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Behind That Curtain
(1929) American
B&W : 92 minutes
Directed by Irving Cummings

Cast: Warner Baxter [Colonel John Beetham], Lois Moran [Eve Mannering Durand], Gilbert Emory (Gilbert Emery) [Sir Frederick Bruce], Claude King [Sir George Mannering], Philip Strange [Eric Durand], E.L. Park [Charlie Chan], Jamiel Hasson [Sahib Hana], John Rogers [Alf Pornick], Edgar Norton [Hilary Galt], Frank Finch Smiles [Galt’s clerk], Boris Karloff [the Beetham servant], Peter Gawthorne [the British police inspector], Mercedes De Valasco [Nuna], Kathrin Clare Ward [Eve’s landlady]

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Produced by William Fox. Screenplay by Sonya Levien and Clarke Silvernail, from the adaptation by George Middleton of a novel by Earl Derr Biggers. Set design by William S. Darling. Costume design by Sophie Wachner. Assistant director, Charles Woolstenhulme. Cinematography by Conrad Wells + [Vincent J. Farrer and Dave Ragin]. Sound recording by George Costello. Intertitles by Wilbur Morse Jr. Edited by Alfred DeGaetano. Presented by William Fox. / Released 30 June 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The third film in the “Charlie Chan” series. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Chinese - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 18 October 2009.

References: Baer-Film p. 21; Everson-Detective pp. 73, 76; Maltin-Guide pp. 94-95; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 72 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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