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Although others suffer from blackmail, we have fun watching

  • Nov 3, 2011
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This very funny 1937 Charlie Chan case stars Warner Oland, in his final year in this role. Although beginning to suffer from overwork, he performs very well. See my review of Charlie Chan at the Circus for some information about this non-Chinese actor playing the famed Honolulu detective.

While on board ship, sailing to New York with Number One son, a woman hides her diary in Chan's suitcase to stop a man from stealing it from her. The diary contains information about criminals, information that would lead to long prison sentences. After arriving in NY, she is murdered and Number One son is briefly accused of her murder because, as always, he thinks that he is able to help his famed father, but ends up in ridiculous, and for us funny, situations. Viewers will enjoy how Chan solves the murder case and the humor that pervades the film.

As usual, the film is filled with Chan-ian epigrams, such as: Camera remembers things human eyes forget. No poison more deadly than ink. Murder is like revolving door, when one side close, other side open. Woman's intuition is better than ten scientists.
Although others suffer from blackmail, we have fun watching Although others suffer from blackmail, we have fun watching

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Dr. Israel Drazin is the author of twenty books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authors with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four … more
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Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.

Director: Eugene Forde
Writers: Charles Belden (screenplay), Jerome Cady (screenplay), and 4 more credits »
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