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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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George Chester
Gavin Muir ...
Bagley
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Catherine Chester
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Warren Fenton
G.P. Huntley ...
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Major Kent
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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 a turfon  »

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Trivia

The footage purporting to be the Melbourne Cup was not shot in Melbourne. The Flemington grandstand (1924), still standing, is different, as are the grounds, and horse races are conducted on grass in Australia, not on dirt. 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

Charlie Chan: Useless talk like boat with no oar - get no place.
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Followed by The Red Dragon (1945) See more »

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One of my favorites!
19 March 2002 | by (Berwyn, IL) – 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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