The Trap

1946

Howard Bretherton
Director
Monogram Pictures
Studio

Showgirls vacationing in Malibu are being strangled. Who to solve the case but Charlie Chan?

Last Chan film starring Toler is also unfortunately one of the worst, sunk by weak direction, shrill performances and a racist overtone (mostly directed at the one Chinese showgirl) that leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. Coupled with the fact that Toler is obviously seriously ill--he died five months after this film's release-- makes this a real waste of film.

-Dave W.



30th November 1946
Cinema



62 mins
1.37:1




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Sidney Toler
Charlie Chan
Mantan Moreland
Birmingham Brown
Victor Sen Yung
Jimmy Chan
Tanis Chandler
Adelaide Brandt
Larry J. Blake
Rick Daniels
(as Larry Blake)
Kirk Alyn
Patrol Sergeant Reynolds
Rita Quigley
Clementine
Anne Nagel
Marcia
Helen Gerald
Ruby
Howard Negley
Cole King
Lois Austin
Mrs. Thorn
Barbara Jean Wong
San Toy
Minerva Urecal
Mrs. Weebles
Margaret Brayton
Madge Mudge
Bettie Best
Winifred
Jan Bryant
Lois
Walden Boyle
Doc Brandt
(uncredited)

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