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Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

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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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Irene Hervey ...
Diana Woodland
Jon Hall ...
Philip Nash (as Charles Locher)
Russell Hicks ...
James Andrews
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Halliwell Hobbes ...
Chief of Police
Frederick Vogeding ...
Burke (as Frederik Vogeding)
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Dakin
Max Wagner ...
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Storyline

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 Kiinassa  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

Halliwell Hobbes plays Colonel Watkins, although the closing credits simply list his character as Chief of Police. See more »

Goofs

At 31:12, Andrews reads a note from the late Sir Stanley Woodland. We see the note again when Nash steals it at 33:40. When Chan examines the same note at 42:17, the signature is in a very dissimilar hand. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: [seeing that Lee has no money to pay the cab driver] Pocket book, of course, left in other suit?
Lee Chan: Believe it or not!
Charlie Chan: Eh! Old excuse like ancient billy goat - has whiskers.
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References Oil for the Lamps of China (1935) See more »

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Charlie Chan in the land of his ancestors.
16 April 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Another good, atmospheric, Warner Oland Chan film in which the honorable detective visits the land of his ancestors. Keye Luke is great as Lee who shows his bravery. There is an amusing scene at a banquet early on in the film. And how can a Chan film not be good when Oland gets to sing the story of Ming Lo Fu? An inside joke in the song is a line about "Fu Manchu"--the role Oland was famous for playing before he became Chan. The film gives you a good sense of Shanghai of the 30's from a Hollywood perspective, of course. It also features a shady waterfront bar called the Versailles Cafe. Another winner!


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