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Murder Over New York (1940)

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When Charlie's old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered when they attend a police convention in New York, Chan picks up the case he was working on.

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Marjorie Weaver ...
Patricia Shaw
Robert Lowery ...
David Elliott
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George Kirby
Donald MacBride ...
Inspector Vance
Melville Cooper ...
Herbert Fenton
Joan Valerie ...
June Preston
Kane Richmond ...
Ralph Percy
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
John Sutton ...
Richard Jeffery
Leyland Hodgson ...
Boggs
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Butler
Frederick Worlock ...
Hugh Drake
Lal Chand Mehra ...
Ramullah
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Coincidence like ancient egg, leave unpleasant odour. Canary unlike faithful dog, do not die from sympathy. Number 2 son very promising detective, promise very much, deliver very little. Nut easy to crack if nut empty. Number 2 son like interest on mortgage, impossible to escape. Fresh weed better than wilted rose. Happy solution never see light if truth kept in dark. One man with gun have more authority than whole army with no ammunition. Door of opportunity swing both ways. Wishful thinking sometimes lead to blind alley. Same leopard can hide beneath different spots. Confidence of son like courage of small boy at dentist, most evident after tooth extracted. Written by Alan Smithee

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13 December 1940 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan in Murder Over New York  »

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The method of murder in this film, poison gas contained inside a thin a glass globe, was previously used in one of the Mr. Wong films, Mr. Wong, Detective (1938), two years earlier; and three years before that in the Chan-series film Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935). See more »

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Charlie asks Jimmy to identify a chemical smell. Jimmy, only an undergraduate student, immediately recognizes the smell of a poison gas invented only months before and gives his father background information on it. See more »

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Charlie Chan: Happy situation never see light of day if truth kept in dark.
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Fun, but not as good as most of the other Fox Chans.
16 April 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

"Murder Over New York" is fun, but not as good as most of the other Fox Chans. This film would have been better named, "Charlie Chan in New York", the film's working title. This is Toler's chance to play Chan in the Big Apple. There is a lot to like here, though, including guest star Shemp Howard of the Three Stooges.

This has one of my favorite Chan sayings, "Coincidence like ancient egg--leave unpleasant odour." Toler and Yung are good in this one and so is the supporting cast. But there is little or no mysterious atmosphere which I look for in these films. Still, it is good to see.


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