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Hillary Brooke to the Rescue!

Hillary Brooke could always be relied upon to bring an aura of cool glamour to the screen, whether she was the sophisticated foil to Abbott and Costello’s antics or the arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes or the bringer of casual cruelty in “Jane Eyre” and “The Enchanted Cottage.” On this “Online Movie Show” episode, film historian Ron Palumbo offers insight on the life and often-surprising career of this much-loved blonde bombshell.

The episode can be heard here.

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GoodTimes Home Video: Adjust Your Tracking

This week’s episode of “The Online Movie Show” goes back to the 1980s in a celebration of the GoodTimes Home Video, the king of the bargain basement VHS videos. Facebook’s funniest man, Anthony “The Kingfish” Vitamia, recalls the breezy and cheesy world of those wonderfully zany videos.

The episode can be heard here.

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The RKO Legacy

During the Golden Age of Hollywood, RKO offered the most innovative and invigorating mix of films. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we discuss the studio’s rise and fall with film historian James L. Neibaur, author of “The RKO Features: A Complete Filmography of the Feature Films Released or Produced by RKO Radio Pictures, 1929-1960.”

The episode can be heard here.

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Wheeler and Woolsey: The Pre-Code Funnymen

Few comics took full advantage of the loose standards of Pre-Code Hollywood with more gusto than the team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian and podcaster Geno Cuddy offers insight on the duo’s saucy on-screen antics and classic routines.

The episode can be heard here.

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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.