When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
Victor Sen Yung
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
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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 »
The scene of the bus supposedly pulling into the San Francisco terminal was very obviously filmed in Hollywood. See more »
[Watching a frightened Birmingham repeatedly crash into the wall on the stair landing of the morgue]
Where are you going, Birmingham? That's not a door up there!
It will be in a minute.
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Fun to watch! So what if it's not the BEST Chan movie? It's still enjoyable, and a valuable time capsule of movie-making techniques, writing, direction, and set decoration (perhaps "set dressing" would be a better term). I like all of the Chan films, and appreciate them for what they are.
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