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The Black Camel (1931)

Passed  -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  21 June 1931 (USA)
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The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

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Julie O'Neil
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Tarneverro / Arthur Mayo
Dorothy Revier ...
Shelah Fane
Victor Varconi ...
Robert Fyfe
Murray Kinnell ...
Archie Smith
William Post Jr. ...
Alan Jaynes
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Jimmy Bradshaw
Violet Dunn ...
Anna the maid
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Thomas MacMasters
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. MacMasters
Rita Rozelle ...
Otto Yamaoka ...
Kashimo
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Storyline

Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Sheila is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates. Written by Sister Grimm <srgrimm@teleport.com>

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CHARLIE CHAN'S Latest Thriller


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21 June 1931 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan in the Black Camel  »

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Earl Derr Biggers visited the Hawaiian set, presenting a copy of his 1929 source novel to Chang Apana, the local police detective who inspired him to create Chan. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is inspecting underneath the table, the motion of the light spot on the floor does not correspond to the position of Charlie's flashlight. See more »

Quotes

Rita Ballou: If I were a dose of poison, I'd give myself to you.
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Connections

Followed by Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) See more »

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I Have a Thought in My Heart for You
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Written by Sol Hoopii Jr.
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an excellent entry.
6 January 2004 | by (Modesto Ca.) – See all my reviews

As an avid Charlie Chan film buff..i,ve managed over the years to

obtain all of the "feature films"..The Black Camel is the earliest of all of the surviving films with Warner Oland portraying the great oriental slueth. This particular film was shot on location in Honolulu and is very entertaining..It also features Bela Lugosi as the fortune teller..Tarneverro..A fast moving story and a great cast of characters make this a "must have" for classic film buffs!


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