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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  21 January 1935 (USA)
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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.

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Complete credited cast:
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Thomas Beck ...
Victor Descartes
Erik Rhodes ...
Max Corday
John Miljan ...
Albert Dufresne
Murray Kinnell ...
Henri Latouche
Minor Watson ...
Renard
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Concierge
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Henry Kolker ...
M. Lamartine
Dorothy Appleby ...
Nardi
Ruth Peterson ...
Renee Jacquard
Perry Ivins ...
Bedell (as Perry Ivans)
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Storyline

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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Charlie Chan em Paris  »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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. 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

Charlie Chan: Hasty conclusion like gunpowder. Easy to explode.
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Connections

Followed by Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940) See more »

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Charm and Warner Oland
2 October 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

As in, 'Charlie Chan in Egypt', this little gem reeks with early film atmosphere and sustains itself with the wonderful portrayal by Warner Oland. Warner Oland has more stage presence than a dozen actors of today. It's really a shame, for if one generation could really bridge another generation and look at the whole, they might see what a let down the films of today really are.


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