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The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

Approved | | Mystery | 22 December 1934 (USA)
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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Mr. Fu Wong aka Li See (as Béla Lugosi)
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Jason H. 'Jay' Barton
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Peg
E. Alyn Warren ...
Tsi Tung (as Fred Warren)
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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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Out of the night creeps a shadow, striking terror into the heart of Chinatown! See more »

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22 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This film is sometimes incorrectly identified as one of the films of the "Mr.Wong" series which was also produced by Monogram (in the late 1930s) starring Boris Karloff as a Chinese detective. See more »

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Mr. Wong: A few hours with the rats will loosen his tongue to tell the truth!
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Music by Peter Brunelli
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So bad it's just plain bad
15 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe the relatively good ratings this one is getting - I find it unwatchable. I'm a big Charlie Chan fan, and i'll defend the series against all charges of racism, but this stinker is beyond defending. The only redeeming factor is that it insults the Irish cop as much as the Chinese characters. This is a film that consists entirely of stereotypes - the wisecracking reporter, the pretty love interest who puts off the 'hero,' the half-wit Irish cop, the nefarious orientals - all that's missing is the cowboy in the white hat.

Don't confuse this with the Boris Karloff Wong series - the difference is like night and day.


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