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The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

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Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Fu Wong aka Li See (as Béla Lugosi)
Wallace Ford ...
Jason H. 'Jay' Barton
Arline Judge ...
Peg
E. Alyn Warren ...
Tsi Tung (as Fred Warren)
Lotus Long ...
Moonflower - Wong's Niece
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Officer 'Mac' McGillicuddy (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Jen Yu - Wong Henchman (as Edward Peil)
Luke Chan ...
Professor Chan Fu
Lee Shumway ...
Etta Lee ...
Lusan - Moonflower's Attendant
Ernest F. Young ...
Reporter Chuck Roberts
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Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold coins of Confucius, with which he will be able to acquire the power to become ruler of a large province in China. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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gold coin | china | murder | reporter | mr wong | See more »

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A fight for an empire behind the curtained mysteries of San Francisco's Chinatown! See more »

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Mystery | Horror

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22 December 1934 (USA)  »

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As 12 Moedas de Confúcio  »

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Filmed mid October-November 1934, released January 25 1935 (copyright 1935). See more »

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Barton: Say, can I call you by my last name?
Peg: I'll have to think about it.
Barton: What's the matter? Don't you love me?
Peg: I guess I could learn to.
Barton: How long will it take ya to get started? It's 11:30 now.
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Monogram Pictures Strikes Again!!!
20 November 2008 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

That bottom of the barrel movie mill, Monogram, gives its all in this ridiculous but fun film about mysterious happenings in a pseudo Chinatown. Bela Lugosi is the power-hungry overlord searching for the 12 Coins of Confucius which will allow him to become the Boss of Bosses. True to the era and for no particular reason except to add to the running time, all Chinese, good or bad, are murdered, tortured and generally abused.

Throw in Wallace Ford and Arline Judge as the newspaper reporter and his girlfriend for some unfunny comic relief and E. Alyn Warren (who???) as Lugosi's arch enemy and you are off and running. The dialogue will remind you of the Charlie Chan films with those "Confucious say......." aphorisms.

Two of the most humorous things in this mish-mash (and there are many) are: (1) Lugosi playing an Oriental with that heavy Hungarian accent; and (2) after trying every type of torture to make his arch enemy crack under pressure, Lugosi kicks him in the shins. Priceless!!! It's foolish, tacky, poverty row at its finest..........what fun!!!!


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