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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 »


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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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Excellent late Monogram Chan film
21 February 2018 | by shaksprynSee all my reviews

Ocean-going steamships and trains make great settings for 1940s mysteries. Charlie didn't have any adventures in a train, but this is the second on a ship--the third if you count the docked sailing ship in one of his outings. Toler is outstanding as always, in one of the greatest ongoing screen characterizations of an ideal film detective: clever, humane, with a sense of humor and of justice. It's his ability to make Chan so very likeable which really elevates these films, putting them, on the whole, on about the same level as the great Universal Sherlock Holmes films with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. And Toler never had the support of a truly first-rate, all-pro actor, as Rathbone had in Bruce. This movie is pure fun. Lots of action. The humor is sometimes very corny, but that's part of the charm. Highly recommended!


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