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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 »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
User Reviews:
Very well made low budget detective movie 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:
Frank Marlowe ... Barker (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Criminologist (uncredited)
William Ruhl ... Thompson - Criminologist (uncredited)
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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:
Ben Carter and Mantan Moreland were vaudeville comedy partners and their three scenes together are from their regular routine. They had done a similar routine in another Chan film, The Scarlet Clue (1945).See more »
Quotes:
Charlie Chan:Son Tommy is noisy woodpecker on family tree.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Dead Men Tell (1941)See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Very well made low budget detective movie, 24 October 2009
Author: Tom Willett (yonhope) from Central Midwest, USA

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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