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Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 8 September 1939 (USA)
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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Eve Cairo
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Pete Lewis
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Myra Rhadini
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Stella Essex
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Bessie Sibley
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Elmer Kelner
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Redley
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Abdul
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Paul Essex
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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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8 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan en la isla del tesoro  »

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$120,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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During one scene, Fox contract actor John Carradine is visible in a photo on the wall. See more »

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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 »

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Charlie Chan: Father who depend on son is happy or foolish according to son.
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Follows Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) See more »

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a nice gem
6 July 2000 | by (Panama City,Panama) – See all my reviews

found in this "treasure island" starring Sydney Toler.It is a 20th Century production, which makes it all worthwhile.The spirit world and seances are the backdrop for this mystery.There is a cast of some familiar faces including Cesar Romero.This film is certainly one of the better ones with a surprise ending as to the identity of the killer/blackmailer,Dr.Zodiac. Worth watching.


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