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Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 1 March 1940 (USA)
Inspector Chan investigates a group of travelers, one of whom is a saboteur.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

John Francis Larkin (original screen play) (as John Larkin), Lester Ziffren (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Jean Rogers ... Kathi Lenesch
Lionel Atwill ... Cliveden Compton
Mary Nash ... Miss Jennie Finch
Victor Sen Yung ... Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
Kane Richmond ... Richard Cabot
Chris-Pin Martin ... Sergeant Montero
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Dr. Rudolph Grosser
Helen Ericson ... Stewardess
Jack La Rue ... Manolo
Edwin Stanley ... Governor Webster
Donald Douglas ... Captain Lewis (as Don Douglas)
Frank Puglia ... Achmed Halide
Addison Richards ... Godley
Edward Keane ... Dr. Fredericks
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Storyline

Charlie impersonates a shop owner to foil an espionage plot which would destroy part of the Panama Canal, trapping a Navy fleet on its way to the Pacific after maneuvers in the Atlantic. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One puff from a deadly cigarette... and the fleet is marked for doom! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

The twenty-sixth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Patience leads to knowledge.
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Connections

Followed by Dark Alibi (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Vereda tropical
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Gonzalo Curiel
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one of the best
27 May 2000 | by pbalosSee all my reviews

back lot Hollywood provides a rather convincing Panama City of the 40's.Overall a fine plot of a mystery that works evenly with a surprise ending.One of Tolar's better movies, if not the best, with an excellent cast of characters.Well done !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan a Panama See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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