Category Archives: Charlie Chan

Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum (1940)

Entertaining entry in the series. Along with Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung appears as number two son Jimmy. Most of the movie takes place in Dr.Cream’s Crime Museum. It’s night and there’s a constant rain storm outside for atmosphere. Charlie … Continue reading

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Dead Men Tell (1941)

Charlie Chan and number two son Jimmy deal with a treasure map, the ghost of a pirate, a mysterious sea captain and even a parrot named Gertie. Not one of the better entries in the series as it uses too … Continue reading

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Charlie Chan At Treasure Island (1939)

One of the most entertaining of the Toler Chan series as Charlie gets mixed up in murder, magic and a phony psychic. Victor Sen Yung is along as number two son Jimmy. Cesar Romero is fun as a magician. Charlie … Continue reading

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Charlie Chan In Panama (1940)

One of the better entries in the series finds Charlie in Panama hunting down a spy ring determined to blow up the U.S. fleet as it travels through the Panama Canal. He’s “helped” by number two son Jimmy (Victor Sen … Continue reading

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Charlie Chan At The Circus (1936)

Another good entry in the series as Charlie solves murder at the circus. Keye Luke is number one son Lee who fancies himself a detective. He’s his usual hyper self but fans of the series are used to that. Circus … Continue reading

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The Red Dragon (1945)

Sidney Toler is Charlie Chan. Benson Fong is number three son Tommy and Willie Best is Chattanooga Brown, cousin of Birmingham Brown played by Mantan Moreland is a slew of previous movies. Charlie and company go to Mexico City to … Continue reading

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Murder Over New York (1940)

Fair entry in the series with Charlie getting mixed up in a case of murder and sabotage. Look for a cameo by Shemp Howard. Charlie (Sidney Toler) is flying to a police convention in New York. On the plane is … Continue reading

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City In Darkness (1939)

It could have been a good one but it sinks like a stone thanks to the character played by Harold Huber. His manic performance is beyond annoying and makes it tough to stay to the end. Lon Chaney,Jr. makes a … Continue reading

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Charlie Chan At The Race Track (1936)

Charlie actually gets some help from his hyper number one son Lee (Keye Luke). In Australia a horse owned by Charlie’s friend Major Kent loses a big race when jockey Tip Collins (Frankie Darro) obviously fouls another horse. He was … Continue reading

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Charlie Chan In The Secret Service (1944)

Dull entry that concentrates more on detection than comedy. That would have been a good thing but the investigation drags way too much. Unlike most mysteries this one has the suspects all gathered from the beginning instead of waiting for … Continue reading

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