Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Colourblind 2018

- Shadow Builder 1998

- Sleazy Pete 2017

- Epidemic 2018

- The Basement 2018

- Dark Forest 2015

- Face of Evil 2016

- Bruce's Deadly Fingers 1976

- Eullenia 2018

- Payday 2018

- Minutes to Midnight 2018

- Iron Brothers 2016

- Simon's Quest 2018

- Doctor Slime 2018

- Hang Up! 2018

- Summer 2018

- If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death 1968

- After Midnight 2018

- Godmonster of Indian Flats 1973

- A Child's Voice 2018

- Perfect Obedience 2014

- Candy & Ronnie 2017

- The Addiction 1995

- Dolemite 1975

- Imposter 2018

- Unhuman Nature 2018

- The Incantation 2018

- Low Self Esteem 2018

- The Jurassic Dead 2017

- Smash Palace 1981

- Seeing Evil 2018

- A Wish for Giants 2018

- Apotheosis 2018

- Vidar the Vampire 2017

- Poetry Slammed 2018

- Spider Danger 2012

- Funeral Day 2016

- Last House on the Left 1972

- Collar 2017

- King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen 2017

- Brothers of the Wind 2015

- Triggered 2018

- Inheritance 2017

- Dalmatian 2018

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

The Chinese Ring

USA 1947
produced by
James S. Burkett for Monogram
directed by William Beaudine
starring Roland Winters, Warren Douglas, Mantan Moreland, Louise Currie, Victor Sen Yung, Philip Ahn, Byron Foulger, Thayer Roberts, Barbara Jean Wong, Chabing, George Spaulding, Le Tung Foo
screenplay by Scott Darlong, based on characters created by Earl Derr Biggers

Charlie Chan, Charlie Chan at Monogram, Charlie Chan (Roland Winters)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


A Chinese princess (Barbara Jean Wong) is killed in Charlie Chan's (Roland Winters) home of all places, and just before dying the has enough life left in her to put down the words "Captain K". Chan and local police Sergeant Davidson (Warren Douglas) investigate and soon find not one but two Captain Ks among her acquaintances, Captain Kelso (Thayer Roberts), the man she wanted to buy warplanes for her brother back in China from, and Captain Kong (Philip Ahn), who was to smuggle these warplanes back to China on his boat. Davidson is certain the killer was one of these two, but he just can't find evidence against either. Chan meanwhile is not so sure and follows up a few other clues, one of which leads him to local bank president Armstrong (Byron Foulger), whose institute shows certain irregularities when it comes to the deposits and withdrawals of the princess' account ...

Then though it's revealed that Captain Kelso's a phony and has never owned any airplanes he could have sold to the princess, and that Captain Kong might have been in on this, and to top it all off, Kelso and Kong take Armstrong - who they think cheated them out of the money they wanted to cheat the princess out of - and Chan captive, to take them out to the high seas and get rid of them for good. It's only thanks to Chan's chauffeur Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland) that the police gets on their tail and searches Kong's ship just in time to save Chan and Armstrong and in the process arrest Kong and Kelso. The killer though is in the very end revealed to be neither of them but Armstrong, the only man who would have really profited from her death ...

 

The very first movie starring Roland Winters as Charlie Chan - and to be quite honest, he looks even less Asian than Warner Oland or Sidney Toler. Anyways, the film as such - a remake of Mr Wong in Chinatown from 1938 - is rather solid entertainment, it's decently paced, doesn't lose itself too much in unnecessary subplots or comic interludes, and has a certain light-footed note to it. Sure, all of this makes no genre classic, but that's probably not what a series-film like The Chinese Ring was intended to be, right?

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find The Chinese Ring
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find The Chinese Ring here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find The Chinese Ring at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD

 

 

Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...

 

Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!

 

Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner

 

Jetzt kaufen bei
Lulu.com