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Dark Alibi -- Three men are convicted of bank robbery, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scene...

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Director:
Writers:
George Callahan (screenplay)
Earl Derr Biggers (based on characters created by)
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Release Date:
25 May 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THE MASTER OF MYSTERY EXPOSES A GENIUS OF CRIME! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Dark Alibi is another enjoyable Monogram entry of the Charlie Chan series See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland ... Birmingham Brown
Ben Carter ... Benjamin Brown
Benson Fong ... Tommy Chan
Teala Loring ... June Harley
George Holmes ... Hugh Kenzie

Joyce Compton ... Emily Evans
John Eldredge ... Anthony R. Morgan
Russell Hicks ... Warden Cameron
Tim Ryan ... Foggy
Janet Shaw ... Miss Petrie
Edward Earle ... Thomas Harley
Ray Walker ... Danvers
Milton Parsons ... Johnson
Edna Holland ... Mrs. Foss

Anthony Warde ... Jimmy Slade
George Eldredge ... Brand
Meyer Grace ... Punchy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chet Brandenburg ... Convict (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Barker (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Convict (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Criminologist (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Thompson - Criminologist (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
 
Writing credits
George Callahan (screenplay)

Earl Derr Biggers (based on characters created by)

Produced by
James S. Burkett .... producer
 
Original Music by
Edward J. Kay (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William A. Sickner 
 
Film Editing by
Ace Herman 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Max Pittman (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sandra Walters .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Glenn Cook .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Theodore Joos .... assistant director
Joel Kronish .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Orlando .... props (uncredited)
Al Seiger .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound
Harry Bavaird .... cable man (uncredited)
Louis Johnson .... mikeman (uncredited)
Joseph I. Kane .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Dean Spencer .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mario Castegnaro .... special effects (uncredited)
Larry Glickman .... special effects (uncredited)
Augie Lohman .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Carstensen .... grip (uncredited)
Bud Davidson .... loader (uncredited)
Joe Farley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John M. Lee .... gaffer (uncredited)
Harry Lewis .... grip (uncredited)
Al Nicklin .... second camera operator (uncredited)
M.H. Serotte .... electrician (uncredited)
Bill Wallace .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rose Alexander .... casting director assistant (uncredited)
Bert Hampton .... extras casting (uncredited)
Menifee Johnstone .... casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Bourne .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Nanette Smith .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard C. Currier .... supervising editor (as Richard Currier)
 
Music Department
Edward J. Kay .... musical director
William A. Wilmarth .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dave Milton .... technical director
Ilona Vas .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
61 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
UK:U | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 40th of 47 Charlie Chan films.See more »
Quotes:
Tommy Chan:You don't even know what a lawsuit is.
Birmingham Brown:Sure I do. It's something that the police wears.
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Movie Connections:
Follows The Red Dragon (1945)See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Dark Alibi is another enjoyable Monogram entry of the Charlie Chan series, 27 February 2010
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

This is my twelfth review of a Charlie Chan movie in series chronological order on these consecutive days. In this one, a man who's been out of prison for twenty years is suddenly arrested for a recent robbery at a bank he claims he's never set foot in. His daughter and lawyer are on the verge of giving up until Charlie overhears and offers his services...Directed by Phil Karlson who had previously helmed The Shanghai Cobra, he once again provides an exciting beginning and ending sequence for a Chan entry. While I admit to not understanding everything that is going on concerning the case, it was still interesting to hear Charlie's analysis, as always. And despite the now-not-very-acceptable stereotype of a scared black man with bulging eyes in these modern times, Mantan Moreland is still funny to me when he does what he does here. His comedy is perfectly aided, once again, by Benson Fong as "No. 3 Son" Tommy, and Ben Carter in a reprise of his and Mantan's "interrupted talk" from The Scarlet Clue. Even Charlie joins in this routine at the end. Incidentally, Carter would pass away not long after appearing here. Good atmospheric touches throughout. So on that note, I recommend Dark Alibi. P.S. Joyce Compton, who's Emily Evans here, was a native of Lexington, Ky. where I lived as a child from 1974-75 during which my youngest sister was born. Ray Walker, who's Danvers here, was another character actor who appeared in my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful Life-as Joe, a luggage handler who gives the adult George Bailey his suitcase with his name on it as we see James Stewart as the lead character for the first time. Also, on a personal note, I started watching these Monogram Chan movies (usually starring Roland Winters) on my local station here in Baton Rouge on Channel 2, WBRZ-TV, in the late '70s during the late night lineup of movies on Saturday morning on "Charlie Chan Cinema". The wraparound open and closing sequence had someone banging a gong before we dolly to a silhouette of a Chinese man speaking in Pidgin English introducing the movie and mentioning the next week's title, respectively, while the country's type of music played in the background. Actually, since we only see his shadow, I don't know if he was actually Asian or some other race but that was my memory of that sequence...

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