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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 21 January 1938 (USA)
Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.

Director:

Eugene Forde

Writers:

Charles Belden (screen play), Jerome Cady (screen play) (as Jerry Cady) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
Keye Luke ... Lee Chan
Virginia Field ... Evelyn Grey
Sidney Blackmer ... Victor Karnoff
Harold Huber ... Jules Joubert
Kay Linaker ... Joan Karnoff
Robert Kent ... Gordon Chase
Edward Raquello ... Paul Savarin
George Lynn ... Al Rogers
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ... Taxi Driver
George Davis ... Pepite
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Ludwig
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Renault
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Storyline

Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Triple murder for high stakes! A new high in mystery excitement! And laughs, too!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Harold Huber spoke French fluently, which he puts to good effect as the Chief of Police, Jules Joubert. See more »

Goofs

The architecture of Rogers' room clearly suggests it abuts a steep staircase, but there is no sign of it when Chan is in the hallway outside. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: [to Lee at dining table] Can assist in negotiating one order of waffles without danger of arrest?
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Connections

Followed by The Red Dragon (1945) See more »

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"Fortunately assassination of French language not serious crime."
21 February 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Charlie Chan and "Number One Son" Lee are visiting Monte Carlo when a bank messenger is murdered and some bonds stolen. Sadly, this was Warner Oland's last Charlie Chan film. He's good in this, though he does seem a little 'off.' Whether this is my imagining things because I know about his problems offscreen, I don't know. He just doesn't seem as happy in this one as earlier films. Keye Luke is great, as always. Harold Huber, who appeared in Charlie Chan on Broadway as a different character, is fun here as a French police chief. It's not the best of the series, but still enjoyable. All of the Fox Chan films were at least watchable, whether Warner Oland or Sidney Toler were Chan. After the series moved to Monogram, quality declined greatly. The worst moments of Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo are better than anything in the Monogram series.


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