The House Without a Key (serial)

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The House Without a Key
The House Without a Key FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (novel)
Frank Leon Smith
StarringAllene Ray
Walter Miller
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • November 21, 1926 (1926-11-21)
Running time
10 episodes
CountryUnited States

The House Without a Key is a 1926 American mystery film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. It is based on the novel of the same name and is the first onscreen appearance of the fictional detective Charlie Chan, although the main stars are Allene Ray and Walter Miller.[1] The film is now considered to be lost.[2]


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  1. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "8. The Detectives "Gangbusters!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The House Without a Key". Silent Era. Retrieved February 16, 2008.

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