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Clark & McCullough: The Forgotten Kings of Comedy

From the late 1920s to the mid-1930s, Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough turned out a series of wild, bawdy and often surreal short comedies. Today, the team is mostly unknown to the average movie lover because many of their films are lost and the surviving films are rarely revived. Film historian and podcaster Geno Cuddy considers the Clark & McCullough legacy and advocates for a new appreciation of their surviving work in this episode of “The Online Movie Show.”

The episode can be heard here.

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Lucille Ball on the Big Screen

Everyone loves the small screen Lucille Ball, but the zany redhead’s long career in films is often overshadowed by her TV celebrity. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor-writer-comic Kevin Dolan returns to consider Lucille Ball’s film work and the versatility she brought to her cinematic roles.

The episode can be heard here.

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Joan Collins: An Appreciation

Joan Collins first came to the public’s attention on the big screen in the 1950s, but strangely never quite found her niche in film – her star soared on the small screen’s “Dynasty” in the 1980s. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor-writer-comic Kevin Dolan (himself a one-time co-star of Dame Joan!) discusses her unusual career and continued appeal.
This episode was recorded at Pleasant Podcasts in Naugatuck, Connecticut.

The episode can be heard here.

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The Charley Chase Talkies

Charley Chase was a reigning star of the silent comedy world, but he also carried on well into the sound film era as both an inventive performer and a versatile director. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we explore Charley Chase’s sound films with James L. Neibaur, author of “The Charley Chase Talkies: 1929-1940.”

The episode can be heard here.