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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Directors:

Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden (uncredited)

Writers:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (screen play) (as Edward T. Lowe), Stuart Anthony (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
Mary Brian ... Yvette Lamartine
Thomas Beck ... Victor Descartes
Erik Rhodes ... Max Corday
John Miljan ... Albert Dufresne
Murray Kinnell ... Henri Latouche
Minor Watson ... Renard
John Qualen ... Concierge
Keye Luke ... Lee Chan
Henry Kolker ... M. Lamartine
Dorothy Appleby ... Nardi
Ruth Peterson ... Renee Jacquard
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Bedell (as Perry Ivans)
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Storyline

Charlie's visit to Paris, ostensibly a vacation, is really a mission to investigate a bond-forgery racket. But his agent, apache dancer Nardi is killed before she can tell him much. The case, complicated by a false murder accusation for banker's daughter Yvette, climaxes with a strange journey through the Paris sewers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vampir Pariza See more »

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Budget:

$110,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director Hamilton MacFadden was replaced by Lewis Seiler after only one week's shooting, and cinematographer Daniel B. Clark was replaced by Ernest Palmer. See more »

Goofs

Although all the action takes place in Paris, not only don't any of the characters speak French, none has even a trace of a French accent. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Many strange crimes committed in sewers of Paris.
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Connections

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

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Entertaining
10 April 2001 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

It's the first movie that I see in the Charlie Chan's series. I must say that I liked it. It's a pretty good mystery taking place in Paris. Like other films of this genre, the answer to the puzzle is not known until the end. Like good old Charlie says in the movie: «Must turn many stones to find hiding place of snake»! The dance scene at the Singe Bleu is quite compelling.

Out of 100, I gave it 78.


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