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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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Frederick Vogeding ...
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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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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Detroit Monday 12 October 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Friday 19 March 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Saturday 24 July 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Thursday 29 September 1955 on KRON (Channel 4). 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

Sir Stanley Woodland: I made an important discovery this afternoon. That's what prevented me from meeting you. We can get together after this is over.
Charlie Chan: [softly] Two ears for every tongue.
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Follows Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) 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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