CTVA UK/US- "The New Adventures of Charlie Chan"  (TPA/ITC) (1957-58) starring J. Carrol Naish

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The Classic TV Archive - UK Crime Adventure Series

The New Adventures of
Charlie Chan

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
D.W. McGregor (UK)   Alan Collins (UK)

 Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)


 
US produced episodes: (end credit) (to be verified)
A TPA Presentation
Television Programs of America, Inc
..
in association with
Incorporated Television Programme Company Ltd.
Vision productions, Inc (episodes 1 to 5 filmed in USA)
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Sidney Marshall (eps 1-3)
*
UK produced episodes: (end credit)
A TPA Presentation
Television Programs of America, Inc
.
in association with
Incorporated Television Programme Company Ltd.
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Rudolph Flothow (eps 4-39)
Associate Producer Herman Blaser

based upon characters as created by Earl DerBiggers

UK detective series 1957-58 39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
J. Carrol Naish as Charlie Chan

With James Hong as Barry Chan (Number One Son)
(James Hong does NOT appear in "The Sweater")
recurring guest stars
Rupert Davies as Inspector Duff [RD]
(Rupert Davies later became better known for his starring role
as the French detective in the BBC series 'Maigret' 1960-63)
Hugh Williams as Inspector Marlowe [HW]
Arthur Gomez as Inspector Rietti [AG]

Cases of The Chinese Detective, Charlie Chan.

Episodes 1 to 5 were filmed in the USA by Vision productions, Inc
All other episodes filmed in the UK by ITC


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[01] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: YOUR MONEY OR YOUR WIFE
1957 Prod. no. 401
9Aug58 [uk] ATV London, Sat 7:00 pm
Filmed in the USA by Vision Productions, Inc
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Sidney Marshall
Teleplay by Richard Grey / Story by Brock Williams
Directed by Charles Haas
Guest Cast:
(James Hong as Barry Chan NOT in this episode)
Lowell Gilmore .......... Kramer
Virginia Gregg .......... Parsons
Drayton Lummis .......... Hess
Liam Sullivan ........... Andre Patton
Howard Culver ........... Lab Technician
Charlie Chan finds Andre Patton with the dead body of Marcia
Kramer, and a murder charge seems inevitable. But certain
significant facts lead Chan to look elsewhere for the killer.

[02] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: SECRET OF THE SEA
1957 Prod. no. 402
filmed in the USA by Vision Productions, Inc
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Sidney Marshall
Teleplay by Sidney Marshall & Tony Barrett / Story by Brock Williams
Directed by Charles Haas
Guest Cast:
(James Hong as Barry Chan NOT in this episode)
Harry Shannon ............ Captain Conovan
Jean Willes .............. Donovan
Lane Bradford ............ Flynn
Arthur Space ............. Barker
Stuart Randall ........... Lt. Kovaks
John Bernardino .......... Arturo Rameruez
Philip Ahn ............... Mr. Kin
A ship's steward is murdered when he tries to warn an insurance
company that his ship, the "Honolulu Star" is in great peril.
The murdered man was the son of a wealthy Chinese merchant and
he asks Charlie Chan to find his son's killer.

[03] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE LOST FACE
1957 Prod. no. 403
filmed in the USA by Vision Productions, Inc
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Sidney Marshall
Teleplay by Sidney Marshall & Richard Grey / Story by Brock Williams
Directed by Charles Haas
Guest Cast:
(James Hong as Barry Chan NOT in this episode)
Frank Gerstle ............ Lt. Stutz
Rodney Bell .............. Jack Hart
Dabs Greer ............... Zac West
Willis Bouchey ........... Dan Randolph
Austin Green ............. Willie Brower
Reporter Zac West is mounting a campaign against Dan Randolph,
an attorney who specializes in criminal law but who is suspected
of being behind the rackets in town. When acid is thrown into the
face of West's wife, Zac swears vengeance against Randolph and
so when the attorney is found murdered it is assumed that Zac is
the slayer. So begins another case for Charlie Chan.

