The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1935 in film) is a mystery film starring Bela Lugosi as a powerful criminal of the Chinatown underworld, and Wallace Ford as a wisecracking reporter. The film is based on Harry Stephen Keeler's 1928 short story "The Strange Adventure of the Twelve Coins of Confucius" one of three stories in Keeler's book Sing Sing Nights. It has no relation to Monogram Pictures later Mr. Wong (James Lee Wong) film series.
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 and his girl Peg are hot on his trail, but soon find themselves in serious trouble when they stumble onto Wong's headquarters.
Bela Lugosi ... Mr. Fu Wong / Lysee<br>
Wallace Ford ... Jason H. Barton<br>
Arline Judge ... Peg<br>
E. Alyn Warren ... Philip Tsang
Category:Films directed by William Nigh
Category:Monogram Pictures films
Category:Films based on short fiction
Category:1930s mystery films