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Castle in the Desert (1942) Poster

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This was the last Charlie Chan movie produced by 20th Century Fox Studios, for America's entry into World War II in December 1941, shortly after this movie was filmed, made the studio cut back on film productions for the war effort.
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Naming the residents of the isolated castle Manderley is an obvious reference the the mansion of Rebecca (1940) from two years earlier.
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The exterior of the hotel would later be dressed as the saloon for The Ox-Bow Incident (1942).
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The castle interior recycled the still-standing set from the first Basil Rathbone entry in the Sherlock Holmes series, "The Hound of the Baskervilles."
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The thirtieth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies.
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Guests are chauffeured to the Castle in a 1941 Ford Station Wagon.
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The film was completed in 1941 and bears a 1941 copyright statement, even though its actual copyright date and release date is February 1942.
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This film was first telecast in Detroit Monday 16 November 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Phoenix Wednesday 25 November 1953 on KOOL (Channel 10), in Omaha Friday 18 December 1953 on WOW (Channel 6), in Portland OR Saturday 2 January 1954 on KOIN (Channel 6), in New York City Thursday 7 January 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Sunday 17 January 1954 on WPTZ (Channel 3), in Cincinnati Tuesday 19 January 1954 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Dayton Thursday 18 February 1954 on WLW-D (Channel 2), and, finally, in Los Angeles Saturday 7 August 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Thursday 12 May 1955 on KRON (Channel 4).
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