Friday, March 28, 2008

Bob Hope Radio Show

I recently have discovered the Bob Hope Radio show which ran throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's. Most of the shows online are from the 40's and 50's. They are really funny and my favorite ones are the ones that he did from army bases in the us that aired on the radio for everyone to hear. There are some great guest stars. My favorite being the one with Humphrey Bogart, but I could not find that one for download only streaming media. I am posting some for all of you to enjoy.

Here are some links for many, many more shows to download and listen too.


Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter---Movies for Resurrections--

The Robe 1953

The Robe is the epic story about a Roman Tribune that is assigned the task of overseeing the crucifixion of Jesus. Richard Burton plays Marcellus Gallio, the Roman Tribune and Victor Mature plays Demetrius, his Greek slave. At the crucifixion, Marcellus wins Christ's Robe in a game of chance. When he picks up the robe it does something powerful and awful to him. He throws down the robe and it is picked up by his slave Demetrius. Demetrius is a follower of Christ and even went to warn his followers that the Romans were after him, but it was too late and Jesus was already in jail.

With the robe Demetrius takes his freedom and goes with Peter the fisherman to preach the word of Christ. Marcellus returns home and is haunted with supernatural panic attacks. His elder instructs that he must find the Greek and destroy the robe.

In the meantime, while on the trail of the robe, Marcellus becomes a Christian and is thus arrested and taken back to Rome. Richard Burton does a great job as the haunted tribune. Victor Mature is as always great in his role as Demetrius. A year later Mature reprises the role in the sequel to The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954). In 1959 Howard Keel starred in the 3rd installment titled The Big Fisherman.

Both The Robe and Demetrius and the Gladiators are available on DVD. I recommend the Cinema Classics Collection edition of The Robe, if only for the superior packaging.

For more info:

The Robe
Demetrius and the Gladiators
The Big Fisherman

As Always Turn to Turner Classic Movies for all your classic film needs.