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Mr. Wong, Detective (5-Oct-1938)

Director: William Nigh

Writer: Houston Branch

Keywords: Mystery, Mr. Wong

Chemical manufacturer Simon Dayton develops a justified paranoia and seeks the assistance of detective James Lee Wong; they agree to meet the following day but at the appointed time, the businessman turns up dead in an otherwise empty office. Immediate suspects include Dayton's two partners, and the scientist who devised the company's poison gas formula. Meanwhile German agents try to sabotage the poison gas shipment before it can reach a third country, presumably the Soviet Union. First appearance of the Mr. Wong character from Colliers magazine.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Evelyn Brent
20-Oct-1899 4-Jun-1975 Underworld
Boris Karloff
23-Nov-1887 2-Feb-1969 Horror actor
Grant Withers
17-Jan-1904 27-Mar-1959 American character actor


Boris Karloff   ...   Mr. Wong
Grant Withers   ...   Capt. Street
Maxine Jennings   ...   Myra
Evelyn Brent   ...   Olga
George Lloyd   ...   Devlin
Lucien Prival   ...   Mohl
John St. Polis   ...   Roemer
William Gould   ...   Meisel
Hooper Atchley   ...   Wilk
John Hamilton   ...   Dayton
Wilbur Mack   ...   Russell
Lee Tong Foo   ...   Tchin
Lynton Brent   ...   Tommy
Grace Wood   ...   Mrs. Roemer


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