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
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 »
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 »
Only on the IMDb can a lost film that nobody has seen get an accumulative vote of eight stars. I guess they see it in their imagination or, one suspects, it's all just a game. What I can say is that the new DVD set of Chan movies from Fox contains the Mexican version of Charlie Chan Carries On - Eran Trece - shot on the same sets with Mexican actors. It's actually quite entertaining and the print is in better shape than the other Chans in the set (apparently all the early negatives are lost). Such a shame that we can't see the Oland version of this or the other pre CC in London films. The new box set from Fox is wonderful - the transfers are as good as we're going to get for now, and the films a very entertaining still. Oland is just great as Chan, and the other actors in these early films are excellent, including a young Raymond Milland in London, and a very young Rita Cansino (Hayworth) in Egypt. Egypt still has the burned in video main and end titles, but they're all more than watchable and are highly recommended.
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