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Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Director:

James Tinling

Writers:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (original story) (as Edward T. Lowe), Gerard Fairlie (original story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
Irene Hervey ... Diana Woodland
Jon Hall ... Philip Nash (as Charles Locher)
Russell Hicks ... James Andrews
Keye Luke ... Lee Chan
Halliwell Hobbes ... Chief of Police
Frederick Vogeding Frederick Vogeding ... Burke (as Frederik Vogeding)
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... Dakin
Max Wagner ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

On his return to China, Charlie is honored at a Shanghai banquet for his many accomplishments. Prior to his speech Sir Stanley Woodland, a prominent official in the colony, confides to Charlie that he has discovered some sinister activities and wants to share the information with the detective as soon as they are alone. When Sir Stanley is silenced by a booby-trapped box, Charlie seeks to discover the undivulged secret as well as the killer. Along with Col. Watkins, the police commissioner, and G-Man James Andrews, Charlie works to expose an international opium-smuggling ring operating out of Shanghai. With the help of son Lee, he survives a kidnapping and murder attempt while exposing the identity of the head of the drug ring. Written by G. Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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The Most Dangerous Adventure of His Death-Defying Career! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan i Kina See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Detroit Monday 12 October 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Friday 19 March 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Saturday 24 July 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Thursday 29 September 1955 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

Frederick Vogeding's character is called Ivan Marloff in the actual movie, but is listed as 'Burke' in the credits for some reason. See more »

Quotes

Lee Chan: Got a clue, Pop?
Charlie Chan: Shot in dark sometime find eye of bull.
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Connections

Followed by Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (1944) See more »

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Charlie Chan in the land of his ancestors.
16 April 2000 | by admjtk1701See all my reviews

Another good, atmospheric, Warner Oland Chan film in which the honorable detective visits the land of his ancestors. Keye Luke is great as Lee who shows his bravery. There is an amusing scene at a banquet early on in the film. And how can a Chan film not be good when Oland gets to sing the story of Ming Lo Fu? An inside joke in the song is a line about "Fu Manchu"--the role Oland was famous for playing before he became Chan. The film gives you a good sense of Shanghai of the 30's from a Hollywood perspective, of course. It also features a shady waterfront bar called the Versailles Cafe. Another winner!


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