Pah Wongso Pendekar Boediman (Malay for Pah Wongso the Righteous
Warrior) is a 1941 detective film from the Dutch East Indies (now
Indonesia). It follows the schoolmaster and social worker Pah Wongso as
he investigates a murder to clear his protégé's name. The first
release by Star Film, it featured camerawork by Cho' Chin Hsin and was
produced by Jo Eng Sek, who had previously produced Si Tjonat. It stars
Pah Wongso (born Louis Wijnhamer), Elly Joenara, and Mohamad Arief. The
first film of its genre to be produced in the Indies, Pah Wongso
Pendekar Boediman was made to capitalize on the popularity of Wijnhamer
and Hollywood characters such as Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto. Released in
April 1941 to popular acclaim, it had a mixed critical reception; the
reviewer Saeroen suggested that its success was entirely because of its
star's renown. Pah Wongso Tersangka, a sequel, was released later that
year, but this film may now be lost.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pah_Wongso_Pendekar_Boediman>
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