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The Mandarin Mystery (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  23 December 1936 (USA)
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Two murders are committed and a $50,000 Chinese Mandari stamp is stolen, tossed around and eventually recovered as an aggregation of costly-stamp counterfeiters are uncovered through the mastermind investigation by Ellery Queen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Quillan ...
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Josephine Temple
Rita La Roy ...
Martha Kirk
Wade Boteler ...
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Mellish
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Dr. Alexander Kirk
Kay Hughes ...
Irene Kirk
William Newell ...
Detective Guffy
George Walcott ...
Donald Trent
Edwin Stanley ...
Howard Bronson
Edgar Allen ...
Newspaper Reporter
Walter Merrill ...
Craig the Thief (as Anthony Merrill)
Richard Beach ...
Reporter
Monte Vandergrift ...
Detective (as Monte Vandegrift)
Grace Durkin ...
Girl on Street Corner
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Storyline

Two murders are committed and a $50,000 Chinese Mandari stamp is stolen, tossed around and eventually recovered as an aggregation of costly-stamp counterfeiters are uncovered through the mastermind investigation by Ellery Queen.

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Comedy | Mystery

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23 December 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Chinese Orange Mystery  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The Mandarian Mystery was based on "The Chinese Orange Mystery" by Ellery Queen. See more »

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Referenced in Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941) See more »

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Good show
18 April 2000 | by (Pensacola, FL) – See all my reviews

Nice little mystery, with a good deal of comedy mixed in. Eddie Quillan is not my favorite Ellery Queen, but he has an interesting twist to the character. I though Wade Boteler did a great job as Inspector Queen and Franklin Pangborn did a great job as comic relief as Mellish, the hotel manager.

Overall, a nice film, I was quite pleased with it.


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