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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 January 1935 (USA)
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.

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Victor Descartes
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Max Corday
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Albert Dufresne
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Henri Latouche
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Renard
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Nardi
Ruth Peterson ...
Renee Jacquard
Perry Ivins ...
Bedell (as Perry Ivans)
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Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Vampir Pariza  »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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Keye Luke was working in the publicity department of Fox as an artist when he was cast as Lee Chan. He had done the artwork for the publicity stills for the "Charlie Chan" film series. See more »

Goofs

When the camera shows a POV shot of the beggar on the roof try to hit Charlie with a large stone block, Charlie is seen drawing out his pistol. In the next sidewalk shot of Charlie, he has not yet put his hand into his pocket. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chan: What'ya going to do?
Charlie Chan: Cannot see contents of nut until shell is cracked.
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Connections

Followed by Dead Men Tell (1941) See more »

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Who killed Nardi?
11 May 2002 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Excellent mystery with Warner Oland on trail of bond forgers who would undermine the Banque Lamartine. Aided by Lee Chan (Key Luke), Chan methodically unravels fraud and murder and ducks an attempt on his life. As with other entries in this series, the viewer cannot figure out the solution because key evidence is only revealed at the end. Chan knows more than the police and the viewer. If you know this and just sit back and enjoy, you will have a pleasant time. Of note is a dance apache done by Nardi at the Cafe du Singe Blue -- apache signifying a member of the Paris underground and not an American Indian tribe. Racial slurs grate us today but reflect the times. Lots of clues but as Chan says, "must turn up many stones to get to hiding place of snake." Recommended.


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