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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Chan follows the trail of a blood-chilling wave of torso slayings! See more »


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Charlie Chan in Shadows Over Chinatown  »

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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

Charlie Chan: Believe if you will consent to bait trap, we may catch same.
Mary Conover: I'll be very glad to do anything I can to help.
Charlie Chan: Thank you. My first thought, of course, was police, but ancient proverb say, "Never bait trap with wolf to catch wolf."
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one of the last Chan films with Sidney Toler--OK for fans of series
30 December 2003 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't think much of this when I first saw it years ago, but upon re-watching it I don't think it's that bad. True, it's not as good as the first half-dozen Chans that Toler made at Monogram, but the chemistry between Chan, his son, and Birmingham Brown is still entertaining, and there are a number of interesting supporting characters (and red herrings). The cheap sets and drab visual style actually create a fitting mood for the film, and while it's easy to pick apart a film like this, Toler isn't around to make any more, so we should enjoy what there is to enjoy about the ones we have.If you are already a fan of the series, you'll probably want to see this--just don't be to critical of it while watching. If you haven't seen any of Toler's Monogram output, start with THE CHINESE CAT, THE JADE MASK, THE SCARLET CLUE, or IN THE SECRET SERVICE, and save this one and THE TRAP for later.


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