An X-ray machine reveals the presence of a corpse in an Egyptian sarcophagus. It is not that of the ancient high priest. Instead the body is that of the archaeologist who was thought to be on a trip to the Upper Nile, but is now found murdered. Written by
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The eleventh of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies, and eighth of sixteen starring Warner Oland. See more »
The plot revolves around items from the tomb of a high priest of Sekhmet, and the statue of Sekhmet, which are found in the tomb itself. Although Sekhmet was indeed the goddess of revenge, she was not a mortuary goddess. The writers may have confused Sekhmet with Selket, who *was* a mortuary goddess. See more »
Professor John Thurston:
Why didn't you warn us? Your carelessness is responsible for that boy's death!
Most regretful. Impossible to prepare defense unless direction of attack is known.
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This, one of the early films, has charm, naivete, and atmosphere that the later ones lack. The King Tut discovery still had long reaching effects and people's interest. Of course, the other quality it possesses is Warner Oland, the first(well known) and best actor to portray Charlie Chan. The reference 'inscrutable' truly applies. Where the later portrayals, for many reasons, had become caricatures, and eventually cheap B-movie(2nd film) matinee 'fill-ins'.
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