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Episode from the podcastTrue Stories Of Tinseltown

My guest is Tom Foran, son of The singing cowboy/dramatic actor Dick Foran and he watches one of his dads films..Black Legion costarring Bogie for the first time

Released Tuesday, 20th April 2021
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When we did our other podcast, the movie Black Legion had been on TCM the week before. I asked Tom if he had seen it and hadn't. I asked if he would watch it and discuss, and he watched, and we discussed. It's based on a true story and there really was a Black Legion. This film is unfortunately forever topical. Strike fear in people and keep it up and hence you get groups like this. I can bet they had this since cavemen times. Differing Area's cave peeps spoke different grunts, their feet were bigger, who knows. There's aways someone different and people fearing them. 

It's a fascinating watch. Bogart is very good and so adorably young as a regular Joe being convinced the foreigners, them, they, are coming for his job, his life style and the American way. He does a great job. He won an award as did the film. Dick Foran was very good and a cutie pie. Ann Sheridan was good also in one of her first films, before she became The Oooomph girl. They whole cast was a winner. It's a good watch, but it definitely is not Singing In The Rain.

On a lighter note we discuss Dick's singing cowboy career. Also, the fight to get Dick singing out on the trails before Gene Autry. Gene beat him to it. I was loving Dick's American Cowboy corral of choral singers. He had a whole posse of back up singers. I hope the bad guys didn't hear. ;  )

It's interesting hearing what an actors son has to say about a movie his dad was in that he just discovered. Tom is a wonderful guest and you will enjoy him as much as I do. He is welcome anytime. 

Thanks a zillion Tom. You are fab!! Baby Wyatt is majorly gorgeous. 

Mostly, thanks to the audience. Life throws a lot at you sometimes. I'm a when it rains it pours kinda gal, but I come out swinging and stronger. I know you all can relate. Thanks for being so loyal and patient. I love you all!!



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