Charlie Chan investigates a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.

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Andrew Kidder
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Ariane Hadrachi
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Paul Hadrachi
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Irene Hadrachi
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Lambert
Peter Donat ...
Noel Adamson
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Alexander Hadrachi
Rocky Gunn ...
Peter Chan
Virginia Ann Lee ...
Doreen Chan
Ernest Harada ...
Oliver Chan
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Stephen Chan (as Soon-Taik Oh)
Patricia Gage ...
Sylvia Grombach (as Pat Gage)
Ted Greenhalgh ...
Dr. Howard Jamison
Graeme Campbell ...
Inspector McKenzie
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Charlie Chan investigates a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy Greek shipping tycoon.

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17 July 1979 (USA)  »

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Happiness Is a Warm Clue  »

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Filmed in 1971 but not broadcast until 1979. See more »

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Follows Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936) See more »

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Somewhat Complicated Film, But the heart is in the right place
12 April 2000 | by (Pensacola, FL) – See all my reviews

This movie starring Ross Martin of Wild, Wild West fame was a good effort at adding to the Charlie Chan Mythos, but in the end, failed.

It is too complicated and hard to follow. Not that I don't mind good mysteries, but I doubt anyone could solve it on their own and that is part of the fun of Charlie Chan movies.

Martin does a decent job as Chan, but a little more of the family Chan might have added to this film. It is fun seeing Leslie Nelison in an early role, but overall, this movie just doesn't hit it and we can see why it stayed on the shelves for over five years after production before seeing the light of day.


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