Mr. Wong, Detective 1938

Mr. Wong, Detective

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Factory owner Simon Dayton (John Hamilton) visits the office of private detective James Lee Wong (Boris Karloff) in San Francisco's Chinatown, claiming to be in danger. When Dayton is murdered, suspicion falls on scientist Carl Roemer (John St. Polis), who had recently accused Dayton of stealing his latest findings. With the help of the captain of police (Grant Withers) and Dayton's comely secretary (Maxine Jennings), Wong pursues the case, which grows more complex when a second body is found.

Cast

Boris Karloff
as Mr. James lee Wong
Grant Withers
as Captain Sam Street
Evelyn Brent
as Olga Petroff / Countess Dubois / Sophie Dome
Maxine Jennings
as Myra Ross, Dayton's Secretary
John St. Polis
as Karl Roemer
Frank Bruno
as Lascari
Wilbur Mack
as Russell, Dayton's Office Manager
Grace Wood
as Mrs. Carl Roemer
Lynton Brent
as Detective Tommy
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  • Feb 10, 2009
    Lets See Boris Karloff as an Asian Detective, humm, no I liked him better in his horror roles, maybe its me. But this is coming from a Native American who grew up watching white European men play the part of most American Indians in most westerns prior to 1980. The least you could have done was glue his eyes back a little more. It was funny to see how Mr. Wong held his smoke, more like a German in war movies, were we stereo type when these films were made??? If you get it in a group I say go for it but as a single, naw stay away from it.
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