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The Golden Eye (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  29 August 1948 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Roland Winters ...
Wanda McKay ...
Mantan Moreland ...
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
Forrest Taylor ...
Mr. Manning
Lee 'Lasses' White ...
Pete
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Herman Cantor ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
Richard Loo ...
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Sam McDaniel ...
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Tom Tyler ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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29 August 1948 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Chan's car is a 1947 Hudson convertible. See more »

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Tommy Chan: Whatta yuh think you're gonna find, Pop?
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Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
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"So much for so much."
21 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chan heads to Arizona to investigate a gold mine mystery. A typically cheap Monogram movie starring Roland Winters, the worst of all Charlie Chans. Mantan Moreland returns as unfunny comic relief character Birmingham Brown. Victor Sen Yung is back as Tommy Chan. The western locale allows both to dress like cowboys. So it's trying to be like a Bowery Boys comedy or something. Except the Bowery Boys were funny. The once-great Charlie Chan series had fallen pretty far by this time. Winters is absolutely terrible as Chan. Poorly written, directed, and acted -- it's a really a stinker of a movie. The one positive thing I will say about it is that actor Ralph Dunn, who plays the mine superintendent, has a pretty cool head of hair.


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