A Day in the Death of Donny B. - 1969

Poor Donny B. ... forever wandering the streets looking for that fix to end all fixes. Those around him, his family, people in the neighborhood, functionaries in the system, however, know what's in store ... the degradation of junkie-life.

A surprisingly non-sanctimonious anti-smack film, this 1969 cautionary tale uses a docudrama motif underscored by a groovy soundtrack the kids can dig.

'A Day in the Death of Donny B.' makes for a thoroughly entertaining short.

Coffee House Rendezvous - 1966

Coffee House Rendezvous - 1960's

Door to Heaven - 1941

This bizarre, low-budget film was produced to propagate "the gospel of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," at least the one according to the members of this religious sect based in Wheaton, Illinois.  

Setting itself up as an instruction manual on how to get your soul through those pearly gates, the film really stretches the door metaphor thin.

Some quick tips for those who want to get to Heaven

Waterloo - Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize - 1959

In this clip multi-instrumentalists and all-around talents Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize perform rollicking, stomping rendition of Waterloo. From 1959, this number is another prime example of the world famous Bakersfield Sound.

Trailer: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla - 1952

Trailer: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla - 1952

Trailer: Diaboliques - 1955

Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 masterpiece Le Diaboliques stars the seductive Simone Signoret and his beautiful wife Vera Clouzot entangled in an intimate, criminal affair.  Still gripping even by today's standards, one wonders who is more diabolical, the characters in the film, or Henri-Georges Clouzot in his artfulness and precision crafting the first and perhaps ultimate psycho-drama.  

And if you've already seen in, don't reveal the ending.

TV & Ads: Hertz ... Driver's Seat - 1960's

Hertz ... Driver's Seat - 1960's

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