Shadow of Chinatown (I) (1936)

Not Rated   |    |  Adventure, Crime, Horror

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A madman sets out to destroy a group of Chinatown merchants.



  • Bela Lugosi and Bruce Bennett in Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
  • Bela Lugosi in Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
  • Bela Lugosi and Charles King in Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
  • Bela Lugosi in Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
  • Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, Bruce Bennett, and John Cowell in Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
  • Bela Lugosi in Shadow of Chinatown (1936)

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Robert F. Hill


Robert F. Hill (original story), Isadore Bernstein (continuity), Basil Dickey (continuity), William Buchanan (special dialogue)

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14 June 2004 | Mike-764
| Shadow leaves a black mark
Eurasian Victor Poten decides to drive the Chinese merchants from their district in order to start his new race and eliminating any Asians or whites that stand in his way. Its up to Martin Andrews, author and expert on Chinese cultures (only thanks to his manservant Willy Fu) and reporter Joan Whiting to stop Poten's nefarious plot. This serial is absolutely forgettable with absolutely nothing to keep the viewer in any suspense to watch the next week's chapter or the serial throughout. The entire cast tries their best to make something out of this, but are overcome by the ineptness of the production crew. The only saving grace for this travesty is the banter between Herman Brix and Joan Barclay does make for some funny scenes. Rating, based on serials, 2.

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Release Date:

10 October 1936



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