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
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At one point at the TV station, Sidney Toler appears to have actually gotten shocked, albeit accidentally, by a cyclometer, ad-libbing " . . . also keep finger out of same" in response. See more »
After finding the body of Brett, Chang states it was found on the 10th floor. Yet Brett fell down the elevator shaft when the trap door opened under his feet. His body would have been in the elevator well on the bottom floor. See more »
The mystery begins as Chan tracks a murderer across country to a radio/tv station. Once on the scene murder murders occur and Charlie, his son and Birmingham Brown almost meet their end in a rather novel way.
This reminds me of the great Frankie Darro/Mantan Moreland film Up in the Air which concerns murder in a radio station. That film moves better than this one in many ways since it never gets side tracked with the sleuthing of Number Three Son. Still this one has some novel twists in the means of murdering someone which keep this a watchable film.
I'm not entirely happy with the denouncement since events not long before it prove that the filmmakers were far from being fair.
Still for all its flaws its an enjoyable movie, especially with Moreland and his night club partner "not" saying anything
6 out of 10.
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