Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation , Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeeper, to a stableman, to a lawyer.

Director: Eugene Forde
Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Charlie steps in to solve the murder of a wealthy American found dead in a London hotel. Settings include London, Nice, San Remo, Honolulu and Hong Kong. Fast-paced with lots of wisecracking.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, John Garrick, Marguerite Churchill
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Charlie Chan and his two eldest sons, investigate a murderous gang who is forcing an archaeologist to search for a treasure in Mexico.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Roland Winters, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

Director: Phil Rosen
Stars: Sidney Toler, Fortunio Bonanova, Benson Fong
Adventure | Crime | Thriller

The granddaughter of a renown detective makes a name for herself in the world of crime-busting.

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 Charlie Chan (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
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 Barry Chan (36 episodes, 1957-1958)
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Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.

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The accent used by J. Carroll Naish is no different than the one he used for the Evil.Dr..Drama, a Japanese villain in the first Batman serial made during World War Two See more »

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Follows The House Without a Key (1926) See more »

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An "inscrutable" series!
8 March 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I came across the other review as I was viewing the screen record of James Hong who was acting in 2008 version of The Day the Earth stood Still. Looking at Hongs' Screen Career and all the early TV series he appeared in is like looking at a Who's Who of Television? He has appeared in such revered episodes as Sugarfoot with Will Hutchins, Cheyenne with Clint Walker,Wagon Train with Robert Horton,Have Gun Will Travel with Richard Boone,Rawhide with a young Clint Eastwood and Bonanza with the late Lorne Greene and Michael Landon to name a few. In Charlie Chan with J.Carrol Naish he was always the Number One Son who helped Naish right the wrongs and I imagine Hong has NEVER been unemployed in his life.A wonderful actor,never THE star sometimes sad,funny or serious but always so watchable.


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