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Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 7 August 1936 (USA)
When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

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Warren Fenton
G.P. Huntley ...
Denny Barton (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
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Major Kent
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'Tip' Collins
John Rogers ...
Mooney
John Henry Allen ...
'Streamline' Jones (as John H. Allen)
Harry Jans ...
Al Meers
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Storyline

While steaming from Honolulu to Los Angeles the owner of a prize racehorse headed for the Santa Anita Handicap is killed, apparently kicked to death by his stallion. Not so, deduces Charlie. Later he exposes efforts to fix a race at the famous track. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Charlie Chan a turfon  »

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Trivia

Warner Oland kept falling asleep during a race track scene, so director H. Bruce Humberstone included a lot of noisy extras in the shot to keep the actor awake. See more »

Goofs

When the climactic race begins, only half of the horses announced (Gringo, Wild Bill, Shrapnel, Gallant Lad, Golden Fleece, Elsie Lee, Avalanche, Hold Away) match the names seen earlier on the odds board (Golden Fleece, Money Maker, Shrapnel, Blue Boy, Court Jester, Gallant Lad, Avalanche, Pico). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Lee Chan: Pop, I've got another hot clue!
Charlie Chan: Save for next case please.
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Referenced in 20th Century Fox Promotional Film (1936) See more »

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Number One Son Shines
28 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always enjoy the byplay between Charlie Chan and his kids. Warner Oland was more loving to them in the early Chans while Sidney Toler was more insulting (but not in a mean-spirited way.)

In this episode, Oland lets Keye Luke get very involved in the case and Luke provides a number of laughs along the way.

This was an interesting script and had a decent number of action scenes along with it during the 70 minutes. There are some inventive twists to the story, regarding the crooks, too.

This is another Charlie Chan winner, and I am pleased to see it will be out on DVD in December.


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