Boris Karloff returns for his fourth Mr. Wong adventure. This time out, Mr. Wong, “The Chinese Copper” is looking for a cop killer at the behest of the lantern jawed
I know that Caucasians playing Orientals in “yellow face” isn’t exactly considered “PC” in our overly sensitive times, but folks when you watch as many movies in The Video Vacuum as I have, you learn to appreciate seeing great horror movie stars parading around in second rate Charlie Chan knockoffs pretending to be Asian. I don’t think that this movie could piss Asian-Americans off anyway because Karloff doesn’t LOOK remotely Asian and he doesn’t even ATTEMPT to sound Asian either. At all times, he looks, sounds, and acts like Boris Karloff.
The problem with The Fatal Hour is that Mr. Wong is more or less a side character in his own movie as the main thrust of the story has
AKA: Mr. Wong at Headquarters.