[04] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF
1957 Prod. no. 404
20May58 ATV Midlands, Tue 7:00 pm
filmed in the USA by Vision Productions, Inc
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Teleplay by Richard Grey / Based on a story by Paul Conlan
Directed by Les Goodwins
Guest Cast:
James Hong ............... Barry Chan (recurring)
Jay Adler ................ Manny Ross
Strother Martin .......... Tomar
Carleton Young ........... Lt. Norman
Jeanne Bates ............. Nurse
Robert B. Williams ....... Doctor
Carlos Verna ............. Juanito
Frank McLun .............. Whitey
Robert Strong ............ Tomar's assistant
Fred Shellac ............. Cab Driver
Chris Christie ........... Grandmother
As Charlie Chan and his Number One Son, Barry arrive at Burbank
airport for a vacation, a "seeing-eye" dog owned by a blind
fellow passenger is run down by a car. Charlie takes the animal
to a vet and a few minutes later the blind man is found murdered.
Charlie Chan is on the track of the murderer, although his No. 1
son, Barry, nearly wrecks the whole case.

[05] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE GREAT SALVOS
1957 Prod. no. 405
filmed in the USA by Vision Productions, Inc
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Barry Shipman
Directed by Jack Gage
Guest Cast:
James Hong ............... Barry Chan (recurring)
Maria Palmer ............. Reeno Salvo
Hans Conried ............. Carlo Salvo
Grandon Rhodes ........... Douglas Fenton
Gertude Michael .......... Joyce Fenton
Ralph Moody .............. Dr. Kruger
Damian O'Flynn ........... Delaney
William Tregoe ........... Dick Rand
Pat Colby ................ Agent
Secret Plans for a new jet engine are stolen and the micro-film
copies planted in Charlie Chan's watch while he is enjoying
"The Great Salvos", a brother and sister mentalist act, at a
Washington night club. "The Great Salvos" are used by a foreign
spy organization who threaten the act's parents who live behind
the Iron Curtain. When Charlie's flight to Madrid is cancelled
the agents of the spy organization realise that they must retrieve
the micro-films.

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production moved to the UK from episode 6

[06] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE COUNTERFEITERS (V)
Prod. no. 406 (filmed in the UK)
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Associate Producer Herman Balaser
Story and Teleplay by by Richard Grey
Directed by Leslie Arliss
*
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Marne Maitland .......... Spanish Roy
Patrick Holt
Peter Elliot
Mackenzie Ward
Peter Allenby
Guest star:
John Loder
*
Production Manager: Aida Young
Director of Photography: Kenneth Talbot
Film Editor: Derek Hyde Chambers
Assistant Director: David Tomblin
Story Editor: Jerry Sackheim
Art Director: Harry White
Make-up: Colin Garde
Sound Supervisor: Fred Turtle
Synopsis:
Charlie Chan flies into London Airport from New York, for
his first case in London. His next stop is Paris.
Stolen French bank plates lead Charlie Chan to "Spanish Roy", who
forged documents for the wartime French underground.

[07] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: DEATH OF A DON
Prod. no. 407
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Teleplay by Maurice Tombragel / Original Story Brock Williams
Directed by Don Chaffey (verified)(on film & on copyright notice)
 Guest Cast:
Francis Matthews ......... Derek Robinson
John Bailey .............. Prof Wellman
William Franklyn ......... Jack Pearson
Leonard Sharp ............ Doorman
Maurice Durant ........... Inspector Rawlins
Betty McDowall ........... Janet Rushton
Syliva Winter ............ Dancer (uncredited)
Irwin Clement ............ Bongo Player (uncredited)
Synopsis
A student friend of Barry Chan, Charlie's number one son, has a
serious quarrel with his professor and is expelled from college
as a result. Later the professor is found murdered - with Barry's
friend standing over the body.

[08] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: CHARLIE'S HIGHLAND FLING
Prod. no. 408
produced by Rudolph Flothow
teleplay by Fred Schiller
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Percy Marmont

[09] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE PATIENT IN ROOM 21
Prod. no. 409
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Teleplay Robert Leslie Ballem / Based on a story by Paul Erikson
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Peter Dynely ............. Dr Paul Liggat
Henry Longhurst .......... George Morley
Honor Blackman ........... Elizabeth Vernon
Raymond Francis .......... Sir Edward Pomeroy
Leslie Perrins ........... Judge
Nancy Graham ............. Anne Gerald
Note: Inspector Duff, we are informed, is investigating the crime,
but he (Rupert Davies) never appears on screen.
George Morley, chief surgeon of a London hospital, asks Charlie
Chan to investigate an anonymous note which hints that a surgeon
who saved Charlie's life is really Dr. Paul Liggat, convicted of
mercy killing in Canada.

