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The Scarlet Clue


Government agent Charlie Chan is investigating a spy ring intent on stealing radar plans, which leads him to a radio station in a building also containing a radar research facility. Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, and Benson Fong Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter perform a version of their nightclub routine. A lack of a copyright notice in the film puts it in the public domain. IMDb Link

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The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen.
The film is also known as Charlie Chan in the Scarlet Clue (American informal title) and Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue in Australia. This film is in the public domain due to the omission of a valid copyright notice on original prints.


Charlie Chan and his son Tommy and their block-head driver Birmingham Brown investigate the shenanigans and suspects that results from a furtive gang trying to steal radar secrets from a Radio broadcasting.


  • Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan
  • Benson Fong as Tommy Chan
  • Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown, Chauffeur
  • Virginia Brissac as Mrs. Marsh
  • Ben Carter as Ben Carter
  • Robert Homans as Capt. Flynn
  • Jack Norton as Willie Rand
  • Janet Shaw as Gloria Bayne
  • Helen Deverell as Diane Hall
  • Victoria Faust as Hulda Swenson / Janet Carter
  • Leonard Mudie as Horace Karlos

Category:1945 films
Category:1940s mystery films
Category:American films
Category:Criminal comedy films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Phil Rosen
Category:Charlie Chan films
Category:Monogram Pictures films

James S. Burkett

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