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The Jade Mask (1945)

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Charlie Chan looks into the apparent murder of a scientist in a spooky mansion.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mantan Moreland ...
Edwin Luke ...
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Harper
Janet Warren ...
Jean Kent
Cyril Delevanti ...
Al Bridge ...
Sheriff Mack (as Alan Bridge)
Ralph Lewis ...
Officer Jim Kimball
Dorothy Granger ...
Stella Graham
Edith Evanson ...
Louise Harper
Joe Whitehead ...
Dr. Samuel R. Peabody
Henry Hall ...
Inspector Godfrey
Jack Ingram ...
Lloyd Archer
Danny Desmond ...
Bellboy
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Storyline

Eccentric scientist Harper lives in a spooky mansion with all the trimmings: hidden lab, secret panels, inscrutable butler, and greedy relatives with unusual talents. When Harper seems to be murdered, Charlie Chan (with the uninvited help of No. 4 son) tries to answer such questions as Where's the body? How can a dead man walk? And how can a secret murder be done in full view of detectives and witnesses? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A MYSTERY MANSION...Where death lurks in every dark corner and a mad genius runs loose!

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Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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26 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in the Jade Mask  »

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

Goofs

The key to identifying the murderer is an ear remaining from a broken plaster life-make, reputedly as identifiable as a fingerprint, yet when we earlier see an intact life-mask, the face is precise but the ears are generic globs. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Chan: You see? That's the way to solve crime. Fast work and especially fast questioning.
Birmingham Brown: If anybody want to live around here they got to do some fast runnin'.
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Followed by The Feathered Serpent (1948) See more »

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Goofy solution
18 March 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

The Jade Mask has some nice atmosphere to it but the solution is way too goofy to believe. The plot features Chan trying to solve the murder of a scientist. Several more murders occur along the way. Comic relief is provided by a lawman, Chan's number four son Eddie and Birmingham Brown. Brown plays the typical coward role while Eddie is a little more interesting as he's a Chan son who actually goes to his classes in school. He's still a fumbler in the great tradition, however. Another interesting note, the death masks in the movie are made out of plaster, not jade. Not bad but pretty farfetched.

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