery Boys / East Side Kids Collection DVD box set  "Boys of The Bowery: The East Side Kids Collection" DVD Box Set [2005]
Passport DVD set [9/2005] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
Amazon reviewers say that the transfer is lousy, scenes are cut, etc.; contains 10 feature films: "Pride of The Bowery" [1940]; "Bowery Blitzkrieg" [1941]; "Flying Wild" [1941]; "Let's Get Tough!" [1942]; "Mr. Wise Guy" [1942] with Billy Gilbert; "Neath Brooklyn Bridge" [1942]; "Smart Alecks" [1942]; "Clancy Street Boys" [1943] with Noah Beery; "Kid Dynamite" [1943]; and "Million Dollar Kid" [1944]
Hollywood's Made-to-Order Punks Volume 1 book by Richard Roat  "Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks, Volume 1: The Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and The Bowery Boys" [2009] by Richard Roat
includes information gathered from Bennie Bartlett, Billy Benedict, Harris Berger, Dick Chandlee, Stanley Clements, Gabe Dell, Johnny Duncan, Eugene Francis, Brandy Gorcey, David Gorcey, Leo Gorcey Jr., Huntz Hall & son Gary, Billy Halop, Eddie Le Roy, Charles Peck, Bernard Punsly, Ronald Sinclair, Frankie Thomas, Ward Wood, and others
Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [8/2010] for $9.95
BearManor Media 11x8¼ pb [10/2009] for $23.04

Hollywood's Made-to-Order Punks Volume 2 book by Richard Roat  "Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks, Volume 2: A Pictorial History" [2014]
by Richard Roat

includes many 8x10 still photographs, posters, and lobby cards from the author's collection, plus more of the back stories about the actors.
BearManor Media 11x8¼ pb [1/2014] for $26.95
BearManor Media 11x8¼ pb [1/2014] out of print/used
Hollywood's Made-to-Order Punks Volume 3 book by Richard Roat  "Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks, Volume 3: The Faces of The Angels With Dirty Faces" [2015] by Richard Roat
more photographs from the author’s extensive collection
BearManor Media 11x8½ pb [6/2015] for $24.95
BearManor Media 11x8½ hardcover [7/2015] for $34.95
Hollywood's Made-to-Order Punks Volume 4 book by Richard Roat  "Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks, Volume 4: They Had The Looks of Altar Boys" [2016] by Richard Roat
more from the author’s extensive collection: over 500 new and rare photographs
BearManor Media 11x8½ pb [11/2016] for $24.95
BearManor Media 11x8½ hardcover [11/2016] for $34.95

The  'Carry On'  Series  from  Britain
Twenty-nine original 'Carry On' films directed by Gerald Thomas and produced by Peter Rogers
were made between 1958 and 1978 at Pinewood Studios near London, plus one compilation film
in 1977 and an additional film made in 1992. The often-postponed "Carry On London" project
appears to be shelved, due to the death of series producer Peter Rogers.
series entry at Wikipedia

The  'Cities of Love'  Series
Each film in the series is a compilation of at least ten short films by different directors on the subject of love in that city. Series was conceived by French film producer
Emmanuel Benbihy. Films now in development include Shanghai, Jerusalem, and Venice, with extended planning for Delhi, Marseille, Berlin, and New Orleans.
official series websiteseries redirect at Wikipedia

"Paris, Je T'Aime" [#1 = France June 2006, USA May 2007] /tt0401711/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris,_je_t%27aime

"New York, I Love You" {#2 = Oct 2009] /tt0808399/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York,_I_Love_You

"Tbilisi, I Love You" [#3 = Georgia Republic Feb 2014, USA Feb 2015] /tt2387575/

"Rio, Eu Te Amo" [[#4 = Brasil Sept 2014, USA April 2016]  4/2016
poster for Rio, Eu Te Amo / Rio, I Love You movie  Compilation film on the subject of love in Rio de Janiero, Brasil; eleven segments: "A Musa" directed by César Charlone; "A Musa" directed by Fernando Meirelles; "Acho que Estou Apaixonado" written & directed by Stephan Elliott; "Dona Fulana" written & directed by Andrucha Waddington; "Inútil Paisagem" directed by José Padilha; "La Fortuna" written & directed by Paolo Sorrentino; "O Vampiro do Rio" written & directed by Sang-soo Im; "O Milagre" co-written & directed by Nadine Labaki; "Pas de Deux" directed by Carlos Saldanha; "Quando não há Mais Amor" written & directed by John Turturro; and "Texas" written & directed by Guillermo Arriaga • transitions directed by Vicente Amorim; featured actors include Cláudia Abreu, Harvey Keitel, Emily Mortimer, Vanessa Paradis, John Turturro
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 3/2016 official trailer [2:02] online at YouTube


