Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day #21,518

Movie #1483 (#270 this year): Blood Alley(1955, William Wellman)

I've seen quite a few Communist propaganda movies from China. Now I get a chance to see the flip side of that coin. John Wayne leads an entire village of hapless Chinese to safety in Hong Kong. It seems that these Chinese are totally helpless unless that have a strong American to lead them.
It's interesting that the film actually agrees with the Communists. The villain in the movie is the richest man in the village. However, they just turn history on its head and make him the communist!
All in all, I prefer the Communist propaganda movies to this American Imperialist one. One plus for the communist movies: no John Wayne!

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