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Director:
Writers:
Houston Branch (screen play)
Hugh Wiley (based on: the "James Lee Wong" series in Collier's Magazine written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 1938 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
HIS HOBBY IS MURDER! Mr. Wong's main interest is solving murders - and he's an expert at it! Watch Collier's Magazine's famous Chinese sleuth trick a triple-killer into giving himself away...for the mystery thrill of you life! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
When a chemical manufacturer is killed after asking detective James Wong to help him, Wong investigates this and two subsequent murders... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Really Charlie Chan disguised as Mr Wong disguised as Karloff See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Boris Karloff ... Mr. Wong
Grant Withers ... Capt. Street
Maxine Jennings ... Myra

Evelyn Brent ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Bruno ... Lescardi - Mohl's Henchman (uncredited)
Ed Cassidy ... Ambulance Doctor (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Chemistry Lab Director (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ... Warehouse Man (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Coroner (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Mr. Wilk's Butler (uncredited)
Dick Reinhart ... Dock Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
William Nigh 
 
Writing credits
Houston Branch (screen play)

Hugh Wiley (based on: the "James Lee Wong" series in Collier's Magazine written by)

Produced by
William T. Lackey .... associate producer (as William Lackey)
 
Original Music by
Edward J. Kay (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth (film editor) (as Russell Schoengarth)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Charles J. Bigelow .... production manager (as C.J. Bigelow)
Scott R. Dunlap .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
W.B. Eason .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Karl Zint .... recording engineer
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
E.R. Hickson .... technical director
 
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Runtime:
69 min | USA:70 min (copyright length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #4690)

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Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mammoth (2006) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Really Charlie Chan disguised as Mr Wong disguised as Karloff, 9 May 2001
Author: jcholguin (jcholguin@lycos.com) from los angeles

Having been a fan of Charlie Chan I was not familiar with Mr Wong but to my surprise the story itself was worthy of a Charlie Chan. Over look Boris Karloff as an oriental will allow you to enjoy this film. Film opens fast with a frighten man seeking help from Mr Wong. His murder is a mind bender in the tradition of Chan films as no one can figure out how a man in a locked room is killed with the police right outside of the door. Many suspects and more of the mysterious murders makes this a film "most enjoyable" for the "detective" in each of us.

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