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Charlie Chan London detective murder mystery espionage

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Seen on: 01/19/2019

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Charlie Chan in London (1934)

Directed by Eugene Forde

Mystery | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

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.

Length 79 minutes

Actors

Douglas Walton | E.E. Clive | Ray Milland | Alan Mowbray | Warner Oland | Perry Ivins | Reginald Sheffield | Madge Bellamy | George Barraud | Mona Barrie | Murray Kinnell | Drue Leyton | Paul England | Walter Johnson | Elsa Buchanan

Viewing Notes

This one lacks a colorful backdrop for the murder mystery and ties it more to an espionage plot w/the some secret weapon plans as the McGuffin. When I saw Ray Millard in the cast I was hoping it would be a Bulldog Drummond crossover but sadly was not. I’m finally appreciating Warner Oland’s take on Chan even if the story is just so-so.

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