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Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)

China, 7th century. On their way to a provincial centre Judge Dee and his three wives spend the night at a taoist monastery. Soon the judge discovers that the secluded place holds a secret ... See full summary »

Director:

Jeremy Kagan (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)

Writers:

Nicholas Meyer (teleplay), Robert van Gulik (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Khigh Dhiegh ... Dee Jen-djieh (Judge Dee)
Mako ... Tao Gan
Soon-Tek Oh ... Kang I-Te
Miiko Taka ... Jade Mirror
Irene Tsu ... Celestial Image
Keye Luke ... Lord Sun Ming
Susie Elene ... Miss Ting
James Hong ... Prior
Beverly Kushida Beverly Kushida ... Bright Flower
Ching Hocson Ching Hocson ... White Rose
Yuki Shimoda ... Pure Faith
Robert Sadang Robert Sadang ... Tsung Lee
Frances Fong Frances Fong ... Mrs. Pao
Tommy Lee ... True Wisdom
Richard Lee-Sung ... First Driver
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China, 7th century. On their way to a provincial centre Judge Dee and his three wives spend the night at a taoist monastery. Soon the judge discovers that the secluded place holds a secret - the former abbot died of unnatural causes. After a number of mysterious events and more cases of murder Dee tracks down the true villain. Written by Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Haunted Monastery See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel "The Haunted Monastery", on which this movie is based, Jade Mirror is the name of the dead, embalmed former abbot. In the movie, this name is given as that of Judge Dee's first wife. In the 16 Judge Dee books written by Robert van Gulik, Dee's first and second wives' names are never mentioned. His third wife is only mentioned by her family name, (Miss) Tsao, prior to her marriage to the magistrate. Her personal name is never given. See more »

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An Excellent Movie and should be on DVD
5 January 2007 | by SpiritptcSee all my reviews

Dear All, This is an excellent movie that was part of an excellent series of books before that.

I hope it will be on DVD at some point, as I would like to own it. I always look for it on TV and never see it any more.

It has an excellent cast. One of the best Oriental casts I have seen for any movie. They all play there roles well, and are believable.

The plot is very interesting. With all the CSI stuff, isn't it nice to see how they may have done it with out equipment, beyond a brain.

Also I love the monastery spookiness, atmosphere. It is a wonderful period piece as well.

Bill


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