SCV In the Movies | SCV in the Movies Premiere ‘The Mysterious Mr. Wong’
Bill and E.J. pitch a double-header with two nearly identically-titled movies: “The Mystery of Mr. Wong” and “The Mysterious Mr. Wong.” They were both made by Monogram Pictures, and both have personnel who made their names in the Santa Clarita Valley. That’s about where the similarities end, as one Mr. Wong is the hero, while the other is a villain. Also, both plots are motivated by stolen artifacts, and both star major stars from the Universal monster classics. As a bonus, we’ll hear from our film historian friends Maria Elena de las Carreras and Jonathan Kuntz. We here at SCV In The Movies recommend popping plenty of popcorn and enjoying one after the other as a double feature… it’s an SCV In The Movies two-fer!
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