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Castle in the Desert (1942) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by Harry Lachman .

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Dr. Retling: They say poison is a woman's weapon.


Lily, Mme. Saturnia: There's death out in that desert.
Jimmy Chan: Huh? What do you mean? I mean how do you know?
Lily, Mme. Saturnia: The stars! They see everything!
Jimmy Chan: In the daytime?
Lily, Mme. Saturnia: [With disdain] No, at night!


Watson King: [after Jimmy falls down the dungeon stars in a suit of armor] You still alive?
Jimmy Chan: I guess so.
Watson King: [Sarcastically] Just bent, bruised, and bewildered, ay?


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The exterior of the hotel would later be dressed as the saloon for The Ox-Bow Incident.
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.
Naming the residents of the isolated castle Manderley is an obvious reference the the mansion of Rebecca from two years earlier.
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