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
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This film was thought to have been lost for many years until a print was discovered in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s. After a number of showings in various revival cinemas throughout the USA, it was first telecast in the New York City area Saturday 12 August 1978 on WATV (Channel 13); See more »
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 »
Charlie Chan In Paris was recently released on VHS and DVD in the UK and I was pleased I purchased a VHS copy.
Charlie Chan comes to Paris making out he is having a holiday but is actually over to investigate a forgery racket but also ends up investigating murders after two people are killed. With the help of his No 1 son, he gathers clues and the investigation takes them under Paris in the sewers and the culprit is caught at the end, in heavy disguise...
This mystery is atmospheric at times, especially the sewer scenes.
Charlie Chan is played well by Warner Oland. I'm not familiar with the rest of the cast though.
If you like a good old mystery, you will enjoy Charlie Chan In Paris. Great fun.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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