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The House Without a Key (1926)

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210 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty years. Minerva, sister to the estranged brothers, ...See moreA Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty years. Minerva, sister to the estranged brothers, comes from Boston to try to reconcile the two men. John Quincy Winterslip, Dan's nephew, receives a letter instructing him to retrieve a box from an attic in San Francisco and dump the contents into the ocean. He is on board a ship bound for Hawaii in which other passengers are also after the box. Dan Winterslip is murdered. Charlie Chan, a Chinese detective, offers to help solve the killing and the mysteries surround the box. Chan is looking for the person whose wristwatch is missing the number 'three.' Written by Les Adams See less
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Earl Derr Biggers (novel) | Frank Leon Smith (adaptation) (scenario)
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Updated Nov 21, 1926

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Nov 21, 1926 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Allene Ray
Carry Egan Carry Egan   See fewer
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Walter Miller
John Quincy Winterclip John Quincy Winterclip   See fewer
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E.H. Calvert
Dan Winterclip Dan Winterclip   See fewer
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Betty Caldwell
Barbara Winterclip Barbara Winterclip   See fewer
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Natalie Warfield
Minerva Winterclip Minerva Winterclip   See fewer
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Jack Pratt
James Egan James Egan   See fewer
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William Bailey
Harry Jennison (as William Norton Bailey) Harry Jennison (as William Norton Bailey)   See fewer
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George Kuwa
Charlie Chan Charlie Chan   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Saladine Saladine   See fewer
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Charles West
Bowker (as Charles H. West) Bowker (as Charles H. West)   See fewer
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John Cossar
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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Scott Seaton
Detective Hallett Detective Hallett   See fewer
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Cliff Saum
Kennedy Kennedy   See fewer
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John Webb Dillion
Actor (as John Webb Dillon) Actor (as John Webb Dillon)   See fewer
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Shia Jung
The Young Chinese Girl (uncredited) The Young Chinese Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 26 votes