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Dark Alibi
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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)
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A bit of the plot.... 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)

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Trivia:
The 40th of 47 Charlie Chan films.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie Chan:Son Tommy is noisy woodpecker on family tree.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Murder Over New York (1940)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A bit of the plot...., 14 May 2002
Author: jknoppow from Seattle Washington

A bank is robbed, and a guard is shot to death. Clues lead the police to the Foss Family Hotel where we meet a varied group of unsavory suspects.

Thomas Harley, who resides at the hotel along with his beautiful daughter June, is the one that the police are after-- it was his fingerprints left on the safe that led the police to the hotel.

He claims that he was locked up in a theatrical warehouse, but he has no witnesses. Even more suspicious is his story that he had received a letter from a man he hadn't seen for many years, asking him to a meeting at the warehouse; but the prosecutor can prove that the man had been dead for eight years.

Chan thinks the set-up is much too pat, and he doesn't give up on Mr. Harley when Harley's daughter June makes an appeal to him to help free her innocent dad. But how can he account for those fingerprints?

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