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Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  21 May 1937 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Katherine DeMille ...
Yvonne Roland
Pauline Moore ...
Betty Adams
Allan Lane ...
Richard Masters
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C. Henry Gordon ...
Arthur Hughes
John Eldredge ...
Cartwright
Layne Tom Jr. ...
Charlie Chan Jr.
Jonathan Hale ...
Hopkins
Morgan Wallace ...
Honorable Charles Zaraka
Frederick Vogeding ...
Captain Strasser (as Fredrik Vogeding)
Andrew Tombes ...
Police Chief Scott
Howard C. Hickman ...
Dr. Burton (as Howard Hickman)
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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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A stadium jammed with cheering sport fans...one hundred thousand strong! Who among them is the killer? See more »


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21 May 1937 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan aux jeux olympiques  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was pulled from circulation shortly after its release because it takes place in Nazi Germany. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Mr. Hopkins: [offended] Well, you must think we're all fools!
Arthur Hughes: I'm not acquainted with the other gentlemen.
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Followed by Shanghai Chest (1948) See more »

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Good To See This Gem Coming Out On DVD
29 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charlie has his youngest helper ever - or at least in any of the 20 Chan films I've seen - as 12-year-old Charlie Jr. joins Number One Son Lee as they both help dad solve a crime.

Lee (Keye Luke) plays a member of the United States Olympic swimming team in this adventure. The repartee between Chan (Warner Oland) and his two sons in here is terrific. Layne Tom Jr. plays Charlie Junior.

The Chan movie is more of an adventure than the normal whodunit as Charlie and the cops travel to the Olympics in Munich, Germany in search of a missing radar-plane "black box." Lee is kidnapped at the games and his dad does everything he can to get his kidnapped son back while not jeopardizing the United States in the process.

This is one of the better Chan films and will be available on DVD in December, 2006, as part of another Charlie Chan DVD package of four movies.


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