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Yes, collectors are still revisiting, and sharing, some of their favourite old films Here are some links to films, from golden oldies to more recent. Some of them are only available for a short time, so get in quick to your favourite category:

 

FAMILY

 

ROMANCE

 

Louisa (1950)

“To her family’s discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts dating two men…a grocer and her son’s boss.

Director Alexander Hall

Writer Stanley Roberts(story by)

Stars Ronald Reagan Charles Coburn Ruth Hussey

Nominated for 1 Oscar

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042687/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jh4iuAbOAI

 

1958 Indiscreet

“An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him…even though he’s already married.

Director Stanley Donen

Writer Norman Krasna(screenplay)

Stars Cary Grant Ingrid Bergman Cecil Parker

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051773/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h26o52Oqbz0

 

Centennial Summer (1946)

“In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who’s come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Director Otto Preminger Writers

Michael Kanin(screenplay) Albert E. Idell (based on novel by)

Stars Jeanne Crain Cornel Wilde Linda Darnell

Nominated for 2 Oscars

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038406/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJg1t3CI4O4&t=3s

 

The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939).

“Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor’s secretary. Or isn’t he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his longtime fiancée, he is prevented from keeping it by his devotion to duty. Maxine, in desperation, decides to take action and bring Kenny to the altar.

Director Alexander Hall

Writers Dwight Taylor(screenplay) Sy Bartlett(screenplay) Richard Maibaum(screenplay)

Stars Melvyn Douglas Joan Blondell Clarence Kolb

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031038/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKzyw15OgHI&t=52s

 

1952 Monkey Business

“A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Director Howard Hawks

Writers Ben Hecht(screenplay) Charles Lederer(screenplay) I.A.L. Diamond(screenplay)

Stars Cary Grant Ginger Rogers Marilyn Monroe

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044916/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAiTvtGIJ-0&t=86s

 

Our Town (1940) Drama, Romance Full Length Film

“Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

Director Sam Wood

Writers Thornton Wilder(play) Frank Craven(screenplay) Harry Chandlee(screenplay)

Stars William Holden Martha Scott Fay Bainter

Nominated for 6 Oscars

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032881/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ImAugEJzg

 

 

KIDS

 

The Sky’s the Limit (1975)

“A family is thrown into turmoil when a grandson convinces his grandfather to teach him to fly.

Director Tom Leetch

Writer Harry Spalding

Stars Pat O’Brien Lloyd Nolan Ike Eisenmann

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073719/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7FZoR7zdq0

 

The Horsemasters (1961)

“”The Horsemasters” was a 2-part episode of “The Magical World of Walt Disney” TV show from 1961 which screened theatrically in some countries. A group of young people do a course in horsemanship in England.

Director William Fairchild

Writers William Fairchild(Writer) Don Stanford(novel) Ted Willis(Writer)

Stars Tony Britton John Fraser Annette Funicello

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12226542/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flle83PY9vg

 

Cinderella (Childhood Productions)

‘”Cinderella” is a delightful musical version of the classic fairytale of a good-natured girl and her wicked stepmother. When the local prince holds a ball for all the women in the land so he can find a wife, Cinderella is forbidden to go. With the aid of her good fairy godmother, however, Cinderella attends the ball and wins the prince’s heart.

Director Fritz Genschow

Writers  Jacob Grimm(fairy tale)Wilhelm Grimm(fairy tale)Fritz Genschow(screenplay)

Stars Rita-Maria Nowotny Renée Stobrawa Änne Bruck

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047843/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTlJp9ufdoA

 

Winx Club – Magical Adventure [FULL MOVIE]

“At Alfea College, fairy warriors from all over the universe study to improve their supernatural powers. Bloom from planet Earth joins them upon discovery of her magical ability.

Creator Iginio Straffi

Stars Letizia Ciampa Gemma Donati Domitilla D’Amico

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421482/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_huLZPULZg

 

 

Ever After High: Chapter 1

“The students of all the fairytale characters attend Ever After High, where they are either Royals (students who want to follow in their parent’s footsteps) or Rebels (students who wish to write their own destiny).

