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Mr Wong, Detective

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Director  William Nigh
Sequel  The Mystery of Mr. Wong
Duration  
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Crime, Drama
Production  Monogram Pictures
Country  United States
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Release date  October 5, 1938 (1938-10-05)
Writer  Houston Branch (screen play), Hugh Wiley (based on: the "James Lee Wong" series in Colliers Magazine written by)
Cast  Boris Karloff (Mr. James Lee Wong), Grant Withers (Captain Sam Street), Maxine Jennings (Myra Ross, Dayton's Secretary), Evelyn Brent (Olga Petroff / Countess Dubois / Sophie Dome), George Lloyd (Devlin), Lucien Prival (Mohl)
Similar movies  The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, W Delta Z, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Mad Max: Fury Road, Untraceable, Brooklyn's Finest

Mr. Wong, Detective is a 1938 American crime film directed by William Nigh and starring Boris Karloff in his first appearance as Mr. Wong.

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Plot

Simon Dayton is in fear for his life and seeks the help of Mr. Wong to protect him. Just prior to meeting Mr. Wong, Dayton is found dead in his office without a mark on him with several witnesses testifying Dayton was alone in his office that was locked from the inside. Though the police view Dayton's death as due to a heart attack, Mr. Wong discovers a broken glass ball that contained poison gas.

Among the suspects are agents of a foreign power wishing to stop Dayton's chemicals being sent to use on the foreign power in the form of the same poison gas that killed Dayton, Dayton's business partners who will have Dayton's share of the business come to them after Dayton's death and the actual inventor of the chemical who has been cheated out of profits and recognition by Dayton.

Cast

  • Boris Karloff as Mr. James Lee Wong
  • Grant Withers as Captain Sam Street
  • Maxine Jennings as Myra Ross, Dayton's Secretary
  • Evelyn Brent as Olga Petroff / Countess Dubois / Sophie Dome
  • George Lloyd as Detective Lt. Devlin
  • Lucien Prival as Anton Mohl, aka Baron Von Krantz
  • John St. Polis as Carl Roemer, Poison Gas Inventor
  • William Gould as Theodore Meisel, Dayton's Partner
  • Hooper Atchley as Christian Wilk, Dayton's Partner
  • John Hamilton as Simon Dayton, President Dayton Chemical Co.
  • Wilbur Mack as Russell, Dayton's Office Manager
  • Lee Tung Foo as Tchin, Wong's Servant (credited as Lee Tong Foo)
  • Lynton Brent as Detective Tommy
  • Grace Wood as Mrs. Carl Roemer
  • References

    Mr. Wong, Detective Wikipedia
    Mr. Wong, Detective IMDb Mr. Wong, Detective themoviedb.org


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