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Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mary Beth Hughes ...
Joan Reynolds
Cobina Wright ...
Grace Ellis (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
Ted North ...
Carlos Dantas
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Alfredo Cardozo
Harold Huber ...
Chief Souto
Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
Richard Derr ...
Ken Reynolds
Jacqueline Dalya ...
Lola Dean
Kay Linaker ...
Helen Ashby
Truman Bradley ...
Paul Wagner
Hamilton MacFadden ...
Bill Kellogg
Leslie Denison ...
Rice
Iris Wong ...
Lili
Eugene Borden ...
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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5 September 1941 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan no Rio  »

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Although listed in the credits as "Carlos Dantas", Ted North's character is called "Clark Danton" in the film. See more »

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Charlie Chan: Interesting problem in chemistry: sweet wine always turn women sour.
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They Met in Rio
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13 May 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Good mystery film about the famous detective Charlie Chan. He's in Rio to put under arrest Lola. But she's murdered before he can arrest her. Interesting murder case follows and like other Charlie Chan's movies, an array of suspects are in the room. Everybody seems to have a perfect alibi.

Good performance by Victor Sen Yung who plays Number Two Son. Toler is once again good in the role of Charlie Chan. Funny remarks here and there punctuate the script. Like this one: «This is very exciting». The lady to answer: «So is parachute jumping, but I don't like it».

Like other films in the series, lights go out for a second or two and there's one dead person!

Out of 100, I gave it 77. That's **½ on a four stars rating system.

Seen at home in Welland on VHS. Marko Roy - May 13th, 2001.


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