Mr. Wong in Chinatown

1939

Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

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A mysterious visitor is found murdered in Mr. Wong's study in this, the third of Monogram's low-budget thrillers, featuring Hugh Wiley's Chinese detective. A startled Wong (Boris Karloff) learns from enterprising girl reporter Bobby Logan (Marjorie Reynolds) that the murder victim is Princess Lin Hwa (Lotus Long), in San Francisco to buy airplanes for her brother's army. Both the princess' traveling companion (Bessie Loo) and a mysterious dwarf (Angelo Rossitto) become victims of a mystery killer, who uses an ancient Chinese dart as his weapon of choice. The trail leads to a steamer in the San Francisco harbor, whose captain, Jalme (William Royle), is highly suspicious. Also among the would-be murderers are a phony airplane manufacturer (Peter George Lynn) and a local banker (Huntly Gordon). Although kidnapped by Jalme, Mr. Wong manages to unmask the real culprit.

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Cast

Lotus Long
as Princess Lin Hwa
Boris Karloff
as James Lee Wong
Grant Withers
as Inspector Sam Street
Marjorie Reynolds
as Bobby Logan
Peter George Lynn
as Capt. Jackson
Huntly Gordon
as Davidson, Bank Manager
William Royle
as Capt. Jaime, `Orient Maid'
Huntley Gordon
as Davidson, Bank Manager
James Flavin
as Sgt. Jerry
Richard Loo
as Aged Chinese
Bessie Loo
as Lilly May
Guy Usher
as Commissioner
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It offers an exciting climax and a wonderfully droll comical performance by Karloff, and is one of the better films in the low-budget B-film series.

Jun 13, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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