Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue

Charlie Chan: The Scarlet Clue

Director: Phil Rosen Cast: Virginia Brissac, Helen Deveraux, Benson Fong



Phil Rosen's The Scarlet Clue (1944) starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan, originally produced by Monogram Pictures, has been issued in a very nice looking DVD edition by MGM/UA. The full-screen (1.33:1) image is filled with rich contrasts and lots of detail, even in the dark, fog-shrouded opening scenes, and the sound is clean and sharp even if mastered at a slightly low volume level. Curiously enough, MGM has used a British print (credited to Anglo-Amalgamated Pictures) as the source for the disc, an indication that no suitable U.S. print survives. The 65-minute movie has been given a very generous 16 chapters, all accessible through a simple two-layer menu. There is no trailer or any other bonus features, and the disc opens automatically to a simple two-layer menu.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/06/2004
UPC: 0027616908377
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:05:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Wanted Man [:08]
2. Chan on the Case [3:15]
3. Identifying Mug Shots [4:34]
4. Radio Personalities [2:39]
5. A Heel's Misstep [5:12]
6. Comic Relief [2:13]
7. Questioning the Players [2:44]
8. Electrifying Lab [2:42]
9. Blackmailing Beauty [3:00]
10. Mystery Boss [5:29]
11. A Killer Gets Shafted [3:22]
12. The Weather Tunnel [3:18]
13. The Impersonator [5:34]
14. Another Witness Dies [5:29]
15. Smoking Out a Clue [4:57]
16. The Killer Is Trapped [3:58]

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