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He Walked by Night

Do you think older crime thrillers weren’t violent enough? This shocker from 1948 shook up America with its true story of a vicious killer who has a murderous solution to every problem, and uses special talents to evade police detection. Richard Basehart made his acting breakthrough as Roy Martin, a barely disguised version of the real life ‘Machine Gun Walker.

He Walked by Night

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1948 / B&W /1:37 flat full frame / 79 min. / Street Date November 7, 2017 / 39.99

Starring: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James Cardwell, Jack Webb, Dorothy Adams, Ann Doran, Byron Foulger, Reed Hadley (narrator), Thomas Browne Henry, Tommy Kelly, John McGuire, Kenneth Tobey.

Cinematography: John Alton

Art Direction: Edward Ilou

Film Editor: Alfred De Gaetano

Original Music: Leonid Raab

Written by John C. Higgins and Crane Wilbur

Produced by Bryan Foy, Robert T. Kane

Directed by Alfred L. Werker

Talk about a movie with a dynamite
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The Indian Fighter

Kirk Douglas grits his teeth and goes full macho, wrasslin’ with that beautiful Sioux up in the high country — the Sioux miss in question being the Italian model Elsa Martinelli in her screen debut. Kirk can’t decide if he wants to stay with Elsa, or lead what must be the most shameful bunch of pioneer bigots ever to cross the plains. Walter Matthau and Diana Douglas are standouts in this vigorous action western directed by André de Toth.

The Indian Fighter

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1955 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 88 min. / Street Date May 9, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas, Walter Abel, Lon Chaney Jr., Eduard Franz, Alan Hale Jr., Elisha Cook Jr., Ray Teal, Frank Cady, Michael Winkelman, William Phipps.

Cinematography: Wilfrid M. Cline

Art Direction: Wiard Ihnen

Film Editor: Richard Cahoon

Original Music: Irving Gordon, Franz Waxman

Written by Robert L. Richards,
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Father of the Bride

This is one of Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor's best, written and directed by the classy MGM team of director Vincente Minnelli and writers Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett. It inspired a decade's worth of TV family sitcoms and set the benchmark for weddings for generations. Great fun and solid sentiment without mugging or exaggeration. Father of the Bride Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1950 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 93 min. / Street Date May 10, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor, Billie Burke, Moroni Olsen, Melville Cooper, Leo G. Carroll, Rusty Tamblyn, Tom Irish, Frank Cady, Carleton Carpenter. Cinematography John Alton Film Editor Ferris Webster Original Music Adolph Deutsch Written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett from the novel by Edward Streeter Produced by Pandro S. Berman Directed by Vincente Minnelli

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

There's almost no point in reviewing Father of the Bride, as one doesn't need insights,
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The Girl Most Likely

Rko's final in-house production is a good end-of-an-era film, a spirited and well-made musical comedy. Bright-eyed Jane Powell can't stop accepting marriage proposals, from nerdy Tommy Noonan, dreamboat kisser Cliff Robertson and zillionare Keith Andes. She imagines her future with each man in musical terms, through production numbers staged by Gower Champion. The Girl Most Likely DVD-r The Warner Archive Collection 1956 / Color / 1:78 enhanced widescreen / 98 min. / Street Date November 17, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes, Kaye Ballard, Tommy Noonan, Una Merkel, Kelly Brown, Judy Nugent, Frank Cady, Joseph Kearns, Marjorie Stapp, Robert Banas. Cinematography Robert H. Planck Film Editor Doane Harrison Original Music Nelson Riddle Choreographer Gower Champion Written by Devery Freeman, Paul Jarrico (uncredited) Produced by Stanley Rubin Directed by Mitchell Leisen

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

From roughly 1925 to 1957, the powerful men in charge of the big studios controlled most aspects of production. That
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Randall Sensational in Pal Fantasy That Won Early Special Academy Award for Make-Up