Thelma  Todd  Comedy  Teams
Todd & Pitts and Todd & Kelly series listings at Wikipedia
Magic Lantern's Thelma Todd [1906-35] Page

Thelma was comedian Charley Chase's favorite foil and leading lady;
they appeared together in 12 short films.
Todd & Chase shorts, 1929-32

Zasu Pitts & Thelma Todd appeared in 17 shorts together before Pitts left Hal Roach Studios.
Todd & Pitts shorts, 1931-33

Patsy Kelly & Thelma Todd appeared in 21 short films together before Thelma's untimely death.
Todd & Kelly shorts, 1933-35

Topper
based on novels & stories by Thorne Smith [1892-1934]

"Topper" [1937] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029682/
"Topper Takes A Trip" [1938] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032043/
"Topper Returns" [1941] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034303/
"Topper" 78-episode TV series [1953-55] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045447/
"Topper" [1979 TV movie] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080035/
http://www.stylefeeder.com/i/r4ddgqjf/Topper-Topper-Returns-Enhanced-Edition-1941-Dvd

Mr.  Wong,  Detective
based on characters & stories written by Hugh Wiley [1884-1968]
Hugh Wiley credits at IMDb

"Mr. Wong, Detective" [Monogram Oct 1938]
A chemical manufacturer asks Mr. Wong for help, but is murdered, then two other people are killed.
Directed by William Nigh; starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers & Lee Tung Foo; full credits from IMDb

"The Mystery of Mr. Wong" [Monogram March 1939]
A golfball-sized sapphire smuggled into the U.S. from China has a curse on it, and its new owner is shot at a party.
Directed by William Nigh; starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers & Lee Tung Foo; full credits from IMDb

"Mr. Wong In Chinatown" [Monogram Aug 1939]
The pretty Chinese woman killed by a poison dart in Wong's front hall turns out to be on a secret mission for Chinese
military forces fighting the invading Japanese army.
Directed by William Nigh; starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers,
Marjorie Reynolds, Lee Tung Foo, Lotus Long, George Lynn & William Royle; full credits from IMDb

"The Fatal Hour" [Monogram Jan 1940]
aka "Mr. Wong At Headquarters"; Captain Street's best friend is murdered, and he asks Mr. Wong for help.
Directed by William Nigh; starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie Reynolds & Lee Tung Foo
full credits from IMDb

"Doomed To Die" [Monogram Aug 1940]
A million and a half dollars worth of Chinese bonds are stolen from a ship just before it sinks, and then the ship's
owner is murdered in his office.
Directed by William Nigh; starring Boris Karloff, Grant Withers, Marjorie
Reynolds, William Stelling & Catherine Craig; full credits from IMDb

"Phantom of Chinatown" [Monogram Nov 1940]
An archeologist returned from Mongolia is poisoned during a lecture & slide presentation about his latest discoveries.
Directed by Phil Rosen; starring Keye Luke, Grant Withers & Lee Tung Foo; full credits from IMDb

Mr. Wong, Detective Complete Collection DVD box set  
"Mr. Wong, Detective: The Complete Collection" DVD box set [2008]
includes all six films above; bonus features are first chapter of 1938 detective serial, 4 Karloff movie trailers, 2 cartoons, photo gallery
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD set [3/2008] 2 disks for $17.99

Blondie & Dagwood
included the "Blondie" series of 28 movies starring Penny Singleton & Arthur Lake, 1938-1950
the "Blondie" radio comedy series, 1939-1950
the "Blondie" 1957 N.B.C. TV series
and the updated & short-lived "Blondie" 1968 C.B.S. TV series

