Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

This series, produced and hosted by Morehead State University professor of Media Production Jeffrey Hill, is an opportunity to view a collection of classic Hollywood films and television shows.

All Past Episodes

Inner Sanctum; Our Gang

01:25:20 | #604

This 1948 feature film is based on the Inner Sanctum Mystery radio program. Bud/Stax (Clearance) Graves is our Kentucky connection. Graves is also involved in the Our Gang short.

Trapped by Television; All-Star Bond Rally

01:25:00 | #603

Our 1936 feature film stars Lexington, Kentucky native Olivia Joyce Compton. A collection of Hollywood heavies appear in the 1945 short program encouraging people to buy Bonds to support WWII.

Human Monster; Popeye Cartoon

01:26:31 | #602

Bela Lugosi stars in this 1939 feature film. The film stars Edmon Ryan from Cecilia, Kentucky. Also playing is a 20th anniversary Popeye cartoon.

The Giant Gila Monster; Frank Sinatra Short

01:27:00 | #601

Our feature film was produced in 1959. The film stars Kentucky native Paul Tanner. Also, a 10-minute short from 1945 starring Frank Sinatra is shown.

Streets of New York; Dragnet

01:34:26 | #510

A young Jackie Cooper in the film Streets of New York (aka The Abe Lincoln of Ninth Avenue) from 1939 is presented. The actor Buddy Pepper is our Kentucky connection. An episode of the TV show Dragnet completes the program.

The Flying Deuces; Dragnet; Dick Tracy

01:56:16 | #509

Laurel and Hardy in the film The Flying Deuces from 1939 is shown. Charles Middleton, playing the Commandant, is the Kentucky connection. An episode of Dragnet and a Dick Tracy serial rounds out the program.

Life with Father

01:57:40 | #508

The Michael Curtiz directed film Life with Father from 1947 is presented. Irene Dunn, born in Louisville, Kentucky, plays the female lead.

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter; Sherlock Holmes; Newsreel

01:57:01 | #507

The film Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter from 1966 is shown. The Kentucky connection is actor Roger Creed, born in Fulton, Kentucky, playing Butch Curry. We also watch a Sherlock Holmes TV show from the mid 1950's and a newsreel highlighting Lou Gehrig's retirement from the Yankees.

Breaking The Ice; The Three Musketeers

01:56:05 | #506

The film Breaking the Ice from 1938 is showcased. The Kentucky connection is the comedic actor Billy Gilbert playing Mr. Small. Also, a young John Wayne appears in an episode of The Three Musketeers serial from 1933.

Aerial Gunner; Rudy Vallee

01:26:31 | #505

The film Aerial Gunner from 1943 is presented. Olive Blakeney, playing Mrs. Sanford Lunt, is the Kentucky connection. A Rudy Vallee short completes our program.

Glorifying The American Girl; Dick Tracy

01:56:41 | #504

The Kentucky connection is Millard Webb, who directed Glorifying the American Girl. We also watch a chapter from the 1937 Dick Tracy serial.

Trapped; Jack Benny

01:25:41 | #503

Lloyd Bridges stars in the film Trapped from 1949. This film has Robert Karnes, born in Paducah, Kentucky, playing Agent Fred Foreman. Also, a short piece from the Jack Benny show.

The Big Combo; Dick Tracy

01:57:11 | #502

The film The Big Combo from 1955 is presented. This film noir thriller's Kentucky connection is actor Herbert Lytton from Falmouth, Kentucky. Also, a chapter from the Dick Tracy serial from 1937.

A Star is Born

01:55:17 | #501

The 1937 film A Star is Born is presented. This story of rags to riches stars Janet Gaynor. The Kentucky connection is Henderson, Kentucky native Virgil Kinely Oliver, known in Hollywood as actor Ted Oliver.

Delightfully Dangerous and The Beverly Hillbillies Pilot

01:57:50 | #413

The feature film "Delightfully Dangerous" from 1945 is screened. The Kentucky connection is Louisville native Hunt Stromberg. Also screened is the pilot episode of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Swing High Swing Low

01:26:00 | #412

The feature film "Swing High Swing Low" from 1937, starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray, is screened. The Kentucky connection is Newport native Earl Hayman.

The Steel Claw and The Colgate Comedy Hour

01:57:30 | #411

The feature film The Steel Claw from 1961, starring George Montgomery, is screened. The Kentucky connection is Mayfield native Alan Wyatt. Also screened is part of The Colgate Comedy Hour starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

The Scarlet Letter and Night in the Show

01:27:20 | #410

The feature film The Scarlet Letter from 1934 is screened. The Kentucky connection is Owensboro native Jesse Duffy. Also screened is the Charlie Chaplin short film Night in the Show.

The Time of Your Life and Musketeers of Pig Alley

01:55:40 | #409

The feature film The Time of Your Life from 1948, starring James Cagney, is screened. The Kentucky connection is Owensboro native Tom Powers. Also screened is D.W. Griffith's short film Musketeers of Pig Alley.

