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Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939) Poster

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Although the onscreen credits state this is an original story, it is actually a remake of Murder Will Out (1930), which has a virtually identical plot and uses many of the same character names.
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The print actually credits the "original story" to Murray Leinster and Will Jenkins. Perhaps the filmmakers didn't realize that "Will Jenkins" is a pseudonym for Leinster, but it was probably just an inside joke.
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The "Mayor" of Chinatown is played by Tetsu Komai--who is Japanese.
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Lee Phelps is credited in studio records as "Detective", but he is not seen in the movie.
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The seventh of nine "Torchy Blane" films from Warner Brothers made from 1937-39.
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