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Eran trece (1931)

This is the Spanish-language version, with a different cast and crew, of the Charlie Chan film Charlie Chan Carries On (1931), in which Charlie sets out to discover the killer of an American found dead in a London hotel room.

Director:

David Howard (uncredited)

Writer:

Earl Derr Biggers (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Juan Torena ... Dick Kennaway
Ana María Custodio ... Elen Potter
Rafael Calvo ... Inspector Duff
Raul Roulien ... Max Minchin
Blanca de Castejón ... Peggy Minchin (as Blanca Castejón)
Miguel Ligero ... Frank Benbow
Amalia Santee Amalia Santee ... Señora Benbow
Carmen Rodríguez Carmen Rodríguez ... Señora Rockwel
Julio Villarreal ... Doctor Lofton
José Nieto ... Capitán Kin
Carlos Díaz de Mendoza Carlos Díaz de Mendoza ... Walter Decker
Lia Torá ... Sybil Conway
Martin Garralaga ... John Ross
Antonio Vidal Antonio Vidal ... Paul Nielson
Ralph Navarro Ralph Navarro ... Inspector Gardner
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Storyline

Inspector Duff of Scotland Yard is called upon to investigate a murder amongst a group of tourists on an around-the-world cruise. Duff joins the cruise and learns certain facts about each of the suspects, but is himself shot. His friend, the famed Honolulu police detective Charlie Chan, comes aboard the vessel to take over the case for Duff. By a clever ruse, Chan uncovers the murderer. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Trivia

This photograph of Chan's large family is the same one that also appears in other Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Goofs

The photo of Charlie with his family that Inspector Duff shows is actually a photo of Warner Oland, not Manuel Arbó. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Patience and mulberry leaf makes silk shawl.
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A decent film with a different Chan
27 August 2001 | by the_mysteriousxSee all my reviews

This is the very rare Spanish language version of the lost original Charlie Chan film, "Charlie Chan Carries On". I believe that there is not a version that has English subtitles as I viewed the film with the help of a detailed synopsis I found in Cult Movies magazine #27.

The film has entirely different actors and a different crew from the American film, which was shot 7 months earlier. In fact, it was released after "The Black Camel" came out - the 2nd Warner Oland Chan film.

Eran Trece is an interesting film, though. It is particularly interesting to watch Manuel Arbo portray Chan in a very impish way, more physical than Oland or Toler. He moves around quite a bit in his limited screen time (Chan appears half way through the movie). He is very charming in his own original way and his tone is also warm. It's worth noting that at this time detectives in films were hard-boiled and/or intellectual and Chan, even in this early form stands out as very polite, and hard-working. Arbo gives a different take than Oland, but he is still very much Chan throughout.

As for the plot, it is complicated and without subtitles very difficult to follow the details. I was grateful to have the long synopsis, but if anyone is interested they should read the novel "Charlie Chan Carries On" by Earl Derr Biggers, or watch the remake with Sidney Toler, "Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise". All in all, Eran Trece is a worthy Chan film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 December 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A media noche See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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1.20 : 1
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