Charlie chan at the opera is considered by many to be the best warner oland charlie chan film, probably due to the presence of boris karloff as the principal suspect, as well as faux operatic. Black magic, later retitled meeting at midnight for television, is a 1944 mystery film starring sidney toler as charlie chan. The new adventures of charlie chan tv series 1957 imdb. Fortyseven films and six charlies later, the series still delights audiences. On a plane trip, charlie chan and the passengers are drugged, and when they wake up a quarter million dollars is missing. The return of charlie chan tv movie 1973 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. A list of the films from the charlie chan series, 1931 to 1949. Warner oland born johan verner olund, october 3, 1879 august 6, 1938 was a swedishamerican actor most remembered for playing several chinese and chineseamerican characters. The feathered serpent sees charlie winters, number one son lee keye luke, and tommy chan victor sen yung once again in mexico on a deadly expedition for aztec gold. Charlie chan investigates a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy greek shipping tycoon. He appeared in six novels by marquand published between 1935 and 1957. As early as 1926, versions of the charlie chan mysteries began appearing on film.
The return of charlie chan 1973 tv movie company credits. The first film featuring charlie chan, the house without a key, appeared in 1925. After foxs excellent boxed sets of their warner oland and sidney toler films and mgmuas six film charlie chan chanthology dvd, tcms set of four later monogram chan films is a slightly curious compilation, including three sidney toler films and roland winters debut in the role, but skipping over two more toler films, the red dragon and shadows over chinatown, which like winters last. Alfred andriolas charlie chan 6 june 1940 a charlie chan comic strip, drawn by alfred andriola, was distributed by the mcnaught syndicate beginning october 24, 1938. The return of charlie chan tv movie 1973 company credits. The final explanation of the killer for instance will evoke painful memories of ted rodgers on 321. Virginia ann lee in the return of charlie chan 1973 ross martin in the return of charlie chan 1973 add image. In an age of yellow peril stereotypes and villains like fu manchu, biggers conceived of chan as a benevolent and heroic alternative. The return of charlie chan will unfortunatly make you long to see john waynes turn as gengis khan.
The return of charlie chan is a 1973 american television film. It was the third charlie chan film made by toler at monogram pictures. Four of the early films are lost, but the rest maintain a high level of quality considering they were made by foxs b unit under sol wurtzel. I bought the complete series with a little skepticism, or maybe a lot. The venerable charlie chan film series lasted for close to two decades, beginning in 1931 with charlie chan carries on, ultimately reaching its conclusion in 1949 with the sky dragon. The sky dragonpresents charlie and lee with an inflight lockedcabin murder mystery high above the clouds on board a commercial airliner. Charlie chan in rio dvd manufactured on demand full frame. This is the third and final set of chan movies starring the great warner oland.
They star sidney toler and roland winters as charlie chan. Roland winters, keye luke, mantan moreland, victor sen yung. Plans to bring charlie chan back to tv in this mystery involving the legendary sleuth and a wealthy greek ship tycoon aboard the latters yacht off the coast of vancouver resulted in this curiously disappointing tvmovie with a stranger history. Warner oland was the first actor to portray charlie chan as we know him in sixteen films produced at fox studios later twentieth centuryfox from 1931 until his death in 1938.
Six months later, victims daughter leah manning, stung by a scurrilous book about the case, enlists the aid of charlie chan and number 3 son. The first film featuring charlie chan, as a supporting character. These charlie chang movies were directed by phil karlson, terry o. Charlie chan 3 film collection warner archive, 2016 monogram pictures sky dragon. With roland winters, keye luke, mantan moreland, noel neill.
Charlie chan dead men tell a treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a ship full of red herrings complicate charlies. Charlie chan filter and browse options 60 results page 1. Charlie chan connoisseurs cite a variety of reasons for the honorable detectives longevity and appeal, ranging from his wit and personality to the films fascinating casts that often included future celebrities. Dec 21, 2017 chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owners life.
