Daughter of the Tong

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Daughter of the Tong
Directed by Raymond K. Johnson
Produced by Lester F. Scott Jr.
Written by George H. Plympton (story)
Alan Merritt (continuity)
Starring Evelyn Brent
Grant Withers
Dorothy Short
Cinematography Elmer Dyer
Edited by Charles Diltz
Distributed by Metropolitan Pictures
Release date
August 28, 1939 (1939-08-28)
Running time
56 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Daughter of the Tong is a 1939 crime film about a detective that goes against a female leader of an Oriental crime ring.


Ralph Dickson is an FBI agent assigned to investigate the killing of a colleague. He is chosen to investigate due to an uncanny likeness to the presumed killer. Dickson goes undercover and learns the identity of the gang leader, Carney, who is also known as "the Illustrious One" and the "Daughter of the Tong." Carney stays holed up at the Oriental Hotel while she has her henchmen doing her dirty work.



  • Times Exchange (1939) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Reel Media International (2004) (worldwide) (VHS)
  • Alpha Video Distributors (June 28, 2005) (USA) (DVD)
  • Mill Creek Entertainment (2007) (USA) (DVD)
  • Reel Media International (2007) (non-USA) (all media)

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