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Shanghai Chest

Shanghai Chest(1948)

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Brief Synopsis

Vic Armstrong arrives at his Uncle Judge Armstrong's home just in time to answer the telephone. Unknown to him, his uncle has just been murdered and the culprit is right there in the room with him! Phyllis Powers, on the other end of the line, recognizes Vic's voice, but just then Vic is knocked unconscious by the murderer. When he awakens, he (for reasons known only to movie mystery writers) pulls the knife out of his uncle's back, thus putting his fingerprints all over it, and just in time for the police, having been called by a worried Phyllis, to discover him standing over the body. Well, we know he didn't do it, but the police don't agree. Can Charlie Chan recognize the boy's innocence, and find the real murderer before Vic is sent into durance vile, or even worse?

Cast & Crew

Roland Winters Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland Birmingham
Tim Ryan Lt. Mike Ruark
Victor Sen Young Tommy Chan
Deannie Best Phyllis Powers
Tristram Coffin Ed Seward
John Alvin Victor Armstrong
Russell Hicks District Attorney Frank Bronson
Pierre Watkins Judge Wesley Armstrong
Philip Van Zandt Joseph Pindello
Milton Parsons Mr. Grail
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1948 Production Date:  Comm--Saturday Showcase; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Distributing Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Monogram Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  65 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,872    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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