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The House Without a Key (1926)

A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty ... See full summary »

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Earl Derr Biggers (novel), Frank Leon Smith (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Allene Ray ... Carry Egan
Walter Miller ... John Quincy Winterclip
E.H. Calvert ... Dan Winterclip
Betty Caldwell Betty Caldwell ... Barbara Winterclip
Natalie Warfield Natalie Warfield ... Minerva Winterclip
Jack Pratt Jack Pratt ... James Egan
William Bailey ... Harry Jennison (as William Norton Bailey)
Frank Lackteen ... Kaohla
George Kuwa George Kuwa ... Charlie Chan
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Saladine
Charles West Charles West ... Bowker (as Charles H. West)
John Cossar ... District Attorney
Scott Seaton ... Detective Hallett
Cliff Saum Cliff Saum ... Kennedy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Webb Dillion John Webb Dillion ... (as John Webb Dillon)
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Storyline

A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty years. Minerva, sister to the estranged brothers, comes from Boston to try to reconcile the two men. John Quincy Winterslip, Dan's nephew, receives a letter instructing him to retrieve a box from an attic in San Francisco and dump the contents into the ocean. He is on board a ship bound for Hawaii in which other passengers are also after the box. Dan Winterslip is murdered. Charlie Chan, a Chinese detective, offers to help solve the killing and the mysteries surround the box. Chan is looking for the person whose wristwatch is missing the number 'three.' Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Opiumhöhle von Hawaii See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Exchange See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(10 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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