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Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 16 June 1939 (USA)
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.

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Vivian Wells
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Sheriff Fletcher
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Curtis Whitman
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James Chan (as Sen Yung)
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Mary Whitman
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Cab Driver
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Mrs. Russell
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Jeanne Bently
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Wally Burke
Charles D. Brown ...
Chief of Police King
Iris Wong ...
Choy Wong
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George Bently
Hamilton MacFadden ...
Night Clerk
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Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Charlie Chan Renossa  »

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This film was first telecast in New York City Wednesday 7 April 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Saturday 31 July 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Tuesday 7 June 1955 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is examining the police photos of Mrs. Bentley's body, they show her beauty mask tied around her head. But the mask was untied by the desk clerk to identify the victim, before the police are ever called. See more »

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Charlie Chan: Ancient ancestor once say words cannot cook rice.
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Followed by Shadows Over Chinatown (1946) See more »

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5 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An entertaining film as Charlie heads over to Reno to help a friend. Mrs. Bentley would have been interesting to hang around with for a while. The film drags in a couple of spots but only briefly. I personally didn't find the Tombstone' character to be all that funny. Other than Charlie's sons,the attempts at humor in the Chan films tend to fall flat. Eddie Collins is annoying as the cab driver and it's nice to see Charlie put him in his place. Phyllis Brooks gives a good performance as Ms. Wells. I love the way Pauline Moore speaks and acts in this film. Iris Wong is great as usual.The interplay between Charlie and his #2 son is priceless!


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