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The Golden Eye (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 29 August 1948 (USA)
Chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owner's life.

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Wanda McKay ...
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Victor Sen Yung ...
Tommy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Bruce Kellogg ...
Tim Ryan ...
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Sister Teresa
Ralph Dunn ...
Jim. Driscoll
Lois Austin ...
Mrs. Margaret Driscoll
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Mr. Manning
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Pete
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Herman Cantor ...
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Sam McDaniel ...
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A gold mine in Arizona, that was formerly losing a lot of money, suddenly turns into a veritable money-making machine. However, the owner, instead of being happy about his now profitable business, insists to Charlie that something is fishy and that someone is out to murder him. Charlie and his "crew" travel to the mine, pretending to be tourists staying at a nearby dude ranch so as not to arouse suspicion, and discover that the owner may well be right--it looks like the mine is being used as a cover for criminal activities, and that someone is indeed out to murder him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Death lurks at every step...as your oriental super-sleuth stalks a desperate killer -- below the surface of the earth!


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Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The second of three appearances of Tim Ryan as Lt. Mike Ruark, whom Chan always refers to simply as "Lt. Mike". See more »

Quotes

Tommy Chan: Whatta yuh think you're gonna find, Pop?
Charlie Chan: Do not know - many needles in this haystack.
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Connections

Follows Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
(AKA "The Cowboy's Lament" and "The Dying Cowboy")(uncredited)
Traditional American cowboy folk song based on the poem "Ocean Burial" by Edwin Hubbell Chapin (1839) set to music by George N. Allen
Sung by Tim Ryan
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Dudes on the Loose
24 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Instead of taking precautions to aid a man who is in grave danger, Charlie again waits to do anything. He is approached by an old friend who says that someone is trying to kill him. It has something to do with an old gold mine, The Golden Eye, that has begun producing after many lean years. The gang find themselves on a dude ranch where things aren't' as they should be. The old friend supposedly falls down a shaft and is left a broken man, fighting for his life. Once again, there are a couple bodies that need to be dealt with. Charlie pretends to be a jade merchant and exposes his identity to an old detective friend who seems to be aware of the goings on. The problem, as it often is in these poorly done old films, is the slipshod work of everyone as they do nothing to protect those in danger. It was good that this series slowly plodded to an end.


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