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Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Director:

Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)

Writers:

Earl Derr Biggers (characters), Raymond L. Schrock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland ... Birmingham Brown
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Tanis Chandler ... Mary Conover
John Gallaudet ... Jeff Hay
Paul Bryar ... Mike Rogan
Bruce Kellogg ... Jack Tilford
Al Bridge ... Capt. Allen (as Alan Bridge)
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Conover
Dorothy Granger ... Joan Mercer
Jack Norton ... Mr. Cosgrove
George Eldredge George Eldredge ... Lannigan
Tyra Vaughn Tyra Vaughn ... Miss Chalmers
Lyle Latell Lyle Latell ... Police Clerk
Mira McKinney ... Kate Johnson (as Myra McKinney)
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Storyline

Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Chan follows the trail of a blood-chilling wave of torso slayings! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mandarin's Secret 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 Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Victor Sen Yung debuts in the Monogram series, his last CHAN being 1941's "Castle in the Desert," the final entry at Fox. See more »

Goofs

The scene of the bus supposedly pulling into the San Francisco terminal was very obviously filmed in Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: [to Tilford as he enters bus station on stormy night] Hot stove make all akin on night like this.
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Connections

Followed by The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957) See more »

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Still good for Chan film lovers.
10 October 2003 | by NativeTexanSee all my reviews

Sidney Toler gives dignity to the role of Charlie Chan, even in these one-dimensional Monogram productions. Enjoyable and worth watching if you love the series as many of us do. This is one of the best titles to ever grace a "C" film!


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