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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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Henri Latouche
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Renard
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Renee Jacquard
Perry Ivins ...
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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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Vampir Pariza  »

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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 WNET (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

Yvette Lamartine: Too bad you don't dance, Mr. Chan.
Charlie Chan: Mud turtle in pond more safe than man on horseback.
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Connections

Follows Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) See more »

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Entertaining
10 April 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

It's the first movie that I see in the Charlie Chan's series. I must say that I liked it. It's a pretty good mystery taking place in Paris. Like other films of this genre, the answer to the puzzle is not known until the end. Like good old Charlie says in the movie: «Must turn many stones to find hiding place of snake»! The dance scene at the Singe Bleu is quite compelling.

Out of 100, I gave it 78.


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