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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 ...
Pamela Gray
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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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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 »

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Charlie Chan: Regret do not understand English - only American.
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another really good mystery
7 January 2004 | by (modesto ca.) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chan In London Is the second oldest surviving film with Warner Oland in the role and is very entertaining. The story moves along at a pretty fast pace for this era in films. A young man is accused,and convicted of murder. He,s only days from execution when by chance his sister{portrayed by Drue Leyton} encounters Chan and convinces him to try and clear her brother. Charlie then begins a brisk investigation into the crime,which brings him to a country estate..there he is faced with the harrowing task of trying to

identify the real killer. With only about 48 hours to complete his investigation, Charlie moves quickly and eliminates several suspects... As he brings the case to a close..It is very surprising to find out the identity of the actual murderer..This is a film well worth

watching if you can get a copy..It,s never been released commercially. Also appearing in this entry are Alan Mowbray and Ray Milland, both give excellent performances...also included in the cast is E.E.Clive another great character actor of this era.


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