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Big Trouble in Little China 1936

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Published on Apr 11, 2009

Old public domain serials vs. Big Trouble in Little China. Starring John Wayne as Jack Burton, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi as Lo Pan, with cameos appearances by Lon Chaney Jr., Herman Brix and Noah Beery, Jr.

Clips are taken from:
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728/
Shadow of The Eagle (1932)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728/
The Hurrican Express (1932)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023038/
Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028241/
Ace Drummond (1936)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027254/
Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027254/
Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030473/
Three Musketeers (1933)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024663/
Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028174/
Undersea Kingdom (1936)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028444/
The Spring River Flows East, Part 1 (1947)
http://www.archive.org/details/the_sp...
Singing Wheels (????)
http://www.archive.org/details/Singin...
A Study of Educational Inequality in South Carolina (1936)
http://www.archive.org/details/naacp_...

Many of those may be available for streaming or download on archive.org. The background image for the opening and closing title cards is a slightly darkened detail from an etching titled "Dark Alley" by John Winkler, 1920. The creeky, attempted Chinese-sounding music from the start and end are taken from "Shadow of Chinatown". Most of the rest of the music and audio are taken from the actual Big Trouble in Little China (1986). I'd have prefered to use Thirties incidental music throughout the thing, but some of the best lines from the original BTILC had Eighties soundtrack music running through it, so I had to roll with it.

Don't miss these slightly less popular entries in the "Big Trouble" series from the Thirties and Forties:
Big Trouble in Little Italy
Big Trouble in the Casbah
A Little Trouble in the Big Top
Big Trouble in Chattanooga
Big Trouble in Little Atlantis

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