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Dangerous Money (1946)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  12 October 1946 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gloria Warren ...
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Rick Vallin ...
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
Tristram Coffin ...
Scott Pearson
Alan Douglas ...
Mrs. Whipple
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Ship's Doctor
Dudley Dickerson ...
Big Ben
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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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$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 »

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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 »

Quotes

P.T. Burke: Two can pluck one pigeon if it's big enough.
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"Problems rarely wait for clearing weather."
18 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) investigates when a treasury agent is murdered aboard an ocean liner. Penultimate Toler Chan film has some pros & cons. The pros: Jimmy Chan (Victor Sen Yung) is assisting his father. Jimmy breathes life into the Monogram series which, with the exception of the one movie with Frances Chan as Charlie's daughter, saw Charlie saddled with lifeless sidekick Benson Fong and bug-eyed comedian Mantan Moreland. Another pro is the decent supporting cast that includes Dick Elliott, Richard Vallin, Joseph Crehan, and pretty Gloria Warren. The cons: typically cheap Monogram production, as well as the inclusion of stereotypical comic relief Chattanooga Brown (Willie Best). This is the second and final appearance of Chattanooga in the series. Thankfully, he's overshadowed by the likable personality of Victor Sen Yung. Not a particularly strong Chan film, but helped by the presence of Jimmy.


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