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30Sep/140

EP1378: Easy Money: Football Pool Rocket

Larry Haines

Mike Trent is forced to work for a football pool kingpin to find the truth of how multiple winning tickets are being cashed.

Original Air Date: October 3, 1954

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29Sep/140

EP1377:The Saint: The Saint Goes Underground

Vincent Price
The Saint's plane lays over for repairs in a small New Mexico town where everyone is hinting he should leave if he cares about his health.

Original Air Date: July 31, 1949

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27Sep/140

Telefilm Review: The Big Four

The Big Four was described by Mark Gatiss, the writer who was charged with adapting it for television as, an “almost unadaptable mess.” Massive restructuring was required and much of the book's plot was cut for the telefilm, but what remained was a solid and enjoyable mystery.

Most of the story feels like a bit of political thriller as a series of strange deaths occur, and a muckraking reporter believe it’s tied in to an international conspiracy known as “The Big Four” which also appears connected to the Peace Party. The solution takes the story in a different direction and I didn’t enjoy the last twenty minutes as much as what came before. But even that had its moments. My favorite was when the killer through Poirot’s comments that the killer was “theatrical” right back at the Belgian detective who does one of his most theatrical denouements ever.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable story. It wasn’t one of the best, but with great acting and a solid script by Mark Gatiss, this is definitely worth watching.

Rating: 4.00 out of 5.00

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27Sep/140

EP1376: Dragnet: Production 9 (Benny Trousel)

Jack Webb

One of Romero and Friday's informants is killed leaving a dying clue to the secret behind a new drug ring.

Original Air Date: August 4, 1949

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26Sep/140

EP1375: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The Mason Dixon Mismatch Matter

Bob Bailey
In a murder in Virginia, Johnny has to find out who a murdered woman: the daughter of the wealthy Mason family or the poor Dixon one.

Original Air Date: June 9, 1957

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25Sep/140

EP1374: Nick Carter: The Case of the Poker Murders

Lon Clark

Nick looks into a series of daring robberies committed by a criminal who leaves a playing card as his calling card.

Original Air Date: May 21, 1946

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24Sep/141

EP1373: Philip Marlowe: The Green Flame

Gerald Mohr
Marlowe has to find a dead columnist got a story that landed his magazine in court for libel.

Original Air Date: March 26, 1949

 

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23Sep/140

EP1372: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: The William Post Matter

John Lund

Johnny investigates the murder of an insured woman.

Original Air Date: September 22, 1953

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22Sep/140

EP1371: The Saint: Gangster District Attorney

Vincent Price

The Saint looks for the truth behind the rackets after a friend is murdered while investigate them

Original Air Date: October 15, 1947

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21Sep/140

A Note Regarding Video Theater Episodes

Unexpectedly, Blip.TV, who had been hosting all of our videos that we used for our monthly video episodes, deleted our accounts because we were just posting videos without adding any commentary.

At any rate, this month's current episode is posted and further, all prior episodes will be restored starting with the earliest videos that were posted prior to us using Blip as these videos are already on our servers. The rest will follow over the next few days. Please patient as it will require uploading and downloading videos which does take time.

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