PI Stu lensing brand-new silent flicker while battling gaggle of greedy heirs? Ex-screen goddess tabs Stu to spend whatever's necessary for a silent masterpiece, including rounding up her ... See full summary »

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PI Stu lensing brand-new silent flicker while battling gaggle of greedy heirs? Ex-screen goddess tabs Stu to spend whatever's necessary for a silent masterpiece, including rounding up her elderly former crew & cast-mates. Her adult children fear amateur mogul Stu will blow their inheritance, so they cast their own crew of experts, to prove Lucinda Lane's lost her marbles. Carhop Kookie wants a role in the spectacular too - reasoning he's a jumble of jerky moves already. Written by David Stevens

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21 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Francis X. Bushman and John Carradine
12 January 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"All Our Yesterdays" is the title of this early episode, and also the title of STAR TREK's next-to-last episode. Stuart Bailey (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) works alone here (only brief appearances from Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes), meeting a former silent screen star, Lucinda Lane (Doris Kenyon), who wants to invest her wealth in a comeback vehicle surrounded by former colleagues, against the wishes of her greedy relatives, who want all her money now by putting her away. Bailey proceeds to round up Lucinda's former co-star, Bramwell Stone (Francis X. Bushman), director Harkness Jones (Owen McGiveney), and screenwriter Roderick Delaquois (John Carradine), but is unable to impress Lucinda's personal secretary, Marcia Frome (Merry Anders), who only wishes to protect her employer. It is Lucinda's doctor (John Eldredge) who provides the final evidence that keeps the vultures at bay for a happy ending. Even with three brief appearances, jive talking Edd Byrnes shows why he came to dominate the series as he does two incredible back flips, begging to be cast in Bailey's silent epic. Doris Kenyon was indeed a former star during the silent era, who made her last feature in 1939, and whose final performance was in this 1958 television episode (she died in 1979). Lovely blonde Merry Anders was a busy actress on television, but her feature credits found her in low budget horror/sci fi, such as "The Hypnotic Eye" (1960), "House of the Damned" (1963), "The Time Travelers" (1964), "Women of the Prehistoric Planet" (1965), and "Legacy of Blood" (1971), her final film, which reunited her with genre veteran John Carradine. Among such a distinguished cast, Carradine holds his own, first seen in a tiny shack, lying in a hammock, no shoes or socks, kicking an empty bottle underneath him, clearly delighted to receive payment from Bailey. First he asks who died, then when told it's for a job, he tells Bailey to see his agent, only to learn that the man's been dead for 12 years! Sad truth be told, it's probably not far from the truth of what his career was like by the 1980s. His final television appearance found him working opposite son Robert in an episode of the new TWILIGHT ZONE, "Still Life" (January 3 1986).


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