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Charlie Chan's Secret ()


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The heir to a huge fortune is presumed drowned, then shows up, is then murdered.

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Charlie Chan
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Alice Lowell
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Dick Williams
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Henrietta Lowell
Edward Trevor ...
Fred Gage
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Janice Gage
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Baxter
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Warren T. Phelps
Egon Brecher ...
Ulrich
Gloria Roy ...
Carlotta
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Inspector Morton
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Professor Bowan (as Arthur Edmund Carew)
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Detective Harris (uncredited)
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Captain of Salvage Ship (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
James T. Mack ...
Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
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Allen Colby (uncredited)
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Coroner (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)

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Gordon Wiles

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Robert Ellis ... (screenplay) and
Helen Logan ... (screenplay)
 
Joseph Hoffman ... (in collaboration with)
 
Robert Ellis ... (original story) and
Helen Logan ... (original story)
 
Earl Derr Biggers ... (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)

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John Stone ... associate producer
Sol M. Wurtzel ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Rudolph Maté ... (photography) (as Rudolph Mate)

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Nick DeMaggio ... film editor

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Duncan Cramer
Albert Hogsett

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Helen A. Myron ... (gowns) (as Helen Myron)

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Albert Protzman ... sound (as Al Protzman)

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Bud Geary ... stunts (uncredited)

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Samuel Kaylin ... musical director / composer: stock music (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon ... music recordist (uncredited)
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An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead...but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further. Somehow, the missing Colby is there ahead of him...but is knifed in the back before seeing anyone. Further events revolve around spiritualist Mrs. Lowell, her family of suspicious characters, and the spooky, untenanted Colby mansion, where the body turns up during a seance! Written by Rod Crawford

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Taglines San Francisco is the scene of Chan's newest and most baffling mystery! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le Secret de Charlie Chan (France)
  • O Segredo de Charlie Chan (Brazil)
  • Charlie Chans hemlighet (Sweden)
  • Charlie Chans Hemmelighed (Denmark)
  • Секрет Чарли Чана (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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Trivia About eight minutes in there is a brief scene of a Sikorsky S-42 overflying the unfinished San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge--two historic icons in one picture. See more »
Goofs When Charlie is searching the house while using a flashlight, the beam of light is not from the flashlight, angle is wrong and his wrist is exposed in the beam of light. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Charlie Chan's Secret (2016). See more »
Quotes Charlie Chan: If strength were all, tiger would not fear scorpion.
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