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Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 21 June 1940 (USA)
Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California.

Director:

Eugene Forde

Writers:

Robertson White (screen play), Lester Ziffren (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Marjorie Weaver ... Paula Drake
Lionel Atwill ... Dr. Suderman
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
Don Beddoe ... James Ross
Leo G. Carroll ... Professor Gordon (as Leo Carroll)
Robert Lowery ... Dick Kenyon
Harlan Briggs ... Coroner
Cora Witherspoon ... Susie Watson
Kay Linaker ... Mrs. Pendleton
Charles Middleton ... Mr. Walters
Claire Du Brey ... Mrs. Walters
Leonard Mudie ... Gerald Pendleton
James Burke ... Wilkie
Richard Keene ... Buttons
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Storyline

On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

Triple murder on a luxury line...Chan's best friend a victim! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan auf Kreuzfahrt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

If the character name Paula Drake sounds familiar, it's only because it's the feminine form of Paul Drake, the name of the detective frequently employed by fictional lawyer Perry Mason. See more »

Goofs

Don Beddoe's character is referred to in the film as Frederick Ross, but the credits list him as James Ross See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: To speak without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
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Connections

Followed by Dead Men Tell (1941) See more »

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murder takes a holiday
16 July 2000 | by pbalosSee all my reviews

in this well rounded mystery.An early Toler film, which should be seen by all Chan fans. A fine cast including Leo G. "Topper" Carroll as Prof.Gordon. A familiar formula, but well done in all aspects.The antics of Jimmy Chan (Victor Sen Young) work well here as usual.Although Toler moves through the movie sounding like he's suffering from a cold, he does one of his finest jobs here as Charlie Chan. A must see.


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