The Fatal Hour

I did a search on YouTube for 1940s films and found this.

Boris Karloff plays a Chinese detective (yep) called Mr. Wong, who does all the sleuthing and catches the murderer. His partner in law is a short-tempered cop who gets things done, but is not good at detecting. Mr. Wong is described as a Chinese-American, but has a right proper British accent.

At one hour and six minutes it is short by today’s standards, but it packs a good story in, no fluff or time wasting here. The editing was a bit abrupt at times though.

At one point in the film there were people being bumped off every few seconds and the short-tempered cop was going nuts while Mr. Wong was cool, collected, and figuring stuff out. Quite funny to watch.

Jason Robards Sr. had a part in this. Junior would have been 18 at the time.

There is a sequel to this called Doomed To Die which I will check out soon.

Date watched: May 22nd
Score: 7/10
Film count 2016: 85


One thought on “The Fatal Hour

  1. Thessauron May 26, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Boris Karloff. The Mr go-to-him-for-anything-exotic. 🙂


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