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Behind That Curtain (1929)

 -  Mystery  -  30 June 1929 (USA)
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Eve Mannering realizes too late that her abusive husband is a philanderer and murderer and seeks protection with her true love, explorer John Beetham.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Col. John Beetham
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Eve Mannering Durand
Gilbert Emery ...
Sir Frederick Bruce (as Gilbert Emory)
Claude King ...
Sir George Mannering
Philip Strange ...
Eric Durand
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Beetham's Manservant
Jamiel Hasson ...
Sahib Hana
Peter Gawthorne ...
British Police Inspector
John Rogers ...
Alf Pornick
Edgar Norton ...
Hilary Galt
Frank Finch Smiles ...
Galt's Clerk
Mercedes De Valasco ...
Nuna
E.L. Park ...
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Storyline

Sir George hires Hillary Gatt to find out more about Eric who wants to marry Lois. Gatt is murdered and the couple, married, run off to India. Old friend John Beetham sympathizes with the bride who sees that her hubby is a liar and drunk. John and Lois fly to San Francisco. Eric shows up and tries to kill John, but Scotland Yard's Lt. Charlie Chan intervenes. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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30 June 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bag Forhænget  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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The third of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Quotes

Col. John Beetham: You see, we explorers are always searching, reaching out into the darkness for something that is just beyond our reach.
Eve Mannering Durand: Maybe, John, what we both want is just beyond our reach.
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Followed by Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) See more »

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First talkie appearance of Charlie Chan is the films sole interest.
21 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Only one thing kept my interest throughout this film: the first talkie appearance of Charlie Chan. Unfortunately, he doesn't appear until towards the end, so you have to sit through this dull film. This is even more stilted than the usual early talkie. If you like Chan movies, then sure, watch this, but all others stay away.


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