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Nazi Gotterdammerung

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” Who better than Warner Brothers to ring down the curtain on the Third Reich? In 1939 the studio alerted U.S. audiences to the activities of Bundists and saboteurs in “Confessions of a Nazi Spy.” Now in 1945 the … Continue reading

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George and Eddie-13: A Man Waits to Die. He Sits in a Cell and He Thinks.

Got it all figured out? All of them think I did it for Jean.. they don’t know Eddie Bartlett! That jackass prosecutor… almost made me laugh. ‘This is a new world we’re living in. People don’t go around trying to tear things … Continue reading

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George and Eddie-12: How Eddie Got Wise

When Pete Morgan pulled up at Elm’s Garage to have a flat fixed he was concerned about being late to relieve his partner. He had been patrolling the grounds of Government Warehouse # 1 since daybreak and he expected his … Continue reading

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George and Eddie-11: Mr. Elm’s Golem

Pete Elm was less than happy about having a guy sent to him from New York. Everybody had to do the occasional favor, that was business, but he was certain that this guy would be a drunk, or a hop-head, … Continue reading

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George and Eddie-10: An Offer

If anyone had told Eddie Bartlett that he had lived a charmed life he would undoubtedly have laughed in their faces. Nevertheless, he had gone to war and returned whole. He had gone from employee to owner and had worked … Continue reading

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George and Eddie-9: Mr. Hally Demurs

“That was a rotten thing you did George.” “Look Pa, it couldn’t be helped. Besides you know that place of Bartlett’s was a dump… a fire trap. That whole damn row was a fire waitin’ to happen. What’s so bad … Continue reading

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George and Eddie-8: Mr. Hally Opines

The passage of the Volstead Act left saloon owners in a bind. Their heretofore legal occupations were now illegal and, much as they might ram and damn and curse the long-nosed reformers, do-gooders and busy-bodies who had done this to … Continue reading

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