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(radio)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(1957_TV_series)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blondie_(1968_TV_series)
http://www.angelfire.com/tv2/rainbowcountry/blondie.html
http://www.polarblairsden.com/moviesblondie.html

ten Blondie b&w feature films on DVD  "Blondie, Volumes 1 & 2" [2004]
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [2/2004] 2 disks for $7.84
contains 10 b&w feature films: "Blondie" [1938]; "Blondie Meets The New Boss" [1939]; "Blondie Takes A Vacation" [1939]; "Blondie Brings Up Baby" [1939]; "Blondie On A Budget" [1940]; "Blondie Has Servant Trouble" [1940]; "Blondie Plays Cupid" [1940]; "Blondie Goes Latin" [1941]; "Blondie In Society" [July 1941]; and "Blondie Goes To College" [Jan 1942]
ten Blondie b&w feature films on DVD  "Blondie: Ten Features and 40 Classic Cartoons" [2014]
Echo Bridge Home Ent. b&w DVD [9/2014] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
contains same 10 b&w feature films as 2004 package, plus 40 classic cartoon shorts: 24 "Popeye" cartoons and 16 other cartoons featuring Robin Hood, King Midas, Rapunzel, Little Audrey (2), Woody Woodpecker, Mighty Mouse, Baby Huey (2), and Mutt & Jeff (2)

"The Falcon" Movies & TV
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Falcon_(literary_character)
http://www.thrillingdetective.com/falcon.html

The Falcon Mystery Movie Collection on DVD  "The Falcon Mystery Movie Collection: Volume One" DVD Box Set [2011]
Warner Archive b&w DVD-R set [12/2011] 3 disks for $28.43
contains seven feature films - three starring George Sanders: "The Gay Falcon" [1941], "A Date With The Falcon" [1942], and "The Falcon Takes Over" [1942]; one starring both Sanders & Conway: "The Falcon's Brother" [1942]; and three starring Tom Conway: "The Falcon Strikes Back" [1943], "The Falcon In Danger" [1943], and "The Falcon and The Co-eds" [1943]
The Falcon Mystery Movie Collection, Volume 2 on DVD  "The Falcon Mystery Movie Collection: Volume Two" DVD Box Set [2011]
Warner Archive b&w DVD-R set [2/2013] 2 disks for $29.41
contains six feature films starring Tom Conway: "The Falcon Out West" [1944]; "The Falcon In Mexico" [1944]; "The Falcon In Hollywood" [1944]; "The Falcon In San Francisco" [1945]; "The Falcon's Alibi" [1946]; "The Falcon's Adventure" [1946]
"The Gay Falcon" (1941) starring George Sanders
"A Date With The Falcon" (1942) starring George Sanders
"The Falcon Takes Over" [1942] based on Raymond Chandler's "Farewell, My Lovely"; starring George Sanders
"The Falcon's Brother" (1942) starring George Sanders and Tom Conway as the Lawrence brothers
"The Falcon Strikes Back" (1943) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon In Danger" (1943) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon and The Co-eds" (1943) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon Out West" (1944) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon In Mexico" (1944) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon In Hollywood" (1944) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon In San Francisco" (1945) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon's Alibi" (1946) starring Tom Conway
"The Falcon's Adventure" (1946) starring Tom Conway
"Devil's Cargo" (1948) starring John Calvert as Michael Waring
"Appointment With Murder" (1948) starring John Calvert as Michael Waring
"Search For Danger" (1949) starring John Calvert as Michael Waring

"The Falcon" half-hour radio program [1943-52]
Premiered on the American Blue Network in April 1943, and aired for the next ten years on various networks; ten years suggests at least 300 programs, but
less than 100 are available on audio CD; actors playing The Falcon included Barry Kroeger, James Meighan, Les Tremayne, George Petrie, and Les Damon.
oneSmedia MP3 CD [2012] 98 episodes for $8.00 via Amazon third party

"Adventures of The Falcon" half-hour TV series [1954-55]
39-episode syndicated b&w TV series starring Charles McGraw as Mike Waring, more spy than detective

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Harold & Kumar
"Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" [July 2004] /tt0366551/
"Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay” [April 2008] /tt0481536/
"Harold & Kumar Go To Amsterdam" comedy short [July 2008 video release] /tt1278232/
"A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas” is in 3-D [Nov 2011] /tt1268799/

suggested next film: how about "Harold & Kumar Get Married" ?

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Hangover
"The Hangover" [June 2009] in Las Vegas, Nevada /tt1119646/
"The Hangover Part II" [] in Bangkok, Thailand /tt1411697/
"The Hangover Part III" [] in California, Arizona & Las Vegas, Nevada /tt1951261/

suggested next film: go to Rio de Janeiro during Carnival


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