Charlie Chan Carries On (film)

Charlie Chan Carries On is a 1931 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Hamilton MacFadden and starring Warner Oland, John Garrick and Marguerite Churchill. It is the very first appearance of Warner Oland as Charlie Chan. Part of the long-running Charlie Chan series, it was based on the 1930 novel of the same title by Earl Derr Biggers. It is now considered a lost film;[1] however, Fox simultaneously filmed a Spanish-language version which was released under the title Eran TreceThere Were Thirteen—and this version survives.

Charlie Chan Carries On
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Directed byHamilton MacFadden
Produced bySol M. Wurtzel
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (novel)
Barry Conners
Philip Klein
StarringWarner Oland
John Garrick
Marguerite Churchill
Warren Hymer
CinematographyGeorge Schneiderman
Edited byAlfred DeGaetano
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
April 12, 1931
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States


Charlie Chan tries to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel room. Settings include London, Nice, France, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong.


See also


  1. Hanke, p. 6


  • Hanke, Ken. Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism. McFarland, 1990.

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