Complete List Of Charlie Chan Movies


by Hunley
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created – 07 January 2011
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updated – 07 January 2011
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20th Century Fox made 27 Charlie Chan mysteries earlier the series went to poverty row studio Monogram. Four of the early films are lost, but the balance maintain a loftier level of quality considering they were fabricated by Fox’s B unit nether Sol Wurtzel. Chan was played past Warner Oland until his expiry in 1938. The movies continued with Sidney Toler equally Chan. This list has what I consider to be the 10 best Chans, my iv favorites, followed by six other excellent examples.

72 min
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Mystery

While visiting the circus with his family unit, Charlie is recruited by the big peak’southward co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he’s received.

Director: Harry Lachman
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Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George Brasno, Olive Brasno

Votes:
1,691

The setting and strong bandage elevates this film. Lee Chan (Keye Luke) has a flake of a romance with a female contortionist played by Shia Jung.

68 min
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Mystery

A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an aviary, hides in the opera business firm, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years agone.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
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Stars: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry

Votes:
ii,128

Another bully setting. A good mystery with first-class comic relief from Keye Luke, and Boris Karloff plays a mad man.

67 min
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Mystery

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his outset grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his begetter in society to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Manager: H. Bruce Humberstone
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Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung, Eddie Collins

Votes:
ane,681

Sidney Toler’s first Chan. He is joined by Sen Yung as Jimmy Chan. They have great chemical science from the outset, and it’south a fun mystery.

71 min
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Crime, Mystery, Thriller

The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years before and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to assist Charlie solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
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Stars: Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi, Dorothy Revier

Votes:
i,515

In the earliest surviving Chan with Warner Oland, the bandage actually went to Hawaii for some scenes. Some of the location shots have a surprisingly fluid photographic camera considering this is an early audio film. Bela Lugosi is in the bandage.

72 min
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Offense, Drama, Mystery

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

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden
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Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Brook, Erik Rhodes

Votes:
1,644

First appearance of Lee Chan played by Keye Luke. He adds immeasurably to the films he appears in.

72 min
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Law-breaking, Mystery

Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an fine art showroom, they get caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.

Director: Eugene Forde
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Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Virginia Field, Sidney Blackmer

Votes:
1,527

This i adds in lots of comedy, much of it coming from supporting actor Harold Huber. He is not to every taste, but I found him more amusing than annoying.

76 min
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Mystery

Charlie tries to notice the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship spring from Honolulu to California.

Director: Eugene Forde
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Stars: Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver, Lionel Atwill, Victor Sen Yung

Votes:
1,364

Murder aboard a ship with a bars fix of suspects is such a natural that it’due south no wonder that the films used this device several times. Features Layne Tom Jr. every bit i of the younger Chan sons.

sixty min
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Crime, Mystery

On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to decease when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.

Manager: Harry Lachman
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Stars: Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Ted North

Votes:
one,371

Jimmy Chan finds a girl friend in this i. She’s played by Iris Wong. Another good mystery.

Source: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls000032505/