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The Scarlet Clue (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 11 May 1945 (USA)
Charlie discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders.

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Charlie Chan investigates the theft of government radar papers (the laboratory is located in the same building as a radio station!) with the help of Number Three Son Tommy and comic sidekick Birmingham Brown. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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$75,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Mantan Moreland and real-life nightclub partner Ben Carter (playing himself) recreate two of their nightclub routines. See more »

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Charlie Chan: I remember you since last time I arrest you. Is six years ago in Singapore, remember?
Cooper: Yeah, I remember.
Charlie Chan: Very great pleasure to arrest you again, Mr. Cooper.
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Follows Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) See more »

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16 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Scarlet Clue" is a Charlie Chan mystery from Monogram starring Sidney Toler, Benson Fong as number three son Tommy, and Mantan Moreland as the chauffeur Birmingham. In this one, from 1945, Charlie is looking into the theft of government papers involving a radar. In doing so, Charlie not only runs into murder but also actors on the radio, as for some reason, there's a lab in the same building.

Delightful, often humorous Chan mystery, though incredibly dated today. Mantan Moreland is hilarious, and Chan has a great relationship with both son Tommy and Birmingham. Toler was a good Chan in very different, not very politically correct times.


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