Sue Farnum inherits a circus, but her dead father’s partner is trying to take it away from her. Roy and Bob Nolan are filming a movie on location at the circus. They and a number of other western movie stars come to Sue’s aid, putting on a show and catching the bad guys.
War of the Wildcats - 1943
Cowboy Dan Somers (John Wayne) and oilman Jim “Hunk” Gardner (Albert Dekker) compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen ( Martha Scott). An all-around well done movie, with equal parts comedy, romance, and old time western action. One of “The Duke’s” best.
Phantom Of Chinatown - 1940
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 […]
Doomed To Die - 1940
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 […]
The Fatal Hour - 1940
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 […]
Mr. Wong In Chinatown - 1939
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 Mystery of Mr. Wong - 1939
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 […]
Mr. Wong, Detective - 1938
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, […]