[10] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE RAJPUT RUBY
Prod. no. 410
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by John Butler
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Michael Ritterman
The Rajput Ruby, a necklace worth over half a million
dolars, is stolen from the Maharini of Rajput while she tours
the Tower of London. Charlie Chan and his number one son, are
on hand to investigate.

[11] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan:  THE FINAL CURTAIN
Prod. no. 411
produced by Rudolph Flothow
teleplay by Gene Wang
directed by Alvin Rakoff
Guest Cast:
John Longden:
Rupert Davies ........... Inspector Duff (recurring)
Philip Royce, an elderly actor who has seen better days, is
determined to do right by his beautiful daughter, Barbara.
His attempts to get back together with the wealthy but estranged
Barbara lead to trouble which involves Charlie Chan and
Inspector Duff of Scotland Yard (Rupert Davies).

[12] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: DEATH AT HIGH TIDE
Prod. no. 412
6May58 ATV Midlands, Tue 7:00 pm
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Lee Erwin
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Ivan Craig ............... Henrie Mazerac
Victor Beaumont .......... Karl Bretner
Peter Dyneley ............ John Robey
Lisa Daniely ............. Marie Mazerac
Thomas Gallagher ......... Jacob Brun
Henry Vidon .............. Darnet
Leslie Weston ............ Wells
The death of a Nazi war criminal, beleived to know the secret
of a fortune in gold, seems to end all hope of recovering it -
until Chan starts investigations.

[13] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: CIRCLE OF FEAR
(not to be confused with ep. 36 "Without Fear")
Prod. no. 413
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Rupert Davies ........... Inspector Duff (recurring)
Leonard Sachs ........... Dr Laird
Patricia Burke .......... Mrs van Boorman
Tom MacAulay
Arnold Marle
Keith Pyott
[Michael Balfour ....... Bert Conway]
(The ubiquitous Michael Balfour is NOT credited in the titles,
even though he appears-as a convict of course- in 2 speaking scenes!))
The finest diamond cutter in Europe is robbed of Nigeria’s biggest
diamond. Charlie Chan is in London to address a meeting of police
chiefs and to act for an Insurance Company. Before long he has another
case to solve, and of course he is helped by his number one son,
Barry.

[14] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: EXHIBIT IN WAX 
Prod. no. 414
produced by Rudolph Flothow
teleplay by Sam Neuman
Directed by Alvin Rakoff.
Guest Cast:
Brian Nissen
Rupert Davies ............ Inspector Duff (recurring)

[15] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: BACKFIRE (V)
Prod. no. 415 (filmed in UK)
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Associate Producer Herman Blaser
Written by Richard Grey
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Bruce Seton .............. Sir Basil Dawson
William Franklyn ......... Richard Dawson
Rupert Davies ............ Inspector Duff (recurring)
Virginia Keiley .......... Enid
Harold Scott ............. Headmaster
Amy Dalby ................ Mr. Shaw
*
Production Manager: Aida Young
Director of Photography: Kenneth Talbot
Film Editor: Ann Chegwidden
Assistant Director: David Tomblin
Story Editor: Jerry Sackheim
Art Director: Harry White
Make-up: Colin Garde
Sound Supervisor: Fred Turtle
Synopsis:
An eminent Epyptologist takes the place and million pound fortune of
Sir Basil Dawson, and then engages Charlie Chan to seek his missing
wife. Number One Son attempts to solve the case in his inimitable way,
nearly ruining Charlie’s plans.

[16] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: PATRON OF THE ARTS
Prod. no. 416
30Mar59 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Easter Mon 6:10 pm
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Lee Erwin
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Lamble
Adrienne Corri ('Sword of Freedom' 1957)
Oscar Quitak
Bernard Rebel
Maurice Kaufmann
Reed de Rouen
Paul is a talented but struggling young painter in Paris.
A sudden demand for his paintings leads Charlie Chan to suspect
that there is a sinister plot aimed at his life.

