Boris Karloff makes his final go-round as detective James Lee Wong in 1940's "Doomed to Die". As with the rest of the films in the series, this flies by very quickly.
The owner of a steamship company is in dire straits after one of his ships goes down in flames. After a dispute with a prospective son-in-law, whose father is waiting in the next room, a shot is fired, the mogul is dead, the son-in-law-to-be is framed for the crime, and, well, you know the drill, don't you?
It's a shame that Karloff, toward the end of his career, never got the chance to play another detective role, the kind of veteran sleuth that would be embodied by the likes of Buddy Ebsen (Barnaby Jones), Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote), and Dick Van Dyke (Diagnosis: Murder) in later years. As I've written before, Karloff demonstrated that he was a lot more versatile as an actor than most give him credit for. The final film in the Mr. Wong series was a prequel with Keye Luke in the lead, and we covered that sometime back.