Kramer contacts Charlie to get his assistance against a perceived murder plot. The situation suddenly becomes complicated when Kramer's wife is kidnapped and later found murdered. The police are convinced the two events are linked, but Charlie has other idea.
Charlie Chan is asked to investigate the death of a young man on a ship bound for Hawaii. Charlie realizes the mystery is a lot deeper when acts of sabotage begin to occur and some of the crew's life may be in danger.
Charlie Chan is on special assignment to investigate Dan Randolph on behalf of a grand jury. Charlie becomes directly involved in the case when one of the police officers he is working with gets word his wife has been attacked.
A blind man is killed and his seeing eye dog badly injured. Charlie quickly realizes there is far more to the case than anyone considers. His only problem is trying to work out why circumstances are as they are.
Charlie gets involved in trying to break an espionage ring after plans for a new jet engine are stolen. Suspicion centers around a cabaret performance involving a brother and sister mind reading act from Hungary.
Charlie is called to France when the Bank of England reports that printing plates for currency have been stole. Chan must rely on connections that go all the way back to WW2 to bring the case to a successful concussion.
Charlie has to unravel the mystery of a man working as a doctor in London. Information is received suggesting he may have been a doctor in Canada convicted of murder. Charlie has to discover truth and then decide who had the motivation to make such claims in the first place.
Charlie, still in England is contacted by an actor, who believes his daughter is in a relationship with a swindler. Charlie begins to discover the real truth of the situation when an unexpected turn of events changes everything.
Charlie becomes involved in a strange case of deception when an old woman seeks to re-establish contact with her daughter. What he discovers is a complex series of switches and double crosses creating an almost unsolvable crime.
An extremely rare manuscript comes up for sale and Charlie becomes involved after repeated attempts to steal the document fail. It becomes obvious the ownership of the book is in doubt and many parties have a vested interest in owning it.
A man is awaiting execution when the local Pastor approaches Charlie with concerns the man may be innocent. Charlie is struck by how cut and dried the case seems to be, and begins the long process of finding the truth.
A famous designer accidentally sells a made to order sweater to the wrong person. Chan becomes involved when the owner of the sweater is found dead. Charlie discovers the dead girl had other skeletons in her closet.
Charlie is at a dinner party when the host dies. Everyone seems to think a black servant proficient in the art of black magic is behind the death, but Charlie thinks a far more mundane explanation is on offer.
When you usually read about this series in guidebooks the reviewer ultimately states that J. Carrol Naish was badly miscast. But if you compare this with the serial 'Batman' (1943), then you will notice that even though the two parts of Charlie Chan and Dr. Tito Darka are different, in that one is good and the other bad, for some strange reason Naish played them the same. Maybe this is why the reviewers say this or maybe it was the reason he was cast as Charlie Chan in the first place? This episode opens in Venice, Italy. Where someone has sold a vast amount of ...
A tourist in Rome unwittingly purchases an extremely valuable antique. Charlie Chan must sort out the mix up before people start getting hurt or even killed as various parties try to retrieve the item.
A young woman checks into a hotel with her father. A few hours later she can not locate the man or find any evidence he ever checked into the hotel. She asks Charlie to try and find her father who Charlie thinks has been kidnapped.
A series of random attacks in an antique store cause damages to a number of valuable pieces. The manager of the store is puzzled because he considers each of the attackers as friends. The manager of the store engages Charlie to try and find out what is happening.