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.