The Golden Eye (1948)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film  |   Release Date - Aug 29, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 69 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Golden Eye is a Charlie Chan mystery set on a Southwestern ranch. A once-dormant mine mysteriously begins to yield gold, bringing out the worst characteristics of several people involved. When murder enters the picture, Charlie Chan interrupts his vacation and investigates, with the dubious aid of his son Tommy (Victor Sen Yung) and his perennially frightened chauffeur Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland). The script for this film lifts many elements from several earlier sources, including the "high-heeled nun" bit from Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (38). The fourth Monogram "Charlie Chan" film to star Roland Winters as the soft-spoken Chinese sleuth, The Golden Eye is salvaged by the effortless expertise of comic relief Mantan Moreland.

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mine, murder, private-detective, chauffeur, investigator, ranch, son, gold, investigation, smuggling, Chinese [nationality], vacation