5.6/10
56
2 user 1 critic

China Passage (1937)

Tommy Baldwin and Joe Dugan are entrusted to carry a fabulous diamond. If they succeed, they will be well paid. If they fail, they will be well buried. When they go to pick up the diamond, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gabby socialite busybody and a bumbling real estate developer are seated as jurors in a murder trial.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Phillip Huston
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Mary Carlisle
Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a Broadway playboy is found dead, it's up to detective Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman
The Tin Star (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Blackie is the natural suspect when an expensive pearl necklace is stolen while he is supposed to be guarding it.

Director: Seymour Friedman
Stars: Chester Morris, June Vincent, Richard Lane
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a new dog owner decides on which dog to buy at the pet store, this short soon becomes a lesson in how NOT to train a dog.

Director: Arthur Ripley
Stars: Robert Benchley
Night Watch (1973)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ellen Wheeler, a rich woman, is recovering from a nervous breakdown with the help of her husband and a good friend. One day, while staring out the window, she witnesses a murder. But does ... See full summary »

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The misadventures of a group of diverse guests at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A golddigger inspires her older lover to murder wealthy women for the finances to keep her happy.

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: George Sanders, Corinne Calvet, Jean Kent
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Worth ...
...
Tommy Baldwin (as Vinton Haworth)
...
Anthony Durand
...
Joe Dugan
Alec Craig ...
Harvey Dinwiddle
...
Philip Burton
...
Capt. Williams
...
Dr. Sibley
...
Ship's Bartender
...
Elaine Gentry - Customs Agent aka Mrs. Katharine 'Kate' Collins
...
Dr. Fang Tu (as Phillip Ahn)
...
Lia Sen
...
Arthur Trent
Edit

Storyline

Tommy Baldwin and Joe Dugan are entrusted to carry a fabulous diamond. If they succeed, they will be well paid. If they fail, they will be well buried. When they go to pick up the diamond, there is a great gun battle, a cannister of knock out gas, and the diamond is stolen. The police round up everyone that they can find in the area and search them, but the diamond is not found. Strangely, everyone who was rounded up that night and released boards the steamship Asiatic the next day traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco. Tommy and Joe only have the trip to find out who snatched the diamond, and they suspect the seven people from the night before. But as the trip progresses, the bodies begin to pile up and the clues are few. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The gripping story of a girl who matched wits with the Shanghai diamond smugglers! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Miss Customs Agent  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Production was delayed two weeks at the beginning of the year when Vinton Hayworth was injured in a car accident on January 1, 1937. See more »

Goofs

Upon docking in San Francisco, smoke can be seen entering the ship's smokestacks; obviously the shot was run backwards. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Baldwin: Jane, you're playing hopscotch on dynamite!
See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Jazzy version played at the end
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Constance Worth, Girl Detective
9 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Vinton Hayworth and Gordon Jones are supposed to carry a famous diamond from Shanghai to its destination. A gun battle erupts, and the diamond disappears. Girl detective Constance Worth finds herself on a ship bound from Shanghai to San Francisco with every one who was in that street (except for perpetually sozzled Dick Elliott, who insists he is going to Sydney). Since the trip takes only 50 minutes in this movie, and some one is poisoning suspects, she has to move fast.

It's directed by Edward Killy, an RKO assistant director who occasionally was turned loose on B programmers. He directed six the year he made this one, then went back to managing crowds for others until 1940, whereupon he directed a spate of B westerns, then back to assistant directing.

This one is competently directed for speed, but there is enough humor and even a skeet-shooting match to let the audience relax. Keep an eye out for Skippy, the terrier who's best known for playing Asta in MGM's "Thin Man" movies.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page