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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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Rona Simmonds
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Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
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Tao Erickson
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Freddie Kirk
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Harold Mayfair
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Joseph Allen ...
George Brace (as Joe Allen Jr.)
Amira Moustafa ...
Laura Erickson
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Alan Douglas ...
Mrs. Whipple
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Ship's Doctor
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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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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 ship's doors, even the external ones, are simple wooden ones with house doorknobs. See more »

Quotes

P.T. Burke: Two can pluck one pigeon if it's big enough.
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Connections

Follows The Chinese Parrot (1927) See more »

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"Lousy Movie Like 14 Days - Too Weak"
28 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

I was always a big Charlie Chan fan. I saw most of them as I was growing up and I liked Sidney Toler over Warner Oland. I had never see this one before, and it must be one of the few clinkers in the Charlie Chan canon. It is a stagebound film with no exterior shots and suffers from a very weak screenplay and spotty direction. And none of the Warner Oland's were this low in quality.

Now, I understand Monogram's predicament as a Poverty Row studio and the financial problems involved, but they should have been able to find a better script writer than the one who wrote this misfire. Cast was good, and they substituted Willie Best for Mantan Moreland in the Pop-Eyed comic relief role. But the film bites off more than can be chewed and the result is a slap-dash product which tries to squeeze in too much, and results in my rating above.


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