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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, John Garrick, Marguerite Churchill
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Eve Mannering realizes too late that her abusive husband is a philanderer and murderer and seeks protection with her true love, explorer John Beetham.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Moran, Gilbert Emery
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Heather Angel, Roger Imhof
Mystery
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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.

Director: John G. Blystone
Stars: Warner Oland, Alexander Kirkland, H.B. Warner
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeepe to a stableman to a lawyer.

Director: Eugene Forde
Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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.

Directors: Eugene Forde, George Hadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Donald Woods
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Director: James Tinling
Stars: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leni
Stars: Laura La Plante, Montagu Love, Roy D'Arcy
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Stars: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, E.H. Calvert
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This is the first on-screen appearance of Charlie Chan and it was a twelve chapter serial. See more »

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Followed by The Red Dragon (1945) See more »

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The Chinese Parrot (1927) - Lost Silent
15 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sally Randall ( Florence Turner ), the daughter of a wealthy Hawaiian planter, marries Phillimore, the man of her father's choice, even though she has sworn her love to Philip Madden ( Hobart Bosworth ), tearing from her throat the expensive pearls given her by her father, Madden declares that one day he will buy her at the same price. Twenty years later, now a widow in financial straits, Sally offers the pearls for sale in San Francisco. Accompanied by her daughter, Sally ( Marian Nixon ), she is astonished to discover Madden bargaining for the pearls, which she has entrusted to Charlie Chan ( Sôjin Kamiyama ), a Chinese detective, with the sale contingent on her delivery of the jewels to his desert home. Madden is taken prisoner by yeggs and is impersonated by Jerry Delaney , who welcomes Sally and Robert Eden ( Edmund Burns ), the jeweler's son. While Chan is secretly conducting an investigation, the jewels are stolen by various parties, but it develops that a Chinese parrot has witnessed the kidnapping and told

This 1927 mystery was produced by Universal Pictures Corporation, it was the second in the Charlie Chan series and starred Japanese actor Sôjin Kamiyama as Chan. Sadly this silent film now remains lost.


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