Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra (1945)

Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra


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Just as Edgar C. Ulmer would at PRC around the same time, young Phil Karlson turned Monogram's almost nonexistent production values to his advantage in two Charlie Chan whodunits: The Shanghai Cobra (1945) and Dark Alibi (1946). Karlson added touches of film noir to the usual hoary Chan melodramatics and the result was arguably the best of the Monogram "Chans." In The Shanghai Cobra, Charlie (Sidney Toler) is investigating several murders connected with the manufacture of wartime radium. The … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: George Wallace Sayre, George Callahan
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On DVD: Jul 6, 2004



as Charlie Chan

as Tommy Chan

as Ned Stewart

as Birmingham Brown

as Bank Guard

as Paula Webb

as Inspector Harry Davi...

as Jarvis

as John Adams/Jan Van H...

as Bradford Harris/Hume

as Morgan

as Taylor

as Walter Fletcher

as Lorraine

as Short Order Cook
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The world's only Charlie Chan film noir.

Full Review… | November 18, 2005
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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
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