Mr. Wong, Detective [DVD] [1938]

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  • Release Date: 02/16/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Mr. Wong, Detective
The first of six Mr. Wong whodunits, Mr. Wong Detective presented Boris Karloff as pulp writer Hugh Wiley's Oxford-educated Oriental sleuth. Wong is visited by Simon Dayton (John Hamilton), an industrialist fearing for his life. Dayton and his partners Meisle (William Gould) and Wilk (Hooper Atchley) have been selling a poison gas invented by Roemer (John St. Polis), who, feeling cheated out of the deal, shows up in Dayton's office waving a gun. Minutes later, Dayton is found murdered by his secretary, Myra Ross (Maxine Jennings). Police Captain Sam Street (Grant Withers), Myra's boyfriend, immediately puts Roemer under arrest. Wong is not convinced of the man's guilt, especially after discovering a broken piece of glass near the body. During the ongoing investigation, the two remaining partners are also slain, but who done it? Are the killers foreign-accented Baron Anton Mohl (Lucien Prival) and his beautiful Brooklyn-born associate who calls herself Countess Dubois (Evelyn Brent)? Or did Roemer do the dirty deed? Could the dead man's nosy office manager (Wilbur Mack) have committed the crime and does Mrs. Roemer (Grace Wood) know more than she is telling? As Mr. Wong discovers, the answer is to be found in the origin and purpose of the mysterious pieces of glass found near each victim. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Boris Karloff
    Boris Karloff - James Lee Wong
  • Grant Withers
    Grant Withers - Capt. Bill Street
  • Evelyn Brent
    Evelyn Brent - Olga
  • Maxine Jennings
    Maxine Jennings - Myra, Dayton's Secretary
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    Lucien Prival - Mohl

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good old detective yarn.

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    This series of detective yarns is by no means spectacular and none stand out from the rest but I like them. They are done respectably and though sometimes bland are entertaining enough. If you want color, modern acting and gratuitous violence, then watchwatch those kind of movies. This series of movies is worth the $5 dollar price per movie.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I enjoy series detectives

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    Picture quality could be better but this is the best I’ve seen this movie, not the best in the series but it’s the first

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