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Dangerous Money (1946)

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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Details

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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Box Office

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

The thirty-ninth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

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How Do People Ignore All That Noise
20 January 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Charlie is on board a cruise ship. While there he is approached by a government agent. He represents the Treasury Department. After confiding to Chan that there have been threats on his life, he is killed. Tommy and Chattanooga are on board as his assistants (I thought he was on vacation, but). There are several plots at work. A young couple is keeping some sort of secret. There is a blowhard who is driving everyone crazy with his invasive behavior. People are being killed with knives that are thrown with amazing accuracy. To complicate things, there is a knife thrower on board. Anyway, it's typical Chan. There is the obligatory scene where the lights are turned off and chaos ensues. The writers really couldn't let go of some obviously tired plot elements.


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