[17] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: HAMLET IN FLAMES
Prod. no. 417
23Nov57 [uk] ATV London, Sat
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Teleplay by Robert Leslie Bellem (on film)
Original Story Herb Purdum (on film)
Written by John Butler (on US copyright notice)
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Raymond Huntley ......... Colonel Kurt Schmidt
Walter Cotell ........... Inspector Steiner
Carl Jaffe .............. Rudolph Zeigler
Douglas Wilmer .......... Marquis Remy
(Douglas Wilmer NOT on screen credits - but DOES appear!)
Paul Hardtmuth .......... Conrad Weiss
Derves Ward ............. Arthur Fitzroy
Tony Thawnton ........... Pierre Lebec
During the German occupation of France, Kurt Schmidt got hold
of a rare first edition of Shakespeare's "Hamlet", from a French
prisoner, Marquis Remy, who he then has executed. Charlie Chan
enters the scene 17 years later when Schmidt is forced to offer
the book for sale. At that point, there is a fire and the book
disappears. So does Schmidt.

[18] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: DATELINE - EXECUTION 
Prod. no. 418
25Nov59 [uk] Granada
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Richard Grey
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Robert Raglan ............ Governor
Richard Caldicot ......... Father Dolin
John Stratton ............ Arthur Donald
Mary Laura Wood .......... Mrs Beach
Oliver Burt .............. Mission Padre
Arthur Howard ............ Dr Beach
Hugh Williams ............ Inspector Marlowe (recurring)
A young man is about to be executed for murder. The prison
chaplain believes he is innocent, and asks Charlie Chan to
prove it. Charlie takes the case, but the evidence he finds
seems to confirm the young man's guilt.

[19] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE SWEATER
Prod. no. 419
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Jerry Sackheim
Directed by Charles Bennett
(one-time script writer for Alfred Hitchock)
Guest Cast:
Margot Grahame (1930's movie star)
Conrad Phillips ('The Adventures of William Tell' 1957)
Robert Cawdron
Billy Milton
Sandra Francis
Nicholas Stuart
Note: Number One Son does not appear in this episode.
Synopsis #1
Famous detective Charlie Chan is in Amsterdam when he meets
Verna and Dick Martin, a couple who tell Charlie that they
are there for a second honeymoon. But are they telling the
truth? Charlie wonders if thier visit is quite do innocent
when Verna buys a beautiful jewelled sweater which was intended
for another customer and which has been put to a highly
suspicious use
Synopsis #2
While in Amsterdam Charlie Chan meets Verna and Dick Martin, a
married couple on a second honeymoon after being on the verge of
a split up.

[20] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE NOBLE ART OF MURDER
Prod. no. 420
12Mar58 [uk] Scottish TV, Tue 7:00 pm
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by John Butler
directed by Charles Bennett
Guest Cast:
Mary Kerridge ............ Mme Dubois
Ferdy Mayne .............. Georges Larue
John Van Eyssen .......... Insp. Renal
Andre Maranne ............ Flaubert
Teresa Thorne ............ Mary Warner
Malou Pantera ............ Odette Dubois
Charlie Chan finds himself defending his Number One Son,
on suspicion of manslaughter - then murder ...

[21] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THREE MEN ON A RAFT
Prod. no. 421
18Mar58 [uk] ATV Midlands, Tue 7:00 pm
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Ted Thomas and Jan Leman
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Raymond Huntley .......... Tony Hathaway
Maxine Audley ............ Mrs. Ramsden
Stanley van Beers ........ Mr. McDowell
Ernest Clark ............. Sir Arthur Ruggles
Nancy Roberts ............ Mrs. Dawkins
Keith Crane .............. Ronnie Ramsden
While shopping for valuable books, Charlie Chan prevents a 16-year
old boy, Ronnie Ramsden, from shooting famous author, Tony
Hathaway. Ronnie says that the author's latest bestseller portrays
his father as a coward and Hathaway as a hero, whereas it was
in reality the other way round. When Ronnie tries to run away he
is knocked down by a bus and taken to hospital. The doctor tells
Charlie Chan that the boy is close to death, without the will to
live. Charlie tries to help Ronnie by telling him that he will
speak to Hathaway and ask him to make an announcement saying that
the book is a work of fiction and clearing Ronnie's father.

[22] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: NO HOLIDAY FOR MURDER
Prod. no. 422
(NB This is set in Brussels (NOT Rome as previously stated)
as shown in the opening clip and by the
fact that Chan visits the Belgian Congo Museum)
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Teleplay by Terence Maples
Story by Doris Gilbert
Directed by Charles Bennett
Guest Cast:
Alan Wheatley ........... Prof Ambrose
Betty McDowall
George Margo
Aletha Orr
Norah Gorsen
Peter Elliott
Blustering Mrs Remington falls down the stairway in the Congo Museum.
Charlie Chan is first on the scene and hears her dying words, which
claim she was pushed.