'7 Faces of Dr. Lao' with Tony Randall. '7 Faces of Dr. Lao' movie: 'Things are not as they seem' Director George Pal's 7 Faces of Dr. Lao surprises on multiple levels: its witty screenplay by Twilight Zone writer Charles Beaumont, an odd assortment of well-defined characters, a bravura performance by Tony Randall, and some of the best special effects of that time. In the film, a strange traveling magician drifts into a small western American town, announcing that he is bringing with him a “Magic Circus.” Calling himself Dr. Lao, the eccentric Chinese character places an ad in the local newspaper and makes friends with the editor. But things are not as they seem. When the Magic Circus magically appears, Dr. Lao changes appearances and personalities, interfering in the lives of everyone in the community. Love with the properly repressed widow John Ericson plays the handsome newspaperman who rebels
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Whitney Houston, Jennie Rivera and more of 2012's Gone but Not Forgotten

As a new year dawns, a tribute to those we've lost in the year now ending is merited ... and in 2012, those sad milestones have encompassed some of the most popular personalities in television history.

Andy Griffith: The actor-producer who put Mayberry on the map forever will be remembered as one of television's most genial personalities, also extending to his run as wily lawyer Matlock.

Dick Clark: The number of music stars who owe at least part of their success to the "American Bandstand" maestro is incalculable. Thanks to him, people also enjoy "New Year's Rockin' Eve," receive American Music Awards and have a greater appreciation of bloopers. Here's a "so long" salute to you, Dick.

Larry Hagman: The truly unfortunate irony of the veteran actor's recent death is that he was just starting his second round of "Dallas" success as master schemer J.R. Ewing. He'll also
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You'll never guess what TV show is getting the musical treatment...

You'll never guess what TV show is getting the musical treatment...
Movie to musical transfers are a dime a dozen, but now it seems TV shows are getting in on the singing fun.

Green Acres, the classic sitcom that aired from 1965-1971, is being developed into a musical by film production company Hemisphere Two and Richard L. Bare, who directed more than 165 episodes of the show.

Variety reports, “Bare said he has penned an initial draft of the book; Richard Chapman (“Simon and Simon”), one of the principals of Hemisphere Two, and E. Jack Kaplan are onboard to rewrite. In Bare’s draft, the storyline of the musical picks up as
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Morning Meme: Chris Colfer's Cut "The Hunger Games" Tribute, George Michael's New Music Video, and Getting To Know "Dallas"'s Josh Henderson

On a programming note, snicks will be liveblogging the adventures of Will on Days of Our Lives today at 1 Pm Edt.

And on a local note - if you're looking for 2012 Hot 100 results, hang tight. With over 90,000 name vote entries and a new website gallery feature we're introducing this year, it's taking us a bit longer than in past years to get our ducks in a row. Target date for publication of the rankings and photo gallery is on or shortly after Monday, June 25th.

Ryan Lochte, the Olympic swimmer, is being packaged as this year's Olympic Sex Symbol by marketers. They're all Phelpsed out after 2008, and Lochte has the abs and the all-American looks to sell products. He's also got a hip-hop edge with a fondness for Lil Wayne and fashion design.

Karl Lagerfield has a kitten. His kitten has two maids, a Twitter account, and a journal of 600 pages of his exploits,
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Character Actor Frank Cady Dead At 96; Played Mr. Drucker In Popular CBS Sitcoms

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Character actor Frank Cady has died at age 96. Cady was best known for playing folksy, friendly everyday people. His portrayal of Mr. Drucker, the general store owner in the fictional town of Hooterville, saw him play the same character in the popular CBS TV series Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. He played the role between 1965 and 1971. The shows were still at the top of the ratings when CBS president Fred Silverman decided to cancel the rural-themed comedies, a move that is now considered to be one of the most ill-advised in the history of the television industry. Cady also had supporting and bit roles in feature films such as Rear Window, The Gnome Mobile, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao and Hearts of the West. For more click here
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'Green Acres' Actor Frank Cady Dies at 96

'Green Acres' Actor Frank Cady Dies at 96
Frank Cady, a character actor who is best known for playing general-store owner Sam Drucker on the classic sitcom Green Acres, has died. He was 96. Cady's daughter Catherine Turk told the Los Angeles Times that her father died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., but gave no specific cause of death. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2012 Cady played Drucker for the entire run of Green Acres, which aired on CBS from 1965-71. The show starred Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert as a Manhattan couple who moved to a farm in Hooterville, which was populated by

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Frank Cady, 'Green Acres' and 'Petticoat Junction' star, dead at 96

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Frank Cady, who was best known for playing Sam Drucker on "Green Acres" and "Petticoat Junction," died Friday (June 8), this according to the L.A. Times. He was 96.

