CHARLIE CHAN’S CHANCE (1932)
Made from BEHIND THAT CURTAIN. Remade in 1929 as BEHIND
THAT CURTAIN, a vehicle for Warner Baxter and Lois Mason (Charlie Chan had very little screen time and few lines late in the
movie). Remade in 1940 as MURDER OVER NEW YORK.
Warner Oland: Charlie Chan
Alexander Kirkland: John [R.] Douglas
H. B. Warner: Inspector Fife
Marion Nixon: Shirley Marlowe
James Kirkwood: Inspector Flannery
Ralph Morgan: Barry Kirk
James Todd: Kenneth Dunnwood
Herbert Bunston: Garrick Enderby
James Wang: Kee Lin
Charles McNaughton: Paradise
Edward Peil, Sr.: Li Gung
When Chan and Fife are in the restaurant with Kee Lin, Kee Lin makes a
joke in Chinese about a joke: “You have heard the story about the mule
who tried to come down from the attic on a ladder.” Fife turns to Chan
(who is laughing) and asks, “What is that?” Chan says: I will tell you later.
Sir Lionel Grey had been asking Jim Douglas, trying to trick him into telling
where Shirley Marlowe lived and her name [that she was using at the time.]
Grey thought she knew where Alan Raleigh was and could testify against
him. If she didn’t, Guy would find her, take her back to England and try
her as an accessory after the fact for shielding a murderer.
Chan and Mrs. Chan having new a new baby (# 11) in this one but not in
Murder Over New York.
Sir Lionel Grey was asking Gloria Grahame about the masked Dancer at the Follies.
Shirley is the mask dancer.
Charlie waits outside her dressing room as chorus girls pass him saying:
ordered chop suey?”
Chan sees their scanty costumes and says, “So I Notice.”
She left her husband 4 years before, the day after she discovered he was
guilty of his Aunt’s death.
She knows his servant is Li Gung—In Murder Over New York, he is Ramaullah
Li Gung has a cousin – Henry Li who lives at 1313 Lee Street. Very little is known
Very little know about Li Gung except he spent time at 1313 Lee Street.
CHAN HAD EMPTIED HIS GUN SINCE HIS WIFE DIDN’T LIKE LOADED GUNS AROUND
BONUS QUESTION: What other
movies involve Charlie with glass spheres of gas that kill?
Chan in Egypt, Murder Over New York, and The Chinese Ring.
MURDER RATE: Sir Lionel Grey
by Dunwood, Chauffeur gassed in car, Li Gung (Li Gung set a device to kill Chan
but a black cat tripped it to set off and it killed Li Gung instead)
CHARLIE CHAN IN NEW FILM AT PARAMOUNT
Warner Oland Again Stars As Sleuth of Earl Derr
A startling crime in one
of New York’s sophisticated “pent-houses” starts off the adventures in “Charlie Chan’s Chance,”
the new mystery-thriller opening today. Warner Oland again has the charming role of Chan, and the other featured players include Linda
Watkins, H.B. Warner, Marion Nixon, James Kirkwood and Alexander Kirkland.
A splendid program of short screen
subjects rounds out the new program. Among these is a hilarious two-reel comedy, “On the Loose,” starring Zasu
Pitts and Thelma Todd; a Mickey Mouse cartoon, a new "Fishing Adventure," and the Paramount News.
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