Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

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     On December 1, 1939, Twentieth Century-Fox released Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939), the second film in the three film series.  Gordon Harker starred as Scotland Yard Inspector Hornleigh.  The film opens in Brighton-on-the-Sea, where a storm has kept Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant Sergeant Bingham, played by Alastair Sim, inside for their first few vacation days.    

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You? A Catholic?

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     This post is the fourth of four posts detailing my reasons for returning to the Catholic Church.  You can read the first post here. You can read the second post here.  You can read the third post here.  I wrote “Journey Home” to explain my decision and give people the chance to ask me sincere questions about this decision.

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Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

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     On July 20, 1933, Universal Pictures released Secret of the Blue Room (1933).  Produced by Carl Laemmle, the film is set in a castle, where 20 years earlier three people were mysteriously murdered.  Secret of the Blue Room opens with three suitors present for the twenty-first birthday of Irene von Helldorf, played by Gloria Stuart.  The inimitable Lionel

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The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935)

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     The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) is an adaption of one of the Ellery Queen novels.  Two cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee, who wrote a number of detective novels under the pseudonym of the title character.  In this film, Ellery Queen is taking a vacation to California with his friend Judge Macklin.      Of course, they are

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Morrissey vs. Poole Revised and On Sale

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     We recently revised my second combat sports history book, Morrissey vs. Poole: Politics, Prizefighting and The Murder of Bill the Butcher.  I enjoyed researching and writing this book more than my other titles because it crosses the 19th Century bare knuckle prizefighting world, New York City politics as well as national politics.      World Bare Knuckle Prizefighting Champion

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Reasons of Faith

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     This post is the third of four posts detailing my reasons for returning to the Catholic Church.  You can read the first post here. You can read the second post here.  I wrote “Journey Home” to explain my decision and give people the chance to ask me sincere questions about this decision.  I will make every effort to answer

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