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Charlie Chan in the Secret Service

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Charlie Chan in the Secret Service
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Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Phil Rosen
Release Date 1944
Language English
Studio Monogram Pictures
Distributor Monogram Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Charlie Chan Sidney Toler
Birmingham Brown Mantan Moreland
Inspector Jones Arthur Loft
Inez Arranto Gwen Kenyon
Mrs. Hargue Sarah Edwards
Paul Arranto George J. Lewis
Tommy Chan Benson Fong

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service is a 1944 mystery, the thirty-first Charlie Chan film, and the first produced by Monogram Pictures. With curtailed revenues due to World War II, 20th Century Fox, which had previously produced the Charlie Chan series, cut their "B-movies" series, including the Charlie Chan series. Star Sidney Toler purchased the rights and shopped them to Monogram, which specialized in low budget films. With the much lower budget and with "Number Two Son" Jimmy Chan actor Victor Sen Yung in the military, Benson Fong was introduced as "Number Three Son" Tommy Chan, with actress Marianne Quon as daughter Iris Chan. It should be noted that while Charlie Chan is portrayed by a Caucasian actor, his children are portrayed by Asian actors.

The following weapons were used in the film Charlie Chan in the Secret Service:

Luger P08 "Artillery" model

A long barreled Luger P08 "Artillery" model is seen twice in the film. Once when it is placed in the safe, and in a continuity error, becomes a Smith & Wesson M&P revolver, and again as a spring loaded gun used to kill one of the suspects.

Luger P08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
The killer puts the Luger in the safe. It turns into a S&W M&P later on.
Chan sniffs to muzzle to see if the Luger had been fired. He determines that it is a spring-powered gun.

Smith & Wesson M&P revolver

A Smith & Wesson M&P revolver is seen twice as well. First in the aforementioned continuity error above, and as Charlie Chan's (Sidney Toler) service weapon. In yet another continuity error, his service weapon morphs into a Colt Official Police once it's on the wall.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special
The M&P in the safe firing when the safe is opened.
Chan draws and unloads his M&P. He then places what is presumably a blank round from his other pocket and places his revolver where the Luger had been hanging. The rounds seen appear to be .38 Special.

Colt Official Police

Chan's Smith & Wesson M&P revolver morphs into a Colt Official Police once is it on the wall.

Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel - .38 Special
Chan's revolver hanging from the wall. Notice the Colt-style cylinder release, as well as the different ejector rod.

Colt Detective Special

One of the killers uses a 1st gen Colt Detective Special to try to kill Chan.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen - .38 Special
The killer fires from behind the curtain. It's impossible to tell which actor this is.

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