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Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  8 October 1937 (USA)
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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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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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Trivia

The fifteenth of sixteen Charlie Chan movies starring Warner Oland. See more »

Quotes

Speed Patten, Reporter New York Bulletin: Looks like you got half of headquarters down here. What's up?
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Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: No, the boys are goin' wading.
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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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No routine song 'n dance
19 July 2000 | by (Panama City, Panama) – See all my reviews

"excuse please," but this is a straight forward top notch mystery with no gimmicks involved. Much of the action takes place in the Hottentot Club and the only dance is of a tropical variety that is more reminiscent of Charlie Chan in Rio or Panama.Warner Oland is at the top of his game playing the famous Chinese detective. Keye Luke, as usual, is excellent. Harold Huber does a fine job as Inspector Nelson and proves less silly than we'd see in future films.This must be considered one of the best.


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