The Scarlet Clue
|The Scarlet Clue|
|Directed by||Phil Rosen|
|Written by||George Callahan|
|Based on||Characters created|
by Earl Derr Biggers
|Produced by||James S. Burkett|
|Cinematography||William A. Sickner|
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen.
The film is also known as Charlie Chan in the Scarlet Clue (American informal title) and Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue in Australia. The film is in the public domain due to the omission of a valid copyright notice on original prints.
Charlie Chan is working for the United States Government tracking down the theft of radar secrets. When the man they are tailing is murdered, the only clue is a footprint in blood. Chan. his Number Three Son Tommy and their chauffeur Birmingham Brown's investigation leads to a radio station. Birmingham runs into his old friend Ben Carter at the station with other suspects including the radio station staff, stars and cleaning woman. The closer Chan gets to solving the mystery, the more mysterious murders happen.
- Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan
- Benson Fong as Tommy Chan
- Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown, Chauffeur
- Virginia Brissac as Mrs. Marsh
- Ben Carter as Ben Carter
- Robert Homans as Capt. Flynn
- Jack Norton as Willie Rand
- Janet Shaw as Gloria Bayne
- Helen Deverell as Diane Hall
- Victoria Faust as Hulda Swenson / Janet Carter
- Leonard Mudie as Horace Karlos
- I. Stanford Jolley as Ralph Brett
- Emmett Vogan as Hamilton of the Hamilton Laboratory
- The Scarlet Clue at IMDb
- The Scarlet Clue is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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