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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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$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

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

Henri Latouche: You meddling devil!
Charlie Chan: Honorable ancestors refute suggested kinship.
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Followed by Black Magic (1944) See more »

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Comment on an earlier review
26 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A reviewer wrote this: "Chan films, particularly those starring Oland, often use the device of allowing other characters to show vulgar racism toward Chan--and Chan often encourages such dismissiveness to his own ends; underestimation of Chan's talents often delivers the killer into the detective's hand. At times, however, the device has an unfortunate tone, and that occurs here, particularly in an early scene which presents Chan speaking in pidgin and then joining others in their laughter at the "joke." This sort of patronization would be soon dropped from the series, but it is significantly offensive when it occurs." Which, of course, couldn't be more wrong. Charlie embarrasses the drunken oaf who speaks the pidgin by answering in perfect English, and then twists the knife by finishing in the foolish pidgin. This scene is another example of how Fox went out of their way to point out the ignorance of those bigots who doubt Charlie's intelligence and dignity. I'm sure the message came through perfectly clear to the audience at the time.


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