DirectorEugene Forde PrequelCharlie Chans Courage Duration CountryUnited States
WriterEarl Derr Biggers, Philip MacDonald Release dateSeptember 12, 1934 (1934-09-12) CastWarner Oland (Charlie Chan), Drue Leyton (Pamela Gray), Ray Milland (Neil Howard (as Raymond Milland)), Mona Barrie (Lady Mary Bristol), Douglas Walton (Paul Gray), Alan Mowbray (Geoffrey Richmond) Similar moviesMurder by Death, Charlie Chan in Reno, Murder Over New York, The Sky Dragon, Black Magic, Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Charlie Chan in London is a 1934 American mystery film directed by Eugene Forde. The film stars Warner Oland as Charlie Chan. This is the sixth film produced by Fox with Warner Oland as the detective, and the second not to be lost, after The Black Camel (1931).
Robert Altman's film Gosford Park, set in 1932, features a (fictional) character who produces the Chan films for Fox and claims to be in England doing research for Charlie Chan in London.
When a young English man is convicted of murder and sentenced to hang, his sister and her fiance, convinced of his innocence, ask visiting detective Charlie Chan to investigate the crime and find the real murderer. In order to solve the mystery, he must visit a lavish country manor house in England where the suspects vary from the housekeeper to a lawyer. Events soon indicate that the murderer is still actively trying to avoid capture, but Charlie Chan must set a trap to reveal the criminal's identity.
Warner Oland as Charlie Chan
Drue Leyton as Pamela Gray
Ray Milland as Neil Howard (as Raymond Milland)
Mona Barrie as Lady Mary Bristol
Douglas Walton as Paul Gray
Alan Mowbray as Paul Frank, alias Geoffrey Richmond
George Barraud as Maj. Jardine
Paul England as Bunny Fothergill
Madge Bellamy as Becky Fothergill
Walter Johnson as Jerry Garton
Murray Kinnell as Captain Seton (alias Phillips, the butler)
E.E. Clive as Detective Sergeant Thacker
Elsa Buchanan as Alice Perkins (maid)
Reginald Sheffield as Flight Commander King
Perry Ivins as Assistant Home Secretary Kemp
John Rogers as Lake (chief groom)
C. Montague Shaw as Doctor
David Torrence as Home Secretary Sir Lionel Bashford