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Charlie Chan
   was created by   
Earl Biggers
Fictional, but modelled on a real-life detective in Honolulu named Chang Apana.
Charlie Chan
   is a role shared by   
Warner Oland & Roland Winters
Warner Oland - from 1931 until 1938, Roland Winters - from 1947 until 1949
Charlie Chan
   is a role shared by   
Sidney Toler & Roland Winters
Sydney Toler - from 1938 until 1947, Roland Winters - from 1947 until 1949
Charlie Chan
   is a role shared by   
Warner Oland & Sidney Toler
Warner Oland: from 1931 until 1938; Sydney Toler: from 1938 until 1947
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Keye Luke and Virginia Field
Director: Eugene Forde. Also starred Sidney Blackmer, Harold Huber & Kay Linaker. Plot: Although Charlie (Oland) and Lee (Luke) 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.
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Keye Luke and George Brasno
Director: Harry Lachman. Also starred Olive Brasno, Francis Ford & Maxine Reiner. Plot: While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie (Oland) is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille and Pauline Moore
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone. Also starred Allan Lane, Keye Luke & C. Henry Gordon. Plot: When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie (Oland) traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Boris Karloff and Keye Luke
- Director: H. Bruce Humberstone. Also starred William Demarest, Guy Usher & Margaret Irving. Plot: A dangerous amnesiac escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the opera house to wreak revenge on those who tried to murder him seven years earlier.
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Keye Luke and Helen Wood
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone. Also starred Thomas Beck, Alan Dinehart & Gavin Muir. Plot: When a friend of Charlie's (Oland) is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
   starred   
Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung and Cesar Romero
Director: Norman Foster. Also starred Douglas Fowley, Pauline Moore & Donald MacBride. Plot: Charlie's (Toler) investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939)
   starred   
Sidney Toler, Lynn Bari and Richard Clarke
Director: Herbert I. Leeds. Also starred Harold Huber, Pedro de Cordoba & Dorothy Tree. Plot: While in Paris for a reunion on the eve of World War II, Charlie (Toler) finds that the murder of an hated businessman leads him to a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Germany.
Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)
   starred   
Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks and Victor Sen Yung
Director: H. Bruce Humberstone. Also starred Eddie Collins, John 'Dusty' King. Plot: While Charlie (Toler) is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy (Yung) impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.
Charlie Chan in London (1934)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Drue Leyton and Ray Milland
Director: Eugene Forde. Also starred Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton & Alan Mowbray. Plot: Charlie (Oland) visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeepe to a stableman to a lawyer.
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Mary Brian and Thomas Beck
Director: Lewis Seiler. Also starred John Miljan, Erik Rhodes & Keye Luke. Plot: Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie (Oland) is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee (Luke) helps him uncover the true culprits.
Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
   starred   
Sidney Toler, Ricardo Cortez and Phyllis Brooks
Director: Norman Foster. Also starred Slim Summerville, Kane Richmond & Pauline Moore. Plot: Mary Whitman (Moore), an old friend of Charlie's (Toler) in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Irene Hervey and Jon Hall
Director: James Tinling. Also starred Russell Hicks, Keye Luke & Halliwell Hobbes. Plot: When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan (Oland), the detective and son Lee (Luke) team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Keye Luke and Joan Marsh
Director: Eugene Forde. Also starred J. Edward Bromberg, Douglas Fowley & Harold Huber. Plot: Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to insure her silence.
Charlie Chan And The Curse Of The Dragon Queen
   the femme fatale was   
Angie Dickinson
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Rosina Lawrence and Charles Quigley
Director: Gordon Wiles. Also starred Henrietta Crosman, Edward Trevor & Astrid Allwyn. Plot: The heir to a huge fortune is presumed drowned, then shows up, is then murdered.






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