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Earl Derr Biggers (character)
Scott Darling (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 December 1947 (USA) See more »
Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Okay entry in deteriorating Chan series. See more (14 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Roland Winters ... Charlie Chan
Warren Douglas ... Police Sgt. Bill Davidson

Mantan Moreland ... Birmingham Brown
Louise Currie ... Peggy Cartwright
Victor Sen Yung ... Tommy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Philip Ahn ... Captain Kong
Byron Foulger ... Armstrong
Thayer Roberts ... Captain James J. Kelso
Barbara Jean Wong ... Princess Mei Ling (as Jean Wong)
Chabing ... Lillie Mae Wong
George Spaulding ... Dr. Hickey (as George L. Spaulding)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bryar ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Spencer Chan ... Chinese Officer (uncredited)
Thayer Cheek ... Chinese Boy (uncredited)
Kenneth Chuck ... Chinese Boy (uncredited)
Thornton Edwards ... Palace Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ... Armstrong's Butler (uncredited)
Charmienne Harker ... Kelso's Stenographer (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Policeman Ballard (uncredited)
Joseph C. Narcisse ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Dock Worker (uncredited)
Richard Wang ... Hamishin (uncredited)

Directed by
William Beaudine 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Earl Derr Biggers  character
Scott Darling  screenplay (as W. Scott Darling)

Produced by
James S. Burkett .... producer
Cinematography by
William A. Sickner  (as William Sickner)
Film Editing by
Richard V. Heermance  (as Richard Heermance)
Ace Herman (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Dave Milton (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Lela Chambers .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Harry Ross .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Glenn Cook .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. Calihan Jr. .... assistant director (as William Calihan Jr.)
Kenneth Kessler .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... props (uncredited)
Ted Mossman .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
W.C. Smith .... sound
William Mills .... cable man (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
Lloyd Garnell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Walter Lea .... best boy (uncredited)
Harry Lewis .... grip (uncredited)
Talmadge Morrison .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Stone .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bachler .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Edward J. Kay .... musical director
Other crew
Dave Milton .... technical director
Ilona Vas .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Charlie Chan in the Chinese Ring" - USA (poster title)
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68 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
USA:Approved (PCA #12748)

Did You Know?

Victor Sen Yung had previously played "Jimmy" Chan in the series, but in this episode in the series the character's name inexplicably becomes "Tommy" Chan.See more »
Police Sgt. Bill Davidson:Listen, Peggy, you holdin' out on me? You know something I don't know?
Peggy Cartwright:That wouldn't take much brains
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Okay entry in deteriorating Chan series., 8 June 1999
Author: Steve Brown from Blacksburg, VA

Okay entry for Winters in his debut as Chan, following Sidney Toler's death. Plot is almost line-for-line copy of MR WONG IN CHINATOWN. Byron Foulger nearly steals show as nervous banker, and Louise Currie is gorgeous, but material and pedestrian direction sink production. Watchable, but the nap monster will probably get you.

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