Director: Phil Rosen

Writer(s): George Callahan (original screenplay), Earl Derr Biggers (character)

Starring: Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong, Ian Keith, Sam Flint, Cy Kendall, Weldon Heyburn, Anthony Warde, John Davidson, Dewey Robinson, I. Stanford Jolley, Betty Blythe, Jack Norton, Luke Chan, Fred Aldrich, Daisy Bufford, George Chandler, Danny Desmond, Terry Frost

Synopsis: Thomas P. Manning, businessman and chess expert mysteriously shot in a locked room, dies clutching some chess pieces. Police are baffled, and finally abandon the case. Six months later, victim’s daughter Leah Manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of Charlie Chan and Number 3 Son. Additional murders follow, leading to a climactic confrontation in a seemingly deserted “Fun House.”

Release Date: May 20, 1944 (USA) | Length: 106 min | Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery | Certificate: Passed

Note: Also known as “Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat”.


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