Stars Cindy Robinson Valerie Arem Todd Haberkorn

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3312378/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWC6dANBLX4

 

 

Ever After High?The Cat Who Cried Wolf?Ever After High Official?Cartoons for Kids 10.53

Stars Valerie Arem(voice)Laura Bailey(voice)Todd Haberkorn(voice)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5428008/?ref_=tt_rvi_tt_t_1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdtjZ25p_Rc

 

SISSI THE YOUNG EMPRESS EP. 1 | full episodes | HD | kids cartoons | animated series in English

“The smart and beautiful Sissi does everything to be with her beloved charming Prince Franz, but many people try to stop the couple from living happily ever after…

Creator Natalie Altmann(story arch)

Stars Jacob Tierney Terri Hawkes Terrence Scammell

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283213/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5srHoJ2oL9U

 

 

COMEDY

 

High Spirits (1988)

“When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

Director Neil Jordan

Writer Neil Jordan

Stars Peter O’Toole Daryl Hannah Steve Guttenberg

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095304/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTf25FJdGYI&t=10s

 

Prudence and the Pill (1968)

“The conflicting and comical attempts by a wealthy London banker and his mistress, together with four other couples, to avoid pregnancy by using contraceptive pills.

Directors Fielder Cook Ronald Neame(uncredited)

Writer Hugh Mills(screenplay)

Stars Deborah Kerr David Niven Robert Coote

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063467/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEnud5ALbYA&t=1s

 

Carlton Beer Draught – It´s a BIG Ad, Music: Carl Orff Carmina Burana HQ

https://youtu.be/Pw_twlhaUgE

 

I can’t call Australia home — when humour reveals painful truths

“Comedian Sammy J has taken aim at the India travel ban with a spoof of an iconic Aussie song.

IMOGEN CHAMPAGNE MAY 07, 2021

‘The iconic Peter Allen song turned highly successful Qantas advert “I still call Australia home” has been given a 2021 twist by comedian and ABC Radio Melbourne breakfast host Sammy J, with his recent rendition of “I can’t call Australia home”, co-written with Chris McDonald and James Pender.”

https://www.crikey.com.au/2021/05/07/sammy-j-song-india-travel-ban/?utm_campaign=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

DRAMA

 

Under Capricorn (1949) Alfred Hitchcock Ingrid Bergman Michael Wilding Joseph Cotton Full Movie

“A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.

Director Alfred Hitchcock

Writers John Colton(play )Margaret Linden(play) Helen Simpson(novel)

Stars Ingrid Bergman Joseph Cotton Michael Wilding

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042004/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mknDrUKq-IY

 

REBECCA (1940 Best Picture) 1080p Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine Full Movie

“A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat’s wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife’s spectral presence.

Director Alfred Hitchcock

Writers Daphne Du Maurier(celebrated novel) Robert E. Sherwood(screen play) Joan Harrison(screen play)

Stars Laurence Olivier Joan Fontaine George Sanders

Won 2 Oscars”

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032976/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dehEQ6G8WfE

 

A doll’s house (1973) 6.5 English language +English subtitles

“Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) had years earlier committed a forgery, in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald (Sir Anthony Hopkins). Now she is being blackmailed, and lives in fear of her husband finding out, and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his career. But, when the truth comes out, Nora is shocked to learn where she really stands … Read all

Director Patrick Garland

Writers Henrik Ibsen(play “Et dukkehjem”) Christopher Hampton(screenplay)

Stars Claire Bloom Anthony Hopkins Ralph Richardson

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069987/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZo6gL3CwrE

 

Rex Harrison in Platonov 1971 – BBC Play of the Month

“A brilliant fellow, Platonov, and he might be a good husband, too – if only women would let him.

