Set during the 1940’s, an insurance investigator and a female office co-worker are hypnotized by a magician and jewel thief to steal. A rather obscure film from Allen’s long filmography, a lighthearted and humorous romantic-crime-comedy which affects the viewer like only a Woody Allen film can.
Signature witty humor and fun storyline. A mild parody of fourties-period Film Noir cinema. Interesting set design and approach.
Met with critique upon it’s release, though often harsh and missing the point of the movie. A very interesting throwback into the earlier days of Woody Allen’s filmography, completed and released in 2001.
Eclectic Jazz soundtrack, including Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady” and Glen Miller’s “Sunrise Serenade”.
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Cast: Woody Allen, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Brian Markinson, Wallace Shawn, David Ogden Stiers, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Berkley, Peter Gerety, John Schuck