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The Chinese Ring -- Princess Mei Ling pays a visit to the Chan residence, where upon being admitted by man-of-all-work Birmingham Brown she refuses to give her name...

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Director:
Writers:
Earl Derr Biggers (character)
Scott Darling (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 December 1947 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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 » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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)
Richard Wang ... Hamishin (uncredited)
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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)
 
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Additional Details

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

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Trivia:
The forty-second of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie Chan:[about Davidson] Chinese chimpanzee not interfere with monkey business of big baboon. Not yet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by The Feathered Serpent (1948)See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fresh Chan, Tired Film, 23 July 2011
Author: zsenorsock from Argentina

Roland Winters steps into the role of Charlie Chan for the last of the great detective's final six outings. First we see the now familiar Chan home in San Francisco (has he separated from his wife? Where are all those little kids we used to see?) then the familiar Birmingham Brown who then goes to the new Charlie and tells him he has a mysterious visitor. Soon after they are joined by Victor Sen Young, still playing number two son but now called Tommy (the name of Benson Fong's number three son) instead of Jimmy. This film is a lot more atmospheric than Toler's last outing in "The Trap" and the script makes a bit more sense but there's a sense that the party is over and they're just playing out the string here. Roland Winters doesn't contribute much as Chan and fails to make any impression other than that of a road show Charlie Chan. This film is more interesting as a curiosity than as a film. It is only interesting if you're watching to see what the new Chan is like. The answer: not too good. And the next five were pretty much downhill from here.

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