Thomas P. Manning, businessman and chess expert mysteriously shot in a locked room, dies clutching some chess pieces. Police are baffled, and finally abandon the case. Six months later, victim's daughter Leah Manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of Charlie Chan and Number 3 Son. Additional murders follow, leading to a climactic confrontation in a seemingly deserted "Fun House."
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"MUST CONFESS. HONORABLE SON...This Is My Most Baffling Case!"
20 May 1944 (USA)
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Murder in the Fun House
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast in New York City Sunday 15 August 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Chicago Friday 10 December 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4), in Syracuse Wednesday 13 April 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Cincinnati Friday 27 May 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), in San Francisco Tuesday 15 November 1949 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Boston Sunday 14 May 1950 on WNAC (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Thursday 21 September 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more
The character played by Cy Kendall
is identified as Webster Deacon in dialogue, but George Deacon in a newspaper insert. See more
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