A gold mine in Arizona, that was formerly losing a lot of money, suddenly turns into a veritable money-making machine. However, the owner, instead of being happy about his now profitable business, insists to Charlie that something is fishy and that someone is out to murder him. Charlie and his “crew” travel to the mine, pretending to be tourists staying at a nearby dude ranch so as not to arouse suspicion, and discover that the owner may well be right–it looks like the mine is being used as a cover for criminal activities, and that someone is indeed out to murder him.
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.
Cast and Crew:
Director: William Beaudine
Production Company: Monogram Pictures
Date Release: 1948
Audio & Video: Mono – Black & White
Roland Winters – Wanda McKay – Mantan Moreland
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