Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.
John G. Blystone
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Sally Randall ( Florence Turner ), the daughter of a wealthy Hawaiian planter, marries Phillimore, the man of her father's choice, even though she has sworn her love to Philip Madden ( Hobart Bosworth ), tearing from her throat the expensive pearls given her by her father, Madden declares that one day he will buy her at the same price. Twenty years later, now a widow in financial straits, Sally offers the pearls for sale in San Francisco. Accompanied by her daughter, Sally ( Marian Nixon ), she is astonished to discover Madden bargaining for the pearls, which she has entrusted to Charlie Chan ( Sôjin Kamiyama ), a Chinese detective, with the sale contingent on her delivery of the jewels to his desert home. Madden is taken prisoner by yeggs and is impersonated by Jerry Delaney , who welcomes Sally and Robert Eden ( Edmund Burns ), the jeweler's son. While Chan is secretly conducting an investigation, the jewels are stolen by various parties, but it develops that a Chinese parrot has witnessed the kidnapping and told
This 1927 mystery was produced by Universal Pictures Corporation, it was the second in the Charlie Chan series and starred Japanese actor Sôjin Kamiyama as Chan. Sadly this silent film now remains lost.
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