"La Serpiente Roja" Primera película cubana sonora from Memoria de Cuba on Vimeo.
IMDB tells us: "A detective story which takes place in London, with Chinese investigator Chan Li Po, a very popular character of a Cuban radio series of the 30s and 40s. Written by Félix B. Caignet."
I'd love to see this whole film, based on this campy snippet.
The backstory, in Spanish.
You'll need to run this site through Google Translate.
"They call me Philip Bra-lowe."
Original ad here.
Does that top-row badge translate as "Permit 2 kiss a cock"...?
From the 1950 catalogue.
Defective Detective from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.
For your weekend viewing.