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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.

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(as Luis King)

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Pat Paterson ...
Thomas Beck ...
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Nayda (as Rita Cansino)
Stepin Fetchit ...
Snowshoes
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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 ...
Showshoes' Friend
John Davidson ...
Chemist Daoud Atrash
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan Egyiptomban  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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| (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the music score was written for and used originally in the Fox Films movie Chandu the Magician (1932). 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 »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Journey of life like feather in stream - must go with current.
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Connections

Followed by Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937) See more »

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Once Again, the Robbery of Egyptian Artifacts
26 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the ridiculous presence of Stepin Fetchit, who really contributes nothing but the most egregious of stereotyping, this is a pretty good mystery. Oh, he is quite successful at mumbling incomprehensibly and bringing a flashlight when one is needed. He lives in perpetual fear. Anyway, something is going on with Egyptian treasures that British imperialists are stealing from Egypt to take back to museums. During a discovery, an archaeologist drops dead. This leads to infighting among groups who obviously have made a major discovery and would like it for there own. Charlie Chan has come on the scene and has no idea at the outset that there is so much going on. There is a romantic angle with the young male lead getting in over his head. One interesting thing is the appearance of the beautiful young Rita Hayworth who does little more that look attractive. What is interesting to me is that there is a point where they start to blame Charlie for all the ills they are facing. He takes this in stride because, after all, he is a lesser being in the pecking order. The method of murder and the wrapping up of the case is quite satisfying.


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