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July 2009 Articles (53)

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Complex tale of the life of New York gangsters from the period of the early 1900's through prohibition, and climaxing in their subsequent reunion in the 1960's. Loyal childhood friends enter a life of crime together that inevitably leads to tragedy.


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Added by Tome Wilson on July 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)



Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connolly were tough kids who grew up together in the toughest part of New York --- Hell's Kitchen. Early on, Rocky gets sent to reform school, where he learns how to be a first class criminal. Jerry, who had escaped from the law, goes straight and becomes a priest. As adults, they reunite in the old neighborhood: Jerry works with the kids who, like he and Rocky, could end up on either side of the… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 21, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - Public Enemies (2009)

Public Enemies (2009)



No one could stop Dillinger. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone: from his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Cotillard) to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillingers ganglater including the sociopathic Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham) thrilled many, Hoover (Billy Crudup) hit on the… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - The Public Enemy (1931)

The Public Enemy (1931)



Tom Powers and Matt Doyle are best friends and fellow gangsters, their lives frowned upon by Tom's straight laced brother, Mike, and Matt's straight laced sister, Molly. From their teen-aged years into young adulthood, Tom and Matt have an increasingly lucrative life, bootlegging during the Prohibition era. But Tom in particular becomes more and more brazen in what he is willing to do, and becomes more obstinate and violent… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 20, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY - The Petrified Forest (1936)

The Petrified Forest (1936)



Alan Squier, a failed, world-weary British writer, hikes into an isolated, weather-beaten desert diner in Arizona owned by Jason Marple. Jason's daughter, Gabrielle is immediately taken with the disillusioned intellectual, since they share idealistic dreams of escaping the stark reality of their lives, but her interest in Alan brings out jealousy in her gas-pumping boyfriend, Boze. Tensions rise when everyone present become… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 19, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CRIME DOESN'T PAY

Crime



This week on Dieselpunks, we'll be highlighting the low lifes that tore across America during the diesel era.



When Hollywood set their sites on capturing public enemy number one, they sometimes did a better job than the G Men hired to catch them in real life. It seemed like crime really did pay, as each and every gangster, mafiosa, and prohibition rum runner turned into a gold star on the walk of fame.



Starting today and running all well, Dieselpunks… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 19, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Henry Allingham, world's oldest man and WWI vet, dies aged 113



LONDON, England (CNN) -- Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and the oldest surviving British veteran from World War I, has died at the age of 113, his care home said Saturday.

Allingham, founding member of the modern Royal Air Force, died in his sleep at St. Dunstan's care home in Ovingdean, England, the home said in a statement.



Born on June 6, 1896, Allingham was active until his final days, having celebrated his 113th birthday last month on the HMS… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 18, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tome's birthday

I'm taking a little time off this week in honor of my birthday (14 July).

It should give me a moment to lose, regain, then lose my sanity.

In the meantime, if you have anything news worthy for the Dieselpunks blog or calendar, let me know. I'll be poking in from time to time to check up on things.

Added by Tome Wilson on July 13, 2009 at 2:50pm — 4 Comments

Women's Lib - 1930's style

Added by Tome Wilson on July 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Skyscrapers of New York (1906)

ON THE HIGHEST ROOF IN NEW YORK!



"Following 'The Tunnel Workers' we offer a new sensational production in which the action takes place largely on the dizzy heights of the uppermost girder of a twenty-story skyscraper in the heart of New York. The building is said to be the highest in the city, and overlooks Union Square. In the distance are to be seen the Flatiron Building, the Times building and other modern marvels."

- Excerpt from the Biograph Bulletin No. 88,… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 12, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - Birds on the Wing

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 11, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Name To Remember

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 11, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Open Window

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 11, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Bum's Rush

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Last Laugh

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - Lonesome Reunion

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 9, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Orange Dog

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 8, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Black Halo

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 8, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - The Old Acquaintance

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

NOIR - Philip Marlowe Week - Stranglehold

Raymond Chandler's The Adventures of Philip Marlowe



The Adventures of Philip Marlowe premiered as a weekly series on September 26, 1948.



It was well-produced, less introspective than the books or the previous series on NBC, but it had a secret weapon. Gerald Mohr excelled as Marlowe, and his snappy delivery, coupled with well-written stories and intriguing characters makes for entertaining listening. By 1949 the show was pulling the biggest… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on July 7, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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