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Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  20 May 1944 (USA)
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Charlie Chan investigates the locked-room murder of a chess expert.

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Complete credited cast:
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Leah Manning
Mantan Moreland ...
Benson Fong ...
Ian Keith ...
Dr. Paul Recknik
Sam Flint ...
Thomas P. Manning
Cy Kendall ...
George Webster Deacon
Weldon Heyburn ...
Detective Lt. Harvey Dennis
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Catlen
John Davidson ...
Carl Karzoff / Kurt Karzoff
Dewey Robinson ...
Salos
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Gannet (as Stan Jolley)
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Mrs. Manning
Jack Norton ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Luke Chan ...
Wu Song
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Storyline

Thomas P. Manning, businessman and chess expert mysteriously shot in a locked room, dies clutching some chess pieces. Police are baffled, and finally abandon the case. Six months later, victim's daughter Leah Manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of Charlie Chan and Number 3 Son. Additional murders follow, leading to a climactic confrontation in a seemingly deserted "Fun House." Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"MUST CONFESS. HONORABLE SON...This Is My Most Baffling Case!"


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20 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Murder in the Fun House  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The thirty-second of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Goofs

The character played by Cy Kendall is identified as Webster Deacon in dialogue, but George Deacon in a newspaper insert. See more »

Quotes

Birmingham Brown, Taxi Driver: Thank you for lettin' me share your private graveyard.
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Follows Charlie Chan's Secret (1936) See more »

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One of the better Chan films from Monogram
10 October 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Chan fans and film buffs will enjoy this better-than-average Monogram film. True, with the exception of "Charlie Chan in the Secret Service" none of the Monogram series comes close to the 20th C FOX entries, but the story is serviceable and enjoyable. Mantan Moreland shows his best Vaudevillian stage takes, and of note is Joan Woodbury, the Woodbury soap heiress, in at least her third appearance in the Chan series. The other two I know of are "Charlie Chan at the Opera" where she has no lines and dances on a table top during the opera, and "Charlie Chan on Broadway" where she is Douglas Fowley's love interest and performs what I call "the sashay dance."


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