Thomas P. Manning, businessman and chess expert mysteriously shot in a locked room, dies clutching some chess pieces. Police are baffled, and finally abandon the case. Six months later, victim's daughter Leah Manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of Charlie Chan and Number 3 Son. Additional murders follow, leading to a climactic confrontation in a seemingly deserted "Fun House."
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
"MUST CONFESS. HONORABLE SON...This Is My Most Baffling Case!"
20 May 1944 (USA)
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Murder in the Fun House
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
This is actually the 34th Charlie Chan film. Two were filmed in Spanish, and apparently not often counted in the English run of Charlie Chan films. They are: Eran Trece or There were Thirteen (1931) and La Serpiente Roja or The Red Snake (1937). The latter was filmed in Cuba. See more
The character played by Cy Kendall
is identified as Webster Deacon in dialogue, but George Deacon in a newspaper insert. See more
You're lucky to have your assistant on hand, Pop.
Assistant? That you?
Your assistance about as welcome as water in a leaking ship!
But you've always said that two men can find a clue quicker than one.
[looking from side to side
Where is other man? Do not see other man!
Follows City in Darkness