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Turning Down a Great Role

Jackie Gleason as Popeye Doyle? Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones? Cary Grant as Henry Higgins? These are some of the most amazing original casting decisions involving iconic screen roles, yet all of these stars turned down the opportunity to play immortal movie characters. In this episode, of “The Online Movie Show,” Jerry Roberts from ArmchairCinema.com returns to consider some of the most interesting and outlandish what-could-have-been casting in film history!

The episode can be heard here.

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Annie Hall: A Second Look

On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” the spotlight shines on Woody Allen’s Academy Award-winning classic. Film critic Jerry Roberts is our guest, and he offers a unique perspective as an Alabama native viewing Woody’s New York.

The episode can be heard here.

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

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Patty Duke Remembered

This week’s episode of “The Online Movie Show” celebrates the life and career of Oscar-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Patty Duke. Our guest is William J. Jankowski, who co-authored Patty Duke’s posthumously published memoir “In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress.”

The episode can be heard here.
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The Last Days of the Silent Films, Part 2

In the second of a two-part episode, Lon Davis, author of the critically acclaimed “Silent Lives,” returns to “The Online Movie Show” to discuss the transition from silent films to the talkies, focusing on stars who made the leap into the new medium (including Garbo, Neil Hamilton and Laurel and Hardy) along with now-forgotten performers who did not (including Madame Olga Petrova, Karl Dane and Mary McLaren).

The episode can be heard here.

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

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The Last Days of the Silent Films, Part 1

In the first of a two-part episode, Lon Davis, author of the critically acclaimed “Silent Lives,” offers a fascinating insight on the tumult and career disruptions brought about when the microphone entered the movie studio and the silent film stars were expected to talk on the screen.

The episode can be heard here.

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

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Is Benny Hill Funny?

Once hailed as England’s funniest man, Benny Hill has fallen victim to political correctness and his comedy is rarely revived. But are his critics wrong to dismiss him as sexist and racist? On this episode of The Online Movie Show, Facebook’s funniest man Anthony “The Kingfish” Vitamia returns to discuss Benny Hill’s importance in the comedy world, along with a focus on his often-overlooked movie performances.

The episode can be heard here.

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