These three classic charlie chan mysteries made by famed bmovie titans monogram pictures gives us two different charlies in the persons of sidney toler the red dragon and roland winters the feathered serpent, the sky dragon, but both styles of supersleuth must tackle truly draconian mysteries and murder. Marie then enters and recognizes him as her husband, tom mitchell. Carrol naish, james hong, rupert davies, arthur gomez. Released between 1946 and 1947, they make a thoughtful pick for any fan. A complete charlie chan series cast list the venerable charlie chan film series lasted for close to two decades, beginning in 1931 with charlie chan carries on, ultimately reaching its conclusion in 1949 with the sky dragon. Charlie chan and the shanghai cobra 1945 sidney toler when three bank employees are killed with cobra venom, detective chan recalls an oddly similar case ten years earlier in shanghai. Jacques furs furs furnished by universal title titles and opticals see also. Moto is a fictional japanese secret agent created by the american author john p. The main premise is two members of a show troupe are murdered, and charlie chan is called.
Dec 16, 2017 the trap also known as charlie chan in the trap, is a 1946 crime film directed by howard bretherton. Striken with cancer during his last few films, he was so physically weak during filming that he could hardly walk or say his lines coherently. Find films and movies featuring warner oland on allmovie. With the receipt of these three movies i, like a great many other fans, now own dvd copies of all known charlie chan films in existence, including the t.
Since it has been bungled in just about every constipated department. The first five episodes were filmed in the us, then production switched to the uk for the rest of the series. Charlie chan on film a list of 47 titles created 21 sep 2015 prime video all movies pt. On the floor, chan finds a crumpled page of a diary, which, he realizes, mitchell was after. In charlie chan in rio, the master detective sidney toler is hot on the trail of a murderess. The charlie chan film encyclopedia book 2005 by howard m. The charlie chan book series by multiple authors includes books the house without a key, the chinese parrot, behind that curtain, and several more. Dangerous money, also known as hot money, is a 1946 american film directed by terry o. Carrol naish was a totally different chan than i was accustomed.
The return of charlie chan 1973 directed by leslie h. He also appeared in the tyrone power musical alexanders ragtime band 1938, charlie chan in honolulu 1938 with sidney toler and down on the farm 1938. The return of charlie chan tv movie 1973 trivia imdb. The feathered serpent and sky dragon are two roland winters chans, notable for the return of keye luke as number one son lee chan last seen in monte carlo, 1938. The charlie chan film series from 19311949 went through three lead actors and two studios over 44 films while still maintaining consistent popularity with moviegoers. Charlie chan in the trap two members of a show troupe are murdered, and charlie chan is called in to solve the case. Of scottish ancestry, he was the second nonasian to play the role of the chinese hawaiian detective. Charlie chan comes out of retirement to investigate a murder case aboard the yacht of a wealthy greek shipping tycoon. Charlie chan revisited, a list of films by tajlv letterboxd. Watch the return of charlie chan full movie in hd visit charlie chan comes out of retirement to investigate a mur. This is the second and last appearance of willie best as chattanooga brown, the cousin of charlie chan s usual chauffeur, birmingham brown mantan moreland. Marquand initially created the character for the saturday evening post, which was seeking stories with an asian hero after the death of charlie chans creator earl derr biggers. He then played number 1 son in thirteen charlie chan films.
Chan, lee and nelson return to chan s room, where they find that the man on the boat who tried to rob billie has just been killed. But as governor gina raimondo prepares to relax some restrictions, the sta. Complete charlie chan by bellis90 created 14 nov 2014 updated 14 nov 2014 public ive found that not all of the charlie chan films go by the name of charlie chan and therefore are actually hard to find. K on a piece of paper, but is unable to finish the full name. He made his film debut in 1934 when an mgm producer needed a chinese actor with good diction for a supporting role in the painted veil. Earl derr biggers books list of books by author earl. Charlie postpones his trip home from service with the government to honolulu to help with the investigation of murder involving.
