Legendary Honolulu police detective Charlie Chan is called in to solve
the murder of a Hollywood, who is found dead in her beach-front pavilion
while in Waikiki making a film. A famous visiting psychic, whom the
actress consulted about her wealthy boyfriend’s proposal of marriage, is
the number one suspect. The psychic is also linked to the unsolved
murder of another Hollywood actor three years earlier. Chan tells the
suspects “Death is the black camel that kneels unbidden at every gate.
Tonight black camel knelt here.” The film begins with travelogue-type
footage of Hawaii and includes location shots at the Royal Hawaiian
Hotel (exterior and interior), Waikiki Beach, Kailua Beach, Diamond
Head, and Punchbowl.
Cast: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Robert Young, Violet Dunn
1932 - black and white - 67 minutes
This movie has not been re-mastered or restored, so expect flickers and imperfections in the sound and picture quality due to the age of the original film.