Dark Alibi (1946) - Plot Summary Poster



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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.

  • Three reformed ex-cons have been convicted of separate bank robberies, with the latest on death row for murder. The damning evidence has been their fingerprints found at the crime scenes. Suspecting their innocence, Detective Charlie Chan investigates and finds that their fingerprints were all forged using prison files as source material. Now he needs to find those responsible before their latest fall guy is executed.

  • Three innocent men, all ex-convicts, are convicted of bank robberies and murder on the strength of fingerprints found at the scenes of the crimes. Police detective Charlie Chan, believing the men innocent, investigates and finds that others have planted the fingerprints, using prison-file fingerprints as their source.

  • 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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