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Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 21 May 1937 (USA)
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.

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Yvonne Roland
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Betty Adams
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Richard Masters
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Arthur Hughes
John Eldredge ...
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Layne Tom Jr. ...
Charlie Chan Jr.
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Hopkins
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Honorable Charles Zaraka
Frederick Vogeding ...
Captain Strasser (as Fredrik Vogeding)
Andrew Tombes ...
Police Chief Scott
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Dr. Burton (as Howard Hickman)
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Storyline

When an experimental plane is hijacked and its pilot murdered, the new guidance system that will allow it to fly unmanned is stolen. Charlie traces the strategically important invention to the current summer Olympic games in Berlin, where myriad spies, enemy agents, and hard-core criminals are ruthlessly pursuing it in order to sell it to another government. Charlie's son Lee, a member of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, is on hand to help his father recover the device and solve the mystery. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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DEATH FIRES THE STARTING GUN!...and you'll be breathless at the finish! See more »


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Charlie Chan aux jeux olympiques  »

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This film was first telecast in Detroit Monday 19 October 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Wednesday 3 February 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Saturday 26 June 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Monday 18 July 1955 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

The direction given by the RDF operator is 'North by Northeast two points East' Not only is the main cardinal direction given wrong (correct would be 'Northeast by North'), and 'two points east' make it Northeast by East, the direction the indicator needle points to is about North-Northeast one quarter East, about two and three quarters North of the direction the operator reads off. See more »

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Charlie Chan: Good hunter never warn tiger of trap.
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Charlie wins a Gold
11 August 2000 | by (Panama City, Panama) – See all my reviews

excellent in all respects.Probably one of the finest in the entire series. The setting is unique and it's a well done mystery. Documentary footage of the '36 Olympics and the Hindenberg are well situated in this drama. The political atmosphere of Germany during the mid-late 30's is, however, overlooked. Warner Oland again is at his best.This is a must see for Chan fans


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