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Little Crooked House

Length: 70 min.

Ages/Content: preteen - adult; mild dramatic themes

Release: 2023


Set in the sock-hopping final days of the Eisenhower era, when girls wore poodle skirts, the malt shop was the place to be, and life was just absolutely perfect, this bop-shoo-wop musical explores sin, salvation, and the deep, dark secrets of the human heart. Breeze through old-time television, from a curious variety show to a cheesy black-and-white sitcom to the network movie of the week (in glorious RCA color), and follow a tale of a door-to-door salesman who offers lifelong happiness at a very affordable price. . . .but with ghastly consequences. Downloading only available on laptops and computers, not phones.


Little Crooked House

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Trivia and Hidden Extras

The three channels presented in the film satirize just about every popular genre of the era, from The Colgate Comedy Hour-style variety shows to black-and-white sitcoms to The Twilight Zone and sci-fi B-movies.

Numerous references indicate that the film actually takes place around 1961, the very end of the be-bop Eisenhower era. In just three or four years, malt shops, poodle skirts, and doo-wop music would be replaced with miniskirts, hippie rallies, and Beatlemania.

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