Charlie Chan in the Secret Service

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Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Phil Rosen
Produced by Phillip N. Krasne
James S. Burkett
Written by Earl Derr Biggers (characters)
George Callahan (screenplay)
Starring see below
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
Edited by Martin G. Cohn
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
  • February 14, 1944 (1944-02-14)
Running time
63 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service is a 1944 mystery film starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan. It is the first film made by Monogram Pictures after the series was dropped by 20th Century Fox, and it marks the introduction of Number Three Son (Benson Fong) and taxi driver (later Chan's chauffeur), Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland).


In the two years since the last Charlie Chan feature film (Castle in the Desert), Charlie Chan is now an agent of the U.S. government working in Washington DC and he is assigned to investigate the murder of the inventor of a highly advanced torpedo. Aiding Chan is his overeager but dull-witted Number Three son Tommy (Benson Fong) and his Number Two Daughter Iris Chan (Marianne Quon). Also involved in the case is the bumbling and easily frightened Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland) who works as a limo driver for one of the suspects.


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