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The Scarlet Clue

The Scarlet Clue
Film Poster
Directed byPhil Rosen
Written byGeorge Callahan
Based onCharacters created
by Earl Derr Biggers
Produced byJames S. Burkett
CinematographyWilliam A. Sickner
Edited byRichard C. Currier
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • May 11, 1945 (1945-05-11)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States
The Scarlet Clue

The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen.[1]

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.



  1. ^ Scarlet Clue, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 12, Iss. 133, (Jan 1, 1945): 155.

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