[23] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: NO FUTURE FOR FREDERICK
Prod. no. 423
20Jul59 [uk] Tyne-Tees
1Feb62 [uk] Tyne-Tees, Thur 9:45pm (rpt)
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Terence Maples
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Derrick DeMarney
Hugh Williams ......... Inspector Marlowe (recurring)
Charlie Chan, in company with his friend Inspector Marlowe of
Scotland Yard, visits a London theatre for the opening night
of a new play. But before the curtain can rise, Charlie finds
himself investigating murder backstage.

[24] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: SAFE DEPOSIT
Prod. no. 424
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Richard Grey
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Hugh Williams ......... Inspector Marlowe (recurring)

[25] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: VOODOO DEATH
Prod. no. 425
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Lee Erwin
directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Trevor Reid

[26] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE EXPATRIATE aka EX-PATRIOT
Prod. no. 426
27Nov59 [uk] Granada
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Peter Barry
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Alan Gifford ............ Nate Peliter
Natalie Benesch ......... Mrs Stevenson
Delphi Lawrence ......... Lisa Blanchard
Ann Wakefield ........... Ellen Stevenson
Frederick Jaeger ........ Henry Mellar
Robert Henderson ........ Herbert Stevenson
Russell Napier .......... Inspector Parker
While sight-seeing in London with his son Barry, Charlie
Chan hears a scream. He ivestigates and discovers a murder
has been committed in a lift. A girl is found beside the body
with a gun in her hand. But Charlie Chan is not convinced
that she is the murderer.

[27] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE AIRPORT MURDER CASE
Prod. no. 427
produced by Rudolph Flothow
teleplay by Jerry Sackheim & Stuart Jerome
story by Brock Williams.
directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Raymond Young
Joan Marsh, a beautiful young nightclub singer, is shot dead at
a Rome railway station. Her ex-boyfriend tries to hire Charlie
Chan to find the muderer but Charlie demurs. His number one
son Barry then offers to take the case. Charlie is then compelled
to act as Barry's "assistant"

[28] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE HAND OF HERA DASS
Prod. no. 428
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Lee Erwin
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
John Gabriel

[29] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE CHIPPENDALE RACKET
Prod. no. 429
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Gertrude Walker
directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
George Howe ............ Winkleman
Meadows White .......... Carstairs
Ethel O'Shea ........... Lady Abbott
Harold Scott ........... Hitchens
Laurie Main ............ Meadows
Robert Perceval ........ Tom Steele
Stella Bonheur ......... Marha Steele
Charlie Chan's friend Tom Steele, buys a pair of antique Georgian
candelabra, which cause the Chinese Detective to investigate a
fake antique racket - and a murder.

[30] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE INVALID
Prod. no. 430
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Ted Thomas & Jan Leman
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Joan Rice ................ Sybil Adams
Philip Friend ............ Don McGruder
Basil Dignam ............. Film Producer
Robert Arden ............. Pinero
Susan Richmond ........... Mabel Frost
William Lucas ............ Cary Norton
[Rupert Davies ......... Inspector Duff (recurring) (to be verified)]
Charlie Chan takes a job as a technical advisor on a murder
mystery film in London. Sybil Adams, the star of the movie,
mysteriously disappears from the film set. Charlie finds a clue
in her dressing room, which leads them to a country cottage.

[31] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE MAN IN THE WALL (shown on "Serie Noir")
(possibly aka_Skeleton in Armor_U.S. title)
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Associate Producer Herman Blaser
Teleplay by Rik Vollaerts / Story by Rik Vollaerts and Jerry Sackheim
Directed by Leslie Arlss
Guest Cast:
Norman Shelley
Rupert Davies ........... Inspector Duff (recurring)
Terence Alexander
Melissa Stribling
Alison Leggatt
Graham Stuart
Other Credits:
Production Manager Aida Young
Director of Photography W. Suschitzky
Film Editor Derek Hyde Chambers
Assistant Director David Tomblin
Story Editor Jerry Sackheim
Art Director Harry White
Make-up Colin Garde
Sound Supervisor Fred Turtle
Made on location in England
(c) Television Programs of America
Property developer Irving Packer discovers a skeleton in armour,
among ruins of a building in London. He is knocking down the building,
damaged by the blitz, in order to build luxury apartments on the
site. Worried that people might think his new apartment house will
be haunted, he hires Charlie Chan to investigate the mystery of

[32] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
11Mar58 [uk] Granada
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Lawrence Louis Goldman and Brock Williams
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Brenda Hogan ............. Julie Crane
Derek Aylward ............ Dennis Pearson
Mary Merrall ............. Alice
Patrick Troughton ........ Pete
John Salew ............... Robert Crane
Diana Fawcett ............ Helen
Helen Crane, wife of a wealthy cosmetic manufacturer, is murdered
and "Second Story" Pete, a small-time thief who is caught trying
to burgle her apartment, is held for the crime. But Charlie
Chan does not believe he is guilty.

