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The Red Dragon (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 2 February 1946 (USA)
Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

George Callahan (original screenplay), Earl Derr Biggers (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sidney Toler ... Charlie Chan
Fortunio Bonanova ... Insp. Luis Carvero
Benson Fong ... Tommy Chan
Robert Emmett Keane ... Alfred Wyans (as Robert E. Keane)
Willie Best ... Chattanooga Brown
Carol Hughes ... Marguerite Fontan
Marjorie Hoshelle Marjorie Hoshelle ... Countess Irena
Barton Yarborough Barton Yarborough ... Joseph Bradish
George Meeker ... Edmond Slade
Don Costello ... Charles Masack
Charles Trowbridge ... Prentiss
Mildred Boyd Mildred Boyd ... Josephine
Barbara Jean Wong Barbara Jean Wong ... Iris Ling (as Jean Wong)
Donald D. Taylor Donald D. Taylor ... Walter Dorn (as Donald Dexter Taylor)
Lucio Villegas Lucio Villegas ... Police Scientist
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Storyline

Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

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CHARLIE CHAN'S BEST! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan in Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The thirty-fifth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Connections

Follows Castle in the Desert (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

MY HEART IS YOURS
Performed by Marjorie Hoshelle
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A toothless dragon
17 August 2000 | by pbalosSee all my reviews

with no bite. This is probably the worse of the Monogram series. It is clumsy and boring. It is supposedly Mexico City, but it may as well be Omaha.Charlie and his "shadow" Insp. Carvero (there's never a scene without them together) bump around aimlessly trying to find the murderer who uses a silly lethal weapon.The story line throughout this film remains unclear...to me, anyway. Once again, the character of Tommy Chan (Benson Fong) simply does not work well. Even the humour by Chattanooga (Willie Best) is flat.The best part is watching Sidney Tolar do the rumba, which as far is I know is a Cuban dance.Aside from diehard Chan fans, you can skip this one.


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