GenreComedy, Crime, Mystery Music directorEdward J. Kay CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 12, 1946 WriterMiriam Kissinger (screenplay), Earl Derr Biggers (character) CastSidney Toler (Charlie Chan), Gloria Warren (Rona Simmonds), Victor Sen Yung (Jimmy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)), Rick Vallin (Tao Erickson (as Richard Vallin)), Joseph Crehan (Capt. Black), Willie Best (Chattanooga Brown) Similar moviesMurder by Death, Black Magic, Charlie Chan in Reno, Charlie Chan in Paris, The Feathered Serpent, Charlie Chan: Behind That Curtain
Detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) and No. 2 son (Victor Sen Yung) solve a murder on a ship bound for Pago Pago.
Dangerous Money is a 1946 American film directed by Terry O. Morse, featuring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan. The is the second and last appearance of Willie Best as Chattanooga Brown, the cousin of Charlie Chans usual chauffeur, Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland).
A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger, Charlie Chan, that there have been two attempts on his life.
Aboard an ocean liner in the South Pacific, a US Treasury agent confidentially asks Charlie Chan for help. There have been two attempts on his life. Chan rescues him from a third, but the fourth (a knife in the back) claims the mans life. The captain asks Chan to complete the dead mans mission and find out who is responsible for the recent surfacing of counterfeit dollars and stolen art. Chan declines, citing urgent business in Australia, but sets out to find the murderer.
Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan
Gloria Warren as Rona Simmonds
Victor Sen Yung as Jimmy Chan
Rick Vallin as Tao Erickson
Joseph Crehan as Captain Black
Willie Best as Chattanooga Brown
John Harmon as Freddie Kirk
Bruce Edwards as Harold Mayfair
Dick Elliott as P.T. Burke
Joseph Allen as George Brace, the Purser
Amira Moustafa as Laura Erickson
Tristram Coffin as Scott Pearson
Alan Douglas as Joe Murdock, aka Mrs. Whipple
Selmer Jackson as Ships Doctor
Dudley Dickerson as Big Ben
Rito Punay as Pete the Steward
Elaine Lange as Cynthia Martin
Emmett Vogan as Professor Martin
Leslie Denison as Reverend Dr. Whipple
Dangerous Money and The Trap are part of the same movie series. Sidney Toler appears in Dangerous Money and Shadows Over Chinatown. Victor Sen Yung appears in Dangerous Money and Shanghai Chest. Victor Sen Yung appears in Dangerous Money and The Chinese Ring. Sidney Toler and Willie Best appear in Dangerous Money and The Red Dragon.
The film entered the public domain due to the omission of a valid copyright notice on its original prints.