BEHIND THAT CURTAIN (1929)
Based on the novel published in 1928 by Earl Derr Biggers.
Adapted from the novel by Earl Derr Biggers.
Travel time: 3 days, (travel time to India),
1 day, (travel through India to Iran), 2-3 days in the Iranian Desert (?), 1 day (journey of 4 months will be over the next
day), 2 days later in Tehran, 1 day (1 year later in San Francisco)
How far into the movie does Charlie Chan appear?
About 71 minutes.
How many times does he appear?
Going through Eve’s suitcases in her room, in his office with Inspector Duff, and at the door
in the Cosmopolitan Club.
Is that all?
Charlie shoots Eric Durand off-camera at the end.
What is Hillary Galt’s telephone number in London?
Sir George Mannering lives where?
At Mannering Tower in Devonshire, England.
Who was Hillary Galt?
A private detective who has done work for Sir George and received information about Beetham.
Who was Alf Pornick?
The night watchman
of the building where Hillary Galt had his office. He saw the killer and blackmailed
How was Eve Mannering going to “make” Beetham take
her with him on his trek through the Persian Desert?
What’s the meaning of the letter that Alf Pornick sends to Eve Durand?
Who were the couple that Chan spoke to on the balcony across the street?
What building does Durand find Eve working as an elevator girl?
Beetham gives a lecture on his Iranian trip at the Cosmopolitan Club in San Francisco. What is the club’s telephone number?
Doesn’t anyone notice that Durand is just standing there, holding the curtain aside
in the middle of the wall, while Beetham is giving his lecture?
This movie covers a year, one month and six (?) days?
Is this the longest Chan movie, as to length of time actually covered?
BLOOPER: Sir George never hangs up the telephone
at the beginning of the movie.
BLOOPER: When Eve Durand confronts her husband,
he grabs her left arm. She has bruises on her right arm when she sees Beetham
BLOOPER: How did Eve manage to maintain
her short hair cut on a four-month trek through India and Persia after apparently leaving everything behind her?!
POSSIBLE BLOOPER?: WHAT DOES IT SAY UNDERNEATH “THE END”?
What other movies used the stock shots of camel riders in the desert?
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) and Phantom of Chinatown, with Keye Luke as James Lee Wong, (1940).
Hillary Galt and Alf Pornick by Eric Durand.
BEHIND THAT CURTAIN (1929) EXTRAS
There is also the
Internet Movie Database information at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019684/fullcredits#cast