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Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)

When a good-for-nothing man named Dan is stabbed to death and his arm broken, Charlie Chan is on the case. His first clue comes from the victim's sister, who noticed a prowler wearing a glow-in-the-dark wristwatch.

Director:

Hamilton MacFadden

Writers:

Earl Derr Biggers (novel), Lester Cole | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
Heather Angel ... Carlotte Eagan
Roger Imhof ... The Beachcomber
John Warburton ... John Quincy Winterslip
Walter Byron ... Henry Jennison
Ivan F. Simpson ... Brade
Virginia Cherrill ... Barbara Winterslip
Francis Ford ... Captain Hallett
Robert Warwick ... Dan Winterslip
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Amos Winterslip
Clara Blandick ... Minerva Winterslip
Claude King ... Capt. Arthur Cope
William Stack William Stack ... James Eagan
Gloria Roy Gloria Roy ... Arlene Compton
Cornelius Keefe ... Steve Letherbee
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Storyline

When a good-for-nothing man named Dan is stabbed to death and his arm broken, Charlie Chan is on the case. His first clue comes from the victim's sister, who noticed a prowler wearing a glow-in-the-dark wristwatch.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

"THE SMALLEST JEWEL IS SOMETIMES BRIGHTEST." (Print ad- Evening Post, ((Wellington NZ)) 23 November 1933)

Genres:

Mystery

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Trivia

This movie was an adaptation of Earl Derr Biggers's novel HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) See more »

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Do not know why?
10 October 2013 | by carechrsmenarSee all my reviews

Hi! How are You? Me OK. I do not know why People reviewed this movie and rated this movie when it is a 'Lost Film' Most of Us were not born when the movie played in Theaters, so We can not rate it, It is very strange when a film is lost and People rate it nonetheless. For me it is just like lying and to betray. The Film is lost and People rating it are saying They have watched it, it makes no sense, They are rating it, just for the sake of it or for just reading the plot, it is not serving the viewing Public well but just to deceive. I Hope that People will stop rating Lost Films, it is very wrong to do that. I am not against You All very far from that I respect You All, but the behaviors sometime can be very hard to take. Take care and have a spiffy day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chans Meistertrick See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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