For the first part of his professional acting career, which began in 1936 according to IMDb, Cady primarily had bit parts and uncredited roles. Some of the more noted films he was in during this period were "Father of the Bride" and "Rear Window."

Cady's career advanced steadily and he landed a recurring role as Doc Williams on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." During the run of the series, he portrayed this character in 60 episodes.

Soon after, Cady secured the role of Drucker, first on "Petticoat Junction" and later on "Green Acres" and even on "The Beverly Hillbillies." He would go on to play the general-store proprietor for more than 300 episodes between 1963-71.

After that, Cady primarily had guest-starring roles. His last
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'Green Acres' Actor Frank Cady Dies at 96

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'Green Acres' Actor Frank Cady Dies at 96
Frank Cady, who played rural merchant Sam Drucker on the '60s series "Green Acres," has moved on to the great general store in the sky. Cady's daughter, Catherine Turk, told the Los Angeles Times that Cady died at his Wilsonville, Ore. home on Friday at the age of 96. Turk did not offer a cause of death. Also read: Notable Celebrity Deaths of 2012 Cady, who had played Drucker throughout "Green Acres"' 1965 to 1971 run on CBS, as well as on "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverly Hillbillies," reprised the role once more
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Green Acres, Petticoat Junction: Frank Cady Dies; Farewell Sam Drucker

Beloved character actor Frank Cady has died at the age of 96 years old. According to his daughter Catherine Turk, he passed away on June 8th at his home in Wilsonville, Oregon. Cady was best known for his role as shopkeeper Sam Drucker on CBS' Green Acres and Petticoat Junction.

Born in Susanville, California on September 8, 1915, Cady studied journalism at Stanford University and met his future wife Shirley there. Following graduation, Cady served an apprenticeship at the Westminster Theater in London, appeared in four plays, and made an appearance on television on the BBC in 1938. He returned to Stanford but was unhappy as a teaching assistant so went into broadcasting.

He appeared in several movies, like Rear Window and When Worlds Collide, but became best know for his work in television. Cady had a recurring role as Doc Williams on The Adventures
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'Green Acres' Actor Dies

'Green Acres' Actor Dies
Los Angeles — Frank Cady, a character actor best known as the general-store owner on the sitcom "Green Acres," has died. He was 96.

Cady's daughter Catherine Turk tells the Los Angeles Times ( ) that her father died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore. A cause of death wasn't released. http://lat.ms/Mm7Pt7

Cady played Sam Drucker, one of the less loony denizens of Hooterville in "Green Acres." The show, about a Manhattan couple who left the big city to live in a rundown farm, ran from 1965 to 1971. Cady also played the same character in "Petticoat Junction" and "The Beverly Hillbillies."

He also had a recurring role as Doc Williams on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet."

He and his wife, Shirley, moved to Oregon in the 1990s. She died in 2008.
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Green Acres Star Frank Cady Dies at 96

Frank Cady, best known as Sam Drucker on Green Acres, Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, has died. He was 96.

Cady died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore., his daughter Catherine Turk told The Los Angeles Times. A cause of death was not given.

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TV Actor Frank Cady Dies

TV Actor Frank Cady Dies
Actor Frank Cady has passed away at the age of 96.

He died on Friday at his home in Wilsonville, according to his daughter, Catherine Turk. No further details of his death have been released.

Best known for his role as store owner Sam Drucker in U.S. show Green Acres, he went on to play the character in Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies.

He had a recurring role as Doc Williams on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, as well as small parts in TV shows Hazel, The Andy Griffith Show and Hawaii Five-o.

He is survived by two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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