Behind That Curtain (film)

Behind That Curtain is a 1929 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by Irving Cummings, starring Warner Baxter and featuring Boris Karloff.[1] It was the first Charlie Chan film to be made at Fox Studios. It was based on the novel of the same name. Charlie Chan, who is played by Korean-American actor E. L. Park, gets one mention early in the film, then makes a few momentary appearances after 75 minutes. Producer William Fox chose this film to open the palatial Fox Theatre in San Francisco on June 28, 1929. It was a sound film.

Behind That Curtain
Film poster
Directed byIrving Cummings
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (novel)
Sonya Levien
George Middleton
Wilbur Morse Jr.
Clarke Silvernail
StarringWarner Baxter
Donald Keith
CinematographyConrad Wells
Vincent J. Farrar
Dave Ragin
Edited byAlfred DeGaetano
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • June 30, 1929 (1929-06-30)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Behind That Curtain". Silent Era. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
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