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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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Trivia

Fox filmed a Spanish-language version of this film, using many of the same sets, using a Spanish-speaking cast, and was released under the title Eran Trece (There Were Thirteen). This used many of the same pieces of stock footage as the English-language version and the script was expanded somewhat based on the English-language script. This Spanish-language version is available as a bonus feature on the DVD release of Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935). 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's Greatest Case (1933) See more »

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21 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Although not a big Charlie Chan fan, I do find the films entertaining. Having seen most of them, I tried to find this film anywhere I could. However, I am now convinced this film is lost. After all, Leonard Maltin states that it no longer exists, which is sad, because this film is said to be the one that really launched the series and really caught on with the public. Perhaps a print will be found someday, we can only hope.


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