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
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When Charlie Chan, Jr. enters a room where his father and another officer are, Chan, Jr. says, "Pop, here are some cut-up tea and sandwiches," when what he really means is, "Pop, here are some cut-up sandwiches and tea." See more »
Mr. Chan, I apologize! It's impossible. Things like this cannot happen in Berlin!
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This Chan film is of interest for its historical setting--the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and the air ship Hindenburg. I find this to be below Warner Oland's usual standard. Not that he doesn't do his normal great job. For me, the setting just isn't mysterious enough. And, while it is fun to see Chan fly on the ill-fated dirigible, it is interesting to note that the film sidesteps the Nazi situation. Pauline Moore appears in this one. She later has a better role in "Charlie Chan in Treasure Island."
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