Dangerous Money


While on his way to Australia on an unrelated case, Charlie Chan investigates two murders involving "hot money" that occur aboard ship. A lack of a copyright notice in the film puts it in the public domain. Stars: Sidney Toler, Gloria Warren, Victor Sen Young, Rick Vallin, Joseph Crehan, Willie Best, John Harmon, Bruce Edwards, Dick Elliott, Joe Allen, Jr., and Amira Moustafa IMDb Page

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Dangerous Money is a 1946 American film directed by Terry O. Morse, featuring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan. The is the second and last appearance of Willie Best as Chattanooga Brown, the cousin of Charlie Chan's usual chauffeur, Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland).


Aboard an ocean liner in the South Pacific, a United States Department of the Treasury agent confidentially asks Charlie Chan for help. There have been two attempts on his life. Chan rescues him from a third, but the fourth (a knife in the back) claims the man's life. The captain asks Chan to complete the dead man's mission and find out who is responsible for the recent surfacing of counterfeit dollars and stolen art. Chan declines, citing urgent business in Australia, but sets out to find the murderer.


  • Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan
  • Gloria Warren as Rona Simmonds
  • Victor Sen Yung as Jimmy Chan
  • Rick Vallin as Tao Erickson
  • Joseph Crehan as Captain Black
  • Willie Best as Chattanooga Brown
  • John Harmon (actor) as Freddie Kirk
  • Bruce Edwards as Harold Mayfair
  • Dick Elliott as P.T. Burke
  • Joseph Allen as George Brace, the Purser
  • Amira Moustafa as Laura Erickson
  • Tris Coffin as Scott Pearson
  • Alan Douglas as Joe Murdock, aka Mrs. Whipple
  • Selmer Jackson as Ship's Doctor
  • Dudley Dickerson as Big Ben
  • Rito Punay as Pete the Steward
  • Elaine Lange as Cynthia Martin
  • Emmett Vogan as Professor Martin
  • Leslie Denison as Reverend Dr. Whipple


The film entered the public domain film due to the omission of a valid Copyright law of the United States notice on its original prints.

Category:1946 films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Charlie Chan films
Category:Comedy mystery films
Category:English-language films
Category:Films directed by Terry O. Morse
Category:Films set in Samoa

James S. Burkett

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