A wax museum run by a demented doctor contains statues of such crime figures as Jack the Ripper and Bluebeard. In addition to making wax statues the doctor performs plastic surgery. It is here that an arch fiend takes refuge. The museum also houses a statue of Charlie. Frustrated number-two son kicks statue in rear; oops, number-two son wrong in his assumption. Written by
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4 TIMES IN 18 EERIE MINUTES CHARLIE CHAN FACES DEATH! -- Death from a poison dart! -- Death from a streaking bullet! -- Death from a gleaming dagger! -- Death in the electric chair! (original ad - many caps) See more »
The twenty-fifth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »
When Inspector Matthews comes in through the museum window, his coat is wet from the thunderstorm outside. Seconds thereafter, although his face still has rain dripping from it, his coat is now dry. See more »
The movie was a little bit too confusing to enjoy properly. Lots of suspects, not enough times to know them more, one little bit too clever detective and you have the ingredients for an hour of complicated mystery.
The mood is good for the genre. The action is settled in a wax museum of past criminals. And of course, there's the famous Charlie Chan with his proverbs and witty remarks. Sidney Toler is good in the role of the Chinese detective.
One quote from the movie. When sentenced to be killed on December the 9th, the guy says: «Oh thanks judge, I won't have to do Christmas shopping»!
Out of 100, I gave it 70. That's ** on a four stars rating system.
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