This might the best movie Larry Buchanan ever made, but that’s not saying a lot. This movie has a farmer, a monster in a cave, and witless victims. What else did you need?
Andy Stuart is the likeable,persistent, romantic magazine writer who meets fashion designer Jessica Gordon in San Francisco, after denting her car. Jessica Gordon is destined to be the mother of the antichrist. She has a group of “protectors” hanging around killing off her boyfriends. Bummer.
Pilot Peter Roma carries a precious amulet, but is shot down over China by a Russian agent who also wants the amulet.
Jackie Chan is forbidden by his father to practice Kung Fu. He learns from a old beggar and become proficient in the art. He keeps this a secret until it is needed to protect and defend his family.
A young man (Chang Yi in a rare good guy role) is severely beaten by Japanese mobsters and left for dead on the beach. He is nursed back to health by a pretty young girl and he vows to take revenge on the crooks.
Manos was written, directed and produced by Harold P. Warren, a fertilizer salesman from El Paso, Texas. Warren also starred in the film. A vacationing family is trapped at a lodge maintained by a polygamous pagan cult. It ranks among the best movies ever made by a fertilizer salesman.
Another James Lee Wong mystery places Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) in San Francisco’s Chinatown when a smuggling ring on the waterfront kills Captain Street’s best friend Dan O’Grady.