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Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Horror | 8 September 1939 (USA)
Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

John Francis Larkin (original story) (as John Larkin), John Francis Larkin (screenplay) (as John Larkin) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Cesar Romero ... Rhadini
Pauline Moore ... Eve Cairo
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
Douglas Fowley ... Pete Lewis
June Gale ... Myra Rhadini
Douglass Dumbrille ... Thomas Gregory (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Sally Blane ... Stella Essex
Billie Seward ... Bessie Sibley
Wally Vernon ... Elmer Kelner
Donald MacBride ... Chief J.J. Kilvaine
Charles Halton ... Redley
Trevor Bardette ... Abdul
Louis Jean Heydt ... Paul Essex
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Storyline

A novelist friend of Charlie's appears to have committed suicide. At the international Exposition held on San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island Charlie shows that Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients, is the culprit. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The strange case of murder by magic!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan en la isla del tesoro See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Gerald Mohr. See more »

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Radini's name is spelled 'Radini' in a newspaper headline and 'Rhadini' in the final credits. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: If befriend donkey, expect to be kicked.
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29 March 2001 | by random_axSee all my reviews

I recently bought this video on Ebay. I'm told it's hard to find in stores. I recall the Dr Zodiac scenes being frightening as a kid and you know, there are still scenes in this that give me the creeps.

The scene where the female psychic keeps sensing evil (evil looking like two eyeballs illuminated in the darkness) and that nasty looking Dr Zodiac gave me nightmares. I wonder why they don't make a Charlie Chan movie today with some Asian actor finally playing Charlie.


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