Film - Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hil
Top shelf insurance investigator C. W. Briggs (Woody Allen) works for a company in New York City. Efficiency expert Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt) quickly makes clear her authority over C. W. He and Betty Ann go to a club for an employees’ night out and wind up onstage, subjects of featured hypnotist Voltan the Inscrutable (David Ogden Stiers). Soon thereafter, a theft of valuable jewels is reported. C. W. thinks it might be an inside job. Time passes. No progress has been made toward solving the crime. Betty Ann favors private detectives. They discover ironclad evidence at the scene of the crime. The thief’s identity is disclosed. The revelation rocks the company. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.