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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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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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Followed by Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) See more »

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Murder and robbery in the sky
15 April 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Charlie Chan series ended with The Sky Dragon in which murder and a robbery are committed in a passenger airline while in flight. The ultimate of locked room homicides. Unfortunately for the ones who did this caper they had Charlie Chan and son Lee on board. After that they hadn't a chance.

Roland Winters and Keye Luke bring in Tim Ryan of the SFPD who is more than happy to assist the local authorities. Pilot Milburn Stone and co-pilot Joel Marston and hostesses Noel Neill and Elena Verdugo are also suspects. Gracing the cast as she always does is Iris Adrian playing a burlesque queen who was a passenger. She's traveling with brother-in-law Lyle Talbot on a mission of her own.

The guilty party is one who is rather quick on the trigger. In that it's easy to figure out who it is. How the robbery was done was a bit more clever and it involves an accomplice or two.

Keye Luke who was number one son while Warner Oland was Charlie Chan returns for the final film. I had the pleasure of seeing Keye Luke on Broadway in the original cast of Flower Drum Song, my first Broadway show. Ironically he played a traditional Chinese father in that show.

If they had only put a real surprise in the ending this would rate a notch or two higher. As it is The Sky Dragon is a fine film to conclude the series.


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