[33] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THE MAN WITH A 100 FACES
Prod. no. 433
(set in Venice)
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Rik Vollaerts
directed by Charles Bennett
Guest Cast:
Alan Wheatley ............ Pietro Monti
Eric Pohlman ............ Vincente Donati
Peter la Trobe
Harry Tardios
Arthur Brander
(Alan Wheatley was better known for his role as The Sheriff of
Nottingham in 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' 1955-59)
Alan Wheatley is "The Man of a hundred Faces" who appeals to Charlie
Chan to assist him in stopping his criminal career. He wants to shop
the gang but is he all that he seems?
(NB curiously Inspector Rietti appears - as in episode 34 also in
Venice - but I don’t think it’s the same actor!!)

[34] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: POINT OF NO RETURN
Prod. no. 434
produced by Rudolph Flothow
teleplay by Edward Seabrook & Homer McCoy
story by Jack Daws
directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Jeanette Sterke ......... Alice Benson
John Witty .............. Paul Durrant
John McClaren ........... John Benson
Cyril Chamberlain ....... Henry Winslow
Arthur Gomez ............ Inspector Rietti (recurring)
Horace Sequiera ......... Mario
David Lawton ............ Croupier
When in Venice Charlie Chan and his old friend Inspector Rietti visit
a Casino, where they meet John Benson, a wealthy American. Charlie at
once notices Benson's likeness to an escaped swindler named Arthur
Whalen, and sends a cable to Interpol for confirmation. Their
reply sends him to Benson's home immediately. But he finds that
Benson died in a diving accident - or was it murder?

[35] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: A BOWL BY CELLINI 
Prod. no. 435
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Lee Erwin
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Arthur Gomez (possibly as Inspector Rietti) (recurring)
Peter Bennett

[36] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: WITHOUT FEAR
(not to be confused with ep. no. 13 "Circle of Fear")
Prod. no. 436
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Teleplay by Leon Fromkess
Story by Sam Neuman
Directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Dermot Walsh ('Richard the Lionheart' 1962)
David Langton
Recovering her memory after 7 years of amnesia, Margaret Holmes
learns that she is an escapee from an institution where she has
been held for the murder of her husband. She does not remember
Richard Stanton, or the fact that they are engaged to be married,
despite the 3 years she has worked with him. Stanton appeals to
Charlie Chan and asks for his aid. Charlie uncovers several other
people who had both motive and opportunity to kill Margaret's
husband.

[37] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: KIDNAP 
Prod. no. 437
Produced by Rudolph Flothow
Written by Doreen Montgomery
Directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Alan Tilvern
Bryan Coleman
Ingeborg Wells
Marne Maitland
Ann Hanslip
John Stuart
Arthur Gomez ........... Inspector Rietti (recurring)
Janet Curtis and her father, Professor Curtis, go to Rome for a
holiday. When the Professor vanishes without trace, Janet asks
Charlie Chan, an old friend of her father, to help her find him.

[38] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: RHYME OR TREASON
Prod. no. 438
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Rik Vollaerts
directed by Don Chaffey
Guest Cast:
Ralph Michael
Hugh Miller

[39] The New Adventures of Charlie Chan: THREE FOR ONE (final episode)
Prod. no. 439
17May58 [uk] ATV London, Sat
produced by Rudolph Flothow
written by Stan Silverman
directed by Leslie Arliss
Guest Cast:
Derek Bond .............. Peter Ross
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ....... Stephen Cosgrove
Jerry Verno ............. Herbert Hodges
Delphi Lawrence ......... Doris Tillman
Ernest Clark ............ Dr Hilary Saunders
Peter Ross, manager of his father-in-law's antique shop in
London, calls upon Charlie Chan for help when a series of
vandalistic acts committed by his friends threatens to harm
the business.

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