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When Were You Born (1938)

Approved | | Mystery, Romance | 18 June 1938 (USA)
Mei Lee Ling, an astrology expert, tells one of her fellow passengers on a ship, that he will die within two days and the next day he is dead. The police suspects that Mei does know ... See full summary »

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(as William McGann)

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(screenplay) (as Anthony Coldewey), (original story) (as Manley Hall)
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Complete credited cast:
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Doris Kane (Leo)
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Mei Lei Ming (Aquarius)
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Nita Kenton (Cancer)
Anthony Averill ...
Larry Camp (Aries)
Charles C. Wilson ...
Inspector Jim C. Gregg (Taurus) (as Charles Wilson)
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Reporter Davis (Gemini)
Eric Stanley ...
Shields, Corey's Valet (Virgo)
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Phillip 'Phil' Corey (Libra)
Leonard Mudie ...
Frederick 'Fred' Gow (Scorpio)
Olin Howland ...
Peter Finlay (Sagittarius)
Maurice Cass ...
Dr. Merton (Capricorn)
Frank Jaquet ...
Sergeant Kelly (Pisces)
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Assistant District Attorney (as Jack Moore)
Manley P. Hall ...
Himself - Manley P. Hall - Opening Narrator
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Mei Lee Ling, an astrology expert, tells one of her fellow passengers on a ship, that he will die within two days and the next day he is dead. The police suspects that Mei does know something, but she doesn't. But to clear herself she offers her help to solve the murder. Soon she and the police find themselves in a web of crime and false identities. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Mystery | Romance

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18 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Em Que Dia Você Nasceu?  »

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Please Be Kind
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Played when Ming tells Nita about herself in the ship's lounge
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A fun old time mystery with a twist.
11 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film was fun and entertaining. Anna May Wong shines as an amateur detective who's astrology hobby helps her solve a mysterious murder case. Whether you believe in astrology or not, its fun to see how Wong's character uses clues about each sign of the Zodiac to predict the future for those involved. This film was meant to be entertaining, not to make the audience believe in Astrology so it obviously shouldn't be taken seriously. Wong has a lot of fun with this script since it isn't her usual exotic dramatic role. Great fun.


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