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Chinatown Squad (1935)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Hugh O'Connell ...
Sergeant McLeash
George Mason
Leslie Fenton ...
Su Quong
Bradley Page ...
Claude Palmer
E. Alyn Warren ...
John Yee (as E. Alyn [Fred] Warren)
Clay Clement ...
Earl Raybold
Arthur Hoyt ...
William Ward
Wallis Clark ...
Police Lieutenant Norris


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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31 May 1935 (USA)  »

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Den gula gåtan  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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

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Great example of 1930s B-movie thriller.
11 May 2001 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

I first saw this as a broadcast movie in the late 1950s and have never forgotten how enjoyable was the experience. Considering the talents involved in the production (Schary and Blochman, for example) that is not surprising. Good ensamble cast including Talbot, O'Connell, Warren and Devine. Humorous reparte between Talbot and O'Connell adds to the enjoyment already supplied by the fast pace of the plot and the effective use of exterior shots of San Francisco's streets. Even if you are not a fan of this genre of 1930s B films, check it out. You will be rewarded!

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