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Castle in the Desert

Castle in the Desert(1942)

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Brief Synopsis

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...

Cast & Crew

Harry Lachman Director
Sidney Toler Charlie Chan
Arleen Whelan Brenda Hartford
Richard Derr Carl Detheridge
Douglas Dumbrille [Paul] Manderley
Henry Daniell Watson King [also known as Cesare Borgia]
Edmund MacDonald Walter Hartford
Sen Yung Jimmy Chan
Lenita Lane Lucy Manderley [formerly known as Princess Lucrezia della Borgia]
Ethel Griffies Madame Saturnia
Milton Parsons [Arthur] Fletcher
Steve Geray Dr. Retling
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  COMM*; AFI
rented from Odyssey +e 19 Jan 93
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  63 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,594    
Duration(reels):  6    

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  • The finest of the Charlie Chan films!

    Patrick Crabtree 2007-06-18

    This one has it all: surreal locations, Borgia poisoners, a crooked lawyer, medieval armor all over the place, a soothsayer, multiple private eyes, the... MORE>