Director Christopher Morahan

Writers Anton Chekhov(play) John Elliot(adaptation)

Stars Rex Harrison Patsy Byrne Siân Phillips

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067586/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfFP10JB5II

 

BBC Play of the Month Chekhov’s “The Wood Demon” 1974 Francesca Annis Ian Holm

“A luncheon party gathers to celebrate a wealthy unmarried man’s birthday; his sister hopes he’ll marry Sonya, the daughter of a selfish gout-ridden old professor who makes life Hell for his son George and his young wife, Helen. At the luncheon is Khrushchov, a passionate environmentalist, called “the Wood Demon” by all, in love with Sonya and she with him, but neither will say it.

Director Donald McWhinnie

Writers Anton Chekhov(play)Ronald Hingley(translation)

Stars Ian Holm Francesca Annis Ronald Hines

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072420/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHHuKAtJbaM

 

The Critic 1779 comedy by William Brinsley Sheridan, 1982 TV production, Topaz AI Enhanced

“In this classic eighteenth-century satire, Mr. Puff, a foppish, would-be playwright-critic, invites his literary-minded associates to see a production of his horrendous and nonsensical spectacular, “The Spanish Armada”, confident that he has written a great play.

Director Don Taylor

Writers Richard B. Sheridan(play) Don Taylor(additional dialogue)

Stars John Gielgud Hywel Bennett Nigel Hawthorne

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301142/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adoKLzgiDEc

 

CRIME

 

The Paradine Case (1947) 1080p Alfred Hitchcock Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Louis Jourdan Full Movie

“A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Director Alfred Hitchcock

Writers Robert Hichens(from the novel by) Alma Reville(adaptation) David O. Selznick(screen play)

Stars Gregory Peck Ann Todd Charles Laughton

Nominated for 1 Oscar

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039694/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPuPZNTP6CA

 

The Third Visitor  1951

“Mr. Richard Carling is found dead in his home with a house full of suspects.

Director Maurice Elvey

Writers Gerald Anstruther(play) David Evans

Stars Sonia Dresdel Guy Middleton Hubert Gregg

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0256432/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc1YfNyxtng

 

Behind Green Lights (1946) Classic Film-Noir, Mystery

“Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

Director Otto Brower

Writers Scott Darling(original screenplay) Charles G. Booth(original screenplay)

Stars Carole Landis William Gargan Richard Crane

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038346/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTQA_RdApeI

 

Orson Welles, Loretta Young War Crimes Thriller | The Stranger (1946)

“An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director Orson Welles

Writers Anthony Veiller(screenplay) Victor Trivas(adaptation) Decla Dunning(adaptation)

Stars Orson Welles Edward G. Robinson Loretta Young

Nominated for 1 Oscar

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038991/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3EUs0sRP6M&t=2s

 

Dial M for Murder 1981 Angie Dickinson, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quayle

“A London businessman concocts an intricate plan to murder his unfaithful wife for her money.

Director Boris Sagal

Writers John Gay(teleplay) Frederick Knott(play)

Stars Angie Dickinson Christopher Plummer Anthony Quayle

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082265/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTQ97QMrLLM

 

KISS OF DEATH 1947 1080p Film Noir Full Movie [Victor Mature, Richard Widmark, Coleen Gray

“Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn’t roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.

Director Henry Hathaway

Writers Ben Hecht(screen play) Charles Lederer(screen play) Eleazar Lipsky(story)

Stars Victor Mature Brian Donlevy Coleen Gray

Nominated for 2 Oscars

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039536/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv_OltmAEqg&t=1s

 

Mr Ace 1946

“A rich society woman uses a gangster to win a congressional election.

Director Edwin L. Marin

Writer Fred F. Finklehoffe

Stars George Raft Sylvia Sidney Stanley Ridges

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038752/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kBXuGECEAg

 

Margery & Gladys 2003

“Haughty, recently widowed Margery Heywood and her cleaner Gladys Gladwell go on the run after mistakenly believing that they have killed a teen-age burglar and, having held up a post office for Gladys’s money and given petty crook Terry Mason a lift they are soon pursued by the police.

