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
The aircraft used towards the end is a Lockheed Model 10, similar to that flown by Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on their last flight. This one has had its NC registration number obliterated, and it appears at one time that it may have been used as a military trainer since it seems to have a gun turret mounting ring installed aft of the cockpit and ahead of the cabin door. See more »
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 »
Number Two Son very promising detective... promise very much, produce very little.
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Murder Over New York is one of the better Chan mysteries and I've just seen this for the first time.
In this one, Charlie Chan is visiting New York to attend a police convention. At the same time, people who are involved with aircraft plants are being murdered and he decides to help with the investigation, along with his Number 2 son. These murders turn out to be the results of sabotage at the aircraft plants and Chan helps to identify the murderer...
Charlie Chan is played well by Sidney Toler and the rest of the cast includes Sen Yung as his Number 2 son and Marjorie Weaver.
I rather liked this mystery and is worth having if you like this sort of thing.
Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.
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