On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.

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Alfredo Cardozo
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Ken Reynolds
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Helen Ashby
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Paul Wagner
Hamilton MacFadden ...
Bill Kellogg
Leslie Denison ...
Rice
Iris Wong ...
Lili
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Armando
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Charlie and son Jimmy visit an exotic Rio nightclub in the company of local police chief Suoto in order to arrest nightclub chanteuse Lola Dean, whom Charlie believes killed her paramour a year earlier in Honolulu after discovering that he was married. Rather than cause a public scene, the always discreet Chan decides to wait until she gets home. By the time the minions of the law arrive, they find the singer has been stabbed to death, her jewels stolen, and a bevy of clues seemingly planted at the crime scene. Among the suspects are the singer's companion, an ex-husband, a Dean friend along with her boyfriend, an amateur sleuth, her rich playboy fiancée, a rival for his affections, a mind-reading mystic, and, of course, the butler. Written by (duke1029@aol.com)

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The character Joan Reynolds (played by Mary Beth Hughes) makes two references to 'Bulldog' Drummond a fictional detective particular popular in the 1930's and the subject of multiple films. Capt. Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond was most often played, at least seven times, by John Howard. See more »

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Charlie Chan: Experience teach unless eyewitness present, every murder case is long shot.
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Follows Charlie Chan's Courage (1934) See more »

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They Met in Rio
Music by Harry Warren
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murderer kills murderer
22 November 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I've just seen Charlie Chan in Rio for the first time and found it enjoyable like all of the Chan movies I've seen.

In this one, Chan and his No 2 son are in Rio to arrest a murderer but she is then murdered herself, so he leads the investigation for this. After gathering clues including drugged cigarettes, the murderer is revealed...

This includes a couple of rather catchy songs and No 2 son learning to dance.

Charlie Chan is played well by Sidney Toler and is joined by Sen Young, Richard Derr and Victor Jory.

If you like a gold old mystery, then you will like this. Excellent.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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