Director Geoffrey Sax

Writers John Flanagan Andrew McCulloch

Stars Penelope Keith June Brown Alan David

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376747/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmLD4eS9BRw

 

Three Guys Named Mike (1951)

“A stewardess becomes romantically involved with an airline pilot, a college professor, and a successful businessman, all of whom are named Mike. When the three find out about each other, she has to decide which one she loves the most.

Director Charles Walters

Writers Sidney Sheldon(screen play ) Ruth Brooks Flippen(story) Ethel Wells(suggestions)

Stars Jane Wyman Van Johnson Howard Keel

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044125/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhI4RiZOEKU

 

Kathleen Harrison, Sybil Thorndike, Estelle Winwood in – Alive and Kicking 1958

“Three elderly ladies tire of living in an old people’s home and when they heard that they are about to be separated, they make a bid for freedom. They escape to an island off the Irish coast and are about to occupy a group of cottages when the owner, an Irish millionaire, just returned from making his fortune in America, appears on the scene.

Director Cyril Frankel

Writers William Dinner(based on an idea by)William Morum (based on an idea by)Denis Cannan(screenplay)

Stars Sybil Thorndike Kathleen Harrison Estelle Winwood

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051346/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ge3YbqHAEs

 

Alastair Sim Trevor Howard Thriller Full Movie | Green for Danger (1946) | Retrospective

“After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Director Sidney Gilliat

Writers Christianna Brand (from the novel by) Sidney Gilliat(screenplay) Claud Gurney(screenplay)

Stars Alastair Sim Sally Gray Trevor Howard

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038577/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zluRBp7al1I

 

 

Scarlet Street (1945) Fritz Lang- Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller Film (English with Foreign subtitles)

“A man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, though her fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.

Director Fritz Lang

Writers Georges de La Fouchardière (novel and play “La Chienne”) André Mouëzy-Éon (novel and play “La Chienne” in collaboration with) Dudley Nichols(screen play)

Stars Edward G. Robinson Joan Bennett Dan Duryea

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038057/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNRSxu22NxU&t=33s

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES | THE SPIDER WOMAN (1943)

“Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called “pajama suicides”. He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.

Director Roy William Neill

Writers Bertram Millhauser (screenplay) Arthur Conan Doyle(story)

Stars Basil Rathbone Nigel Bruce Gale Sondergaard

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037303/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZM2lDMna3k

 

Vice Squad 1953 Film Noir – Edward G Robinson, Paulette Goddard, Lee Van Cleef [Full Movie]

“Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

Director Arnold Laven

Writers Lawrence Roman(screenplay) Leslie T. White(novel “Harness Bull”)

Stars Edward G. Robinson Paulette Goddard K.T. Stevens

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046514/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o05Rv0HkhxI

 

One Way Street 1950

“After stealing a gangster’s money and his girlfriend, a doctor heads for a small village in Mexico.

Director Hugo Fregonese

Writer Lawrence Kimble (story and screenplay)

Stars James Mason Märta Torén Dan Duryea

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042809/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRA2m-1RVxY&t=5s

 

The Man I Married 1940

“Anti-Nazi tract laced with 1938 newsreel footage finds American girl (Bennett) married to a German (Lederer) gradually learning he is a Nazi, trying to get their son to America.

Director Irving Pichel

Writers Oscar Schisgall (short story) Oliver H.P. Garrett(screen play)

Stars Joan Bennett Francis Lederer Lloyd Nolan

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032746/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izyrQMHBDWE

 

A Stranger in My Arms (1959)

“After the Korean War, an Air Force pilot meets the family of his KIA navigator and recalls, in flashbacks, the circumstances of their ordeal, after being shot down.

Director Helmut Käutner

Writers Robert Wilder(novel “And Ride a Tiger”) Peter Berneis

Stars June Allyson Jeff Chandler Sandra Dee

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051358/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R69G_vJ5cI&t=53s

 

Outrage! (1986) | Beau Bridges Robert Preston Linda Purl

“After a technicality results in the release of a man being tried for the rape and murder of a young woman, her father murders the man. Admitting his guilt and refusing to use temporary insanity, the father places his attorney in a virtual no-win situation. In an extreme effort, the attorney decides to call the judge who released the murderer originally…

Director Walter Grauman

Writer Henry Denker(teleplay by)

Stars Robert Preston Beau Bridges Burgess Meredith

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091709/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frons2XLqMY

 

Who Is This Monster?

