The Chinese Ring


The Chinese Ring

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Roland Winters takes over the role of wily oriental sleuth Charlie Chan in the so-so Monogram programmer The Chinese Ring. The film is a remake of 1939's Mr. Wong in Chinatown, right down to dialogue and camera angles. Charlie Chan gets dragged into the story when a beautiful Chinese princess (Jean Wong) drops dead in his living room. Chan's only clue to the murderer and his motives is the letter "K," leading him to such likely suspects as Captains Kelso (Thayer Roberts) and Kong (Philip Ahn). Aiding and abetting Chan at every turn are his erstwhile "assistants," son Tommy (Victor Sen Yung) and chauffeur Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland), not to mention loud-mouthed police sergeant Davidson (Warren Douglas) and perky gal reporter Peggy Cartwright (Louise Currie). The fact that Roland Winters refuses to take his role seriously greatly enhances the film's enjoyment.

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Roland Winters
as Charlie Chan
Victor Sen Yung
as Tommy Chan
Mantan Moreland
as Birmingham Brown
Warren Douglas
as Police Sgt. Bill Davidson
Philip Ahn
as Capt. Kong
Louise Currie
as Peggy Cartwright
Byron Foulger
as Armstrong
Thayer Roberts
as Capt. Kelso
Jean Wong
as Princess Mei Ling
as Lilly Mae
George Spaulding
as Dr. Hickey
Paul Bryar
as Sergeant
Charmienne Harker
as Stenographer
Thornton Edwards
as Hotel Cierk
Richard Wang
as Hamishin
Spencer Chan
as Chinese Officer
Kenneth Chuck
as Chinese Boy
Barbara Jean Wong
as Princess Mei Ling
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