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Charlie Chan In Egypt (1935)
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10.22.09

Charlie Chan In Egypt (1935) When Egyptologists open the undisturbed tomb of powerful High Priest Ameti in the Valley of the Kings, the first digger peering inside the burial chamber dies suddenly, and later Professor Arnold, head of the expedition, vanishes mysteriously on a trip to the Upper Nile. When pieces of the excavated treasure begin to turn up on the antiquities black market, Charlie Chan is brought in by the expedition's underwriters, the French Archeaological Society, to investigate. While examining the inventory, Chan discovers that the mummy wrappings of the ancient priest contain the murdered body of the missing archaeologist. Among the suspects are Professor Thurston, who admits to surreptitiously selling the artifacts to pay for the expeditions continued support, Dr. Racine, who believes his financial contribution to the enterprise entitles him to a share of the treasure, Tom Evans, an archaeologist fired by Arnold, Snowshoes, a servant claiming to be descended from Ameti,and Edfu Ahmed, who still believes in the ancient deities and objects to the plunder of the tomb. Another murder and other attempted murders will occur before Chan reveals the identity and motive of the real killer.

Title: Charlie Chan In Egypt
Release Date: June 04, 1935
Runtime: 73 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono, Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

Director(s):
Louis King

Cast:
Warner Oland ...Charlie Chan
Pat Paterson ...Carol Arnold
Thomas Beck ...Tom Evans, Archeologist
Rita Hayworth ...Nayda (as Rita Cansino)
Stepin Fetchit ...Snowshoes
Jameson Thomas ...Dr. Anton Racine
Frank Conroy ...Prof. John Thurston
Nigel De Brulier ...Edfu Ahmad, Servant
Paul Porcasi ...Insp. Fouad Soueida
Arthur Stone ...Dragoman
James Eagles ...Barry Arnold, Carol's Brother
Frank Reicher ...Dr. Jaipur
George Irving ...Prof. Arnold
Anita Brown ...Showshoes' Friend
John Davidson ...Chemist Daoud Atrash
John George ...Harip - grave opener dying at the beginning
Gloria Roy ...Bit Girl

Producer(s):
Edward T. Lowe Jr.

Writer(s):
Robert Ellis
Helen Logan

Movie Quote(s):
  • Charlie Chan: Hasty conclusion like hole in water, easy to make.
  • Charlie Chan: Drop of water on thirsty tongue more precious than gold in purse.
  • Tom Evans, Archeologist: She's just making a mountain out of a molehill. Charlie Chan: Inconspicuous molehill sometimes more important than conspicuous mountain.
  • Professor John Thurston: [referring to statue] That is Sekhmet, Goddess of Vengeance. The ancients endowed her with supernatrural powers, Mr. Chan. Charlie Chan: Mmmm. Cannot believe that piece of carved stone contain evil - unless dropped on foot.
  • Professor John Thurston: Why should anyone have committed such a fantastic crime? Charlie Chan: Very strange. Might almost believe in power of ancient goddess.
Movie Trivia:
  • Was the main feature at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood with The Girl from Tenth Avenue (1935) starring Bette Davis and was billed accordingly on the theater marquee. A photo of the theater marquee taken at the time is in the collection of the L.A. Public Library. It shows a matinée crowd exiting to the street.
  • A young Rita Hayworth appears in a minor role, before she became a star.
  • The eleventh of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies starring Warner Oland.
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Keywords:
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