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Earl Derr Biggers (1884–1933)

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Biggers was a successful Broadway playwright, but the stress of the job shot his blood pressure to dangerous levels and he was advised by his doctor to take a long rest. He took a bungalow at a hotel on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, and it was there he heard about the exploits of a legendary Chinese policeman in the Honolulu Police Department named ... See more trivia »

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 1983 House of the Long Shadows (novel "Seven Keys to Baldpate")
 1981 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (character - uncredited)
 1973 The Return of Charlie Chan (TV Movie) (character - uncredited)
 1957-1958 The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (TV Series) (characters - 39 episodes)
- Without Fear (1958) ... (characters)
- Voodoo Death (1958) ... (characters)
- Three for One (1958) ... (characters)
- Three Men on a Raft (1958) ... (characters)
- The Sweater (1958) ... (characters)
 1949 The Sky Dragon (character)
 1948 The Feathered Serpent (character creator)
 1948 The Golden Eye (characters)
 1948 Shanghai Chest (characters)
 1948 Docks of New Orleans (characters)
 1947 The Chinese Ring (character)
 1947 Seven Keys to Baldpate (novel)
 1947 That Way with Women (story "Idle Hands")
 1946 The Trap (character)
 1946 Dangerous Money (character)
 1946 Seven Keys to Baldpate (TV Movie) (novel)
 1946 Shadows Over Chinatown (characters)
 1946 Dark Alibi (based on characters created by)
 1945 The Red Dragon (characters)
 1945 The Shanghai Cobra (characters)
 1945 The Scarlet Clue (based on the character created by)
 1945 The Jade Mask (character)
 1944 Black Magic (characters)
 1944 Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (character)
 1942 Castle in the Desert (character)
 1941 Passage from Hong Kong (from a story by)
 1941 Charlie Chan in Rio (based on the character created by)
 1941 Dead Men Tell (based on the character created by)
 1940 Murder Over New York (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1940 One Night in the Tropics (novel "Love Insurance")
 1940 Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (based on the character created by: Charlie Chan)
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (based on the story: "Charlie Chan Carries On" by)
 1940 Charlie Chan in Panama (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1939 City in Darkness (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1939 Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (based on the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1939 Charlie Chan in Reno (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1937 Charlie Chan on Broadway (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1937 Charlie Chan at the Olympics (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera (based on the character created by: "Charlie Chan")
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Race Track (based on the character created by: Charlie Chan)
 1936 Charlie Chan at the Circus (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1936 Charlie Chan's Secret (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1935 Seven Keys to Baldpate (novel)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Paris (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
 1934 Charlie Chan in London (based on the character created by: "Charlie Chan")
 1934 Take the Stand (novel "The Deuce of Hearts")
 1934 Charlie Chan's Courage (novel "The Chinese Parrot")
 1933 Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (novel "The House Without a Key")
 1932 Charlie Chan's Chance (novel "Behind That Curtain" - added suggestions)
 1931 Eran trece (novel "Charlie Chan Carries On")
 1931 The Black Camel (novel)
 1931 The Millionaire (based on "Idle Hands")
 1931 Charlie Chan Carries On (novel)
 1930 Inside the Lines (story "Behind the Lines")
 1930 The Second Floor Mystery (novel "The Agony Column")
 1929 Seven Keys to Baldpate (novel)
 1929 Behind That Curtain (novel)
 1928 Honeymoon Flats (story)
 1927 The Chinese Parrot (novel)
 1926 The House Without a Key (novel)
 1926 The Man Upstairs (story)
 1925 Seven Keys to Baldpate (novel)
 1924 Trouping with Ellen (story)
 1924 The Reckless Age (novel "Love Insurance")
 1922 The Ruling Passion (story "Idle Hands")
 1921 Fifty Candles (novel)
 1921 Her Face Value (story "The Girl Who Paid Dividends")
 1919 Love Insurance (novel)
 1918 Inside the Lines (play and novel)
 1918 The Blind Adventure (story "The Agony Column")
 1917 The Gown of Destiny (story "Each According to His Gifts")
 1917 Seven Keys to Baldpate (novel)

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Stage Play: Seven Keys to Baldplate. Comedy (revival). Book adapted by George M. Cohan. From the novel by Earl Derr Biggers. Scenic Design by W. Oden Waller. Directed by Sam Forrest. National Theatre: 27 May 1935- Jun 1935 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: George Christie (as "Thomas Hayden"), George M. Cohan (as "William ... See more »

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Biggers was a successful Broadway playwright, but the stress of the job shot his blood pressure to dangerous levels and he was advised by his doctor to take a long rest. He took a bungalow at a hotel on Hawaii's Waikiki Beach, and it was there he heard about the exploits of a legendary Chinese policeman in the Honolulu Police Department named Chang Apana. He used that officer as the basis for ... See more »

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