Doomed to Die

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Movie Info

A newswoman (Marjorie Reynolds) asks sleuth Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) to look into the murder of a shipping tycoon.

Cast & Crew

Boris Karloff
James Lee Wong
Marjorie Reynolds
Roberta "Bobbie" Logan
Grant Withers
Capt. William Street

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Audience Reviews for Doomed to Die

  • Nov 05, 2018
    Boris Karloff in Monogram Pictures answer to the popular Charlie Chan series. Moving beyond the obvious racial faux pas, Karloff handles his character without obvious demeaning caricature. The story, like many of the "mysteries" churned out by the studios, features many flaws that demand that the viewer look the other way, but so what, that's the nature of the beast. Withers and Reynolds offer nice chemistry as opposites attracting while merely sidekicks to the Oriental mastermind. Actually not bad for a 'B' feature, but not great either.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2013
    Detective James Lee Wong (Boris Karloff, starring for the last time as Monogram's answer to Charlie Chan) investigates the death of a shipping magnate. If you can get past Karloff's cringe-inducing "Chinese" makeup and the questionable plot device of an "infrared camera" that's able to read messages after a note has been burnt to ash, this is a fairly intricate and involving mystery.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 14, 2010
    Calling all cars... Calling all cars... A murderer is on the loose! There is no reason for this movie to be in the 50 Horror Classics box set. Karloff plays detective Mr. Wong, who is brought in to assist in solving the mystery of who killed a shipping tycoon. The alternative title about Wentworth Castle refers to a boat destroyed in a fire, not a building. This was the fifth and last time Karloff played James Lee Wong as directed by William Nigh, but the first one I've seen. Withers co-starred as the slightly dim-witted police Captain Street in all six Mr. Wong mysteries. And this was the third time Marjorie Reynolds co-starred as cub reporter, "Bobbie" Logan. She is the one who enlists Mr. Wong's help. Mr. Wong goes about piecing together the clues, while the family and suspects act melodramatically and Bobbie and the Captain flirt by bickering. Though nothing comes of the romance, it is a fairly typical whodunit mixed with romcom.
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2009
    A mildly interesting mystery and a relatively subtle (and easy on the racial insensitivity) performance by Boris Karloff almost manage to offset the short duration, herky jerky editing and underwritten screenplay.
    Eduardo C Super Reviewer

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