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Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Horror  |  21 June 1935 (USA)
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While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation , Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.


(as Luis King)


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Complete credited cast:
Pat Paterson ...
Thomas Beck ...
Nayda (as Rita Cansino)
Stepin Fetchit ...
Dr. Anton Racine
Frank Conroy ...
Prof. John Thurston
Nigel De Brulier ...
Edfu Ahmad
Paul Porcasi ...
Insp. Fouad Soueida
Arthur Stone ...
James Eagles ...
Barry Arnold
Dr. Jaipur
Prof. Arnold
Anita Brown ...
Showshoes' Friend
John Davidson ...
Chemist Daoud Atrash


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 Ed Stephan <>

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21 June 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan Egyiptomban  »

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| (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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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 »


Charlie Chan: Hasty conclusion like hole in water, easy to make.
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Followed by Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) See more »

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Great horror-mystery!
16 April 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Warner Oland does it again with a great performance as Chan. This one also has a great setting and creepy atmosphere. It is set at a newly excavated Egyptian tomb with all the trappings. There are some genuinely scary sequences creeping around the tomb at night. A young Rita Hayworth (billed as Rita Cansino) has a small part. The only drawback for me is the stereotyped portrayal by Stephin Fechit. He is hard to understand and very annoying at times. The performances by Mantan Moreland and Willie Best in the much later Monogram Chans serve the same niche as Fechit's "Snowshoes" character, but come off much better and are funny in the same way Lou Costello or Curly Howard are funny. But this does not harm the picture. Another one to see over and over again just for the atmosphere if nothing else.

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