Gallery: Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case


Charlie Chan questions Koahla after discovering him listening
outside the door to his conversation with Minerva Winterslip.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/7
8 x 10 inches



“You have all – except one – good excuse for much annoyance that I bring you here tonight.  Humbly request patience, for though all are called, perhaps only one chosen.”

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/11
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan suggests to an impatient Minerva
Winterslip, “Only make haste when catching flea.”

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/12
8 x 10 inches



A skeptical Minerva Winterslip looks on as Charlie Chan questions
Amos Winterslip about the murder of his estranged brother, Dan.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/13
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan shows Arlene Compton the brooch that
Dan Winterslip bought for her just before his murder.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/15
8 x 10 inches



Arlene Compton tells Charlie Chan that the brooch in
question was given to her by the late Dan Winterslip.

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Publicity Still 117/16
8 x 10 inches



Warner Oland as Charlie Chan.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/19
10 x 8 inches


Charlie Chan seeks a clue.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/23
8 x 10 inches



Carlotta Eagan.

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Publicity Still 117/28
10 x 8 inches



Carlotta Eagan.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/29
10 x 8 inches


John Quincy Winterslip and Carlotta Eagan.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/34
8 x 10 inches


John Quincy Winterslip and Carlotta Eagan.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/34
8 x 10 inches



At the Reef and Palm Hotel, Captain Hallett takes James Eagan in for questioning.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/40
8 x 10 inches


Hearing Amos, Minerva, and John discussing the brooch
that Dan Winterslip had purchased for Arlene Compton,
Charlie Chan enters and demands it be handed over to him.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/41
8 x 10 inches



John Quincy meets Carlotta at the Reef and Palm Hotel.

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Publicity Still 117/45
8 x 10 inches



John Quincy Wimterslip with Carlotta Eagan at the beach.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/54
8 x 10 inches



Outside of the Reef and Palm Hotel at the beach, John Quincy 
Wimterslip and Carlotta Eagan hear an ominous rustle in the bushes.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/56
8 x 10 inches



Following a struggle with Koahla near the Reef and Palm Hotel on the beach, John Quincy inspects the box that was dropped as Koahla ran off, finding it marked “TMB.”

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/56
8 x 10 inches



Standing outside of the Reef and Palm Hotel,
Charlie Chan sees John Quincy and Carlotta.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/59
7 5/8 x 10 inches (cropped)



John Quincy shows Charlie Chan the box he and
Carlotta recovered from Koahla at the beach.

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Publicity Still 117/63
8 x 10 inches



Steve Leatherbee, who is among the suspects
gathered at the Late Dan Winterslip’s home.

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Publicity Still 117/66
8 x 10 inches



T.M. Brade declares that the brooch that was given to Arlene
Compton by Dan Winterslip actually belongs to his family.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/71
8 x 10 inches



James Eagan, accompanied by his daughter, Carlotta, who refuses to answer
Charlie Chan’s questions, thus bringing suspicion upon himself.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/73
8 x 10 inches



As James Eagan refuses to answer his questions, Charlie Chan suggests he
be taken into custody, prompting Carlotta Eagan to reveal her father’s secret.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/73
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan asks James Eagan why the late Dan Winterslip gave him a check for $5,000.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/75
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan asks the beachcomber how he came to possess the
same watch that was worn by the murderer of Dan Winterslip.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/80
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan states to Berkeley, “You murdered Dan and Amos Winterslip.”

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/81
8 x 10 inches



Meeting at Honolulu’s “All-American Restaurant,” Charlie Chan
agrees to John Quincy Winterslip’s request to participate in the
investigation of the murder of his uncle, Dan Winterslip.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/85
8 x 10 inches



Awakened by the ringing telephone, Mrs. Chan rouses her husband.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/92 (miscut)
8 x 10 inches



Surrounded by his family, Charlie Chan speaks
with Honolulu Police Department Captain Hallett.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/94
8 x 10 inches



Three of the Chans’ sons are awakened as the telephone rings in the middle of the night.

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Publicity Still 117/98
8 x 10 inches



The Chan family tries out their new 1933 Ford touring car,
a gift to Charlie Chan from a grateful Minerva Wnterslip.

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Publicity Still 117/102
8 x 10 inches



Carlotta Eagan and John Quincy Winterslip talk on a moonlit beach.

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Publicity Still 117/105
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan at some of his “multitudinous” family in a creative depiction.

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Publicity Still 117/106
8 x 10 inches



Charlie Chan poses with ten of his numerous offspring, girls on one side, boys on the other.

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Publicity Still 117/111
8 x 10 inches



Mr. and Mrs. Chan with two of their youngest children.

Charlie Chan’s Greatest Case
Publicity Still 117/113
8 x 10 inches


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