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Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 11 October 1935 (USA)
When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

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On his return to China, Charlie is honored at a Shanghai banquet for his many accomplishments. Prior to his speech Sir Stanley Woodland, a prominent official in the colony, confides to Charlie that he has discovered some sinister activities and wants to share the information with the detective as soon as they are alone. When Sir Stanley is silenced by a booby-trapped box, Charlie seeks to discover the undivulged secret as well as the killer. Along with Col. Watkins, the police commissioner, and G-Man James Andrews, Charlie works to expose an international opium-smuggling ring operating out of Shanghai. With the help of son Lee, he survives a kidnapping and murder attempt while exposing the identity of the head of the drug ring. Written by G. Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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AND NOW YOU SEE HIM IN CHINA! (original print ad - all caps)


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11 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan i Kina  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

The 12th of 47 Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Goofs

While Charlie is playing with the children on the ocean liner, a dent in his hat disappears and re-appears. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Watkins, police commissioner: Sir Stanley had so many friends, but few enemies.
Charlie Chan: Only *one* enemy necessary to commit *murder*.
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Followed by The Jade Mask (1945) See more »

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Lots of complications, neat ending
8 April 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one of Warner Oland's best, in my opinion. I found it to have a very clear plot line with a neat twist at the end, albeit somewhat predictable. Oland made a terrific effort and Keye Luke was marvelous, without being "over the top". They could have left the singing out, though.


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