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Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra (1945)

Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra (1945)

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Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) lumbers through another mysterious mystery in Monogram's The Shanghai Cobra. The plot this time concerns the US government's efforts to protect a cache of valuable radium. Someone who wants to get his (or her)hands on the valuable mineral has been killing a number of people, apparently using a deadly cobra as the murder weapon. Despite the intrusive "assistance" of his son Tommy (Benson Fong) and his nervous chauffeur Birmingham (Mantan Moreland), Charlie Chan solves the case. 70-year-old Sidney Toler was obviously tiring of the Charlie Chan role; in some scenes, it looks as though his costars are feeding him his lines!

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Cast

Sidney Toler
as Charlie Chan
Benson Fong
as Tommy Chan
Mantan Moreland
as Birmingham Brown
Joan Barclay
as Paula Webb
Walter Fenner
as Inspector Harry Davis
James B. Cardwell
as Ned Stewart
Addison Richards
as John Adams/Jan Van Horn
Arthur Loft
as Bradford Harris/Hume
Gene Roth
as Morgan
Joe Devlin
as Taylor
Roy Gordon
as Walter Fletcher
Janet Warren
as Lorraine
George Chandler
as Short Order Cook
Paul Newlan
as Bank Guard
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Mainly so-so film with some good touches in its first five minutes.

December 29, 2015 | Full Review…

The world's only Charlie Chan film noir.

November 18, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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