Charlie Chan's Chance

Charlie Chan's Chance is a 1932 American pre-Code murder mystery film, the third to star Warner Oland as detective Charlie Chan. It is based on the novel Behind That Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers, who also contributed to the film. The film is considered to be lost.[1]

Charlie Chan's Chance
Directed byJohn G. Blystone
Produced byJoseph H. August
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (novel and suggestions)
Barry Conners
Philip Klein
StarringWarner Oland
Alexander Kirkland
H. B. Warner
CinematographyJoseph H. August
Edited byAlex Troffey
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 22, 1932 (1932-01-22)
  • January 24, 1932 (1932-01-24)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States


Charlie Chan is attending a police convention in New York City; he is an intended murder victim here, but avoids death by chance. To find his would-be-killer(s), Charlie must outguess police reps from both Scotland Yard and New York City Police.


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See also


  1. Hanke, Ken (2004). Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism. McFarland. p. 21. ISBN 0786486619. Retrieved February 25, 2013. Another of the infuriatingly 'lost' Chan films, Charlie Chan's Chance nonetheless qualifies as the best title in the series if nothing else.

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