On an ocean liner sailing from the Orient to San Francisco, Mei Lei Ming (Anna May Wong) gives fellow passenger Nita Kenton (Lola Lane) a reading. When Nita’s boyfriend, importer Phillip Corey (James Stephenson), scoffs at her predictions, she informs him that he himself will die within 48 hours.
Corey is later found dead in his San Francisco shop, an apparent suicide. Police Inspector Jim C. Gregg (Charles C. Wilson) is certain it is a homicide and has Sergeant Kelly (Frank Jaquet) bring Mei Lei in for questioning. She convinces him she is innocent and, after demonstrating her astrological powers by telling both skeptical policemen about themselves based solely on their birth dates, proceeds to help them solve the case and two subsequent, related killings. Police forensic scientist Dr. Merton (Maurice Cass), however, remains firmly scornful of Mei Lei’s unscientific methods….”
The astrologer – Mei Lei Wing – is the Aquarius and the scornful forensic scientist is the Capricorn.
Love this concept! Had anyone seen this?
The actress playing the Aquarian Astrologer-Sleuth, Anna May Wong, was actually Capricorn and the first Asian-American to become an international movie star. Her Wiki is fascinating. Seriously, read it.
Capricorn-like, she battled and climbed her way from being born in a Chinatown laundromat to stardom despite unbelievable racism at the time. She was, for instance, forbidden to kiss an non-oriental on screen.
She was linked with her sister Sea-Goat Marlene Dietrich AND the beautiful lyrics to These Foolish Things were also apparently written about/for her.
Anna May Wong was also Mercury-Uranus exact conjunct in Capricorn and opposite Neptune – ruler of Hollywood. So there she was all iconoclastic and challenging the established order, one of which was that if you wanted a Chinese character, you got a Hungarian. She also had Moon-Jupiter in Aries – for extra oomph – and Aqua Rising.
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