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The Funniest Women in Movies

From the silent movie era to today’s digital cinema, the women of comedy fought hard to get the laughs from the audiences and the respect of the critics. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” comic-writer-actor Kevin Dolan offers insight on the struggles and triumphs faced by the funniest women in film history.

The episode can be heard here.

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The Jean Harlow Films

Jean Harlow was Hollywood’s original blonde bombshell, and she lit up the Pre-Code screen with spirit and sexiness that has never been duplicated. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” James L. Neibaur, author of “The Jean Harlow Films,” pays tribute to the great star’s too-brief life and stellar career.

The episode can be heard here.

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The Elvis Movies

Elvis Presley was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, but he was also one of the most popular film stars from the mid-1950s through the late 1960s. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian James L. Neibaur, author of “The Elvis Movies,” considers Elvis’ cinema output and place in film history.

The episode can be heard here.

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Lon Chaney Jr.: A Second Look

Although Lon Chaney Jr. secured a spot as horror film royalty by playing the title character in “The Wolfman,” his best work often occurred outside of the horror genre. In this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” film historian Troy Howarth explores Chaney’s erratic but often intriguing career, tracking his remarkable work in “Of Mice and Men” and “High Noon” and his shaky endeavors as “Son of Dracula” and in the “Inner Sanctum” series, with a pause to address the urban legend surrounding his live television “Frankenstein” performance.

The episode can be heard here.

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Montgomery Clift: A Tribute

Montgomery Clift created a remarkable output of film performances, blending Method Acting with an uncommon subtlety that has never been duplicated. Actor/writer Kevin Dolan is our guest on this episodes, which considers the on-screen triumphs and personal tragedies of this extraordinary actor.

The episode can be heard here.

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Disney After Walt: 1966-1985

Following Walt Disney’s death in 1966, his namesake company entered a tumultuous period that showed great achievements in film, TV and theme parks, as well as a harrowing time when the company faced a hostile corporate takeover. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” the guest is Mark Arnold, author of “Frozen in Ice: The Story of Walt Disney Productions, 1966-1985.”

The episode can be heard here.