Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

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Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) is the third of twelve Universal Picture productions of the Sherlock Holmes franchise.  Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce starred as Holmes and Watson respectively in two films for Twentieth-Century Fox and twelve more for Universal Pictures. This film is again set in the 1940s.  Holmes and Watson have traveled to Washington, D.C. to keep secret documents from

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Charlie Chan in London (1934)

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Charlie Chan in London (1934) is the second surviving Charlie Chan film starring Warner Oland.  Fox Film Productions produced the film in 1934.  Inspector Chan has just completed an investigation, when he is approached by the sister of a condemned man. The sister convinces Charlie that her brother may have been unjustly convicted.  However, he is going to be executed

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Charlie Chan’s Secret (1936)

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The series of the Charlie Chan films starring Warner Oland were probably the strongest films in the Charlie Chan series.  Sidney Toler made several good films also but eventually the series would become low-budget “B” films produced by Monogram Pictures. Charlie Chan’s Secret (1936) was one of the earlier Twentieth-Century Fox films about Charlie Chan.  The production values are better

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