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The Trap -- Two members of a show troupe are murdered, and Charlie Chan is called in to solve the case.

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Writers:
Earl Derr Biggers (character)
Miriam Kissinger (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 November 1946 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's The HEIGHT of FRIGHT! (original poster) See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland ... Birmingham Brown
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Tanis Chandler ... Adelaide Brandt
Larry J. Blake ... Rick Daniels (as Larry Blake)
Kirk Alyn ... Patrol Sgt. Reynolds
Rita Quigley ... Clementine
Anne Nagel ... Marcia
Helen Gerald ... Ruby
Howard Negley ... Cole King, Impresario
Lois Austin ... Mrs. Thorn
Barbara Jean Wong ... San Toy
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Weebles the Housekeeper
Margaret Brayton ... Madge Mudge
Bettie Best ... Winifred
Jan Bryant ... Lois
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walden Boyle ... Doc Brandt (uncredited)
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Directed by
Howard Bretherton 
 
Writing credits
Earl Derr Biggers (character)

Miriam Kissinger (original screenplay)

Produced by
James S. Burkett .... producer
 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr.  (as James Brown)
 
Film Editing by
Ace Herman 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr. 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William A. Calihan Jr. .... production manager (as William Calihan Jr.)
Glenn Cook .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold E. Knox .... assistant director (as Harold Knox)
William A. Calihan Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Lambert .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Richard C. Currier .... supervising editor (as Richard Currier)
 
Music Department
Edward J. Kay .... musical director
 
Other crew
Dave Milton .... technical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
62 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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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:
Continuity: The chemical used on San Toy is initially referred to as chloroform but is later changed to ether.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie Chan:She may have overheard something of importance, but I will question her later.See more »
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3 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The "Plan Nine From Outer Space" of Chan Films, 3 October 2000
Author: (dpalmer-2) from Pensacola, FL

This is the worst of the Chan films, watch as our heroes use the wrong car in chase, listen to the famous "Scream" that will curl your toes and watch as Birmingham Brown writes one word on a note and Tommy Chan can get an entire address out of it.

Be warn, this one is not for serious Chan lovers, but for people who like "Plan Nine From Outer Space". But you have to watch it once to appreciate how much better other lowly rated Chans films are in comparison with this movie.

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