The Chinese Cat (1944)

The Chinese Cat





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Charlie Chan's second mystery for Poverty Row company Monogram, The Chinese Cat is one of the inscrutable detective's better efforts. Director Phil Rosen keeps things moving at a reasonably expedient pace -- especially for a Monogram programmer -- and although the denouement is no big surprise, armchair detectives at least have no trouble keeping up with the redoubtable sleuth (Sidney Toler). Leah Manning (Joan Woodbury), of the San Francisco Mannings, enlists Chan's help in solving the murder … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: George Callahan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2004
MGM/UA Home Entertainment



as Charlie Chan

as Birmingham Brown, Ta...

as Tommy Chan, #3 son

as Leah Manning

as Harvey Dennis

as Recknick

as Tom Manning

as Deacon

as Catlen

as Carl/Kurt

as Mrs. Manning

as Taxi Dispatcher

as Hotel Desk Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Chinese Cat

All Critics (4)

Superior entry in the Monogram Chan series.

December 13, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

...more of the same...

Full Review… | November 14, 2004
Reel Film Reviews

One of the poorer scripted Charlie Chan vehicles.

Full Review… | November 12, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Chinese Cat

Enjoyable and funny old school film from 1944 where Charlie Chan solves two case in one. The Murder of 3 men plus the recovery of a diamond stole a year prior. Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown adds all the enjoyment one needs for the night, he was a underrated actor and before his time. A movie for all old school Black and White Buffs 4 stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


I watched these religeously as a kid on Saturday mornings and always wanted to be 'number 1 son'. Very silly but I loved them.

Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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