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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Count Me Out (1946, Soundie)

Red Allen

J.C. Higginbotham

Johni Weaver


Soundie featuring Red Allen (trumpet), J.C. Higginbotham (Trombone), and Johni Weaver (Sax) performing "Count Me Out." The dancer names are unknown. Any information on who the dancers are would be greatly appreciated.

Friday, December 13, 2019

L.A. Heat (1988)


Detective Jon Chance always dreamed of being a cowboy hero, living by the "code of the West." He always pictured himself as an exemplary hero who always felt that the use of guns was not a necessity. However, Chance needs to stop dreaming. He must return to reality! Chance's assignment (and he has no choice but to accept it) is to capture this mean faced drug dealer called Clarence. This assignment has escalated into a personal vendetta for this vice detective when this nefarious drug dealer murders chance's partner, Carl, during a routine drug bust. A drug war will soon ensue between Clarence, who is trying to retrieve his drugs and money, and the police.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Love Is Not a Game (1971) [Original Title: Vill så gärna tro]


A white airline stewardess, Lillemor (Christina Schollin), falls in love with her Black American ballet teacher, Robert (Johnny Nash). However, the head instructor, Rita (Catrin Westerland), misinterpreted her relationship with Robert as something more than just friends as she becomes envious of Lillemor and Robert's bond together. With Robert's and Lillemor's romantic relationship becoming more serious, they encounter jealousy and prejudice, which makes the couple strive through various trials and tribulations.