Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise is a 1940 murder mystery film starring Sidney Toler in his fifth of many performances as Charlie Chan. It is based on the Earl Derr Biggers 1930 novel Charlie Chan Carries On.

Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
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Directed byEugene Forde
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (novel)
Robert Ellis (adaptation)
Helen Logan (adaptation)
Robertson White
Lester Ziffren
Produced byJohn Stone
StarringSidney Toler
Victor Sen Yung
Edited byHarry Reynolds
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
  • June 21, 1940 (1940-06-21)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States


The famed detective seeks to unmask a killer on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean.

As has been mentioned elsewhere, this story is primarily a remake of the (now) lost movie, Charlie Chan Carries On, (1931) starring Warner Oland. The story has been updated to include more Charlie, but it would be nice to have the missing movie to compare against.


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