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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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Diana Woodland
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James Andrews
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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

Halliwell Hobbes plays Col. Watkins, although the closing credits simply list his character as Chief of Police. 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

Lee Chan: Hi, Pop!
Charlie Chan: [softly] Hi.
[embracing Lee]
Charlie Chan: Joy equals astonishment at seeing offspring in Shanghai.
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Followed by The Chinese Ring (1947) See more »

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"Only foolish dog pursues flying bird."
18 February 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

While visiting China, Charlie Chan finds himself the guest at a banquet in his honor. At the banquet, a man is murdered. Now Charlie and "Number One Son" Lee must investigate. This is one of the best of the Charlie Chan series. A nice mystery coupled with some humor and more action than usual for the series. Keye Luke is great in his second appearance as Lee. He was sorely missed in Egypt. Warner Oland is pitch-perfect, as always. We even get to hear him sing! Solid support from pretty Irene Hervey, Halliwell Hobbes, Russell Hicks, and Jon Hall in a very early role (billed under his real name Charles Locher). Just a fun story for fans of classic detective movies.


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