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
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This film was first telecast in New York City Wednesday 13 January 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Detroit Monday 25 January 1954 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Saturday 8 May 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Wednesday 13 April 1955 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »
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 »
[after finding a desperate letter from the murdered woman]
Always happens- When conscience try to speak, telephone out of order.
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This film, taken from one of Earl Der Biggers original novels is one of the very best of the Chans. It is the second of the series, and the first, third, fourth and fifth are lost films. We can see the early Chan only through this film, and we see a very human Chan, rather than the more restrained Chan in the later films.
It also features a near tour-de-force scene by Bela Lugosi in which he, as the fortune teller to the stars Tarnaverro, forces a confession from Shela Fane, a movie star making a film in Honolulu. A confession that he witholds from Charlie Chan...
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