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Dangerous Money (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 12 October 1946 (USA)
A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger Charlie Chan that there have been two attempts on his life.

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(as Terry Morse)

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(screenplay), (character)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gloria Warren ...
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
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Joseph Crehan ...
Willie Best ...
Chattanooga Brown
John Harmon ...
Freddie Kirk
Bruce Edwards ...
Harold Mayfair
Dick Elliott ...
P.T. Burke
Joseph Allen ...
George Brace - Purser (as Joe Allen Jr.)
Amira Moustafa ...
Laura Erickson
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Scott Pearson
Alan Douglas ...
Mrs. Whipple
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Ship's Doctor
Dudley Dickerson ...
Big Ben
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Storyline

A treasury agent traveling aboard a ocean liner confides to fellow passenger Charlie Chan that he's on the trail of a counterfeiting ring operating from the South Pacific and has survived two recent attempts on his life. Chan helps him avoid a third but is helpless to prevent a knife thrown in his back in the ship's club room. Although the ship will be docking shortly in Samoa, Charlie is confident that he will unmask the killer before then. Among the suspects are an elitist reverend and his wife, a beautiful young woman traveling with forged papers, a shady loudmouth of a salesman, a larcenous ship's steward, and a professional knife-thrower. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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THE RIDDLE OF THE "KNIVES OF DEATH!" (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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12 October 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in Dangerous Money  »

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Budget:

$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-ninth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Goofs

The opening shots show a ship enclosed in heavy fog, yet a close up of the ship's fog horn show it with no fog at all. See more »

Quotes

P.T. Burke: Yeah, an alibi's always a perfect front - a perfect front for them that need it.
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Followed by The Feathered Serpent (1948) See more »

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How Do People Ignore All That Noise
20 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charlie is on board a cruise ship. While there he is approached by a government agent. He represents the Treasury Department. After confiding to Chan that there have been threats on his life, he is killed. Tommy and Chattanooga are on board as his assistants (I thought he was on vacation, but). There are several plots at work. A young couple is keeping some sort of secret. There is a blowhard who is driving everyone crazy with his invasive behavior. People are being killed with knives that are thrown with amazing accuracy. To complicate things, there is a knife thrower on board. Anyway, it's typical Chan. There is the obligatory scene where the lights are turned off and chaos ensues. The writers really couldn't let go of some obviously tired plot elements.


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