The Chinese Cat
| 7/10 |
Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Jade Mask
| September 9, 1944 (1944-09-09)|
Earl Derr Biggers (characters), George Callahan (original screenplay)
Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan), Mantan Moreland (Birmingham Brown), Frances Chan (Frances Chan), Joseph Crehan (Police Sgt. Matthews), Helen Beverly (Norma Duncan / Nancy Wood (as Helen Beverley)), Jacqueline deWit (Justine Bonner)
Dressed to Kill, Time To Kill, Sleepers West, Murder by Death, Resurrection, Contract on Cherry Street
Chan stalks a fiendish murderer!
Black Magic, later retitled Meeting at Midnight for television, is a 1944 mystery film starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.
Charlie postpones his trip home to Honolulu to help with the investigation of murder involving Number One Daughter (Frances Chan) and an easily spooked chauffeur (Mantan Moreland).
Black Magic is notable for being an early film to feature the exposé of fraudulent Spirit Mediums employing fake spirits, voices and the use of trick spirit cabinets.Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown
Frances Chan as Frances Chan
Joseph Crehan as Police Sgt. Matthews
Helen Beverly as Norma Duncan / Nancy Wood (as Helen Beverley)
Jacqueline deWit as Justine Bonner
Geraldine Wall as Harriet Green
Ralph Peters as Officer Rafferty
Frank Jaquet as Paul Hamlin
Oliver Hardy as bystander (uncredited)
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