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!
Rating: NR
Genre: Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Phil Karlson
Written By: George Wallace Sayre , George Callahan
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Monogram

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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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra

All Critics (2)

Mainly so-so film with some good touches in its first five minutes.

Full Review… | December 29, 2015
Classic Film and Television

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

The world's only Charlie Chan film noir.

Full Review… | November 18, 2005
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Charlie Chan in The Shanghai Cobra

not one of the best in the long running charlie chan series, but it is still good and always interesting. it doesn't have as much of charlie chan's delightful and witty barbs as most. it's more serious in nature.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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