When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
Victor Sen Yung
A scientist working on an important new invention which will protect Allied shipping from U-boat torpedoes has been assigned Secret Service security protection. Amazingly, despite the fact that his laboratory and experiments are located on the upper floor of his Washington mansion, he decides to host a cocktail party for friends on the first floor. Even though several of his guests are foreign nationals with shadowy pasts, he refuses to allow his bodyguards to attend because their presence might offend them. When he is killed by unknown means before joining them, the resultant summary investigation includes Honolulu detective Charlie Chan and children Tommy and Iris, later joined by Birmingham Brown, the chauffeur of one of the guests. When a preliminary autopsy reveals the scientist was electrocuted, Charlie and his associates must decide which of the suspects and red herrings is the guilty party.Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is the first Charlie Chan film I've seen in a few years and although it wasn't the best, I certainly believe it was quite enjoyable. I don't believe it was boring and despite some discrepancies, I liked it. Who cares about the budget? I've seen many other big-budgeted films that fall flat in comparison with Charlie. Let's hope that TCM continues to show more CC films in the future to break the dry spell.
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