Released – September, 1934
Directed By – Eugene Forde
Starring – Warner Oland (Charlie Chan), Drue Leyton (Pamela Gray), Ray Milland (Neil Howard).
Description – When all others failed…she turned to Charlie Chan!
Pamela Gray’s brother Paul has just been convicted of murdering a weapons inventor and sentenced to be executed. She refuses to believe that Paul is guilty in spite of the doubts of his lawyer Neil Howard and her own fiancee.
Distraught over the disclosure of their feelings she breaks off her engagement and asks for the help of visiting detective Charlie Chan. There is not much time as Paul is scheduled to be executed in 65 hours.
Believing Pamela’s feelings about her brothers innocence, Charlie promises to find the real killer. This case offers quite a list of possible suspects ranging from a housekeeper to a lawyer.
At the estate of family friend Geoffrey Richmond, where the murder took place, Chan gathers together all of the suspects and sets a trap to reveal the real killer before time runs out.
NOTABLE: Charlie Chan In London was the sixth film with actor Warner Oland playing the role of Charlie Chan and is considered one of the better entries in the series.
This film was the first not based on one of Earl Derr Biggers stories featuring detective Charlie Chan.