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 […]
These movies are part of a small genre of detective movies that feature Asian detective working in large American metropolises. Strangely, they almost NEVER hire Asian actors to portray them. Either way, I find these Mr. Wong movies pretty enjoyable.
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 […]
A woman seeking help from detective James Wong is killed (Like the two other movies so far, people need to stay away from Mr. Wong!) with a poison dart before she has a chance to explain anything to Mr. Wong. As she dies she has just enough time to scribble “Captain J”
The second of the Mr. Wong series. In this one Boris finds Brandon Edwards who is getting the largest star sapphire in the world, the “Eye of the Daughter of the Moon”. He confides in Wong that his life is in danger. He dies, and in another few murders the sapphire gets juggled around a […]
This is the second in a series of movies that exist in a strange subset of Mystery / Detective movies where the detective is of Oriental decent. You know, because people from the East have superior and almost mystic deductive qualities, perfectly suiting them to work as detectives for crowded cities in the USA. Anyway, […]