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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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Genres:

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

Fox filmed a Spanish-language version of this film, using many of the same sets, using a Spanish-speaking cast, and was released under the title Eran Trece (There Were Thirteen). This used many of the same pieces of stock footage as the English-language version and the script was expanded somewhat based on the English-language script. This Spanish-language version is available as a bonus feature on the DVD release of Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935). 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

Followed by The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957) See more »

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maybe not 100% lost?
15 November 2010 | by garysheski-800-163660See all my reviews

Although I accept the fact that this film is indeed lost, I've never seen it in my life, BUT, to contradict the reviewer above who says it was destroyed in a 1931 fire, at some point in the past ten years (cant remember exactly) I saw on internet a copy of this film was being shown at one of UCLA's theater programs. If that's true, there's at least one copy in someone's private collection, out there somewhere. Never give up hope! re: the Spanish version of Dracula Universal 1931 was considered lost for decades until someone found a print copy in a Havana Cuba Warehouse early 1990s, it's now restored and widely available! Keep hoping and keep searching: You'd be surprised where these "losties" turn up!


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