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The Fatal Hour (1940)





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In this mystery, ace detective, Mr. Wong helps Police Captain Street find the killer of his best friend.

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Boris Karloff
as James Lee Wong
Grant Withers
as Capt. Bill Street
Marjorie Reynolds
as Roberta 'Bobbie' Logan
Lita Chevret
as Tanya Serova
John Hamilton
as Belden Sr.
Craig Reynolds
as Belden Jr.
Richard Loo
as Jeweler
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Critic Reviews for The Fatal Hour

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Hopes to cash in on the Charlie Chan success.

August 2, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fatal Hour

Boris Karloff, who is laughably casted as a Chinese detective, is fine but even he can't save this generic-as-hell whodunit. For mystery buffs only.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

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"Chinese copper" Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) follows the trail of a dead cop and uncovers a smuggling ring in San Francisco. Drained of personality, Karloff stars (?) as a Chinese (?) detective with minimal deductive powers; fortunately, he's given a generic mystery to solve in this insulting 3rd generation Charlie Chan ripoff.

Greg S
Greg S

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Of the two Mr Wong Movies I have seen, this one is the lowest rated, noticed I didn't say the worst, its not that bad, it just kind of drags out. Guess back in the day it kept our elders on the edge of there seat.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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