The Incomparable Mothership #167 November 9, 2013
“Singin’ in the Rain,” “High Noon,” and “The Greatest Show on Earth.”

Space Wizard Musical

Old Movie Club returns! We look at three films from 1952: “Singin’ in the Rain,” “High Noon,” and Best Picture winner (!) “The Greatest Show on Earth.” One of these movies is not like the others. Plus: The haunting repetition of Tex Ritter! Charlton Heston’s commitment to the circus! And Phil asks Jason what it feels like to have no soul! Travel back 61 years in time and join us, won’t you?

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Show Notes

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Singin’ in the Rain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Singin’ in the Rain” on Amazon

High Noon (1952)

High Noon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“High Noon” on Amazon

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

The Greatest Show on Earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“The Greatest Show on Earth” on Amazon Instant

Incomparable #156: Airline of Snitches

Special guest star Philip Michaels gives us an old-movie education with two caper movies from the 1950s, “The Lavender Hill Mob” and “The Killing.” One’s funny, one’s not, but both teach us that crime doesn’t pay! Plus young Stanley Kubrick, funnyman Alec Guinness, the second-greatest fight scene Steve has ever seen, and a guest appearance by General Eisenhower.

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