Charlie Chan in Egypt

Charlie Chan in Egypt

Director: Louis King Cast: Warner Oland
Warner Oland
, Pat Paterson
Pat Paterson
, Thomas Beck
Thomas Beck
, Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
Louis King
Charlie Chan in Egypt

Charlie Chan in Egypt

Director: Louis King Cast: Warner Oland
Warner Oland
, Pat Paterson
Pat Paterson
, Thomas Beck
Thomas Beck
, Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
Louis King

DVD (Full Frame)

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Overview

As much a horror film as a murder mystery, Charlie Chan in Egypt is one of the best entries in the "Chan" series. The story is motivated by a King Tut-like curse, which has apparently befallen the members of an archeological expedition. Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) is brought into the case when a French museum wants to find out how several valuable Egyptian artifacts, originally slated for museum exhibition, have ended up for sale to the highest bidder. Arriving in Egypt, Chan must first figure out the modus operandi for two murders in which neither a weapon nor a wound was found. The solution to the killings involves a certain musical pitch played on a violin (a familiar mystery-movie device of the period). Though the screenwriters do a good job concealing the identity of the villain, Fox Studio's typecasting policy tends to give away that identity somewhat ahead of schedule. Prominent among the supporting players is black comedian Stepin Fetchit, whose stereotyped routines may offend the sensibilities of modern viewers. Originally released at 72 minutes, Charlie Chan in Egypt is currently available only in its choppy, shortened reissue version.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2018
UPC: 0024543585947
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sales rank: 29,044

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Warner Oland Charlie Chan
Pat Paterson Carol Arnold
Thomas Beck Tom Evans
Rita Hayworth Nayda
Stepin Fetchit Snowshoes
James C. Eagles Barry Arnold
Jameson Thomas Dr. Anton Racine
Frank Conroy Prof. John Thurston
Nigel de Brulier Edfu Ahmad
Paul Porcasi Fouad Soueida
Arthur Stone Dragoman
Anita Brown Snowshoes' Friend
John Davidson Daoud Atrash, the Chemist
John George Dwarf Egyptian Helper
George S. Irving Prof. Arnold
Frank Reicher Dr. Jaipur
Gloria Roy Bit

Technical Credits
Louis King Director
Daniel Clark Cinematographer
Duncan Cramer Art Director
William S. Darling Art Director
Alfred de Gaetano Editor
Robert Ellis Screenwriter
Samuel Kaylin Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Koessler Art Director
Helen Logan Screenwriter
Edward T. Lowe Producer
Helen A. Myron Costumes/Costume Designer

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