Dangerous Money (1946)

Director
Terry O. Morse

Main cast
Sidney Toler; Gloria Warren; Victor Sen Yung; Rick Vallin; Joseph Crehan

Genres
Crime, Mystery

Description
A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger, Charlie Chan, that there have been two attempts on his life.


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