The Chinese Ring (1947)

The Chinese Ring (1947)

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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.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Monogram

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Cast

Louise Currie
as Peggy Cartwright
Victor Sen Yung
as Tommy Chan
Philip Ahn
as Capt. Kong
Mantan Moreland
as Birmingham Brown
Thayer Roberts
as Capt. Kelso
Byron Foulger
as Armstrong
Roland Winters
as Charlie Chan
Jean Wong
as Princess Mei Ling
Paul Bryar
as Sergeant
Lee Tung Foo
as Butler
Warren Douglas
as Police Sgt. Bill Davidson
Thornton Edwards
as Hotel Cierk
George Spaulding
as Dr. Hickey
Spencer Chan
as Chinese Officer
Barbara Jean Wong
as Princess Mei Ling
Richard Wang
as Hamishin
Charmienne Harker
as Stenographer
Chabing
as Lilly Mae
Kenneth Chuck
as Chinese Boy
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All Critics (2)

Below par Charlie Chan.

Full Review… | January 16, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...the first film to star Roland Winters as Charlie Chan.

Full Review… | June 16, 2010
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