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The film's main title card reads: Charlie Chan in Docks of New Orleans. The film's working title was Charlie Chan in New Orleans. Despite the title, the docks are seen only very briefly during the credit titles. Although not acknowledged in the onscreen credits, the film's story was derived from Monogram's 1938 picture, Mr. Wong, Detective (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.2930) For additional information on the "Charlie Chan" series, please see the entry for Charlie Chan Carries On in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.0663 and consult the Series Index.