CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT (1935)
Article #347 by Dave Sindelar
Posting date: 7-14-2002
Viewing date: 2-25-2002
Charlie Chan investigates the murder of a professor who was found sealed in an Egyptian sarcophagus.
Mysteries have always been aligned somewhat with the horror genre, especially when a specific story lends itself to a horror setting. In this case, the possiblity of an Egyptian curse and the anger of the Egyptian gods lend an element of fantastic to the proceedings; however, since it is a mystery, you can rest assured that the denoument is more mundane. Warner Oland is fun as Chan as always, but I could never stand Stepin Fetchit’s mush-mouthed barely human characters, and he remains an annoyance.