18 Apr

Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)


Mr. Wong in Chinatown is a 1939 American mystery film directed by William Nigh and starring Boris Karloff. The story is about a pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, who is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl the name “Captain J” on a sheet of paper.

Directed by William Nigh, produced by William T. Lackey, written by Hugh Wiley and Scott Darling, starring Boris Karloff as Mr. James Lee Wong, Marjorie Reynolds as Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Logan (reporter), Grant Withers as Police Capt. Bill Street, Huntley Gordon as Mr. Davidson (bank president), George Lynn as Capt. Guy Jackson (Aviation Corp. president) as Peter George Lynn, William Royle as Capt. Jaime (captain, Maid of the Orient), James Flavin as Police Sgt. Jerry, Lotus Long as Princess Lin Hwa (murder victim), Lee Tung Foo as Willie (Wong’s servant), Bessie Loo as Lilly May (Princess Lin Hwa’s maid), Richard Loo as Tong chief, Ernie Stanton as Burton (Davidson’s butler) and I. Stanford Jolley as Hotel clerk.



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