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Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

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This is the final entry in the six-episode "Mr. Wong" series of mysteries, and it is the first time that Hollywood cast an Asian actor to play an Oriental detective. The role of Wong, previously played by Boris Karloff, was assigned to Chinese actor Keye Luke, the former 'Number One Son" from the "Charlie Chan" series. The story centers on Wong's search for both the killer of a noted archaeologist and a stolen Mongolian parchment.

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Keye Luke
as James Lee 'Jimmy' Wong
Lotus Long
as Win Len
Grant Withers
as Police Capt. Street
Paul McVey
as Detective Grady
Charles Miller
as Dr. John Benton/Cyrus Benton in Newspaper
Virginia Carpenter
as Louise Benton
John Dilson
as Charles Fraser
Huntley Gordon
as Dr. Norman Wilkes
John Holland
as Co-Pilot Mason
Robert Kellard
as Tommy Dean
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