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The Red Dragon (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 2 February 1946 (USA)
Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

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Charlie Chan
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Insp. Luis Carvero
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Tommy Chan
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Alfred Wyans (as Robert E. Keane)
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Chattanooga Brown
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Marguerite Fontan
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Countess Irena
Barton Yarborough ...
Joseph Bradish
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Edmond Slade
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Charles Masack
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Prentiss
Mildred Boyd ...
Josephine
Barbara Jean Wong ...
Iris Ling (as Jean Wong)
Donald D. Taylor ...
Walter Dorn (as Donald Dexter Taylor)
Lucio Villegas ...
Police Scientist
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Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

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"My Weirdest Case!"- Charlie Chan (original print ad) See more »


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2 February 1946 (USA)  »

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Charlie Chan in Mexico  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The thirty-fifth of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. See more »

Connections

Follows City in Darkness (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

MY HEART IS YOURS
Performed by Marjorie Hoshelle
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Oh No -- Not Willie Best!
16 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've been critical of the lame comedy of Mantan Moreland in this series but dear lord I never wanted to see him replaced by Willie Best! Yet here we are with Best playing Chattanooga Brown, cousin to Moreland's Birmingham. Willie Best, for those of you who don't know, was a black actor famous for his stereotypical characters that were always lazy, cowardly, and stupid. It's pretty offensive, even if you aren't politically correct.

Putting the Chattanooga crap aside, the rest of the movie is a fairly ordinary Charlie Chan Monogram film. The plot's about Charlie going to Mexico over some stolen atomic bomb formula or something. Anyway, there are some murders and he must investigate with Inspector Luis Carvero. Carvero is played by actor Fortunio Bonanova and yes, his name is awesome. Benson Fong also returns as "Number Three Son" Tommy. He's still worthless. I can't recommend this one unless you're a die-hard Charlie Chan fan. It's fairly terrible. Sadly, the series would just get worse.


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