Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Chest (1948)

March 31, 2011

Once again the name Shanghai Chest has nothing to do with the basic plot/storyline of this later Chan film starring Roland Winters.  The screenplay was filled with more than the usual amount of proverbs in this sixty five minute film also starring Victor Sen Young and Mantan Moreland. The basic story was a lot of fun with the typical meeting of all the suspects at the end of the film where the killer is revealed. The clues given along the way certainly fooled me. I was entertained and the hour passed quickly. The soundtrack which I’m sure was taken from the Monogram library didn’t fit at all a couple of times. Perhaps a small amount of original material would have made it a lot better. (**1/2)

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