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Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

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Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Rhadini
Pauline Moore ...
Eve
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
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Pete Lewis
June Gale ...
Myra Rhadini
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Thomas Gregory (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Stella Essex
Billie Seward ...
Bessie Sibley
Wally Vernon ...
Elmer Kelner
Donald MacBride ...
Chief J.J. Kilvaine
Charles Halton ...
Redley
Trevor Bardette ...
Abdul
Louis Jean Heydt ...
Paul Essex
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Storyline

A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The strange case of murder by magic!


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Release Date:

8 September 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan na Ilha do Tesouro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It is believed that this film may have partially inspired the "Zodiac Killer" in San Francisco during the late 1960s. See more »

Goofs

As Chan's airplane approaches San Francisco, we briefly see a stock shot of the uncompleted eastern span of the Bay Bridge. The bridge opened more than two years before the Golden Gate International Exposition, the film's setting. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Criminal egotist finds pleasure in laughing at police.
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Connections

Followed by Dangerous Money (1946) See more »

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The Best of the Sidney Toller Charlie Chan Movies Period!

The movie starts out with Charlie and #2 Son on an ill fated plane trip to San Francisco and the mysterious death of a writer on board. This all leads to several twists in the sub-plot and the entrance of mind reader, the mysterious Dr. Zodiac and his fake spirt world trappings. It is a very good flick and if you enjoyed Warner Oland's Chan, Sidney Toller lives up to his acting especially in this film. The Treasure Island refers to the '39 Worlds Fair exhibit and is part of the plot and includes some very interesting, period photography The ending is very dramatic and I won't spoil it but you "will" like this movie so watch for it, only on Fox Movie Network or TCM, as it is not on VHS.


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