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China Seas is a really good movie

Last night Amanda and I watched “China Seas” with Clark Gable and Jean Harlow and I really liked it. The story was different, it kept moving, and there were little bits and pieces showing life at the time (I presume) which would never be shown today for being culturally insensitive. China Seas is nowhere near as well-regarded as Casablanca and I think the reason why is because the way the romantic situation ends up. China Seas is too Hollywood-ish in the last few minutes.

In Casablanca we all know that the main character doesn’t end up with the girl. Many have proposed, and I agree, that this is why Casablanca became so legendary. Casablanca was a B-movie, a second rate film, and yet it’s regarded as the greatest of all time. It’s pretty much accepted that if Casablanca had Ilsa run away with Rick that Casablanca probably wouldn’t have achieved legendary status. It still would have made for a good time, but probably wouldn’t have struck with viewers quite as strongly. I wonder if China Seas would be more well-regarded if the romantic interests didn’t end up the way they did. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Go watch China Seas, you won’t regret it.

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