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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   
Warner Oland & Sidney Toler
Warner Oland: from 1931 until 1938; Sydney Toler: from 1938 until 1947
The Jazz Singer (1927)
   starred   
Al Jolson, May McAvoy and Warner Oland
Director: Alan Crosland. Also starred Eugenie Besserer, Otto Lederer & Robert Gordon. Plot: The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.
The Studio Murder Mystery (1929)
   starred   
Neil Hamilton, Doris Hill and Warner Oland
Director: Frank Tuttle. Also starred Frederic March, Chester Conklin & Florence Eldridge. Plot: Philandering actor Richard Hardell (March) is murdered at a movie studio. His jealous wife Blanche (Eldridge), his director Rupert Borka (Oland), and a girl he mistreated, Helen MacDonald (Hill), all have substantial reasons for having wanted him dead.
Dangerous Paradise (1930)
   starred   
Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen and Warner Oland
Director: William A. Wellman. Also starred Gustav von Seyffertitz, Francis McDonald & George Kotsonaros. Plot: Heyst (Arlen), a hermit on his own tropical island, plays unwilling host to red-headed stowaway Alma (Carroll). Danger looms...
Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
   starred   
Anna May Wong, Warner Oland and Sessue Hayakawa
Director: Lloyd Corrigan. Also starred Bramwell Fletcher, Frances Dade & Holmes Herbert. Plot: Princess Ling Moy (wong), a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu (Oland), a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world.
Before Dawn (1933)
   starred   
Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson and Warner Oland
Director: Irving Pichel. Also starred Dudley Digges, Gertrude Hoffman & Frank Reicherl. Plot: Joe Valerie (Reicher) stashed a million dollars in gold from a robbery 15 years earlier. Now that he lay dying a painful death, he trades the location of the money to Dr. Cornelius (Oland) for a shot to end his suffering.
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.
The Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
   starred   
Warner Oland, June Collyer and Lloyd Hughes
Director: George B. Seitz. Also starred Clara Blandick, Hale Hamilton & Wallace MacDonald. Plot: A mad doctor is determined to take revenge on the family he believes is responsible for his daughter's death.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
The Black Camel (1931)
   starred   
Warner Oland, Sally Eilers and Bela Lugosi
Director: Hamilton MacFadden. Also starred Dorothy Revier, Victor Varconi & Murray Kinnell. Plot: The unsolved murder of a Hollywood actor several years earlier and an enigmatic psychic are the keys to help Charlie (Oland) solve the Honolulu stabbing death of a beautiful actress.
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)
   starred   
Warner Oland, O. P. Heggie and Jean Arthur
Director: Rowland V. Lee. Also starred Neil Hamilton, Evelyn Hall & William Austin. Plot: The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu (Oland) sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.






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