Category: 1940s movies

Should We Revisit Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto? I Say, Yes!

Should We Revisit Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto? I Say, Yes!

I have a confession to make: I absolutely love the Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto franchises. Charlie Chan was a lot more personable than Sherlock Holmes and injected lots of humor into the otherwise dour murder mystery genre. As for Mr. Moto, he was a groundbreaking character. Years before James Bond, Man from UNCLE, The Saint and Mission Impossible, there was the diminutive Japanese secret agent spying on behalf of Interpol (the Japanese government in the novels) fighting spies and agent provocateurs.

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Why I’ve Never Liked It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Why I’ve Never Liked It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

I have a confession to make, one that’s bound to cause old ladies to clutch their pearls in shock and make babies cry:

I absolutely cannot standĀ It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). I never liked it when I first saw it 30 years ago and I still can’t stand it to this day. And no, it’s not just because it eventually supplanted the far superiorĀ The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) as a movie classic.

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