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Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  1 March 1940 (USA)
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Inspector Chan investigates a group of travelers, one of whom is a saboteur.

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Cast

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Jean Rogers ...
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Miss Jennie Finch
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
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Richard Cabot
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Sergeant Montero
Lionel Royce ...
Dr. Rudolph Grosser
Helen Ericson ...
Stewardess
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Manolo
Edwin Stanley ...
Governor Webster
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Captain Lewis (as Don Douglas)
Frank Puglia ...
Achmed Halide
Addison Richards ...
Godley
Edward Keane ...
Dr. Fredericks
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Charlie impersonates a shop owner to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One puff from a deadly cigarette... and the fleet is marked for doom! See more »


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1 March 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan en Panamá  »

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The twenty-sixth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: [Last lines] Intelligent defense of nation best guarantee for years of peace.
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Followed by Black Magic (1944) See more »

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Cielito Lindo
(1882) (uncredited)
Written by Quirino Mendoza
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One of the best settings in the Chan series
1 December 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Charlie Chan in Panama features a lush, thick setting that bleeds of Latin America and mixes it with a solid plot and a great and surprising payoff. The sets are fantastic, with lush foliage and ceiling fans everywhere and small and intimate town squares. The cemetary is also tremendous to look at. The plot centers around spies looking to sabotage the US military as it moves through the Panama Canal. Lionel Atwill lends his talents to the supporting cast while Sidney Toler as Chan is excellent as usual. Jimmy is his usually high strung self and the rest of the cast supplies the film with shady and suave characters. A great film to look at with a great mood and one of the best Toler Chans.

7.1/10


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