“She went undercover to catch a rapist. Two decades later, she finally got her chance.

by Catherine Rentz; Illustrations by Isabel Seliger, special to ProPublica

https://www.propublica.org/article/who-is-this-monster?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations&utm_content=feature

 

WAR

 

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (1999)

“When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn’t realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her Representative gets her an interview with the C.I.A. and accidentally gets her an assignment to Morocco for a supposedly easy task of picking up an encrypted code book.

Director Anthony Pullen Shaw

Writers Dorothy Gilman(novel) Robert T. Megginson(teleplay)

Stars  Angela Lansbury Thomas Ian Griffith Ed Bishop

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202045/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4EPG9eNsfM&t=1s

 

 

REVOLUTION

April Morning” 1988 Lexington/Concord – American Revolution TV-Movie

“On the morning of April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began with the “shot heard ’round the world.

Director Delbert Mann

Writers Howard Fast(novel “April Morning”) James Lee Barrett(teleplay)

Stars Tommy Lee Jones Susan Blakely Chad Lowe

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094673/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IQkkmGiTxQ&t=1s

 

INSPIRATIONAL

 

The Snows of Kilimanjaro – Full Movie | Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

“Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors Henry King Roy Ward Baker(uncredited)

Writers Casey Robinson(screenplay) Ernest Hemingway(short story)

Stars Gregory Peck Susan Hayward Ava Gardner

Nominated for 2 Oscars

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045162/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ph_K-qBpg8

 

Valentino (1951)

“Italian immigrant Rudolph Valentino makes it big in silent Hollywood, but he ends up struggling between his career and the woman he loves.

Director Lewis Allen

Writer George Bruce(screenplay)

Stars Eleanor Parker Richard Carlson Patricia Medina

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044177/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNF6Hfk7muU

 

Golden Boy 1939

“Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director Rouben Mamoulian

Writers

Lewis Meltzer(screenplay) Daniel Taradash (screenplay) Sarah Y. Mason(screenplay)

Stars Barbara Stanwyck Adolphe Menjou William Holden

Nominated for 1 Oscar

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031377/?ref_=tt_sims_tt_i_1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oOBXnaKisc

 

The Great Man (1956 Full Movie)

“Joe Harris, preparing a eulogy for popular radio commentator Herb Fuller, finds that nobody has a good word to say about him.

Director José Ferrer

Writers Al Morgan(screenplay) José Ferrer(screenplay)

Stars José Ferrer Dean Jagger Keenan Wynn

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049280/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Mf5f2uKFc

 

A House Divided | Jennifer Beals Lisa Gay Hamilton Sam Waterston

“In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive her of the birthright which her beloved father David had struggled for so long to create….

Director John Kent Harrison

Writers Kent Anderson Leslie(book “Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda Dickson”) Paris Qualles(screenplay)

Stars Sam Waterston Jennifer Beals LisaGay Hamilton

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241147/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVHXfYtYGk

 

DOCUMENTARY

St. Louis Blues 1958

“Will Handy grows up in Memphis with his preacher father and his Aunt Hagar. His father intends for him to use his musical gifts only in church, but he can’t stay away from the music of the streets and workers. After he writes a theme song for a local politician, Gogo, a speakeasy singer, convinces Will to be her accompanist.

Director Allen Reisner

Writers Ted Sherdeman Robert Smith

Stars Nat ‘King’ Cole Eartha Kitt Cab Calloway

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052234/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvSUIQyNCBU

 

AUDIO – BBC RADIO ANTHOLOGY SERIES

 

The Dark Tower – Orson Welles – Suspense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFfDH_TRQqY

 

The Thirty-Nine Steps – Ida Lupino – Robert Montgomery – Lux Radio Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRrap3wTGfw

 

– (QESP Editor’s Note: If anyone has a favourite old film to share, send the link to me at [email protected] . Thanks, Ted )

 

NEWS

Flight to justice: fugitive hands himself in

By Daisy Hudson Friday, 28 May 2021

News Dunedin Crime

“After being on the run for five weeks, a wanted man paid for a helicopter to fly him out of the bush so he could hand himself in.”

