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Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown.

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Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Tanis Chandler ...
John Gallaudet ...
Paul Bryar ...
Mike Rogan
Bruce Kellogg ...
Jack Tilford
Al Bridge ...
Capt. Allen (as Alan Bridge)
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Conover
Dorothy Granger ...
Joan Mercer
Jack Norton ...
Mr. Cosgrove
George Eldredge ...
Lannigan
Tyra Vaughn ...
Miss Chalmers
Lyle Latell ...
Police Clerk
Mira McKinney ...
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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There's TERROR In Every Clue! See more »


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27 June 1946 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Victor Sen Yung debuts in the Monogram series, his last CHAN being 1941's "Castle in the Desert," the final entry at Fox. See more »

Quotes

Curio Shop Owner: [to Birmingham and Jimmy in the curio shop] Are you gentlemen interested in buying any curios?
Birmingham Brown: Well, I'm curious enough to make my departure. Would you kindly tell me where the door is please?
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Followed by The Feathered Serpent (1948) See more »

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Return of Number Two Son
21 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is a bit edgier. First of all, the murder being investigated is much more vicious than others. Charlie is working for an insurance company and is investigating this death but also is working on a personal interest missing persons case. We have here the reappearance of the Charlie's Number Two Son, Jimmy, who has much more personality than son Tommy. Mantan is there again to provide zaniness. That aside, there are several twists and turns in this plot that make it pretty entertaining. Charlie seems to take more of a personal interest in the results of this case because of the brutality of everything. As is always the case, there are some excellent suspects and a love story to boot


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