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Doomed to Die (12-Aug-1940)

Director: William Nigh

Writers: Ralph Bettinson; Michael Jacoby

From novel by: Hugh Wiley (character basis)

Musical Director: Edward Kay

Keywords: Mystery, Mr. Wong

A fire aboard one of Cyrus P. Wentworth's ships, the Wentworth Castle, killed 400 and also resulted in the loss of a fortune in financial bonds; soon after, Wentworth is shot to death in his office by a person unknown. A variety of suspects present themselves as possibilities, including Dick Fleming, son of a rival shipping magnate and suitor for Cynthia, Wentworth's daughter. Cynthia hires Mr. Wong in the hopes of clearing Dick's name. Fifth of the six Mr. Wong mysteries, and the last one starring Boris Karloff.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Boris Karloff
23-Nov-1887 2-Feb-1969 Horror actor
Marjorie Reynolds
12-Aug-1917 1-Feb-1997 Holiday Inn
Grant Withers
17-Jan-1904 27-Mar-1959 American character actor


Boris Karloff   ...   James Lee Wong
Marjorie Reynolds   ...   Bobbie Logan
Grant Withers   ...   Capt. Street
William Stelling   ...   Dick Fleming
Catherine Craig   ...   Cynthia Wentworth
Guy Usher   ...   Paul Fleming
Henry Brandon   ...   Martin
Melvin Lang   ...   Cyrus Wentworth
Wilbur Mack   ...   Matthews
Kenneth Harlan   ...   Ludlow
Richard Loo   ...   Tong Leader


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