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Charlie Chan at the Race Track Details


En route from Honolulu to Los Angeles by steamship, Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) is pressed into action when a fellow passenger is killed. The dead man was a prominent horse breeder, whose favorite stallion has been entered in the Santa Anita handicap. At first glance, it appears as though the victim has been kicked to death by his own horse, but further investigation reveals the complicity of a crooked gambling ring. The excitement of the "photo finish" climax is amplified when Charlie and Number One Son Lee (Keye Luke) are kidnapped by the gamblers -- and the murderer still hasn't been revealed! The best line in Charlie Chan at the Race Track occurs at the end, when Lee excitedly bursts into a room with a vital clue that Charlie has already revealed, whereupon Mr. Chan murmurs: "Please -- save clue for next case." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Warner Oland
as Charlie Chan
Frankie Darro
as "Tip" Collins
Robert Warwick
as Chief of Police
Gloria Roy
as Catherine Chester
Sidney Bracey
as Ship's Steward
Jonathan Hale
as Warren Fenton
Paul Fix
as Lefty
Frank Coghlan, Jr.
as Eddie Brill
Keye Luke
as Lee Chan
George Irving
as Maj. Kent
Jack Mulhall
as Purser
Alan Dinehart
as George Chester
James Flavin
as Police Detective
Thomas Beck
as Bruce Rogers
Harry Jans
as Al Meers
Gavin Muir
as Bagley


H. Bruce Humberstone
Lou Breslow
Screen Story
Helen Logan
Samuel Kaylin
Composer (Music Score)
Samuel Kaylin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nick De Maggio
Duncan Cramer
Production Designer
John Stone
Associate Producer
Herschel McCoy
Costume Designer
Alfred Bruzlin
Sound/Sound Designer
Aaron Rosenberg
First Assistant Director