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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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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 Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) See more »

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The End
24 March 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The Charlie Chan series at Monogram comes to an ending with this picture. The plot sees Charlie (Roland Winters) and "Number One Son" Lee (Keye Luke) on an airplane where all the passengers are drugged. While they're out, a man is murdered and a quarter-million dollars stolen. Also appearing in this one is bug-eyed comic sidekick Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland). The rest of the cast includes Milburn Stone (Doc from Gunsmoke), Noel Neill (Lois Lane from Adventures of Superman), and Lyle Talbot (movie star extraordinaire). Winters is weak as usual but the plot is surprisingly fresh for Monogram. Keye Luke is fun and the supporting cast is decent. It's ironic that the series ended after its two strongest films. But it was a case of too little too late, I think.


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