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The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

Approved | | Mystery | 22 December 1934 (USA)
Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Mr. Fu Wong aka Li See (as Béla Lugosi)
... Jason H. 'Jay' Barton
... Peg
... Tsi Tung (as Fred Warren)
... Moonflower - Wong's Niece
... Officer 'Mac' McGillicuddy (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
... Jen Yu - Wong Henchman (as Edward Peil)
Luke Chan ... Professor Chan Fu
... Editor Steve Brandon
Etta Lee ... Lusan - Moonflower's Attendant
Ernest F. Young ... Reporter Chuck Roberts
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Investigating a series of murders in Chinatown, wise-guy reporter Jason Barton is captured by the megalomaniacal Mr. Wong, desperately trying to complete his collection of the twelve gold coins of Confucius, with which he will be able to acquire the power to become ruler of a large province in China. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A fight for an empire behind the curtained mysteries of San Francisco's Chinatown! See more »

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22 December 1934 (USA)  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Monday 12 December 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York City Thursday 20 July 1950 on WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

Mr. Wong: Did the ancient and honorable name of Wong fall from the lips of his gracious and loyal niece?
Moonflower, Wong's Niece: Doors must have keyholes. There will always be those to listen at them.
Mr. Wong: It would be unfortunate to have to shut so beautiful a personage in the dungeon of the faithless.
Moonflower, Wong's Niece: You wouldn't dare!
Mr. Wong: Wong has dared many things. He will continue to dare. And one day when he is acclaimed by all of Keylat.
Moonflower, Wong's Niece: You are wrong! You were never intended by fate to rule Keylat!
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Music by Peter Brunelli
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He will let nothing stand in his way.
20 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the strangest I have watched in a good while. Of course an hour is not too long to devote to one of your horror film favorites. Disappointment sets in when you realize this is not horror, just odd. Bela Lugosi plays a ruthless Chinese villain that is not short in ordering murder in order to collect the fabled 'twelve coins of Confucius' for himself. Conveniently the coins are concentrated in New York City's Chinatown. Adding to the mystery and oddity of Lugosi's character...his thick Hungarian accent is not disguised.

Note:Lugosi's arch rival Boris Karloff had a series of Mr. Wong Chinese detective flicks also directed by William Nigh.


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