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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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Al Meers
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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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This film was first telecast in Detroit Monday 7 September 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Friday 26 March 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Friday 30 April 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Wednesday 7 September 1955 on KRON (Channel 4). 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 »

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Charlie Chan: Root of tree lie in many directions.
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Followed by Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937) See more »

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One of my favorites!
19 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorites of the Chan series! Keye Luke as Lee Chan gave his funniest performance, in my opinion. His blabbering in Chinese when being led out of Charlie's stateroom; his antics while the fireworks are going off; notice how hard he hits one of the bad guys over the head with the bottle prop - really whacks him! Although I didn't care for the way the "Streamline" character was treated by some of the other cast members, this entry is entertaining! One of Charlie's great quotes - "Frequent spanking when young make rear view very familiar!"


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