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Plot: CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don’t like each other – or at least that’s what they think. During a night out with the rest of the office employees, they go to watch Voltan, a magician who secretly hypnotizes both of them.
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The best movie Bob Hope never made
Most people seem to consider “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion” a failure, either because of casting or the joke-a-minute script. But I think they’re wrong about that. It’s just that it was made about sixty years too late. It’s really an homage to the sort of comedy/mysteries that were produced in the early forties — the same time period in which the movie is set. Seems to me most people didn’t get that. Maybe people these days don’t watch enough old movies.
Everyone was correct, of course, when they said Woody Allen was miscast (and since Woody Allen did the casting, he deserves the blame). But it’s not that great a sin. Basically, this is a movie that should have been a vehicle for Bob Hope, but since Bob Hope wasn’t exactly available in the year 2001, someone had to stand in for him. I daresay there isn’t an actor in Hollywood these days who can do a good Bob Hope, and since there isn’t, I have to say Woody Allen isn’t such a bad substitute.
Actually, I remember reading somewhere that Bob Hope was a major inspiration for the young Woody Allen, and he was stung in the late sixties when Hope told a few mean-spirited jokes about him. Maybe, all these years later, Woody Allen decided that all was forgiven.
Anyway, don’t let yourself be bothered by the fact that the lead actor is about 30 years too old for the part. Also, try to forget that nasty business with Soon-Yi. Just relax and let yourself laugh at the one-liners. Better yet, try and imagine that the lines are being delivered by someone with a ski-jump nose. You may see this movie for what it is — a screamingly funny comedy, and the best movie Bob Hope never made.
You know, someday Hollywood might find another actor who can play a role the way Bob Hope did, back in his heyday. And when that happens, this movie would be an excellent candidate for a remake.
Comedy set in 1940 about an insurance investigator (Woody Allen) locking horns with an efficiency expert (Helen Hunt) while a string of suspicious jewel robberies are going on. Only average Allen comedy…but that’s still 70% better than the typical Hollywood film.
It’s fairly well-acted…Allen is, frankly, way too old for this (he’s 65 and he’s getting women in their 20s and 30s??? PLEASE!) but he gives a good performance; Hunt is simply wonderful…she looks great in the 40s outfits and her verbal sparring with Allen was hilarious; Charlize Theron looks fantastic but is shamefully wasted and (in a huge surprise) Elizabeth Berkeley actually gives a halfway decent performance!
The script is OK if a tad unbelievable. And the movie looks fantastic…the costumes and the sets really evoke the 1940s. So, it’s OK, but no great shakes.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Actors John Tormey, John Schuck, Woody Allen, Elizabeth Berkley
Country USA, Germany
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Gravier Productions, DreamWorks SKG, Perido Productions, Sweetland Films
Sound Mix DTS (Mono), Dolby Digital (Mono), SDDS (Mono)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,845 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm