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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
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Denny Barton (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
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John Rogers ...
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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 a turfon  »

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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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Lee Chan: [asking his father to bet on the race] You want to get in on the gravy, Pop?
Charlie Chan: Smart fly stay out of gravy.
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Followed by The Trap (1946) See more »

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An interesting film with much in its favor.
19 April 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

An interesting film with much in its favor, especially the team of Oland and Luke. I particularly like the scenes aboard ship en route from Honolulu to the mainland. Keye Luke has many funny scenes. A fair portion of the beginning of the film involves the other characters before Chan gets involved in the mystery. This makes it seem more like one of the Earl Derr Bigger's novels. This film makes a good double feature with the Marx Brothers' film, "A Day At The Races".


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