When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
Victor Sen Yung
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 »
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 »
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.
See more »
Another poor Monogram Charlie Chan film. The production values, story, acting and directing are very weak. The story is uninteresting. A ship to the South Seas would have been fun in a 20th Century Fox Chan movie but not so here. Only of note because this was the second and final time Willie Best played Chatanooga. Otherwise, one to skip.
5 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?