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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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Complete credited cast:
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Grant Withers ...
Maxine Jennings ...
Myra
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Detektiven Mr Wong  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Slow, but clever.
10 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Considering its age (almost 65 years old), this movie has held up reasonably well. Granted, it is a bit slow and dull (it runs only 69 minutes but it feels MUCH longer), and Boris Karloff is not convincing, of course, as an Oriental. However, he does capture the Oriental philosophy of his character, and the plotting itself (particularly the killing method) is ingenious, worthy of a fine crime novel. (**1/2)


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