Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ethel Merman- "I Get A Kick Out of You" (1949)

This classic TV clip aired on March 22, 1949 and features Ethel Merman singing the classic song "I Get A Kick Out of You". She is introduced by a costumed Milton Berle. Per MattTheSaiyan (who posted this video), Berle was still in costume as he had just done a comedy sketch with actor Keye Luke.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Million Dollar Weekend- Full Movie (1948)

Million Dollar Weekend is a 1948 film noir starring Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, and Francis Lederer. It tells the story of a stockbroker named Nicholas Lawrence (Gene Raymond) who has grown tired of his life in Los Angeles and decides one day to escape, stealing cash and securities from his company worth about a million dollars. While enroute by plane to Shanghai, he meets Cynthia Strong (Massen) who is leaving Los Angeles after the mysterious death of her husband. A blackmailer shows up threatening to turn her in for murdering her husband unless she pays him and she asks Nicholas for help. Soon the case containing the money is stolen by the blackmailer and Nicholas and Cynthia pursue him in an attempt to get it back. Nicholas desperately wants to find it as he wants to return the money because he regrets what he has done. This film was released on October 29, 1948.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Benny Goodman- Sing Sing Sing (1937)

This clip from the 1937 film Hollywood Hotel features Benny Goodman performing the classic hit "Sing Sing Sing". It features Benny Goodman on clarinet, Gene Krupa on drums, Harry James on trumpet and Teddy Wilson on drums.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nothing Sacred- Movie Trailer (1937)

Movie trailer for the 1937 comedy Nothing Sacred starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March and Walter Connolly. It tells the story of a small town girl named Hazel Flagg (Lombard) who mistakenly thinks she is dying of radium poisoning from a workplace incident. She takes the money she receives for the accident and goes to New York where she meets Wally Cook. Cook is a newspaper reporter who thinks this is the perfect story to revive his career. Things suddenly change as Wally begins to have feelings for Hazel. The film was released on November 25, 1937.