The House Without a Key

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The House Without a Key is a 1926 American mystery film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. It is based on the novel of the same name and is the first onscreen appearance of the fictional detective Charlie Chan, although the main stars are Allene... read more

The House Without a Key is a 1926 American mystery film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet. It is based on the novel of the same name and is the first onscreen appearance of the fictional detective Charlie Chan, although the main stars are Allene Ray and Walter Miller. The film is now considered to be lost.

Original Release

11/21/1926

US Release

11/21/1926

Cast

John Webb Dillion (as John Webb Dillon)
Shia Jung The Young Chinese Girl
Allene Ray Carry Egan
Walter Miller John Quincy Winterclip
E.H. Calvert Dan Winterclip
Betty Caldwell Barbara Winterclip
Natalie Warfield Minerva Winterclip
Jack Pratt James Egan
William Bailey Harry Jennison
Frank Lackteen Kaohla
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Spencer Gordon Bennet

Writers

Earl Derr Biggers, Frank Leon Smith

Cast

John Webb Dillion (as John Webb Dillon)
Shia Jung The Young Chinese Girl
Allene Ray Carry Egan
Walter Miller John Quincy Winterclip
E.H. Calvert Dan Winterclip
Betty Caldwell Barbara Winterclip
Natalie Warfield Minerva Winterclip
Jack Pratt James Egan
William Bailey Harry Jennison
Frank Lackteen Kaohla
George Kuwa Charlie Chan
Harry Semels Saladine
Charles West Bowker
John Cossar District Attorney
Scott Seaton Detective Hallett
Cliff Saum Kennedy
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