Andy Clyde starred in the second-longest series of shorts at Columbia Pictures (after the Three Stooges), with nearly 80 productions from 1934 to 1956. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian James L. Neibaur, author “The Andy Clyde Columbia Comedies,” discusses the funnyman’s celebrated output.
The Charlie Chan film series from 1931-1949 went through three lead actors and two studios over 44 films while still maintaining consistent popularity with moviegoers. In this episode of “the Online Movie Show,” James L. Neibaur, author of “The Charlie Chan Films,” discusses the appeal of Hollywood’s most popular private eye.
Shemp Howard was one of the funniest men in movies, whether as a solo performer or part of the Three Stooges. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” writer Geoff Dale, who is creating the first biography on Shemp, will discuss the life and career of this comic genius.
Santa teaming with Merlin the Magician to defeat Satan? Charlie Brown’s Christmas with a Rudy Ray Moore-worthy soundtrack? And why are the prehistoric Flintstones celebrating a holiday rooted in the birth of Jesus?
Jane Russell’s stardom was engineered by Howard Hughes’ fervid imagination, and her initial publicity overemphasized her remarkable physique. But she was a genuinely talented performer adept at light comedy and melodrama. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” actor/writer Joe Mannetti returns to offer a tribute to Jane Russell’s iconic place in Hollywood history.
Betty Grable was among the most popular box office stars of the 1940s and early 1950s, but she rarely received the critical acclaim she deserved. On this episode, actor and writer Joe Mannetti offers his insight on Betty Grable’s distinctive talents as a singer, dancer and actress.
Walt Disney’s 1940 masterpiece is in the spotlight on this week’s edition of “The Online Movie Show,” with film critic Jerry Roberts offering his input on the creation of this avant-garde animated feature and how it evolved from a box office flop into a timeless classic.
Dario Argento is one of the most influential filmmakers of the horror genre, and on this week’s episode of “The Online Movie Show” we offer a tribute to his remarkable output. Film historian Troy Howarth returns as our guest, offering cogent commentary on all things Argento.