Charlie Chan in Egypt

Story framed around Earl Derr Biggers' Chinese crime snooper taking a flyer among the tombs of the Pharaohs and the outcome has all that it takes to satiate the general run of mystery addicts. Charlie Chan in Egypt combines a suavely sustained concept of drama and another surehanded interpretation of the central role by Warner Oland.

With:
Warner Oland 'Pat' Paterson Thomas Beck Rita Hayworth Stepin Fetchit James Eagles

Story framed around Earl Derr Biggers’ Chinese crime snooper taking a flyer among the tombs of the Pharaohs and the outcome has all that it takes to satiate the general run of mystery addicts. Charlie Chan in Egypt combines a suavely sustained concept of drama and another surehanded interpretation of the central role by Warner Oland.

Chan pops up just outside of Luxor shortly after a noted archaeologist has disappeared. From this mysterious incident stems the plot which, before reaching a denouement, accounts for two slayings and a near murder. Chan, whose mission it is to find out for a French museum why objects taken by the missing explorer have found their way into the open market instead of being shipped to France, uncovers the first murder with the aid of an X-ray machine. The body is located in a sarcophagus which is supposed to contain a mummy.

Obsessed with a dread of impending harm are the dead professor’s daughter and son, ‘Pat’ Paterson and James Eagles.

Next to Oland’s, the standout performance is that of Eagles, whose superstitious fears drive him to near insanity and are brought to an end by his sudden death by a mysterious source.

Charlie Chan in Egypt

Production: Fox. Director Louis King; Producer Edward T. Lowe; Screenplay Robert Ellis, Helen Logan; Camera Daniel B. Clark

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1935. Running time: 72 MIN.

With: Warner Oland 'Pat' Paterson Thomas Beck Rita Hayworth Stepin Fetchit James Eagles

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