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

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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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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)  »

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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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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

Impresario Cole-King (Howard Negley) accuses his press agent, Rick Daniels (Larry Blake), of being "callused" when Rick suggests dumping the body of the first murder victim at the beach. The word obviously meant is "callous". See more »

Quotes

Cole King, Impresario: Daniels, don't stare that way! You look like a vulture!
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Followed by The Golden Eye (1948) See more »

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Full Throttle plunge into mediocrity
19 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Charlie Chan fan, but this movie is sadly scraping the bottom of the barrel. Sidney Toler (my personal favorite Charlie Chan) was dying of cancer while making this movie which may account for his lackluster performance, so he can be forgiven, but the other actors, what was their excuse? The movie is uninspired on all levels, and even good old Mantan Moreland can't save this clinker. The movie is set at a rented beach house. Some showgirls are staying there, and they all suspect each other of the murders. It's up to Charlie to save the day.Monogram pictures were always on a shoestring budget and sadly, in this entry to the long running Chan series it is evident. A sad end to Sidney Toler's run as Charlie Chan.


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