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Shadow Of Chinatown (1936)
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Shadow Of Chinatown (1936) Released both as a 15-chapter serial and as a condensed feature version (for theaters that didn't use serials) which means that all of the cast and crew would one day be credited in some sources with a misleading extra film appearance added to their filmographies even though they only worked on (and got paid) for one performance or job. The story (serial and/or feature) deals with the plotting of a European importing firm to put Chinese trade competition in a west coast Chinatown - city unnamed, but it's by the bay and it isn't Oakland - out of business. Their representative, Sonya Rokoff/The Dragon Lady, a beautiful Eurasian girl, hires Victor Poten, a mad Eurasian chemist and inventor and an equal-opportunity racist who hates both Chinese and White races, to aid her. Poten, by means of his infernal inventions and underworld henchmen, conducts successful raids on the Chinese merchants and also successfully eludes the people hunting and investigating him. Those include newspaper reporter Joan Whiting, her sweetheart Martin Andrews, Willy Fu, Martin's servant, and police Captain Walters and his detectives. After narrow escapes from death in the form of bombs, poison-traps, infernal machines and some hand-to-hand, five-on-one scuffling in Chinatown's underworld, Martin finally captures Poten just as he is about to indulge in a little wholesale killing by poisoning the wine served at a Chinese merchant's banquet.

Movie Tagline:
Thrills and chills and shivering shocks as a crazed scientist terrorizes the underworld!

Also Known As:
Yellow Phantom

Title: Shadow Of Chinatown
Release Date: October 10, 1936
Runtime: 300 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 4.3
Buried.com Rating: 5.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: Approved

Robert F. Hill

Bela Lugosi ...Victor Poten
Bruce Bennett ...Martin Andrews (as Herman Brix)
Joan Barclay ...Joan Whiting
Luana Walters ...Sonya Rokoff, aka The Dragon Lady
Maurice Liu ...Willy Fu
Charles King ...Henchman Grogan
William Buchanan ...Henchman Healy
Forrest Taylor ...Police Capt. Walters
John Cowell ...White Chinaman (as Jack Cowell)
James B. Leong ...Wong
Henry T. Tung ...Dr. Wu
Paul Fung ...Tom Chu [Ch. 2]
George Chan ...Old Luce
Moy Ming ...Wong's Brother [Chs. 10-11]
Victor Adamson ...Weasel-looking henchman
Lester Dorr ...Steamship ticket clerk [Ch. 7]
John Elliott ...Ship's captain [Ch. 8]
Jack Evans ...Henchman
Harrison Greene ...Mayor Foley [Ch. 1]
Henry Hall ...Dr. Zander, Psychiatrist [Ch. 12]
Robert F. Hill ...Pedestrian [Ch. 14]
Richard Loo ...Loo, Chinese Man on Street [Chs. 5-7]
Bruce Mitchell ...Police Officer Riley [Chs. 1, 4, 13]
Roger Williams ...Newspaper Editor Harrison [Chs. 5, 7, 13, 15]

Sam Katzman

Isadore Bernstein
William Buchanan
Basil Dickey
Robert F. Hill

More Movie Taglines:
  • Thrills and chills and shivering shocks as a crazed scientist terrorizes the underworld!
  • 15 Episodes of Flaming Action... Dynamic Thrills and Eerie Mystery!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Willy Fu: I accede to honorable request of thugs.
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