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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
Murray Kinnell ...
Henri Latouche
Minor Watson ...
Renard
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Henry Kolker ...
Lamartine
Dorothy Appleby ...
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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$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. 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 »

Goofs

Although all the action takes place in Paris, not only don't any of the characters speak French, none has even a trace of a French accent. 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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Referenced in Wings of Desire (1987) 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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