Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) is the fifth novel in the Charlie Chan series by Earl Derr Biggers.
Inspector Duff, a Scotland Yard detective and friend of Chan's, first introduced in Behind That Curtain, is pursuing a murderer on an around-the-world voyage; so far, there have been murders in London, France, Italy and Japan. While his ship is docked in Honolulu, the detective is shot and wounded by his quarry; though he survives, he is unable to continue with the cruise, and Chan takes his place instead. Eventually, after more murders, Chan finds the killer before the next port of call.
A film entitled Charlie Chan Carries On
, starring Warner Oland
, was produced in 1931
. The film is now considered to be a lost film
. However, a Spanish-language version was filmed on many of the same sets, using a Spanish-speaking cast, and was released under the title Eran Trece
(There Were Thirteen
). This used many of the same pieces of stock footage
as the English language version and the script was expanded somewhat based on the English-language script. This Spanish-language version is currently available. It is included as a bonus feature on the DVD
release of Charlie Chan in Shanghai
The 1940 film, Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise, starring Sidney Toler, Oland's successor in the role, was also based on the novel.