Striken with cancer during his last few films, he was so physically weak during filming that. He was occasionally a technical advisor on asianthemed films. His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like young mr. Not only did he watch them often, he also collected charlie chan sayings. The return of charlie chan tv movie 1973 full cast. Charlie chan is a fictional honolulu police detective created by author earl derr biggers for a series of mystery novels. Charlie chan and the chinese cat 1944 sidney toler thomas p. Through the years, numerous actors and actresses provided the threads that wove the rich tapestry on which the exploits of the worldrenowned detective were chronicled. The return of charlie chan, a television film starring ross martin as chan, was made in 1971 but did not air until 1979. This 4dvd set includes four charlie chan films from the fox era, with charlie chans secret 1936, charlie chan on broadway 1937, charlie chan at monte carlo 1937 and charlie chan the black camel 1931, all presented in their original fullframe aspect ratio. Benson fong and mantan moreland, return as tommy number three son chan, and birmingham brown. Not only but also because of the covid19 virus problem a growing list of titles are available as digital downloads. Ive been a charlie chan fan since i was a kid and watched them on various late night movies. Enjoy four thrilling classic mystery films with the tcm spotlight.
The films of charlie chan the charlie chan family home. Harry potter complete 8film collection bluray brand new sealed free ship. After the first couple of episodes, the new chan started growing on me. See the complete charlie chan series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. And we ended the yearly journey thru films december 30st, with the return of charlie chan 1971, starring ross martin. The return of charlie chan tv movie 1973 trivia on imdb. With the receipt of these three movies i, like a great many other fans, now own dvd copies of all known charlie chan films in existence. It was directed by daryl duke and stars ross martin, richard haydn, louise sorel, and leslie. Lincoln 1939 with henry fonda, the adaptation the blue bird 1940 with shirley temple black and the. This is the second and last appearance of willie best as chattanooga brown, the cousin of charlie chans usual chauffeur, birmingham brown mantan moreland. Charlie chan at the secret service sidney toler 1944 youtube. The return of charlie chan 1973 full movie download full.
My father was a great fan of charlie chan movies, a series of detective movies from the 1930s featuring a fictional chineseamerican detective. Charlie chan and his two eldest sons, investigate a murderous gang who is forcing an archaeologist to search for a treasure in mexico. I will focus on enjoying the movie, rather than splitting hairs over the choice of cast. Chan, lee and nelson return to chans room, where they find that the man on the boat who tried to rob billie has just been killed. I was thrilled to find the last three remaining movies to complete my collection. Filmed on location in late 1970, it premiered on briti. See all books authored by earl derr biggers, including charlie chan. After foxs excellent boxed sets of their warner oland and sidney toler films and mgmuas sixfilm charlie chan chanthology dvd, tcms set of four later monogram chan films is a slightly curious compilation, including three sidney toler films and roland winters debut in the role, but skipping over two more toler films, the red dragon and shadows over chinatown, which like winters last.
Charlie chan was a fictional character created by author earl derr biggers and loosely based upon honolulu detective chang apana 18711933. This was sidney tolers final film and his final one as charlie chan. Complete charlie chan a list of 51 titles created 14 nov 2014 see. Dec 15, 2016 charlie chan at the opera is considered by many to be the best warner oland charlie chan film, probably due to the presence of boris karloff as the principal suspect, as well as faux operatic. This book looks at all of the films in the series, including early ones that are now lost, and examines each movie in context. Chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owners life. The state has become known nationally for both its topsin the nation testing and skyhigh jobless rate. Chan was played by warner oland until his death in 1938. Charlie chan 3film collection the red dragon the feathered serpent the sky dragon. Born in warrensburg, missouri, and a veteran of the stage, he entered the movie industry in 1929, taking a variety of. The trap also known as charlie chan in the trap, is a 1946 crime film directed by howard bretherton. Charlie chan 3film collection dvd, 2016, 2disc set for. His family emigrated to the united states when he was.239 785 1157 1606 1268 899 1296 93 119 212 1222 1601 1456 907 78 1583 497 1529 997 1589 1469 1460 1414 230 446 822 1008 1295 47 1564 892 287 95 115 377 120 199 878 725 1123 743 156 355 542 736 661 1438 1142 1224 1078