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/crime/flight-justice-fugitive-hands-himself

 

 

POLITICS

‘Death of the river system’: Nationals make it legal to illegally take water from Upper Darling

by Callum Foote | May 5, 2021 | Energy & Environment

https://www.michaelwest.com.au/death-of-the-river-system-nationals-make-it-legal-to-illegally-take-water-from-upper-darling/

 

Data reveals Indigenous businesses contribute at least $4.9b to economy

By Shannon Jenkins Tuesday May 4, 2021

“New research has highlighted the significant economic, social and cultural contributions that Indigenous businesses make to Australia, including at least $4.88 billion to the economy.

 

The inaugural snapshot study, led by the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Business Research Group, has utilised data pooled from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Aboriginal business data custodians.”

https://www.themandarin.com.au/155663-data-reveals-indigenous-businesses-contribute-at-least-4-9b-to-economy/?utm_campaign=TheJuice&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Community group spent over $1.2 million to fight Shenhua mine

John Ellicott  30 Apr 2021

https://www.theland.com.au/story/7232404/breeza-group-beats-big-miner-to-stamp-out-coal-mine/?cs=4951

 

MAY 1, 2021 AT 2:16 PM

Unlocked

Podcast 21: Why Australia sucks so much at EVs FFS | with Ketan Joshi

“Dear Patrons
Here’s the podcast companion to our Honest Government Ad about Electric vehicles!
The HGA has had a great reach – with over 1M views across our pages just in the first week.

But now the podcast gives us a chance to have a much more detailed discussion about this topic, and I’m stoked to have as my guest one of my favourite communicators on Australia’s climate and energy policies – Ketan Joshi – who takes us on a journey from Norway, which has succeeded in electrifing its transport system; to Australia, which is failing at it; all the way to the Victorian State Government which is trying to introduce a tax on EVs… FFS.
You can listen to the full version of this interview on our podcast; which you can also find by searching for The Juice Media Podcast on your podcast app.

https://youtu.be/F2UUlo89cpE

 

 

Texas Enabled the Worst Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Catastrophe in Recent U.S. History

They used their car to stay warm when a winter storm brought down the Texas power grid. In a state that doesn’t require carbon monoxide alarms in homes, they had no warning they were poisoning themselves.

by Perla Trevizo, Ren Larson, Lexi Churchill, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune; Mike Hixenbaugh and Suzy Khimm, NBC News

 

 

Italy’s Anti-Mafia Directorate and the “Dirty Campaign” to Criminalize Migration

Zach Campbell, Lorenzo D’Agostino

Internal documents reveal how a niche police office in Rome quietly shaped EU border policy in the central Mediterranean.

 

A dossier of lies and falsehoods

How Scott Morrison manipulates the truth

A Dossier of Lies and Falsehoods • Crikey

 

MONEY

Dogecoin ‘bubble’ surges ahead of Elon Musk’s debut on Saturday Night Live

By business reporter David Chau.

“Dogecoin was originally created as a “joke” several years ago to poke fun at bitcoin and the manic surge in cryptocurrencies.

But thanks to Tesla boss Elon Musk, who has been spruiking it on Twitter in the past few months, dogecoin is now the most expensive joke in the world.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-07/dogecoin-elon-musk-tesla-snl-to-the-moon-doge/100113706

 

SOCIAL

What is drink spiking? How can you know if it’s happened to you, and how can it be prevented?

