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The Wong Man
Topic Started: Oct 11 2007, 05:55 AM (1,666 Views)
Frank Hale
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I've always really liked his films, although I guess he was a bear to work with. Maureen O'Sullivan seems to have liked him, though.
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That would be my impression -- they had at least one really weird kid though, didn't they?
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panzer the great & terrible
Jul 26 2013, 09:25 PM
That would be my impression -- they had at least one really weird kid though, didn't they?
But the grandkid was a cute little devil.
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Good one!
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rodney
Oct 11 2007, 10:01 AM
I seriously can't stomach these movies. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
After all these years, I think I'm going to give this series a shot again. I don't know why.
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Jul 22 2013, 02:15 PM
Speaking of Karloff as Chinese, I caught "West of Shanghai" from the Archive a few weeks ago and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to. Boris is a warlord this time, but it's directed by John Farrow and is as much comedy as melodrama. I thought romantic lead Gordon Oliver was quite good, and reliable slimeball Ricardo Cortez is also on hand.

Just thought Id throw that in.

I picked up that three-picture Karloff set from the Archive a couple of months ago. I found all three films to be highly enjoyable.


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Frank Hale
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As I recall, I found "The Invisible Menace" somewhat lame because it wasn't honest with the audience (even if it was also directed by Mr. Farrow), but "Devil's Island" was fun. Always enjoy James Stephenson.

As to Mr. Wong, we are all subject to strange, inexplicable cravings (although, as I said, I didn't think he was all that bad.)
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Why did you feel it was lame and dishonest, Mr Hale? Because they made it look like Karloff was the murderer?



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Frank Hale
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I can't really remember, Mr. Bats. Karloff being a red herring was a given early on, but the whole thing seemed pretty half-hearted, sort of like "Sh! The Octopus".

You're not going to make me re-watch it, are you?


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I'll reatch it, if you do. Then: discuss!



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