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Mysterious Mr. Wong

Starring: Bela Lugosi Director: William Nigh
A fight for an empire behind the curtained mysteries of San Francisco's Chinatown!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1935
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English Mono

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Bela Lugosi stars as Mr. Wong, a "harmless" Chinatown shopkeeper by day and relentless blood-thirsty pursuer of the Twelve Coins of Confucius by night. With possession of the coins, Mr. Wong will be supreme ruler of the Chinese province of Keelat, and his evil destiny will be fulfilled. A killing spree follows in dark and dangerous Chinatown as Wong gets control of 11 of the 12 coins. Reporter Jason Barton (Wallace Ford) and his girl Peg (Arlene Judge) are hot on his trail, but soon find themselves in serious trouble when they stumble onto Wong's headquarters. Not to be confused with Boris Karloff's later Chinese detective series, The Mysterious Mr. Wong holds its own in the class of Oriental mysteries on the strength of Lugosi's performance. The Hungarian actor works in his native accent throughout the picture like his character's instruments of torture - with subtlety and finesse. This film is based on the novel The Twelve Coins of Confucius by Harry Stephen Keeler.

Product Description:

Lugosi is Mr. Wong, a diabolical genius after the 12 Coins of Confucius which will grant him great power. He'll kidnap, torture and murder for them.

Plot Keywords:

Chinese | Good Vs. Evil | Psychos | Vintage

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.8
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Rating 3.0 Chinese with a Hungarian Accent Movie Lover: from MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY US -- November, 4, 2010

All in all, this is a pretty good movie, especially if you're a fan of Bela Lugosi and Wallace Ford. The only probelm is hearing Bela playing a Chinese madman with a Hungarian accent. Ah, the theater!!!


Rating 3.0 The Mysterious Mr. Wong Movie Lover: from clamart, Hauts-de-Seine FR -- April, 23, 2004

Great sets and costumes, standard story. Bela gives a good performance as does Wallace Ford. Just wish they'd told us what kind of mischief Mr. Wong would have been up to after he'd secured the power of the twelve gold coins.


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  • UPC: 089218406590
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