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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Astúcia de Chan  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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The original U.S. Fox theatrical trailer has been preserved by the Library of Congress. 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 Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) See more »

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Oy Vey
15 June 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

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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