Oscar-winner actor George C. Scott would have been 89 years old today. The upcoming Presidential election provides a great excuse to sample his performance as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It can be streamed for $2.99 at Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and other transactional sites.
But, if you’ve already seen Dr. Strangelove, may we instead suggest binge-watching – for free – Scott’s rarely seen starring turn as a New York City social worker in the contemporaneous TV series, East Side/West Side? The hard-hitting series about inner city problems – which also starred future Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson – was recently named the 43rd greatest American TV show of all time in TV (The Book) by critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz. East Side/West Side ran for just one season on CBS (1963-64), but all 26 hour-long episodes can now be binged through Uncle Earl’s Classic Television Channel.
Here’s episode one, “The Sinner,” to get you started:
- Emily Watson’s ‘Too Close’ - May 17, 2021
- The Red Rose of Mumbai? - May 14, 2021
- Rotten Tomatoes Channel - May 13, 2021
- 85 Years of Wavy Gravy - May 12, 2021
- We Clap for ‘Clipped’ - May 11, 2021
- A Canary Islands Thriller - May 11, 2021
- Guide to ‘Those Who Kill’ - May 10, 2021
- Lori Arnold, Queen of Meth - May 7, 2021
- ‘Vax Live’ Concert May 8 - May 7, 2021
- Shift Your World Festival - May 6, 2021