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Charlie Chan in London (1934)

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeeper, to a stableman, to a lawyer.

Director:

Eugene Forde

Writers:

Philip MacDonald (original screen play), Earl Derr Biggers (based on the character created by: "Charlie Chan")
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warner Oland ... Inspector Charlie Chan
Drue Leyton ... Pamela Gray
Ray Milland ... Neil Howard (as Raymond Milland)
Mona Barrie ... Lady Mary Bristol
Alan Mowbray ... Geoffrey Richmond
Murray Kinnell ... Phillips
Douglas Walton ... Hugh Gray
Walter Johnson ... Jerry Garton
E.E. Clive ... Detective Sergeant Thacker
George Barraud ... Major Jardine
Madge Bellamy ... Mrs. Fothergill
David Torrence ... Home Secretary
John Rogers John Rogers ... Lake
Paul England Paul England ... Bunny Fothergill
Elsa Buchanan Elsa Buchanan ... Alice Rooney
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Storyline

After receiving congratulations from the Home Secretary for solving his most recent case, Charlie is sought out by Pamela Gray, a beautiful but desperate young socialite whose brother Paul awaits execution for the murder of a weapons inventor. She is so convinced of his innocence that she becomes distraught when she overhears Neil Howard, her brother's lawyer and her fiancee, confide to the detective his belief in his client's guilt. Angered at this disclosure, she returns his ring and breaks off the engagement. Although the execution will take place in 65 hours, Charlie pledges to expose the murderer. All potential suspects are reassembled in the country mansion of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, as Charlie tries to expose the real murderer before time runs out. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Trivia

Detective Seargent Thacker keeps calling Charlie Mr. Chang instead of Chan. See more »

Goofs

The character of Paul Gray, accused of the murder, is clearly identified by newspaper headlines as well as in the dialogue, but is billed at the end of the film as 'Hugh Gray'. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Excuse please.
Lake: What do you want?
Charlie Chan: I am very curious man.
Lake: I ain't got no time to waste answering questions. I've got my sleep to get the same as other people.
Charlie Chan: It is unasked question which prevent sleep.
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A Great Mystery
29 August 2005 | by ebootsysgirlSee all my reviews

This movie set in London has some great actors including Alan Mowbray whom I had first seen in Abbott and Costello Meets The Killer Boris Karloff and I love the way he plays very posh characters. In this outing, Charlie had already brought a criminal to justice when he is asked to take on the murder case of Paul Grey by Paul's sister Pamela. One of my favorite characters was Bunny Fothergill. Charlie reenacts the crime with the help of E.E. Clive and Ray Milland and there was tense moments because Charlie had to find the real murderer within 65 hours or if not, Paul Grey would be executed. The solving of the murder by a person whom you would least expect added more mystery plus some persons that were at the country estate were not whom they say they were. This is definitely a must see!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan em Londres See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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