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Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Passed  -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  5 October 1938 (USA)
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When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal... See full summary »

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Olga
George Lloyd ...
Devlin
Lucien Prival ...
Mohl
John St. Polis ...
Roemer
William Gould ...
Meisle
Hooper Atchley ...
Wilk
John Hamilton ...
Dayton
Wilbur Mack ...
Russell
Lee Tung Foo ...
Tchin (as Lee Tong Foo)
Lynton Brent ...
Tommy
Grace Wood ...
Mrs. Roemer
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When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders. He uncovers a international spy ring hoping to steal the formula for a poison gas being developed by the first victim's company. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Thousands asked to see Collier's Magazine famous detective on the screen... here he is! See more »


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5 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Detektiven Mr Wong  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Goofs

Mr. Wong's servant waits on him on what we are told is his day off. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anton Mohl, aka Baron Von Krantz: You're going to get killed doing that, one of these days, Lescardi!
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Followed by Phantom of Chinatown (1940) See more »

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Boris Karloff is Chinese!!!

In the great tradition of Chinese detectives as Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto, Boris Karloff's Mr. Wong was a solid addition to that venerable kind of films. Is really difficult to think in Karloff as a Chinese person, but the British actor delivers a solid performance, if you can dig his weird accent. The plot is simple, the strange murders are against logic, but Mr. Wong's patience and intelligence can solve the mystery. The other actors are far below Karloff, but the overall fell of the movie is candid and likable. Another completely different Mr. Wong was played before by Bela Lugosi, a villain, but this detective deserves your interest if you are a fan of the genre.


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