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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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A Coragem de Charlie Chan  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Believed to be lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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Followed by Murder Over New York (1940) See more »

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A lost classic from the early days of the Chan films.
21 August 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I can't help but search anywhere and everywhere I can for this film or at least some stills from it. This is one of 4 Chan films that are believed to be lost. I hope that this becomes a case such as some silent films that were believed to be lost but then a print was found. I would like to see this lost classic from the early days of the Chan series recovered and restored.


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