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Dangerous Money (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 12 October 1946 (USA)
A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger Charlie Chan that there have been two attempts on his life.

Director:

Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)

Writers:

Miriam Kissinger (screenplay), Earl Derr Biggers (character)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Gloria Warren ... Rona Simmons
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Rick Vallin ... Tao Erickson
Joseph Crehan ... Captain Black
Willie Best ... Chattanooga Brown
John Harmon ... Freddie Kirk
Bruce Edwards ... Harold Mayfair
Dick Elliott ... P.T. Burke
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... George Brace (as Joe Allen Jr.)
Amira Moustafa Amira Moustafa ... Laura Erickson
Tristram Coffin ... Scott Pearson
Alan Douglas Alan Douglas ... Mrs. Whipple
Selmer Jackson ... Ship's Doctor
Dudley Dickerson ... Big Ben
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Storyline

A treasury agent traveling aboard a ocean liner confides to fellow passenger Charlie Chan that he's on the trail of a counterfeiting ring operating from the South Pacific and has survived two recent attempts on his life. Chan helps him avoid a third but is helpless to prevent a knife thrown in his back in the ship's club room. Although the ship will be docking shortly in Samoa, Charlie is confident that he will unmask the killer before then. Among the suspects are an elitist reverend and his wife, a beautiful young woman traveling with forged papers, a shady loudmouth of a salesman, a larcenous ship's steward, and a professional knife-thrower. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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One of Chan's Most Terrifying Cases! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in Dangerous Money See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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"Lousy Movie Like 14 Days - Too Weak"
28 September 2015 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

I was always a big Charlie Chan fan. I saw most of them as I was growing up and I liked Sidney Toler over Warner Oland. I had never see this one before, and it must be one of the few clinkers in the Charlie Chan canon. It is a stagebound film with no exterior shots and suffers from a very weak screenplay and spotty direction. And none of the Warner Oland's were this low in quality.

Now, I understand Monogram's predicament as a Poverty Row studio and the financial problems involved, but they should have been able to find a better script writer than the one who wrote this misfire. Cast was good, and they substituted Willie Best for Mantan Moreland in the Pop-Eyed comic relief role. But the film bites off more than can be chewed and the result is a slap-dash product which tries to squeeze in too much, and results in my rating above.


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