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Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  27 June 1946 (USA)
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Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown.

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Mantan Moreland ...
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Tanis Chandler ...
John Gallaudet ...
Craig Winfield, alias Jeff Hay
Paul Bryar ...
Mike Rogan
Bruce Kellogg ...
Jack Tilford aka Corp. Joe Thompson
Al Bridge ...
Capt. Allen (as Alan Bridge)
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Conover
Dorothy Granger ...
Joan Mercer
Jack Norton ...
Mr. Cosgrove
George Eldredge ...
Police Chief Flannagan
Tyra Vaughn ...
Miss Chalmers
Lyle Latell ...
Police Clerk
Mira McKinney ...
Miss Kate Johnson (as Myra McKinney)
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Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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27 June 1946 (USA)  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The thirty-eighth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Chan: Did you find out anything, Pop?
Charlie Chan: Not enough to fill up ear of gnat.
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6 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this Chan, it kept my interest all the way through. I found the plot complex, not hard to follow. I think that is why I really enjoyed it, there is a lot going on with lots of characters coming and going. Some people on here claimed the plot didn't make sense but let us be fair, a mystery isn't a mystery if you know what is going to happen from one scene to the next. I really have no complaints, this is one I want to watch again very soon. One thing I appreciate about the Chan movies is the fact that the producers tried to give you something a bit different from one film to the next. Sure, they recycle themselves after a while but some Chans really stand out...like this one. I just relax and watch all the events as they occur and let Charlie explain it all at the end! I guess some folks just like predictable films and turn up their noses at anything that doesn't follow the herd.


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