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Chinatown Squad (1935)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 31 May 1935 (USA)
Police search for the killer of a man who misused $700,000 intended for the Chinese Communists.

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Su Quong
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Chinatown serves as the location where a Communist agent has been killed after he has been caught stealing money. The money was collected from Chinese people living in America. The police chase many leads and suspects until the killer is caught through the efforts of an ex-policeman turned bus driver. Written by Les Adams {longhorn1939@suddenlink.nt}

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

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Referenced in The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

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A hidden gem in the Thin Man vein!
27 July 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This minor entry in the Universal Studios canon has mystery, comedy and romance in the Thin Man vein. After a murder in a Chinatown cafe, ex-policeman and Chinatown tour guide Ted Lacey decides to investigate in spite of the objections of his former sergeant. The mysterious Woman in Black, Chinese communists and a missing $70,000 is not going to deter our hero from discovering the real killer. A pity that there aren't more unknown gems like this one around.


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