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Charlie Chan Carries On (1931)

Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.

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Hamilton MacFadden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
John Garrick ... Mark Kenaway
Marguerite Churchill ... Pamela Potter
Warren Hymer ... Max Minchin
Marjorie White ... Sadie
C. Henry Gordon ... John Ross
William Holden William Holden ... Patrick Tait
George Brent ... Capt. Ronald Keane
Peter Gawthorne Peter Gawthorne ... Inspector Duff
John T. Murray ... Dr. Lofton
John Swor John Swor ... Elmer Benbow
Goodee Montgomery ... Mrs. Benbow
Jason Robards Sr. ... Walter Honeywood
Lumsden Hare ... Inspector Hayley
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Luce
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Storyline

Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Astúcia de Chan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Inspector Hayley (played by Lumsden Hare) is referred to in some studio records as Inspector Hanley. Records indicated, however, that it was Hayley in the final film. See more »

Goofs

When they take the key out of the dead man's hand (it looks more like a woman's hand in the closeup), the hand has to be forced open but continues to open after the officer stops forcing it as the key and chain are removed. Subsequently, it assumes at least 4 different positions, 2 palm up, 2 palm down between shots. Lots of moving for a dead hand. See more »

Connections

Follows Behind That Curtain (1929) See more »

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Eran Trece
30 September 2018 | by appnzllr-1See all my reviews

The only version of "Charlie Chan Carries On" I've found is one on Youtube which stars Manuel Arbó and is called Eran Trece. It is labeled on Youtube as starring Warner Oland, but Mr. Oland is not in this version.


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