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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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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Trivia

The sixth of sixteen Charlie Chan movies starring Warner Oland. 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

Charlie Chan: If you want wild bird to sing do not put him in cage.
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Followed by The Return of Charlie Chan (1973) See more »

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10 March 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chan in London has a great old world feel to it that keeps it from becoming boring, even while the plot meanders along. Chan is hired by the sister of a murder suspect to try to find the real killer before her brother is executed. The strength of the movie is the atmosphere, which is decidedly thick, and the strong plot which builds slowly but with a purpose. Chan is at his methodical best here and the mystery is fun, if you like the rather sedate pace and style. A good story that has a calm and stable feel to it.

6.7/10


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