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Murder Over New York (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 13 December 1940 (USA)
When Charlie's old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered when they attend a police convention in New York, Chan picks up the case he was working on.

Director:

Harry Lachman

Writers:

Lester Ziffren (original screen play), Earl Derr Biggers (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Marjorie Weaver ... Patricia Shaw
Robert Lowery ... David Elliott
Ricardo Cortez ... George Kirby
Donald MacBride ... Inspector Vance
Melville Cooper ... Herbert Fenton
Joan Valerie ... June Preston
Kane Richmond ... Ralph Percy
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
John Sutton ... Richard Jeffery
Leyland Hodgson ... Boggs
Clarence Muse ... Butler
Frederick Worlock ... Hugh Drake
Lal Chand Mehra Lal Chand Mehra ... Ramullah
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Storyline

Coincidence like ancient egg, leave unpleasant odour. Canary unlike faithful dog, do not die from sympathy. Number 2 son very promising detective, promise very much, deliver very little. Nut easy to crack if nut empty. Number 2 son like interest on mortgage, impossible to escape. Fresh weed better than wilted rose. Happy solution never see light if truth kept in dark. One man with gun have more authority than whole army with no ammunition. Door of opportunity swing both ways. Wishful thinking sometimes lead to blind alley. Same leopard can hide beneath different spots. Confidence of son like courage of small boy at dentist, most evident after tooth extracted. Written by Alan Smithee

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in Murder Over New York See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The twenty-seventh of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

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Quotes

Charlie Chan: Number Two Son very promising detective... promise very much, produce very little.
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Follows The Chinese Parrot (1927) See more »

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Charlie does the "big apple"
13 August 2000 | by pbalosSee all my reviews

taking into consideration the Chan films that would follow, this isn't bad. Plenty of stereotypes beginning with the Black man in the beginning and when the police captain orders that "every Hindu in town" by rounded-up. A parade of stereotypical characters enter the scene including Shemp of the Three Stooges. Charlie seems to move quickly around the city going from Sutton Pl. to the W. Village in a flash.The ending is silly. An obvious toy airplane is used as it climbs through the sky and then nose dives. Ed Wood couldn't have done it better. The final scene is absurd as the murderer will obviously incriminate himself in his attempt to quiet the one person who knows his identity. Overall, it is worth watching.


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