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Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)

Approved | | Mystery | 6 July 1934 (USA)
Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.
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Paula Graham
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Bob Crawford
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J.P. Madden / Jerry Delaney
Murray Kinnell ...
Martin Thorne
Reginald Mason ...
Alexander Crawford
Virginia Hammond ...
Mrs. Sally Jordan
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Will Holley
Harvey Clark ...
Prof. Gamble
Jerry Jerome ...
Maydorf
Jack Carter ...
Victor Jordan
James Wang ...
Wong
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Constable Brackett (as DeWitt C. Jennings)
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Hewitt
Lucille Miller ...
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Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.

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6 July 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Coragem de Charlie Chan  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Though the film itself is lost, the original script survives. It is dated March 19, 1934. See more »

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Follows The Black Camel (1931) See more »

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Excited!
15 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hello all, I'm finding out new information about my great, great uncle George Hadden! He's listed as the main director of this film! Would love to see this movie but I've read the other reviews & see that it's lost.

I have a photo of the cast of this movie along with another photo of some of the cast of his other movie "Cavalcade" which I do own and it is wonderful! The special effects are incredible for 1933! I've gone ahead & rated Charlie Chan's Courage as "excellent", I suppose because I'm partial! : ) I'm going to see if I can at least get the movie poster! My uncle also has another movie I've found by the name of "Pleasure Cruise" so I'm off to see what else I can find out!!


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