Serial-style Chan mystery offers some fun for B-movie fans.
Scott MacGillivray | Massachusetts, USA | 12/06/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"One of budget-brand Monogram Pictures' entries in the Charlie Chan series, this picture has a busy, tricky screenplay which resembles a serial story. The villain is masked and cloaked in the best cliffhanger tradition, and every few minutes there is some new deadly device introduced (an elevator with a trap door, a weather tunnel with dangerous extremes of heat and cold, etc.). The radio-station setting is novel, and there is some outstanding comedy relief by Mantan Moreland and Ben Carter doing their "incomplete sentence" nightclub act. The direction and photography are routine, but the filmmakers apparently were concentrating on the ambitious technical gimmicks in the script. Par for Monogram, and a pleasant hour for B-movie fans."
Big Assist From Manton Moreland
Peter Kenney | Birmingham, Alabama, USA | 09/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE SCARLET CLUE is an above average entry in the Chan series helped by a fast-paced script and the antics of Manton Moreland as Birmingham Brown.Charlie is acting as a federal agent trying to solve a murder and at the same time prevent the theft of top secret radar plans. The title refers to a bloody footprint.Sidney Toler has the role of Charlie and Benson Fong is back as Tommie Chan."
The Scarlet Clue
feline6 | Moreno Valley, California United States | 07/07/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"the scarlet clue was a pretty enjoyable movie for the monogram charlie chan series. clever jokes, interesting clues, trap floors in elevators, and charlie chan himself, all added up to an enjoyable 65-minute movie experience (so much so i'm ordering more charlie chan tapes today)."
A very enjoyable movie.
A. Leung | Hong Kong | 11/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am Chinese and have heard lots of western people refering to Charlie Chan. I was very curious how Chan was like and bought this DVD. I was not disappointed --- even though this movie was made so many years ago, it is still very entertaining."