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Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 January 1935 (USA)
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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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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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

When the camera shows a POV shot of the beggar on the roof try to hit Charlie with a large stone block, Charlie is seen drawing out his pistol. In the next sidewalk shot of Charlie, he has not yet put his hand into his pocket. See more »

Quotes

Max Corday: [in a condescending pidgen English/Chinese accent] Me happy know you. Mebbe you likee havee little drinkee?
Charlie Chan: Very happy to make acquaintance of charming gentleman.
[imitating Corday]
Charlie Chan: Me no likeee drinkee now - perhaps later.
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Followed by Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) See more »

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Who killed Nardi?
11 May 2002 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

Excellent mystery with Warner Oland on trail of bond forgers who would undermine the Banque Lamartine. Aided by Lee Chan (Key Luke), Chan methodically unravels fraud and murder and ducks an attempt on his life. As with other entries in this series, the viewer cannot figure out the solution because key evidence is only revealed at the end. Chan knows more than the police and the viewer. If you know this and just sit back and enjoy, you will have a pleasant time. Of note is a dance apache done by Nardi at the Cafe du Singe Blue -- apache signifying a member of the Paris underground and not an American Indian tribe. Racial slurs grate us today but reflect the times. Lots of clues but as Chan says, "must turn up many stones to get to hiding place of snake." Recommended.


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