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Docks of New Orleans (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 March 1948 (USA)
After the partners in the LaFontaine Chemical Co. sign a legal agreement leaving their share to the surviving partner(s), two of them are murdered.

Director:

Derwin Abrahams

Writers:

Earl Derr Biggers (characters), Scott Darling (original screenplay) (as W. Scott Darling)
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Complete credited cast:
Roland Winters ... Charlie Chan
Virginia Dale ... Rene Blanchette
Mantan Moreland ... Birmingham Brown
John Gallaudet ... Capt. Pete McNalley
Victor Sen Yung ... Tommy Chan (as Victor Sen Young)
Carol Forman ... Nita Aguirre
Douglas Fowley ... Grock
Harry Hayden ... Oscar Swenstrom
Howard Negley ... Andre Pereaux
Stanley Andrews ... Theodore Von Scherbe
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Henri Castanaro
Boyd Irwin Boyd Irwin ... Simon LaFontanne
Rory Mallinson ... Thompson
George J. Lewis ... Police Sgt. Dansiger
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The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, ... Written by Jim Knoppow

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Trivia

There seems to be more African-American actors that usual for a late 40s Hollywood B-movie, especially in the scenes with the factory workers and passers-by in the street. See more »

Goofs

The sound of Jimmy's violin is heard for a second on the soundtrack after he stops playing. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: If matter not solved, it is will of fate, but still feel inclined to give fate small tussle.
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Connections

Follows Charlie Chan in Paris (1935) See more »

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Not very exciting.
20 April 2000 | by admjtk1701See all my reviews

This is a Roland Winters' Monogram made Chan flick. It is a remake of their earlier "Mr. Wong, Detective". Neither version is very exciting. Winters is a very weak Chan, at best. Only Victor Sen Young and Mantan Moreland brighten the film. This is one of the films that has Young playing "No. 2 Son Tommy"! He used to be "No. 2 Son Jimmy". Tommy was Benson Fong and No. 3 Son. It is sort of an ongoing blooper in the later Monograms.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1948 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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