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Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  7 August 1936 (USA)
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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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Helen Wood ...
Thomas Beck ...
Bruce Rogers
Alan Dinehart ...
George Chester
Gavin Muir ...
Bagley
Gloria Roy ...
Catherine Chester
Jonathan Hale ...
Warren Fenton
G.P. Huntley ...
Denny Barton (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
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Major Kent
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
Eddie Brill
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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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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 aux courses  »

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H. Bruce Humberstone:  The director has a small uncredited role as the gambler who causes the Chans to be kidnapped. 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: Useless talk like boat with no oar - get no place.
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"Suspicion often father of truth."
27 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chan's old friend is murdered after he threatens to break up a racehorse gambling ring. Charlie investigates and finds lots of suspicious characters involved. Seems like every one of the popular movie detectives from the '30s and '40s eventually had a case involving horse racing. This one mixes the horse racing backdrop with that of an ocean liner mystery. This is a lesser but still enjoyable entry in the series. Possibly the "worst" of the Oland Chan movies, which says a lot about how good the series was. Keye Luke is still great fun as "Number One Son" Lee. Unfortunately there is also a cowardly stablehand character named Streamline that will be pretty offensive to modern audiences. Thankfully, he's not in the movie a lot. All of the suspects in this one are slimy. It was hard guessing who the killer was because they all seemed capable of it.


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