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The Joy of 1970s Movie Musicals

The 1970s brought an extraordinary slate of movie musicals that covered diverse musical genres and human emotions. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we celebrate the decade’s most innovative musicals – and even give a good word to some its odd failures – with guest Lee Gambin, author of “We Can Be Who We Are: Movie Musicals from the 1970s.”

The episode can be heard here.

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Ma and Pa Kettle On Film

One of the most successful film series of all time were the Ma and Pa Kettle comedies starring Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride as a rustic couple who were always getting into some crazy trouble. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we revisit those wonderful movies with Lon Davis, co-author of the new book “Ma and Pa Kettle on Film” (published by BearManor Media).

The episode can be heard here.

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Harvey Korman: Number 1 Second Banana

Harvey Korman was one of the funniest supporting comedy actors of all time, brightening up the big and small screen with his memorable performances. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” the funnyman’s son and biographer Chris Korman discusses his father’s career and off-camera life.

The episode can be heard here.

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The Unlikely Adventures of King Kong

The 1933 classic “King Kong” inspired a number of strange projects, including two Japanese Kong films that are considered lost and a wealth of ideas ranging from a three-camera Cinerama remake to “King Kong vs. Frankenstein” by Willis O’Brien, the genius behind the original’s special effects. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we look at these remarkable Kong projects with John LeMay, author of “Kong Unmade: The Lost Films of Skull Island.”

The episode can be heard here.

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In Search of ‘London After Midnight’

Tod Browning’s 1927 “London After Midnight” starring Lon Chaney is the most famous lost film of all time. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian Daniel Titley, author of the upcoming book “London After Midnight: The Lost Film,” discusses the film’s complex history and whether it will ever seen again.

The episode can be heard here.