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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved  |   |  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:
Thomas Beck ...
Victor Descartes
Erik Rhodes ...
Max Corday
John Miljan ...
Albert Dufresne
Murray Kinnell ...
Henri Latouche
Minor Watson ...
Henry Kolker ...
Dorothy Appleby ...
Ruth Peterson ...
Renee Jacquard
Perry Ivins ...
Bedell (as Perry Ivans)


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 <>

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Release Date:

21 January 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan em Paris  »

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$110,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This marks the first appearance of one of Charlie Chan's children, Lee Chan, played by Keye Luke. 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 »


Lee Chan: What'ya going to do?
Charlie Chan: Cannot see contents of nut until shell is cracked.
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Followed by Castle in the Desert (1942) See more »

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Enjoyable Chan mystery
6 June 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

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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