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      The Scarlet Clue

      Released May 11, 1945 1 hr. 5 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 44% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score The services of the brilliant detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) are required again when an espionage ring attempts to steal secret plans from the U.S. government. After one of the spies is killed by a colleague, the murderer makes off in a car stolen from radio star Diane Hall (Helen Devereaux), but Chan soon discovers that this isn't just a coincidence. Something strange is going on at the Cosmo Radio Center, and Chan is just the man to find out what it is. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The Scarlet Clue was another entertaining Charlie Chan entry--Chan Films Go More Comedic With Moreland!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member ok entry in this serial but sidney toler not my fave chan Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review bill t Fun Charlie Chan vehicle here, as Chan goes to a TV/Radio studio to seek out a killer. Mantan gets all the best lines and he's less annoying than usual. Which I can say the same for Benson Fong. Is really quite fun and humorous, loses it somewhat during the final act though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a great mystery-themed film of the '40s era, and here in 'The Scarlet Clue' Charlie Chan takes his case on soap opera radio. Filmed in good black and white quality. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Ok... a radio studio, a deadly cigarette, a shoe print & top secret radar plans. The only Charlie Chan where MMoreland & his partner do their comedy routine. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member My first exploration of the Charlie Chan films, and it wasn't bad. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 22, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Above average Monogram Chan with nice radio station setting. Rated: 4/5 Feb 3, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...the case is far to complicated to ever entirely hold our interest. Rated: 2/4 Nov 14, 2004 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This was the best Monogram version of Charlie Chan. Rated: B- Nov 12, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis The services of the brilliant detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) are required again when an espionage ring attempts to steal secret plans from the U.S. government. After one of the spies is killed by a colleague, the murderer makes off in a car stolen from radio star Diane Hall (Helen Devereaux), but Chan soon discovers that this isn't just a coincidence. Something strange is going on at the Cosmo Radio Center, and Chan is just the man to find out what it is.
      Director
      Phil Rosen
      Production Co
      Monogram Pictures
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 11, 1945, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2016
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