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Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

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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Grace Ellis (as Cobina Wright Jr.)
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Carlos Dantas / Clark Denton
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Alfredo Cardozo
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Chief Souto
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Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
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Ken Reynolds
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Lola Dean
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Helen Ashby
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Paul Wagner
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Bill Kellogg
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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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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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Follows Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939) See more »

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They Met in Rio
Music by Harry Warren
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Not Exactly Carnival
5 July 2000 | by (Panama City, Panama) – See all my reviews

in Rio, but a really well thought out Chan film. A very interesting and familiar array of characters.One can almost feel the breeze coming in off the S.Atlantic.One of the better films for Jimmy Chan (Victor Sen Yung).It's easy to watch over again.


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