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The Feathered Serpent (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 19 December 1948 (USA)
Charlie Chan and his two eldest sons, investigate a murderous gang who is forcing an archaeologist to search for a treasure in Mexico.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Oliver Drake (original story "Riders of the Whistling Skull"), Oliver Drake (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roland Winters ... Charlie Chan
Keye Luke ... Lee Chan
Mantan Moreland ... Birmingham Brown
Victor Sen Yung ... Tommy Chan
Carol Forman ... Sonia Cabot
Robert Livingston ... Prof. John Stanley
Nils Asther ... Prof. Paul Evans
Beverly Jons ... Joan Farnsworth
Martin Garralaga ... Pedro Francisco Lopez
George J. Lewis ... Capt. Juan Gonzalez
Leslie Denison Leslie Denison ... Prof. Henry Farnsworth (as Leslie Dennison)
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Storyline

In order to learn the location of a fabled Aztec treasure, a professor kidnaps his colleague, the only man able to read the ancient Aztec script that is supposed to reveal the location of the treasure. Charlie Chan and his #1 and #2 sons journey to the jungles of Mexico to find the victim and bring the kidnapper and his gang to justice. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan and the Feathered Serpent See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Oliver Drake's plot was actually lifted and updated from his 1937 Three Mesquiteers Western, "Riders of the Whistling Skull." See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Man who improve house before building solid foundation apt to run into very much trouble.
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Follows Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) See more »

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love Charlie, what can I say
14 October 2018 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

"The Feathered Serpent" is the only Charlie Chan film featuring both Keye Luke and Victor Sen Yung together as Charlie's sons. Charlie here is portrayed by Roland Winters. He does a very good job, but I prefer Warner Oland in the role. He was also so warm and cheerful. Toler was very good, but more sardonic and sarcastic.

In this film, Charlie and two of his sons are asked to investigate a gang who has kidnapped an archaeologist to force him to search for a treasure in Mexico.

Mantan Moreland plays Charlie's chauffeur, Birmingham. I know his characterization is not politically correct today, but what a funny and talented man he was. I always enjoy him in these films.

By this time, Charlie Chan films were being made at a poverty role studio. As offensive as they are today, I take them for what they were and like them. We cannot view everything from today's viewpoints.


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