The Eye of the Daughter of the Moon, a golfball sized sapphire has been stolen in China and smuggled into the US. Richards, a rich man who knows a curse was placed on the Eye by the Emperor Hong Chong Tu as he buried it in his dead unfaithful wife's heart, expects to be murdered for receiving it. He shows Mr Wong the Eye and a death threat note. At a party, during a game of "Indications", Richards is shot, seemingly by his secretary, Peter Harrison. Add a peeking Chinese butler and maid, a budding singer, another criminologist, Richards' lawyer and an unsigned changed will. Mr Wong helps Street sort out the details to uncover all the secrets and the murderer. Written by
John P Roberts, Jr
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This is the second film in the Monogram series featuring Boris Karloff as the soft-spoken Chinese detective, James Lee Wong. Here he must unravel the reason behind the unexpected shooting death of a jealous husband at a party, and the secret surrounding a cursed sapphire that was smuggled out of China.
Though never quite believable as an Asian man, Karloff is still interesting to watch in an understated characterization, and this is possibly the best of the Mr. Wong offerings from a rather pedestrian collection.
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