Behind That Curtain (film)
Behind That Curtain is a 1929 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by Irving Cummings, starring Warner Baxter and featuring Boris Karloff. It was the first Charlie Chan film to be made at Fox Studios. It was based on the 1928 novel of the same name. Charlie Chan, who is played by Korean-American actor E. L. Park, gets one mention early in the film, then makes a few momentary appearances after 75 minutes. Producer William Fox chose this film to open the palatial Fox Theatre in San Francisco on June 28, 1929. It was a sound film.
|Behind That Curtain|
|Directed by||Irving Cummings|
|Written by||Earl Derr Biggers (novel)|
Wilbur Morse Jr.
|Produced by||William Fox|
Vincent J. Farrar
|Edited by||Alfred DeGaetano|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
- Warner Baxter as Col. John Beetham
- Lois Moran as Eve Mannering Durand
- Gilbert Emery as Sir Frederick Bruce (as Gilbert Emory)
- Claude King as Sir George Mannering
- Philip Strange as Eric Durand
- Boris Karloff as Beetham's Manservant
- Jamiel Hasson as Sahib Hana
- Peter Gawthorne as British Police Inspector
- John Rogers as Alf Pornick
- Edgar Norton as Hilary Galt
- E.L. Park as Police Insp. Charlie Chan
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Behind That Curtain". Silent Era. Retrieved May 19, 2009.