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Charlie Chan Carries On (1931)

 |  Mystery  |  12 April 1931 (USA)
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Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Garrick ...
Mark Kenaway
Marguerite Churchill ...
Pamela Potter
Warren Hymer ...
Max Minchin
Marjorie White ...
Sadie
C. Henry Gordon ...
John Ross
William Holden ...
Patrick Tait
George Brent ...
Capt. Ronald Keane
Peter Gawthorne ...
Inspector Duff
John T. Murray ...
Dr. Lofton
John Swor ...
Elmer Benbow
Goodee Montgomery ...
Mrs. Benbow
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Walter Honeywood
Lumsden Hare ...
Inspector Hayley
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Mrs. Luce
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Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.

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12 April 1931 (USA)  »

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A Astúcia de Chan  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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The character of Inspector Hayley (played by Lumsden Hare) is referred to in some studio records as Inspector Hanley. Records indicated, however, that it was Hayley in the final film. See more »

Goofs

When they take the key out of the dead man's hand (it looks more like a woman's hand in the closeup), the hand has to be forced open but continues to open after the officer stops forcing it as the key and chain are removed. Subsequently, it assumes at least 4 different positions, 2 palm up, 2 palm down between shots. Lots of moving for a dead hand. See more »

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Followed by The Red Dragon (1945) See more »

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Badly directed to the point of being embarrassing
16 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

(Spanish version) This movie is so badly directed and acted to be embarrassing to all associated with or viewing this movie. It is a complex plot with continuity problems and intentional miscues.

There is some almost extreme overacting, overreacting to situations. I have seen other early movies where the acting was extreme. At least the male actors were not wearing lipstick and eye makeup as with many movies of this era.

In one scene in the telegraph office, a man shoots from between a window and a door through the window. We see only the arm extending from the shooter which places him between the door and window. He shots then "disappears" without going past the door and would have to had duck-walked or crawled under the window. Someone is out the door looking in about 3 seconds. He sees nobody. That's almost impossible. Poor staging! Unbelievable action!! It is watchable but almost laughable without intending to be funny. And so many unresolved red herrings! I would write a synopsis but this is the most confusing story I have seen in a long time. Many plot threads opened and left open for a long time or forever.

I am hoping for a good group-in-a-room ending with lots of explanation to make sense of this mess.

The group scene happened and the villain was caught but, by the end, you won't care much who it was...


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