Abbott And Costello - Robinson Crusoe With Charles Laughton
The Best Old Time Radio Shows
Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work with radio, film, and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s, and the highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is considered one of the best-known comedy routines of all time. Their popularity waned in the early 1950s due to overexposure and changing tastes in comedy, and their film and television contracts lapsed. The partnership ended soon afterwards.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/classicoldtimeradio/support
Charles Laughton stars in a pair of stories pulled from the pages of two great English writers. These tales of murder have plenty of dark comedy mixed in along with the corpses and crimes. First, a garden party results in an accidental homicide in Dorothy L. Sayers' "The Fountain Plays" (originally aired on CBS on November 23, 1944). Then, a man discovers a new hobby - murder - in John Collier's "De Mortuis" (originally aired on CBS on February 10, 1949).
Comedy Tuesday: Abbott and Costello - with Charles Laughton (02-10-1944)
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Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s and the highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time. Their popularity waned in the early 1950s due to overexposure and their film and television contracts lapsed. The partnership ended soon afterwards. he team's first known radio broadcast was on The Kate Smith Hour on February 3, 1938. At first, the similarities between their voices made it difficult for radio listeners (as opposed to stage audiences) to tell them apart during their rapid-fire repartee. As a result, Costello affected a high-pitched, childish voice. "Who's on First?" was first performed for a national radio audience the following month. They performed on the program as regulars for two years, while also landing roles in a Broadway revue, The Streets of Paris, in 1939. Abbott and Costello on radio (note Abbott without toupee normally worn in films) After debuting their own program, The Abbott and Costello Show, as Fred Allen's summer replacement in 1940, Abbott and Costello joined Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy on The Chase and Sanborn Hour in 1941. Two of their films (Buck Privates and Hold That Ghost) were adapted for Lux Radio Theater that year. Their program returned in its own weekly time slot starting on October 8, 1942 and Camel cigarettes as sponsor. The Abbott and Costello Show mixed comedy with musical interludes (by vocalists such as Connie Haines, Ashley Eustis, the Delta Rhythm Boys, Skinnay Ennis, Marilyn Maxwell and the Les Baxter Singers). Regulars and semi-regulars on the show included Artie Auerbach ("Mr. Kitzel"), Elvia Allman, Iris Adrian, Mel Blanc, Wally Brown, Sharon Douglas, Verna Felton, Sidney Fields, Frank Nelson, Martha Wentworth and Benay Venuta. Ken Niles was the show's longtime announcer, doubling as an exasperated foil to Costello, who routinely insulted his on-air wife (played by Elvia Allman). Niles was succeeded by Michael Roy, alternating over the years with Frank Bingman and Jim Doyle. The show went through several orchestras, including those of Ennis, Charles Hoff, Matty Matlock, Matty Malneck, Jack Meakin, Will Osborne, Fred Rich, Leith Stevens and Peter van Steeden. The show's writers included Howard Harris, Hal Fimberg, Parke Levy, Don Prindle, Eddie Cherkose (later known as Eddie Maxwell), Leonard B. Stern, Martin Ragaway, Paul Conlan and Eddie Forman, as well as producer Martin Gosch. Sound effects were handled primarily by Floyd Caton. Guest stars included Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, The Andrews Sisters and Lucille Ball. n 1947 the show moved to ABC (the former NBC Blue Network). During their time on ABC the duo also hosted a 30-minute children's radio program (The Abbott and Costello Children's Show) on Saturday mornings. The program featured child vocalist Anna Mae Slaughter and child announcer Johnny McGovern. It finished its run in 1949.
Birdseye Frosted Foods presents The Dinah Shore Show with Wally Brown, Robert Emmett Dolan and his Orchestra, the Joseph Lilley singers and special guest Charles Laughton and of course Dinah Shore! Duration: 29:53 Starring: Dinah Shore, Charles Laughton Broadcast Date: 29th June 1944
CK#195: Directores de una sola película: De Charles Laughton a Ricardo Bofill
Dirigir una película es una aventura compleja que puede ser el inicio de una larga carrera en el mundo del cine o el fin de la ilusión de un amante del séptimo arte. Es el momento de redescubrir a esos directores que, tras su primera experiencia tras las cámaras, no volvieron a dirigir nunca más. Todo un Charles Laughton no repitió tras un clasicazo como La noche del cazador y Herk Harvey rodó un único film pero de absoluto culto como Carnival of souls. ¿Alguien se acuerda de los superhéroes de Mistery Men? Pues de su director, nadie, como seguramente todos olvidamos que Ricardo Bofill perpetró Hot milk o que la secuela de El Mago de Oz traumatizó a una generación y acabó con la carrera de su creador Walter Murch. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
Episode 112: Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter' (1955)
Her Head in Films
In this episode, I talk about Charles Laughton's 1955 film "The Night of the Hunter." It's about two young children--John and Pearl--who are pursued by a dangerous man on the hunt for the money their father stole and gave to them. This is a classic film and a masterpiece and one of the most terrifying films I've ever seen. I provide some information about the making of the film and explore how it looks at evil, male violence, religion, and much more. There are spoilers in this episode. Consider making this podcast sustainable by supporting it on Patreon.Subscribe to the Her Head in Films Newsletter.Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.Original logo by Dhiyanah HassanFull Show Notes:Use the code "CINEMA" for your first month free at Ovid.tvMy favorite films on OvidBirth of a MovementMy episode on Terrence Malick's The Tree of LifeMy episode on Terrence Malick's Days of HeavenJack CardiffCameraman: The Life and Work of Jack CardiffPandora and the Flying DutchmanBlack NarcissusMy episode on Barbara Loden's WandaMy episode on Kathleen Collins's Losing GroundMy episode on Theo Angelopoulos's Landscape in the MistMy episode on The Enchanted CottageThe Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath"Pursuit" by Sylvia PlathGreen Eyes by Marguerite DurasMy Sources:Criterion Collection DVDTerrence Rafferty - "The Night of the Hunter: Holy Terror" (Criterion)
HLC - "Night of the Hunter" by Davis Grubb and "Night of the Hunter" dir. by Charles Laughton
Westside Fairytales: Horror and Dark Fiction Stories
A discussion of this month's dual recommendations, Davis Grubb's debut 1953 novel "Night of the Hunter" and its 1955 film adaptation by Charles Laughton. I also give my first impression of the new “Locke and Key” series on Netflix and ramble on about the greatness of Tobe Hooper’s classic, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramJoin the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “Night of the Hunter” by Davis GrubbRandom horror recommendation: Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.