Series - Charlie Chan (Warner Oland / Sidney Toler / Roland Winters)

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Charlie Chan Carries On (1931)
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Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking. (76 mins.)
 
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The Black Camel (1931)
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The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress. (71 mins.)
 
3.
Charlie Chan's Chance (1932)
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Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police. (73 mins.)
 
4.
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
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(70 mins.)
 
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Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)
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Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing. (70 mins.)
 
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Charlie Chan in London (1934)
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Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeepe to a stableman to a lawyer. (79 mins.)
Director: Eugene Forde
 
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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
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Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits. (72 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
8.
Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
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While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation , Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings. (73 mins.)
Director: Luis King
 
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Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
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When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring. (71 mins.)
Director: James Tinling
 
10.
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)
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The heir to a huge fortune is presumed drowned, then shows up, is then murdered. (72 mins.)
Director: Gordon Wiles
 
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Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
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While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received. (72 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
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Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
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When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring. (70 mins.)
 
13.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
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A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago. (68 mins.)
 
14.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
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When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it. (71 mins.)
 
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Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
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Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence. (68 mins.)
Director: Eugene Forde
 
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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)
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Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder. (72 mins.)
Director: Eugene Forde
 
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Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)
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While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor. (67 mins.)
 
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Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
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Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final. (71 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
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Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
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Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder. (74 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
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City in Darkness (1939)
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While in Paris for a reunion on the eve of World War II, Charlie finds that the murder of an hated businessman leads him to a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Germany. (75 mins.)
 
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Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)
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Inspector Chan investigates a group of travelers, one of whom is a saboteur. (67 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
22.
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)
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Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California. (76 mins.)
Director: Eugene Forde
 
23.
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)
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An escaped convicted murderer hides out at a New York wax museum where he hopes to get plastic surgery, which will help him revenge himself on Charlie Chan. (63 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shores
 
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Murder Over New York (1940)
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When Charlie's old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered when they attend a police convention in New York, Chan picks up the case he was working on. (65 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
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Dead Men Tell (1941)
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A treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a ship full of red herrings complicate Charlie's search for a murderer on board a docked ship. (61 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
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Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
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On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio. (60 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
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Castle in the Desert (1942)
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Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery mansion in the Mojave Desert. (62 mins.)
Director: Harry Lachman
 
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Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944)
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Charlie Chan is an agent of the U.S. government assigned to investigate the mysterious death of an inventor. (63 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
29.
Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat (1944)
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Charlie Chan investigates the locked-room murder of a chess expert. (66 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
30.
Black Magic (1944)
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Charlie searches for a murderer amidst numerous ghosts conjured up by a strange variety of spiritualists and occultists. (67 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
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The Jade Mask (1945)
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Charlie Chan looks into the apparent murder of a scientist in a spooky mansion. (66 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
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The Scarlet Clue (1945)
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Charlie discovers a scheme for the theft of government radar plans while investigating several murders. (65 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
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The Shanghai Cobra (1945)
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Someone is attempting to steal radium stored in a bank. Death by cobra venom connects a number of murders. Charlie investigates. (64 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
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The Red Dragon (1945)
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Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun. (64 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
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Dark Alibi (1946)
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A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days. (61 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
36.
Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)
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Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown. (64 mins.)
Director: Terry Morse
 
37.
Dangerous Money (1946)
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A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger Charlie Chan that there have been two attempts on his life. (66 mins.)
Director: Terry Morse
 
38.
The Trap (1946)
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When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown. (68 mins.)
 
39.
The Chinese Ring (1947)
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Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle. (68 mins.)
 
40.
Docks of New Orleans (1948)
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After the partners in the LaFontaine Chemical Co. sign a legal agreement leaving their share to the surviving partner(s), two of them are murdered. (64 mins.)
Director: Derwin Abrahams
 
41.
Shanghai Chest (1948)
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Charlie attempts to solve a triple murder in which a dead man's finger prints show up at all three murder sites. (65 mins.)
 
42.
The Golden Eye (1948)
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Chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owner's life. (69 mins.)
 
43.
The Feathered Serpent (1948)
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Charlie Chan and his two eldest sons, investigate a murderous gang who is forcing an archaeologist to search for a treasure in Mexico. (68 mins.)
 
44.
The Sky Dragon (1949)
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On a plane trip, Charlie Chan and the passengers are drugged, and when they wake up a quarter million dollars is missing. (64 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander