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The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

Approved  |   |  Mystery, Horror  |  22 December 1934 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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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 »

Quotes

Officer McGillicuddy: All right, what is it you want?
Barton: The Globe sent me over to do this murder.
Officer McGillicuddy: Too late, it's already been done.
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Edited into Who Dunit Theater: Episode #1.10 (2015) See more »

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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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