Three Came Home and The Lonely Villa

01:56:30 | #408

The feature film Three Came Home from 1950 is screened. There are two Kentucky connections: Covington native Dorothy Spencer and North Hopkinsville native Roger Heman. Also screened is an early D. W. Griffith short The Lonely Villa.

Abraham Lincoln and Jack Benny Show

01:58:10 | #406

The feature film Abraham Lincoln from 1930 is screened. The film was directed by LaGrange native D.W. Griffith. Also screened is an early television broadcast of the Jack Benny program.

Hawaii Calls and Colgate Comedy Hour

01:26:40 | #407

This episode screens the film Hawaii Calls from 1938. The Kentucky connection is Paducah native Irvin S. Cobb. Also screened is an early television broadcast of the Colgate Comedy Hour starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

The Milky Way and My Little Margie Series

01:56:20 | #405

The feature film The Milky Way from 1939 includes Newport native Earl Hayman. Also an early television broadcast of the My Little Margie is screened.

The Little Princess and Merrily Yours

01:56:10 | #404

The feature film The Little Princess from 1939 starring Shirley Temple includes North Hopkinsville native Roger Heman. Also screened is an early Shirley Temple short film Merrily Yours from 1933.

The Great Dan Patch and I Surrender Dear

01:57:30 | #403

The feature film The Great Dan Patch from 1949 includes Louisville native Henry Hull. Also screened is the Bing Crosby short film I Surrender Dear.

Jack London and Sherlock Holmes

01:57:10 | #402

The feature film Jack London from 1943 includes Newport native Dick Curtis. Also screened is a TV adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.

Sundown and A String of Beads

01:56:00 | #401

The feature film Sundown from 1941 includes Covington native Dorothy Spencer. Also screened is the TV adaptation of A String of Beads starring a young Angela Langsbury.

Penny Serenade

02:00:35 | #307

Irene Dunn, born in Louisville, Kentucky, plays opposite Cary Grant in the feature film Penny Serenade. Triumph over a series of adversities encapsulates this film.

Smash-Up: Story of a Woman; Cops with Buster Keaton (short)

01:54:36 | #306

This feature stars fiery red-head Susan Hayward in a star-making role that brought the actress her first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. Sam Ash, from Campbell County, is our Kentucky connection.

Lady Gangster; The Phantom Creeps (short)

01:25:15 | #305

Louisville native Anthony Coldeway wrote the screenplay for Lady Gangster. Also screened is chapter 6 of Bela Lugosi's 12 chapter serial.

Meet John Doe; Gang Busters (short)

02:22:25 | #308

This 4th of July special screens Meet John Doe, a story about politics and publicity. Frank Meredith and Emma Tansey are our Kentucky connections.

Strange Love of Martha Ivers

01:58:50 | #304

A film noir classic, from 1946, earning Louisville native John Patrick an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Original Story, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.

This Is The Army

01:56:50 | #303

Actress Una Merkel, who was born in Covington, Kentucky, appears in a featured role as Rose Dibble in the feature This is the Army. The film is a kaleidoscope of musical numbers.

The Attack of the Killer Shrews; Lemonade Stand (short)

01:06:56 | #302

James Best, born in the coal-mining community of Powderly, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg County, stars as the new captain of a boat delivery service in the film The Attack of the Killer Shrews. Also a short by Our Gang, better known as The Little Rascals.

Too Late for Tears; Life with Elisabeth (short); W.C. Fields (short)

01:55:15 | #301

Hunt Stromberg from Louisville, Kentucky produced this 1949 film noir thriller. Also, two comedic shorts, one from Betty White and one from W.C. Fields.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

01:24:50 | #205

This program screens the 1940 Little Men, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. The Kentucky connection is actress Lillian Randolph.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

01:25:51 | #204

This program screens The Animal Kingdom from 1932. Our Kentucky connection is the actor John Thomas.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

01:25:52 | #203

This program screens the 1955 film Kentucky Rifle. This film has two Kentucky actors: Lance Fuller and Henry Hull.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

01:22:57 | #202

This program screens Judge Priest, a film from 1934. This film has two Kentucky connections: actor Louis Mason, and writer Irvin S. Cobb.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

01:24:39 | #201

This program screens the 1931 film Behind Office Doors. The Kentucky connection is actress Catherine Dale Owen.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

This program screens the 1931 film Behind Office Doors. The Kentucky connection is actress Catherine Dale Owen.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

This program screens Judge Priest, a film from 1934. This film has two Kentucky connections: actor Louis Mason, and writer Irvin S. Cobb.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

This program screens The Animal Kingdom from 1932. Our Kentucky connection is the actor John Thomas.

Video Vault - Kentucky Edition

This program screens the 1940 Little Men, based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. The Kentucky connection is actress Lillian Randolph.

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