|Charlie Chan at the Circus 1936 N/R, 72 min.|
Genre: Mystery / Drama / Thriller
Director: Harry Lachman
Cast: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno, J. Carrol Naish, Boothe Howard, Francis Ford, Paul Stanton, Wade Boteler, John McGuire, Shirley Deane, Drue Leyton, John Aasen, Paul McVey, Shia Jung
A killer ape and the murder of the circus owner interfere with Charlie Chan's (Warner Oland) trip to the circus with his 12 children. While Charlie is busy with his investigation, Number One Son Lee (Keye Luke) is attracted to contortionist Su Toy (Shia Jung) but gets no response to his advances. Meanwhile, Charlie travels by train with the circus to the next town trying to solve the crime before another murder is committed. J. Carrol Naish, who plays lion tamer Tom Holt in this film, will later take on the role of Charlie Chan in the 1950s' TV series.
|Little Miss Broadway 1938 N/R, 78 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama
Director: Irving Cummings
Cast: Shirley Temple, Jimmy Durante, George Murphy, Phyllis Brooks, Edna May Oliver, George Barbier, Jane Darwell, Donald Meek, Claude Gillinwater, Edward Ellis, El Brendel, Patricia Wilder, George Brasno, Olive Brasno, Charles Williams
Shirley Temple plays talented orphan Betsy Brown Shea who lives with Broadway vaudevillians in a hotel run by Sarah Wendling (Edna May Oliver). When rents are past due and Sarah threatens to close the hotel, young Betsy comes up with the idea of putting on a vaudeville show to provide rent money. They stage a musical revue, and all ends happily. Songs include "Little Miss Broadway," "Swing Me an Old-Fashioned Song," and "When you Were Sweet Sixteen."
|1. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)|
2. Little Miss Broadway (1938)
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