A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper....
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This film is badly planned out. Roemer was not able to plant all of these poison glass balls in the way that the movie would have us believe. Roemer is unable to plant the first glass ball,... See full summary »
When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ... See full summary »
Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.
When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
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A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper. She proves to be Princess Lin Hwa, on a secret military mission for Chinese forces fighting the Japanese invasion. Mr. Wong finds two captains with the intial J in the case, neither being quite what he seems; there's fog on the waterfront and someone still has that poison-dart gun...Written by
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When it came to playing characters of diminutive stature - dwarves, pygmies, circus midgets and the like - few bit players were as busy as 2'11" Angelo Rossitto, who has nearly 100 titles in his IMDb filmography, ranging from classics like The Greatest Show on Earth and Sign of the cross, to recurring roles in the TV series H.R. Pufinstuff and Lidsville. He is probably best remembered for his featured role in Freaks, and one of his last appearances was a walk-on as a fruit vendor in the campy disco classic Can't Stop the Music. See more »
When Mr. Wong removes the dart from the neck of Princess Lin Hwa, it can be seen that there is a residue that covers approximately 1/3 of the tip of the dart. In the next scene, upon examining the same dart under a magnifying glass, no trace of the residue is seen. See more »
I've seen a number of these Boris Karloff movies where he plays the Chinese detective Mr. Wong, and I can never quite get used to the idea that they cast Karloff in that role. Oddly, he's the best part of the series (he was a great actor, really, going far beyond being a great Monster.
There was the potential at first for some pre-WWII intrigue, because the key element behind the murders with the poison darts is a shipment of airplanes (which seem a bit tricky to smuggle, but whatever). Nothing really comes of it, however. Strickly low budget.
For a full intro to the series, check out this very nice site: cheddarbay.com/0000celebrityfiles/films/wong/wong.html
This one is a routine affair, with the chipper female reporter to spice up the dialog. I'm not sure I'd recommend it in particular!
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