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Charlie Chan detective desert castle murder mystery

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Seen on: 12/01/2018

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Castle in the Desert (1942)

Directed by Harry Lachman

Mystery | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk


Paul Manderley, eccentric historian, and his wife, descendant of the Borgias, live in an isolated castle-like mansion in the Mojave Desert. When a guest suddenly collapses, Charlie Chan is invited to stay. As the standard mystery-mansion props come into play, and all means of outside communication are sabotaged, it becomes evident that one of the inhabitants has access to poisons and is prepared to use them…

Length 62 minutes


Ethel Griffies | Henry Daniell | Richard Derr | Steven Geray | Lucien Littlefield | Sidney Toler | Douglass Dumbrille | Victor Sen Yung | Edmund MacDonald | Lenita Lane | Arleen Whelan | Milton Parsons

Viewing Notes

Super rainy day inspired me to borrow a bunch more Charlie Chan flicks from the library (old serial flicks are perfect for rainy days). Back to Sidney Toler as Chan in this one with a great title.


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