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Dark Alibi (1946)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  25 May 1946 (USA)
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A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.

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Mantan Moreland ...
Ben Carter ...
Benjamin Brown
Benson Fong ...
Teala Loring ...
June Harley
George Holmes ...
Hugh Kenzie
Joyce Compton ...
Emily Evans
John Eldredge ...
Anthony R. Morgan
Russell Hicks ...
Warden Cameron
Tim Ryan ...
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Edward Earle ...
Thomas Harley
Ray Walker ...
Danvers
Milton Parsons ...
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Edna Holland ...
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Three men are convicted of bank robberies, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scenes. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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THE MASTER OF MYSTERY EXPOSES A GENIUS OF CRIME! (original print ad - all caps)


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25 May 1946 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan in Alcatraz  »

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The 40th of 47 Charlie Chan films. See more »

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Charlie Chan: You two not afraid?
Tommy Chan: Afraid of what, Pop?
Charlie Chan: That you sit down so often you get concussion of brain.
Tommy Chan: Pop, I got a swell idea!
Charlie Chan: Good. Save it for old age.
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Very well made low budget detective movie
24 October 2009 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

I was a fan of Charlie Chan when the films were first released. I did not realize Sydney was past 70 when he made this movie. There is a lot of humor in the prison scenes. There are a couple of big scenes that come as a surprise for a film that had a shoestring budget. One is the interior of a real prison with the convicts going into their cells in unison. That scene is melded into a stage copy of the same action but slightly more modest. Another scene has a big moving camera set as the cast enters a police lab. There are a lot of familiar faces in the supporting cast. Everyone does a great job with their role. There are some exterior shots of the old cars and trucks which were not that old when the movie was made. This is a good old movie to watch to get a glimpse of what the world was like right after World War II. While watching it you will want to check the ladies hair styles and the interior of the old rooming house and telephones.


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