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The Trap (1946)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  30 November 1946 (USA)
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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.

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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 ...
Adelaide
Larry J. Blake ...
Rick Daniels (as Larry Blake)
Kirk Alyn ...
Seargent Reynolds
Rita Quigley ...
Clementine
Anne Nagel ...
Marcia
Helen Gerald ...
Ruby
Howard Negley ...
Cole King
Lois Austin ...
Mrs. Thorn
Barbara Jean Wong ...
San Toy
Minerva Urecal ...
Mrs. Weebles
Margaret Brayton ...
Madge Mudge
Bettie Best ...
Winifred
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Storyline

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.

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GORGEOUS SHOWGIRLS DOOMED TO DEATH! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

30 November 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in the Trap  »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 41st of 47 Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Goofs

The chemical used on San Toy is initially referred to as chloroform but is later changed to ether. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Best laid plans of mice and men sometimes, uh, go a little bit haywire, huh?
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Connections

Follows Charlie Chan in Rio (1941) See more »

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Enjoyable and worth watching.
10 October 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

Although Monogram's production values were low, it doesn't really matter; this is enjoyable and worth watching if you love the character and the series. Sidney Toler inherited the role from Warner Oland and made the Chan character more humorous and more lovable. Serious "old movie" fans will still appreciate Sidney in his last film role before his death in 1947.


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