The Mysterious Mr. Wong

Overview

To the world at large, Mr. Wong (Bela Lugosi) is a harmless shopkeeper in the Chinatown district (where no one seems unduly put off by his Hungarian accent) In truth, however, Wong is an eeeeevil Mandarin who'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the Twelve Coins of Confucious, which according to legend will allow him to rule over the Chinese province of Keelat. In his efforts to obtain these coins, Wong leaves a trail of corpses behind, eventually arousing the suspicions of wisecracking reporter Jason Barton ...
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Overview

To the world at large, Mr. Wong (Bela Lugosi) is a harmless shopkeeper in the Chinatown district (where no one seems unduly put off by his Hungarian accent) In truth, however, Wong is an eeeeevil Mandarin who'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the Twelve Coins of Confucious, which according to legend will allow him to rule over the Chinese province of Keelat. In his efforts to obtain these coins, Wong leaves a trail of corpses behind, eventually arousing the suspicions of wisecracking reporter Jason Barton (Wallace Ford). Narrowly escaping assassination in a Chinese restaurant, Barton and his sweetheart Peg (Arline Judge) take refuge in Wong's humble shop, where they stumble into a gathering of the villain's henchmen. Will our hero and heroine escape in time to thwart the sinister, seemingly all-powerful Mr. Wong? Boasting a full-blooded performance by Bela Lugosi and campy dialogue to spare (much of it astonishingly racist!), Mysterious Mr. Wong is a bad-movie buff's delight.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
If you can get past racial slurs such as the description of several murdered Chinese as "better dead than alive" or the likening of Asian people to monkeys, Bela Lugosi's thick Hungarian accent, and some inconsequential jabbering between Wallace Ford and Arline Judge, Mysterious Mr. Wong may be for you. If not, you're in for a long, tedious tour of a backstage Chinatown peopled by the likes of the aforementioned Mr. Lugosi, Edward Peil and Fred Warren, in other words, low-budget Hollywood actors in bad Oriental get-up. Mysterious Mr. Wong, incidentally, has nothing in common with the later series of surprisingly clever whodunits starring Boris Karloff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • UPC: 089218406590
  • Original Release: 1935
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,368

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bela Lugosi Mr. Wong
Wallace Ford Jason Barton
Arline Judge Peg
Fred Warren Tsung
Lotus Long Moonflower
Robert E. O'Connor McGillicuddy
Luke Chan Chan Fu
Lee Shumway Brandon, Editor
Chester Gan
Etta Lee
James B. Leong
Theodore Lorch
Edward Peil Sr. Jen Yu
Technical Credits
William Nigh Director
E.R. Hickson Art Director
Abe Meyer Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Neumann Cinematographer
Jack W. Ogilvie Editor
George Yohalem Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Play [12:44]
2. Chapter 1 [11:26]
3. Chapter 2 [14:12]
4. Chapter 3 [9:39]
5. Chapter 4 [13:58]
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