Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

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“Mysterious Mr. Wong” is a 1934 American film directed by William Nigh. The movie follows the story of a wealthy antique dealer, Brandon Edwards (played by Holmes Herbert), who is murdered by an unknown assailant. His daughter, Louise (played by Dorothy Revier), enlists the help of private investigator James Lee Wong (played by Boris Karloff) to solve the crime.

Wong soon discovers that the murder is linked to a valuable Chinese artifact, the Ming Jade Buddha. The artifact has been stolen by a group of criminals led by the mysterious Mr. Wong (played by E. Alyn Warren). Wong and Louise must race against time to recover the Buddha and bring Mr. Wong to justice before he can strike again.

As Wong investigates the case, he uncovers a web of deceit and treachery, including a secret society of Chinese criminals and a love triangle involving Louise’s fiancĂ© and her best friend. With the help of his intelligence and expertise, Wong manages to solve the case and bring the criminals to justice.

Overall, “Mysterious Mr. Wong” is a classic mystery movie that combines elements of crime, drama, and suspense. It is notable for Boris Karloff’s performance as James Lee Wong, a character that he would reprise in several later films.

William Nigh

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