Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.Written by
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Actor 'Hamilton McFadden', who plays the bit anonymous supporting role of a night clerk, formerly directed three earlier big budget entries in the series: "The Black Camel," (1931), Charlie Chan Carries On" 1931), and "Charlie Chan's Greatest Case" in addition to starting "Charlie Chan in Paris" (1935). See more »
When Charlie is examining the police photos of Mrs. Bentley's body, they show her beauty mask tied around her head. But the mask was untied by the desk clerk to identify the victim, before the police are ever called. See more »
Mary is still my wife in spite of what we planned, but she didn't - she couldn't have done this.
Man yet to be born who can tell what woman will or will not do.
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Although this story got a bit confusing early on and was impossible to figure out with so many suspects, it still was very enjoyable to watch because of the humor.
Between Charlie's proverbs and just some humorous remarks - many by Charlie's Number Two Son "Jimmy" (Sen Yung) and "Sheriff Tombstone Fletcher" (Slim Summerville) - it's a very entertaining Chan episode. Summerville played a pretty funny lawman.
The movie also had a couple of very pretty women, most notably Phyllis Brooks.
Overall, here's another Chan mystery just crying out for DVD packaging. Hopefully, we'll get it soon.
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