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The Sky Dragon (1949)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 27 April 1949 (USA)
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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Charlie Chan and the Sky Dragon  »

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The last of 47 Charlie Chan movies, though the character was revived in a 1957 TV series starring J. Carrol Naish (The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957); a total of 39 episodes), and in a couple of unrelated movies. George Kuwa and Sôjin Kamiyama, both Japanese, each played the role once in lost silents, E.L. Park, a British actor who made no other films, put in a tiny cameo as Chan in Behind That Curtain (1929). The Swedish Warner Oland started the series proper in 1931 with Charlie Chan Carries On (1931), doing a total of 16 entries, Missouri-born Sidney Toler replaced him for 22 more, and Massachusetts-born Roland Winters ended it with the last six. Polish-born Ross Martin completed a 1970 TV movie reviving the character, a failed attempt at a new teleseries, while London-born Peter Ustinov starred in a final theatrical release, Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981), scripted as a satire/spoof, which was not a success. In 1976 Peter Sellers sent up the character (called Sidney Wang) in Murder by Death (1976). The Ross Martin movies and the Peter Ustinov movie (both listed here) bring the total number of Charlie Chan movies to 49 and not the 41 given at the beginning of this description. This error (47 instead of 49) also appears in the trivia section of all other Charlie Chan movies. 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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