Charlie Chan's Secret (1935)

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A serial-like pace and some stylish directorial choices by Gordon Wiles distinguish this "Charlie Chan" entry. The reading of a will is delayed until one of the principal heirs to the fortune, can be located. He shows up at the family mansion, only to be promptly murdered. It is now up to detective Charlie Chan (Warner Oland), an old friend of the family, to protect dowager Henrietta Lowell (Henrietta Crossman), from harm. Alas, Chan apparently fails, and Henrietta falls victim to the mysterious killer -- or does she? The suspect roster includes a pair of phony mystics, an ill-tempered caretaker and a stock swindler -- but it's the least-likely suspect who proves to be the guilty party, one of several of the many surprises packed into the final reel. The appealing heroine in Charlie Chan's Secret is played by Rosina Lawrence, who later gained lasting fame as the schoolteacher in Hal Roach's Our Gang one-reelers.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast

Warner Oland
as Charlie Chan
Rosina Lawrence
as Alice Lowell
Henrietta Crosman
as Henrietta Lowell
Francis Ford
as Boat Captain
Jonathan Hale
as Warren T. Phelps
Astrid Allwyn
as Janice Gage
James T. Mack
as Fingerprint man
Ivan Miller
as Inspector Morton
Egon Brecher
as Ulrich, Lowell Handyman
Charles Quigley
as Dick Williams
Edward Trevor
as Fred Gage
Gloria Roy
as Carlotta
Arthur Edmund Carewe
as Prof. Bowan
Jerry Miley
as Allan Coleby
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan's Secret

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Lacked humor.

Full Review… | August 12, 2001
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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½

WARNER OLAND DOES A FINE JOB AS CHARLIE CHAN IN TH=IS BETTER THAN AVERAGE CHAN FILM. AN INTERESTING PLOT, THE MOVIE IS SHORT, TO THE POINT AND TOUCHES OF HUMOR ARE A VERY NICE TOUCH.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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