Charlie Chan in The Scarlet Clue
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Charlie Chan in The Scarlet Clue
Though it isn't saying much, The Scarlet Clue is probably the best of Monogram's "Charlie Chan" mysteries. This time, oriental sleuth Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) and his bumbling assistants, son Tommy Chan (Benson Fong) and chauffeur Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland), search for a gang of spies who've stolen plans for a revolutionary new radar system. The trail of clues takes Chan and company to a television studio, where they confront such suspects as comedian/announcer Willie Rand (Jack Norton), leading lady Diane Hall (Helen Devereaux) and pompouse ex-horror star… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Above average Monogram Chan with nice radio station setting."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...the case is far to complicated to ever entirely hold our interest."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This was the best Monogram version of Charlie Chan."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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