Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  21 January 1938 (USA)
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Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.



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Complete credited cast:
Virginia Field ...
Harold Huber ...
Jules Joubert
Kay Linaker ...
Joan Karnoff
Robert Kent ...
Gordon Chase
Edward Raquello ...
Paul Savarin
Al Rogers
Louis Mercier ...
Taxi Driver
George Davis ...
John Bleifer ...
Georges Renavent ...


Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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Triple murder for high stakes! A new high in mystery excitement! And laughs, too!


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21 January 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan em Monte Carlo  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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I liked this one more than most of the other reviewers
6 July 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As usual, Charlie and Number One Son are visiting when coincidentally there are murders. This time they seem to have something to do with stolen securities which seem to vanish and re-appear like magic. Unlike many of the films, though, Chan and Son seem to be caught up more in the action instead of passively investigating after the fact.

Many of the reviews seem to feel this is one of the weakest of the Warner Oland Charlie Chan films, though I liked it quite a bit and felt it stacked up well with the earlier films from the series. Why did I like it? Well, the stolen bonds angle seemed pretty interesting, Harold Huber (who had just played a New York police inspector in CHARLIE CHAN ON Broadway) was pretty good as a French cop and the film certainly kept my attention. It's not great, but still is a very competent part of a series of excellent and enjoyable detective films and a cut above similar series.

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