Mr. Wong in Chinatown Released 84 Years Ago Today

Mr. Wong in Chinatown

Director: William Nigh
Writers: Scott Darling, Hugh Wiley
Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers

Released: 1939-08-01

Mr. Wong in Chinatown was released 84 years ago today on August 1, 1939. This was 3rd time Boris Karloff played detective Mr. Wong. Karloff would play Mr. Wong 2 more times and American Chinese actor Keye Luke took over the series for the 6th and final entry in the series.

Mr. Wong in Chinatown introduced the sidekick reporter, Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Logan played by Marjorie Reynolds who would reprise her role aside Karloff 2 more times.

In Mr. Wong in Chinatown, 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.

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