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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 12, 1947|
|Born:||April 28, 1874||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Warrensburg, Missouri, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan tries to disprove fingerprint evidence left at a bank robbery.
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates a shipboard murder.
Chinese detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is on his way to San Francisco to take over a murder case when he meets a woman, Mrs. Conover (Mary Gordon), who is searching for her missing daughter and a young man, Jeff Tilford (Bruce Kellogg), who is looking for his missing fiancee. Investigation by Charlie discloses they are both looking for the same girl, Mary Conover (Tanis Chandler). Chan eventually uncovers a murder gang, which has been collecting the life insurance of its victims.
Famed Asian detective Charlie Chan investigates the murders of two entertainers.
Charlie Chan investigates a series of deaths by snake bite.
Before Charlie Chan can catch a pair of murderers he has to prove their victims are really dead.
Charlie Chan tracks down a spy ring that has stolen plans for a new radar system.
The heir to a fortune hidden in five chairs unwittingly sells them.
Charlie Chan investigates a string of murders involving a mysterious statue.
The Asian sleuth investigates an inventor''''s murder.
A team of pearl fishers clashes over the discovery of a sunken treasure.
A mystery writer and his wife stumble on a murder in their new apartment.
Paul Manderley, eccentric historian, and his wife, descendant of the Borgias, live in an isolated castle-like mansion in the Mojave Desert. When a guest suddenly collapses, Charlie Chan is invited to stay. As the standard mystery-mansion props come into play, and all means of outside communication are sabotaged, it becomes evident that one of the inhabitants has access to poisons and is prepared to use them...
Just as elderly Miss Nodbury is ready to leave on a treasure hunt for a family fortune she is scared to death by the ghost of a pirate ancestor. Charlie Chan investigates the rest of the clan.
A pair of murders in Rio de Janiero leads the local police to call the famed detective. Charlie is puzzled, at first, when it appears that one of the murderers is killed by the first victim's widow.
On a cruise ship from Honolulu to San Francisco, the famous Chinese detective encounters four more murders while trying to figure out the murder of a Scotland Yard friend.
A wax museum run by a demented doctor contains statues of such crime figures as Jack the Ripper and Bluebeard the Pirate. In addition to making wax statues the doctor performs plastic surgery. It is here that an arch fiend takes refuge. The museum also houses a statue of Charlie. Frustrated number-two son kicks statue in rear; oops, number-two son wrong in his assumption.
Charlie impersonates an employee of the U.S. government to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic.
When Charlie attends a police convention in New York he learns of sabotage slowing down production in aircraft plants. He, of course, enters the case.
Hoppy and Lucky deliver cattle to Valdez in Argentina. Merritt is after Valdez's ranch and has his son and daughter killed, supposedly in an accident. Examining the bullet, Hoppy suspects murder. Hoppy then remembers Merritt and finds his picture on an old USA wanted poster.
John Abbott (Donald Woods) returns to the desert land he owns, and after being wounded by hired gunman Chick Chance (Paul Fix), he is befriended by rancher Andrew Naab (Robert Barrat) and his son, Marvin (Russell Hayden). Naab's daughter, Marian (Evelyn Venable), falls in love with John but is about to marry Snap Thornton (Paul Guilfoyle) to keep a promise made by her father. She runs away on her wedding day but is captured and held hostage by outlaw Henry Holderness (c. Henry Gordon). John, the Naabs and fellow ranchers rush to her rescue.
A fight manager decides his client needs a family for publicity purposes.
Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder.
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.
The Asian detective discovers a murder on a ship bound for Hawaii.
Chan goes to Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I. There he investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
Ben Wade and his partner Frosty return to Bellounds' ranch where twenty years earlier Wade was wanted for murder. Unrecognized, he gets a job on the ranch and soon becomes involved in Folsom's cattle rustling and a chance to settle an old score.
Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.
A gold strike in California triggers a bitter feud between farmers and prospectors.
Card sharps Chipper Morgan (Preston Foster) and Darby Randall (Arthur Treacher) pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis (Alan Dinehart), on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson (Slim Summerville) is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant (Tony Martin) and his sweetheart, Helen (Phyllis Brooks), who were innocently caught up in a phoney pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell (Sidney Toler) and Ray Douglas (Robert Allen), and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff...and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?
A dress designer tries to break her sister's engagement to a free-living artist, only to discover the man is falling for her instead.
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
A department-store head tries to stop a gangland plot.
Two sailors get caught in a mountain of mix-ups when they meet their long-lost twins.
Three fugitives risk their lives to bring a newborn baby out of the desert to safety.
A New York chorus girl helps an illegal immigrant build a new life in the big city.
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer.
A college-educated Sioux goes to Washington to fight for his people''''s rights.
A backwoods faith healer falls for a married man from the big city.
A wealthy man escapes his wife's social pretensions in the arms of a burlesque queen.
A compulsive gambler loses everything.
Piccolo player Mike Scanlon loses his girl due to his unexciting lifestyle, so he decides to commit a robbery to gain notoriety. But the robbery goes awry and Mike finds himself on the run from the police, pretending to be a famous singer whose gimmick is wearing a mask in public.
After her husband goes mad, a nurse fights off the advances of two amorous doctors.
A man on the run for murder tries to escape fate in the Pacific islands.
When a farmer strikes it rich in business, success goes to his head.
A nightclub singer gives in to a rich playboy to finance her husband''''s medical treatment.
Two showgirls on the road from rags to riches compete for the same man.
Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make.
A gossip columnist witnesses a gangland killing.
A professor gets mixed up with chorus girls in a Broadway musical.
An Italian opera star falls for a southern belle who''s already engaged.
Infidelity and an accidental death force a society wife to leave her infant son.
In this musical short film, the son of a department store owner replaces the regular sales girls with chorus girls.
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