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Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum1940

Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum (1940)




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Searching for a vengeful criminal, the gifted sleuth must sort through all the dummies and dangers of a madman-run wax museum in this comedic mystery.


Sidney Toler
as Charlie Chan
C. Henry Gordon
as Dr. Cream
Marc Lawrence
as Steve McBirney
Joan Valerie
as Lily Latimer
Marguerite Chapman
as Mary Bolton
Ted Osborn
as Tom Agnew
Michael Visaroff
as Dr. Otto Von Brom
Hilda Vaughn
as Mrs. Rocke
Charles Wagenheim
as Willie Fern
Archie Twitchell
as Carter Lane
Eddie Marr
as Grenock
Joe King
as Inspector O'Matthews
Stanley Blystone
as Court Attendant
Emmett Vogan
as District Attorney
Victor Sen Yung
as Jimmy Chan
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum

All Critics (5)

Typical Toler take on Chan.

October 25, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Fairly effective, but not one of the best series entries

September 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

If you disregard all the holes in the story, then you should find this one to be a refreshing thriller.

August 9, 2001 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum

The murderer is never the point of these films, it's watching the inscrutable Chan (and son) on the chase, defying the odds while keeping the fun element a going concern. Here all concerned ramble about in a ooooo-scary wax museum. By the time the murderer is revealed, taken away by the late arriving police, it hardly matters anyway. That's why they made so many of these ... these Chinese (while having zero to do with anything actually Chinese) hamburgers. I wonder how they'd remake one of these nowadays?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


This is a very enjoyable Charlie Chan film, loaded with mystery and suspense. A killer is loose in the wax museum, but who is it. Film does a good job of making everyone a suspect. With all the mystery and suspense comes some comedy as usual, Sidney Toler does a great job with his sayings. If I was going to see one Chan movie it would be this one. Worth 3 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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