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Murder over New York Details


Murder Over New York finds Honolulu-based detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) arriving in the Big Apple for a policeman's convention. No sooner has he arrived than Charlie is up to his neck in a murder mystery. This time the killing is tied in with a gang of enemy saboteurs, bent upon scuttling the test flight of a revolutionary new bomber plane. With the "help" of willing but inept Number Two Son (Victor Sen Yung), Charlie wades through a sea of suspects to finger the genuine killer. Among the film's highlights is a very funny "line-up" bit by an uncredited Shemp Howard; its low point is a lamentable stretch of racist humor involving black actor Clarence Muse. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Sidney Toler
as Charlie Chan
Marjorie Weaver
as Patricia Shaw
Robert Lowery
as David Elliott
Ricardo Cortez
as George Kirby
Donald MacBride
as Inspector Vance
Melville Cooper
as Herbert Fenton
Kane Richmond
as Ralph Percy
John Sutton
as Richard Jeffery
Leyland Hodgson
as Robert Boggs, Butler
Clarence Muse
as Butler
Frederic Worlock
as Hugh Drake
Ralph Dunn
as Pat, Cop
Lee Phelps
as Joe, Cop
Victor Sen Yung
as Jimmy Chan
Frank Coghlan, Jr.
as Gilroy
Shemp Howard
as Fakir
Frank Coghlan, Jr.
as Gilroy
Lee Phelps
as Joe, Cop
Ralph Dunn
as Pat, Cop
Victor Sen Yung
as Jimmy Chan


Harry Lachman
Sol Wurtzel
Virgil E. Miller
Emil Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Emil Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Day
Art Director