The Scarlet Clue

The Scarlet Clue is a 1945 American film directed by Phil Rosen.[1]

The Scarlet Clue
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Directed byPhil Rosen
Produced byJames S. Burkett
Written byGeorge Callahan
Based onCharacters created
by Earl Derr Biggers
CinematographyWilliam A. Sickner
Edited byRichard C. Currier
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • May 11, 1945 (1945-05-11)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is also known as Charlie Chan in the Scarlet Clue (American informal title) and Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue in Australia. The film is in the public domain due to the omission of a valid copyright notice on original prints.


Charlie Chan and his son Tommy and their block-head driver Birmingham Brown investigate the shenanigans and suspects that results from a furtive gang trying to steal radar secrets from a radio station.



  1. Scarlet Clue, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 12, Iss. 133, (Jan 1, 1945): 155.

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