Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Boat From Shanghai may be an unprepossessing title, but at least it's better than the film's original cognomen, Chin Chin Chinaman. Leon M. Lion plays The Mandarin, a Charlie Chanish oriental sleuth, while Elizabeth Allan co-stars as his assistant, The Countess. Infiltrating an aristocratic Chinese family, Lion and Allan search for a gang of jewel thieves. If you're looking for political correctness, skip this one; otherwise, it's fun in a mindless sort of way. The British The Boat From Shanghai was based on a popular stage play by Percy Walsh.
aristocracy, con/scam, expose [revelation], jewel-robbery, opal, undercover