Mr. Wong Phantom of Chinatown

The resourceful detective Mr. Wong is on the trail of killers in the best film of the Monogram series.
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  • Based On Characters Created By Hugh Wiley
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: February 18, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Rating: B- -- Typical story in the series. Full Review
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Jun 11, 2008

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World renowned archeologist Dr. Benton returns from Mongolia with a mysterious scroll and immediately dies a horrible death by poison while delivering a lecture. Detective Jimmy Wong (Keye Luke) is called in to solve the case. With the help of Captain Street (Grant Withers) and Benton's beautiful secretary (Lotus Long), Jimmy becomes a human decoy to set a trap for the killer. This is the sixth and final episode of Monogram's Mr. Wong series featuring the Asian detective. Originally conceived for Boris Karloff, the script was rewritten for a younger actor, and presented as a prequel to the five previously released films. Keye Luke, best known for his portrayal as Charlie Chan's Number One Son, appears in what is his only starring role.

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In the sixth and final installment of the Mr. Wong series, Luke replaces Karloff as the Chinese sleuth on the trail of a killer.


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Not one of the better Chinese detective films Movie Lover: from WORTHINGTON, OH US -- October, 12, 2011

I loved Keye Luke in everything he did and always wanted to see this film. He is good but very subdued in his portrayal of a young James Lee Wong. The Monogram production is really bottom of the barrel and the whole film plays out listessly. Not a terrible film but nothing really to recommend it unless you love this genre.

A Chinese instead of a Chinaman Movie Lover: from Columbia, MD US -- July, 24, 2003

Obviously, Boris Karloff couldn't convince anyone that he was the Chinese amateur detective James Lee Wong without piling on Chinese schtick. Keye Luke didn't need to do this, and his more natural performance is an amazing relief from all the white guys playing Asians we've seen from Warner Oland's Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan to Christopher Lee's Fu Manchu and Joel Grey's Master Chiun. Wong in this movie is smarter and more knowledgeable, particularly on things Chinese, than the cops, but he's a completely natural and believable figure. (All right, he occasionally does a little bit of proverb schtick when speaking to other Chinese.) Wong's servant is a comic relief character but redeems himself by getting the better of the cops at one point. Lotus Long provides a nice romantic interest. It's too bad this is Luke's only starring role.

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