Nicole Lee, Curtin University; Jarryd Bartle, RMIT University

Preventing drink spiking is a collective responsibility, not something to be shouldered by potential victims.

https://theconversation.cmail19.com/t/r-l-tlijlijt-ihihuyyuhh-c/

(QESP Editor’s Note: See also

That Mitchell and Webb Look: Homeopathic A&E

Hilarious sketch from the fourth episode of series three of ‘That Mitchell and Webb Look.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

 

 

SCIENCE

Yuan Longping, Plant Scientist Who Helped Curb Famine, Dies at 90

“His development of high-yield rice hybrids in the 1970s led to steeply rising harvests in Asia and Africa and made him a national hero in China, credited with saving countless lives.

By Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley May 23, 2021

Keith Bradsher reported from Shanghai and Chris Buckley from Sydney, Australia.

A version of this article appears in print on May 24, 2021, Section D, Page 8 of the New York edition with the headline: Yuan Longping, 90, Scientist Who Helped Curb Famine, Is Dead.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/23/world/asia/yuan-longping-dead.html

 

The Ransomware Superhero of Normal, Illinois

“Thanks to Michael Gillespie, an obscure programmer at a Nerds on Call repair store, hundreds of thousands of ransomware victims have recovered their files for free.

by Renee Dudley Oct. 28, 2019”

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ransomware-superhero-of-normal-illinois?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=majorinvestigations&utm_content=river

 

Advanced Technique for Developing Digital Twins Makes Tech Universally Applicable

UT News May 20, 2021

‘Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and industry partner The Jessara Group have developed what they’re calling a universally applicable digital twin mathematical model. The framework was designed to facilitate predictive digital twins at scale. MIT’s Michael Kapteyn said, “Using probabilistic graphical models, we create a mathematical model of the digital twin that applies broadly across application domains.” The researchers used this technique to generate a structural digital twin of a custom-built unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art sensors. Said Jacob Pretorius of the Jessara Group, “The value of integrated sensing solutions has been recognized for some time, but combining them with the digital twin concept takes that to a new level. We are on the cusp of an exciting future for intelligent engineering systems.” ‘

https://orange.hosting.lsoft.com/trk/click?ref=znwrbbrs9_6-2b1dcx32b65ax096722&

 

KTH, Royal Institute of Technology. “Nuclear terrorism could be intercepted by neutron-gamma detector that pinpoints source.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 May 2021. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/05/210519163628.htm

 

COVID

 

What’s the Valneva COVID-19 vaccine, the French shot that’s supposed to be ‘variant proof’?

Adam Taylor, Griffith University

“It sounds too good to be true, a vaccine that can protect against future virus variants. But governments around the world are keen to learn more.”

 

Astra Zeneca vaccine not effective against new Covid strains as African variant spreads to Indonesia

by Callum Foote | May 7, 2021 | Business

https://www.michaelwest.com.au/astra-zeneca-vaccine-not-effective-against-new-covid-strains-as-african-variant-spreads-to-indonesia/

 

Australia’s lagging vaccine rollout estimated to cost $16.4 billion

By Melissa Coade Thursday May 6, 2021

“The McKell Institute has released new modelling that shows extending the closure of international borders on account of Australia’s slow vaccine rollout rate will cost billions.

The current rate of vaccination is likely to set back the opening of Australia’s borders to the world by an extra 81 days than planned, the report says. Modelling shows that the economic cost of this delay is approximately $16.4 billion”

https://www.themandarin.com.au/155939-australias-lagging-vaccine-rollout-estimated-to-cost-16-4-billion/?utm_campaign=TheJuice&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

 

QESP Blog

QESP Editor’s Note: MARIA POPOVA discusses

Regina Spektor Reads “The Everyday Enchantment of Music,” by Mark Strand

‘“A rough sound was polished until it became a smoother sound, which was polished until it became music,” Mark Strand wrote in his splendid poem touching on the materiality of that enchantment: Music is matter dancing in the mind.’

 

Events 

ACOSM 2020: Responsible Business Conduct

ACOSM 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date will be advised when the restrictions have been lifted.

Quotes

Quote of the Day

“Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”  ? Edward Snowden

Quote from Yesteryear

“The internet? Is that thing still around?” – Homer Simpson

Ted Smillie

QESP Chair