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Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)

 -  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.

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Pat Paterson ...
Carol Arnold
Thomas Beck ...
Tom Evans
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Nayda (as Rita Cansino)
Stepin Fetchit ...
Snowshoes
Jameson Thomas ...
Dr. Anton Racine
Frank Conroy ...
Prof. John Thurston
Nigel De Brulier ...
Edfu Ahmad
Paul Porcasi ...
Insp. Fouad Soueida
Arthur Stone ...
Dragoman
James Eagles ...
Barry Arnold
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Dr. Jaipur
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Prof. Arnold
Anita Brown ...
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John Davidson ...
Chemist Daoud Atrash
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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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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21 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan Egyiptomban  »

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Was the main feature at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood with The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935) starring Bette Davis and was billed accordingly on the theater marquee. A photo of the theater marquee taken at the time is in the collection of the L.A. Public Library. It shows a matinée crowd exiting to the street. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Professor John Thurston: [angrily] Why didn't you warn us? Your carelessness is responsible for that boy's death!
Charlie Chan: Most regretful. Impossible to prepare defense unless direction of attack is known.
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The real Charlie Chan
2 October 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

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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