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The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

(Approved) 68 mins

Synopsis: Detective tries to solve the murder of antiques collector who was in possession of a famous jewel known as “The Eye of the Moon.”

Director: William Nigh

Writers: Hugh Wiley (books), Scott Darling (original screenplay)

Stars: Boris KarloffGrant Withers and Dorothy Tree

Serious Jest:  (Don’t Bother)  As a mystery, this film had no big holes.  Also, Karloff was a great actor, with commanding presence.  But, unfortunately, nothing stood out about it, either.  Additionally, it’s a shame that there were no real Asian actors that Hollywood was willing to cast as the leading man for this film.  So, I decided not to recommend a middle-of-the-road, black-and-white 1930’s film with racist overtones.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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