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Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

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Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.

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Joan Wendall
J. Edward Bromberg ...
Murdock
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Johnny Burke
Harold Huber ...
Inspector Nelson
Donald Woods ...
Speed Patten
Louise Henry ...
Billie Bronson
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Marie Collins
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Buzz Moran
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Thomas Mitchell
Toshia Mori ...
Ling Tse (as Tashia Mori)
Charles Williams ...
Meeker
Eugene Borden ...
Louie
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Storyline

Billie Bronson secretes a package in the trunk of Charlie Chan aboard a New York-bound transatlantic liner. Chan and his number one son, Lee are met at the pier by Inspector Nelson and two rival reporters, Joan Wendall and Speed Patton. Bille, having left the country hurriedly a year ago when sought as a material witness in a political scandal, has returned to "blow the lid off the town." She follows the Chans to their hotel and attempts to regain her package from the trunk, only to be interrupted by Lee. She then goes to the "Hottentot Club", where "candid-camera night" is in full progress, followed by Lee. Already present are Joan and Speed. Billie is mysteriously murdered and Charlie is summoned from a police banquet in his honor. Present in the room with the body are club manager Johnny Burke; club dancer and Burke's girl-friend Marie Collins and the two reporters. While seeking a motive for the murder, a second killing is discovered in Charlie's hotel room, the package is missing... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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8 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan na Broadway  »

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Trivia

In an early example of product placement, a bottle of Bayer aspirin is shown on a table. See more »

Quotes

Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: Mr. Chan?
Charlie Chan: That is humble name.
Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: I'm Inspector Nelson, Mr. Chan. Greetings from New York's Finest. The bigwigs expect you to tear a duck apart with 'em tonight.
Charlie Chan: So sorry, come again please?
Speed Patten, Reporter New York Bulletin: You'll have to excuse the inspector's English, Mr. Chan. He's a Brooklyn immigrant.
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Crazy Credits

Donald Woods is credited by his name in the main credits, but as "Donald Wood" in the end credits. See more »

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Follows The House Without a Key (1926) See more »

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A real who done it.
21 July 1999 | by (Honolulu) – See all my reviews

This is better than most of the Charlie Chan. It has number one son, Keye Luke. As usual, it has the right mood, but, it also has a plot that actually almost makes sense. It is possible to solve along with Charlie on this one. Definitely, see if you can figure out who did it along with Charlie.


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