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Charlie Chan in London (1934)

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Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeepe to a stableman to a lawyer.

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Drue Leyton ...
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Neil Howard (as Raymond Milland)
Mona Barrie ...
Lady Mary Bristol
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Geoffrey Richmond
Murray Kinnell ...
Phillips
Douglas Walton ...
Hugh Gray
Walter Johnson ...
Jerry Garton
E.E. Clive ...
George Barraud ...
Major Jardine
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Mrs. Fothergill
David Torrence ...
Home Secretary
John Rogers ...
Lake
Paul England ...
Bunny Fothergill
Elsa Buchanan ...
Alice Rooney
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Storyline

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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12 September 1934 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan em Londres  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film is mentioned in the mystery film Gosford Park (2001). It is mentioned because a fictional producer named Morris Weissman went to Gosford Park to do research on British customs. Actor Alan Mowbray, cast member in the Chan film, is also mentioned. See more »

Goofs

The character of Paul Gray, accused of the murder, is clearly identified by newspaper headlines as well as in the dialogue, but is billed at the end of the film as 'Hugh Gray'. See more »

Quotes

Home Secretary Sir Lionel Bashford: It's remarkable, Mr. Chan, how you ever suspected Barstow. He puts up an excellent front.
Charlie Chan: Front seldom tell truth. To know occupants of house, always look in backyard.
Home Secretary Sir Lionel Bashford: Provided there is one.
Charlie Chan: Excuse. Every front has back and little things tell story - even in this room.
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Followed by The Scarlet Clue (1945) See more »

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After the Fox...Who Is the Fox?
31 December 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Paul Gray is going to die for a murder he has been sentenced for. Only one person believes he is innocent - his sister. His sister enlists the aid of honorable Honolulan detective Charlie Chan, who just happens to be in London for a brief stay. Chan is convinced to help the young lady secure her brother's freedom. This is a fine, creaky mystery with Warner Oland in top form as #1 detective Charlie Chan. The cast has several names in it with a very young Ray Milland as sister's boyfriend standing out the most. Veteran Character actor E. E. Clive gives a nice hammy performance as a police inspector unable to call Charlie Chan but rather Chang. Alan Mowbray also adds his distinguished persona to the mix. The mystery has a lot of red herrings, but I figured it out based on who had no herrings aimed at him/her. See if that helps you. Quite enjoyable!


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