A Sun Ma Si-tsang comedy with the usual masquerades and hijinks from the master. The film contains locations of the Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park in the 50's (now defunct), precious footage ... See full summary »
Britt Reid, daring young owner/publisher of "The Daily Sentinel," dons a mask and fights crime as The Green Hornet. While the police and public believe the Hornet to be a ruthless criminal, the District Attorney knows Reid's secret identity, and welcomes his assistance in fighting racketeers and criminals. Also assisting Reid in his crusade are his secretary, Lenore Case, and his faithful valet, Kato, who is a kung fu expert and who drives the sleek "Black Beauty," the Hornet's well armed car. Written by
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Al Hirt, who had a big hit with the song "Java," was grabbed by Billy May to perform the opening and closing title music. Hirt used a technique that musicians know as "triple-tonguing" Which is extremely difficult, especially for the amount of time he used the technique in the theme music. See more »
A mistake which runs throughout all Green Hornet incarnations is pronouncing the Japanese name Kato as Kayto rather than the correct Kahto. See more »
The Green Hornet:
[taking routine inventory on his gadgetry before cruising into action]
Hornet gun... check. Hornet sting... check. Let's roll, Kato!
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I just watched the Green Hornet for the first time since MeTv just ran a marathon of all episodes. It was great. I thought it would be as campy and cheesy as Batman (although I grew up on that and still like it), but it wasn't. Yeah, some of the effects were low grade, and the scenes of the Black Beauty driving around town were always the exact same clips, but I still liked it a lot. Bruce Lee is awesome, and Van Williams had to be one of the most handsome guys on TV at the time (or even now). I really can't understand why this show didn't make it. I know that Batman is much more popular, but as far as "cool" ratings go, this show has it beat. Cooler lead character, cooler sidekick (no comparison), cooler car, and cooler music. I got them all on DVR and will probably go through them again this weekend.
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