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Luis Alberni: Character Actor Extraordinaire

During Hollywood’s Golden Era, Luis Alberni was one of the screen’s reigning character actors. Equally adept at drama and comedy, he always stole the show with his versatility and charisma. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” Luis’ great-grandson, actor and filmmaker Anthony Carrillo, recalls the life and times of this great star.

The episode is now online here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Lenny Bruce On Film

Lenny Bruce had a profound impact on modern comedy, but he was a somewhat elusive figure when it came appearances in film and television. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian Paul Scrabo discusses Bruce’s work as a 20th Century Fox screenwriter, his writing and acting in the under-the-radar “Dream Follies” and “Dance Hall Racket,” and the censorship problems that limited his screen time and, ultimately, fueled his early death.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Heaven’s Gate: Classic or Clunker?

For many people, Michael Cimino’s 1980 epic “Heaven’s Gate” represents the worst of cinema. For others, however, the film is an original and audacious work that did not deserve the harsh reviews and box office failure in its initial release. On this episode, film critic Jerry Roberts joins Phil Hall to discuss the merits and mishaps of this still-polarizing work.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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The Marx Brothers in Love Happy

The Marx Brothers’ final feature film was the 1949 comedy “Love Happy,” and the story behind the creation of this cinematic swan song was more astonishing than the on-screen antics. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” Kevin Scott Collier, author of “The Marx Brothers Love Happy Confidential,” details the film’s tumultuous production and release history, while providing insight in how Marilyn Monroe landed her scene-stealing role.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Mae West in Sextette

85-year-old Mae West marries 32-year-old Timothy Dalton while swatting away the carnal pangs of Tony Curtis, George Hamilton, Ringo Starr and a gym full of musclemen in this seriously warped musical comedy, which is widely regarded as one of the strangest flicks of the 1970s. On this episode, Facebook funnyman Anthony “The Kingfish” Vitamia offers his distinctive insight on this bizarre celebration of geriatric eroticism.

The whole crazy episode is now online!

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Ed Wynn: The Perfect Fool

For five decades, Ed Wynn delighted audiences with his brilliant clowning, making him a beloved star of Broadway, movies, radio and television. Late in his career, he reinvented himself as a dramatic actor of extraordinary power, earning a Golden Globe nomination for “The Great Man” and an Oscar nomination for “The Diary of Anne Frank.” On this episode of The Online Movie Show, Ed Wynn biographer Garry Berman discusses the life and career of this versatile entertainer.

The episode can be found here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.

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Michael Mongillo’s “Diane”

Michael Mongillo is one of the most inventive filmmakers in the independent film world, with acclaimed films including “Welcome to Earth” and “Being Michael Madsen.” His latest feature, “Diane,” is a provocative psychological thriller that has earned praise on the film festival. In this episode of The Online Movie Show, Michael Mongillo joins us to discuss his distinctive approach to cinematic storytelling.

The episode can be heard here.

“The Online Movie Show” is produced at the Platinum Wolfe Studios.