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
The thirty-ninth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »
When Charlie fires three times at Erickson, his gun is pointed at the floor, but Erickson grabs his wrist, where he has presumably been hit. See more »
Say, I got the doctor's fingerprints from the doorknob, but I couldn't find anything on the murder weapon.
Many persons have handled that knife since killer.
But, Pop, all modern detectives take fingerprints.
No. Only old-fashioned criminals leave such evidence behind.
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Dangerous Money finds Charlie Chan on a cruise ship bound for the South Seas. When treasury agent Tris Coffin makes contact with Sidney Toler for help with a case, Toler is able to foil one attempt at Coffin's life, but he's with him when Coffin dies as a result of a knife thrown into his back.
Around lending as much assistance as Toler can tolerate are Victor Sen Yung as number 2 son and Willie Best as Chattanooga pinch-hitting for Mantan Moreland as Birmingham. The key to this whole case is Gloria Warren playing the daughter of a Manila banker who stashed a lot of loot and art treasure to keep from the Japanese in the late war.
There is a very interesting red herring thrown into this Chan film One of the characters is a loudmouth salesman who is running all over the ship making threats, extorting people, and acting guilty as all get out. When unmasked he just turns out to be a petty crook working a small time racket. I won't say who, but the performance might be the best one in the film.
Cheap Monogram production values, but the script and story is a good one for the Monogram Chan films made.
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