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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)

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Charlie Chan was the Jessica Fletcher of the 1930s; no matter where he took a vacation, someone got murdered! This time, the wily Chan (Warner Oland) and son Lee (Keye Luke) are on holiday in Monte Carlo when a casino messenger is killed while en route to Paris. The messenger was carrying a million dollars' worth of bonds, which passes through several hands in the course of the film. One of the prime suspects is a Chicago gangster, working incognito as the casino bartender -- at least until he's bumped off as well. The motivating factor behind all the mayhem is woman-with-a-past Virginia Field, who, though she turns out not to be the killer, is as morally guilty as the genuine culprit. Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo represented Warner Oland's final appearance as the aphorism-spouting oriental detective; he died suddenly in August of 1938, whereupon 20th Century-Fox replaced him with Sidney Toler.

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Cast

Warner Oland
as Charlie Chan
Virginia Field
as Evelyn Grey
Keye Luke
as Lee Chan
Harold Huber
as French Police Inspector
Kay Linaker
as Joan Karnoff
Robert Kent
as Gordon Chase
Edward Raquello
as Paul Savarin
George Lynn
as Al Rogers
Louis Mercier
as Cab Driver
George Sorel
as Gendarme
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

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Warner Oland's final appearance as Charlie Chan...

May 5, 2003 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

Ah, the death of Netflix. Well, at least for me. So now I'm going back through my DVD collection, and it's an interesting trip down memory lane.

This particular Charlie Chan movie -- I own all of them that are available for purchase -- is an important one since it signals the last one made with Warner Oland in the the titular role. It took a good deal of searching to finally decide on Sidney Toler as the next Chan, and I believe he was a good choice. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between Oland and Keye Luke, nor the fact that if it weren't for the Chan series, Luke might never have had the career he did.

If you only watch two Charlie Chan movies, I strongly suggest that it be this one and the one immediately following, Charlie Chan in Honolulu, so you can compare the two best remembered actors to play the honorable detective.

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