An American, Frank Pryor, comes to visit London after Word War II to look up an old sweetheart of his that lives there. While coming off the flight, a man he’s standing next is slain by a rifle in the hands of an unknown assassin with a limp. Later, while with his old lover Pauline French, […]
Something secret is going on. You may or may not be in on it. The main narrative sure isn't. Spoooooky.
When the victim of a murder is dropped off in front of a police station, it’s Police lieutenant Sam Carson’s job to solve the case.
Archer Coe, a hated collector of artifacts and antiques, is found dead in his bedroom. His bedroom is locked from all entries and the Police conclude it’s suicide (they always do in movies that start like this), but of course one Philo Vance thinks otherwise. When the body is checked, the coroner bolsters the idea […]
Ronald Adair, a successful gambling cheat and bureaucrat, is called to a meeting with The Sleeping Cardinal, a picture Professor Moriarty uses to disguise his identity. At the meeting Ronald is told he will be exposed and disgraced if he doesn’t take up with a crew of criminals doing a counterfeit money scam. Ronald is blackmailed […]
Another Whodunit mystery where 10 people are invited for a weekend stay on an island by Mr U. N. Own, although when they arrive he doesn’t seem to be there. After dinner a record is played that reveals everyone among them is a killer in some way or another. Afterwards, 1 by 1, each member of […]
A gangster with some precious diamonds gets shot in a hotel room and struggles out into a wax museum where he eventually dies from his wounds. A female reporter finds the body and in competition with her boyfriend, also a reporter, resolves to solve and break the case. They are also working in competition with […]
Dr. John Benton is murdered while giving a lecture about a recent archaeological dig where he uncovered an ancient Chinese scroll. Detective James Lee Wong (this time played by Keye Luke) is on the scene to find the killer and solve the mystery of why the scroll is worth killing over. I think I read […]
A million and a half dollars in bonds were taken from one of Cyrus P. Wentworth’s ships before it was mysteriously sunk and, shortly afterward, Wentworth was found murdered. Wentworth was kicking out his daughter’s fiance, Dick Flemming, at the time of his death and Dick is arrested as the primary suspect, but reporter Bobbie […]
Detective James Wong is hired by Captain Street to help find the killer of Dan O’Grady. Mr. Wong does find the killer along with a large smuggling operation, but not until more people needlessly die. I do love these movies, but I also have to wonder how detective Wong gets such a great reputation. Usually the […]