Belated Jazz Age January Movie

Man of the Century (1999) opens with a scene like a silent movie of young Johnnie Twennies waking up and starting his day.   He’s a newspaper man and he needs a scoop.  He is blithely unaware that it is 1999, but it doesn’t slow him down any.   Shot in black and white, Johnny has girl trouble, mob trouble, job trouble, and mom trouble, but Johnnie keeps his cool throughout and helps a dame named Virginia out, too.   I should have watched this in January as it was perfect for Jazz Age January

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It’s a hoot.   An homage to old movies, extremely silly and if you like the 20s, the music is the bee’s knees

Hot ginger and dynamite

There’s nothing but that at night

Back in Nagasaki where the fellas chew tobaccy

And the women wicky-wacky-woo

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