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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Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Tanis Chandler ...
Adelaide
Larry J. Blake ...
Rick Daniels (as Larry Blake)
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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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30 November 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in the Trap  »

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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

This was Sidney Toler's final film. Stricken with cancer during his last few films, he was so physically weak during shooting that he could hardly walk or say his lines coherently. See more »

Goofs

Birmingham barely touches pen to pad when he is trying to write down an address. Later, Jimmy clearly reads the address on the pad. 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 at the Wax Museum (1940) 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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