Shadow of Chinatown

Shadow of Chinatown

  • 1936
  • 1 Season

Chinatown is filled with colorful shops and cheery merchants. However, there is a man who does not like that. He makes it his mission to wipe out all the merchants he can in Chinatown. This poses a threat, obviously, to everyone in Chinatown and everyone is afraid. The man is part of a European firm which is what he uses to wipe them out. He hopes that he can outsell the merchants so that they have to resort to going out of business and that he will be the main distributor on the street. What happens to the merchants and the madman?

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Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 15 - The Avenging Powers
15. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 15 - The Avenging Powers
January 1, 1936
This serial deals with the plotting of a European importing firm to put Chinese trade competition in a west coast Chinatown - city unnamed, but it's by the bay and it isn't Oakland - out of business. Their representative, Sonya Rokoff/The Dragon Lady (Luana Walters), a beautiful Eurasian girl, hires Victor Poten (Bela Lugosi), a mad Eurasian chemist and inventor and an equal-opportunity racist who hates both Chinese and White races, to aid her. Poten, by means of his infernal inventions and underworld henchmen, conducts successful raids on the Chinese merchants and also successfully eludes the people hunting and investigating him. Those include newspaper reporter Joan Whiting (Joan Barclay), her sweetheart Martin Andrews (Bruce Bennett as Herman Brix), Willy Fu (Maurice Liu), Martin's servant, and police Captain Walters (Forrest Taylor) and his detectives. After narrow escapes from death in the form of bombs, poison-traps, infernal machines and some hand-to-hand, five-on-one scuffling in Chinatown's underworld, Martin finally captures Poten just as he is about to indulge in a little wholesale killing by poisoning the wine served at a Chinese merchant's banquet.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 14 - The Fatal Trap
14. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 14 - The Fatal Trap
January 1, 1936
Andrews grabs hold of the fire escape but Grogan is killed from falling off the roof of Sonya Rokoff's apartment. Poten sets up an exploding chandelier in Andrews' apartment.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 13 - The Brink of Disaster
13. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 13 - The Brink of Disaster
October 10, 1936
Andrews and the others manage to detect the invisible gas and escape the lab in time. Andrews finds Victor Poten in Sonya Rokoff's apartment, but Poten flees over the rooftops. Andrews faces a zombified Grogan.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 12 - The Invisible Gas
12. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 12 - The Invisible Gas
January 1, 1936
Andrews and Joan survive going over the cliff and continue on to San Francisco, a psychiatrist brings Sonya Rokoff out of her trance. Poten's lets loose an invisible and odorless gas.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 11 - Thundering Doom
11. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 11 - Thundering Doom
January 1, 1936
Andrews manages to catch Grogan's hand grenade and throw it out an open window. Poten retrieves Grogan from the insane asylum and then follows Andrews back to San Francisco. On the road, Poten forces Andrews' car over a cliff.
Shadow of Chinatown
10. Shadow of Chinatown
January 1, 1936
Wong saves Andrews, Joan and Willy Fu from Poten's gas but Poten and Sonya Rokoff escape.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 9 - The Last Warning
9. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 9 - The Last Warning
January 1, 1936
Joan tells Andrews that Sonya Rokoff is behind the sinister events in San Francisco and that she also has plans to destroy Chinatown in LA.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 8 - Midnight
8. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 8 - Midnight
January 1, 1936
Wong saves Andrews from Grogan's noose, Poten threatens to kill Grogan by midnight.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 7 - The Noose
7. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 7 - The Noose
January 1, 1936
Andrews escapes the sword and rescues Joan from her imprisonment, Poten leaves Los Angeles and Grogan attempts to kill Poten with a homemade noose.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 6 - The Sword Thrower
6. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 6 - The Sword Thrower
January 1, 1936
Andrews is saved from the deadly goldfish bowl by Detective, Wong (James B. Leong).
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 5 - The Sinister Ray
5. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 5 - The Sinister Ray
January 1, 1936
Andrews (Herman Brix) fakes his demise but Poten (Bela Lugosi) wants to be sure and rigs up a killer goldfish bowl.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 4 - Death on the Wire
4. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 4 - Death on the Wire
January 1, 1936
Andrews (Herman Brix) survives the exploding manhole cover. Poten attempts to get rid of Dr. Wu with a poisoned dart via a phone receiver.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 3 - 13 Ferguson Alley
3. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 3 - 13 Ferguson Alley
January 1, 1936
Andrews (Herman Brix) saves Joan Whiting (Joan Barclay) from the crusher.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 2 - The Crushing Walls
2. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 2 - The Crushing Walls
January 1, 1936
Martin Andrews (Herman Brix) escapes being caught by Victor Poten's automaton. Meanwhile, Joan Whiting (Joan Barclay) wanders into Poten's deadly hydraulic chamber. Andrews and Willy Fu (Maurice Liu) attempt to rescue her.
Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 1 - The Arms of the God
1. Shadow of Chinatown - Chapter 1 - The Arms of the God
January 1, 1936
Sonya Rokoff (Luana Walters) hires Professor Victor Poten (Bela Lugosi) to terrorize Chinatown.
Description

Chinatown is filled with colorful shops and cheery merchants. However, there is a man who does not like that. He makes it his mission to wipe out all the merchants he can in Chinatown. This poses a threat, obviously, to everyone in Chinatown and everyone is afraid. The man is part of a European firm which is what he uses to wipe them out. He hopes that he can outsell the merchants so that they have to resort to going out of business and that he will be the main distributor on the street. What happens to the merchants and the madman?Shadow of Chinatown is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1936.

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  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1936