Review: ‘Charlie Chan in Shanghai’

Charlie Chan is in Shanghai this time. Strange that the Chinese detective has never been set there before, but that oversight is patched up very nicely in this film. It's right in line with the eight previous Chan pictures.

Charlie Chan is in Shanghai this time. Strange that the Chinese detective has never been set there before, but that oversight is patched up very nicely in this film. It’s right in line with the eight previous Chan pictures.

Warner Oland, the merry Swede who has won himself an international rep as a Chinaman, still handles the Chan assignment with competence and ease. This time he’s after a gang of dope smugglers in China. Keye Luke is cast as his son and gets in some nice laughs.

Charlie Chan in Shanghai

Production

Fox. Director James Tinling; Producer John Stone; Screenplay Edward T. Lowe; Camera Barney McGill

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1935. Running time: 70 MIN.

With

Warner Oland Irene Hervey Jon Hall Russell Hicks Keye Luke Halliwell Hobbes
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