The Fatal Hour
By William Nigh
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Boris Karloff stars as the clever detective James Lee Wong in the fourth entry of the Monogram series. When a police officer is murdered, Captain Street looks to Mr. Wong to catch the killer. Prime Suspect: Frank Belden Jr., whose father is a businessman well known for both his success and dishonesty. Mr. Wong faces increasing danger and is nearly executed himself as the investigation develops in treachery and complexity. As Mr. Wong follows the trail of dead bodies, he uncovers a jewel smuggling ring on the San Francisco waterfront and a case much larger than the death of a police officer.
With the major studios on hiatus from monster movies, Karloff demonstrates his range of acting in this series as the resourceful Mr. Wong. Directed by William Nigh, The Fatal Hour also stars Grant Withers as the Police Captain and Marjorie Reynolds as fast talking girl reporter Bobby Logan.