Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)

Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)

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Sidney Toler made his first appearance as aphorism-spouting oriental sleuth Charlie Chan in 1938's Charlie Chan in Honolulu, while Victor Sen Yung likewise makes his series debut as Charlie's Number Two Son Jimmy. While awaiting the birth of his first grandchild, Chan endeavors to solve a shipboard murder on a Hawaiian freighter. Hint: the most likely suspect is played by George Zucco, so it's safe bet that he's not the guilty party. Hampering Chan's investigation is the well-meaning assistance of overeager Charlie Chan Jr. (Layne Tom), as well as the dangerous menagerie of animal trainer Al Hogan (Eddie Collins). Audiences immediately warmed to Sidney Toler as the new Charlie Chan, encouraging 20th Century-Fox to keep the series going as long as possible.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
20th Century Fox

Cast

Sidney Toler
as Charlie Chan
Phyllis Brooks
as Judy Hayes
Eddie Collins
as Al Hogan
Claire Dodd
as Mrs. Carol Wayne
George Zucco
as Dr. Cardigan
Robert H. Barrat
as Capt. John
Marc Lawrence
as Johnnie McCoy
Richard Lane
as Detective Arnold
Layne Tom Jr.
as Tommy Chan
Philip Ahn
as Wing Foo
Paul Harvey
as Inspector Rawlins
James Flavin
as Police Dispatcher
Victor Sen Yung
as James Chan
John King
as Randolph
Marc Lawrence
as Johnnie McCoy
Marc Lawrence I
as Johnnie McCoy
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan in Honolulu

All Critics (1)

My favorite Charlie Chan...

Full Review… | May 5, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Charlie Chan in Honolulu

½

Entertaining, if a bit dated. I'm partial to Warner Oland's Charlie Chan but Toler does a good job. Despite the title, the plot actually takes place on a boat rather than in Honolulu. The characters were amusing.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

An excellent mystery and one of the best in the Charlie Chan series. It's a big plus having some laughs thrown in with the suspense. Sidney Toler does a great job, as does the supporting cast. Very enjoyable.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

An excellent mystery and one of the best in the Charlie Chan series. It's a big plus having some laughs thrown in with the suspense. Sidney Toler does a great job, as does the supporting cast. Very enjoyable.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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