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The Sky Dragon (1949)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime  |  27 April 1949 (USA)
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On a plane trip, Charlie Chan and the passengers are drugged, and when they wake up a quarter million dollars is missing.

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Complete credited cast:
Roland Winters ...
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Mantan Moreland ...
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Tim Ryan ...
Iris Adrian ...
Wanda LaFern
Elena Verdugo ...
Connie Jackson, alias Marie Burke
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Capt. Tim Norton
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Andrew J. Barrett
Paul Maxey ...
John Anderson
Joel Marston ...
Copilot Don Blake
John Eldredge ...
William E. French (as John Eldridge)
Eddie Parks ...
Jonathan Tibbetts
Louise Franklin ...
Lena Franklin - Maid
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Storyline

All the passengers on an airplane headed for San Francisco are drugged, and when they wake up, it is discovered that a quarter-million dollars is missing. Charlie Chan--and, of course, his #1 son--must discover the identity of the person who doped the passengers and stole the money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Death rides the clouds


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27 April 1949 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan and the Sky Dragon  »

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This would be the final film in the Charlie Chan series of 17 lower-budgeted features at Monogram (Sidney Toler in the first 11, Roland Winters in the last 6). See more »

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Follows Docks of New Orleans (1948) See more »

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Roland Winters imitating Asian speech is the best part of this film
4 August 2002 | by (Huntington NY) – See all my reviews

As an avid collector of all Charlie Chan films except for the Fox Four, I have avoided getting Roland Winters 6 films but finally purchased the Sky Dragon. It will end there. There is no magic at all it is a stilted film with no imagination and a story line to match


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