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The Scarlet Clue (11-May-1945)

Director: Phil Rosen

Writer: George Callahan

Musical Director: Edward J. Kay

Producer: James S. Burkett

Keywords: Mystery, Charlie Chan

After a scientist/spy is murdered aboard a boat while under the surveillance of the New York police, Charlie Chan follows clues that take him to the Cosmo Radio Center, coincidentally located in the same building as the Hamilton Laboratory, performing important radar research. An array of suspects dwindles as several are murdered by diabolical means. In perhaps the highlight of the film, Chan's chauffeur Birmingham Brown engages in an exceptionally funny dialogue with Ben Carter. Among the better Charlie Chan offerings.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Benson Fong
10-Oct-1916 1-Aug-1987 Flower Drum Song
Mantan Moreland
3-Sep-1902 28-Sep-1973 Birmingham Brown
Sidney Toler
28-Apr-1874 12-Feb-1947 Charlie Chan


Sidney Toler   ...   Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland   ...   Birmingham Brown
Ben Carter   ...   Ben
Benson Fong   ...   Tommy Chan
Virginia Brissac   ...   Mrs. Marsh
Robert E. Homans   ...   Capt. Flynn
Jack Norton   ...   Willie Rand
Janet Shaw   ...   Gloria Bayne
Helen Devereaux   ...   Diane Hall
Victoria Faust   ...   Hulda Swenson


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