Charlie Chan 3-Film Collection [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 31572377
  • Release Date: 06/07/2016
  • Rating: NR
This release features three mystery movies featuring famous film detective Charlie Chan. Chan is played by Roland Winters in both The Sky Dragon and The Feathered Serpent and Sidney Toler portrays the sleuth in The Red Dragon.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Synopsis


    The Sky Dragon
    Film historian Leonard Maltin has labelled this final entry in Monogram's "Charlie Chan" series as "embarrassing," but it's not quite as bad as its reputation would indicate. True, star Roland Winters steadfastly refuses to take his characterization of Charlie Chan seriously, but that's part of the fun. Much of the action takes place on an airliner, where someone has drugged the passengers and crew and killed a courier who was carrying a quarter of a million dollars. The suspect list is a dream-come-true for movie buffs, populated with such reliable supporting players as Iris Adrian, Eleana Verdugo, Tim Ryan, Milburn Stone, Lyle Talbot, Paul Maxey and John Eldredge. Noel Neill, everyone's favorite Lois Lane, is also on hand as a stewardess. And of course, Charlie Chan is aided and abetted by Number One Son Lee Chan (Keye Luke) and pop-eyed chauffeur Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland). Though out of favor with dyed-in-the-wool Charlie Chan fans, Sky Dragon opened to good business and better-than-average reviews. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Red Dragon
    Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) heads south of the border in this so-so series entry. With the help of Mexican police official Luis (Fortunio Bonanova), Chan looks high and low for a stolen atomic-bomb formula. The oriental detective is also "aided" by his son Tommy (Benson Fong) and his chauffeur Chattanooga (Willie Best, subbing for Mantan Moreland) two of the most inept assistants in the history of the movies. The gimmick in this film is a mysterious murder weapon which seemingly disappears from the face of the earth the moment it has been used. Though more expensive looking than most of Monogram's Charlie Chan films, The Red Dragon isn't one of the series' more exciting efforts. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Feathered Serpent
    In this entry in the long-running mystery series, Chan must find out who has been killing people over rare antiques. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Roland Winters
      Roland Winters - Charlie Chan
    • Keye Luke
      Keye Luke - Lee Chan
    • Mantan Moreland
      Mantan Moreland - Birmingham Brown
    • Tim Ryan
      Tim Ryan - Lt. Ruark
    • Milburn Stone
      Milburn Stone - Tim Norton



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good!

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      FrenchKiss
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      There are 3 movies in this collection. The "Feathered Serpent" has #1 and #2 sons with Birmingham which is a delightful movie. "The Red Dragon" is a good one with Sidney Toler and #3 son. I also like "The Sky Dragon." You will enjoy all 3 if you are a Charlie Chan fan! I think Roland Winters (in 2 of these) as Charlie Chan is somewhat similar, but not a duplicate, to Warner Oland (first Charlie, not in any of the 3).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Roland winters as Charlie chan could have been be.

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      mydac22
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      The flims were interesting but all 3 involved Charlie chan being in Mexico 3 actors played Charlie chan, Sidney Toler, Waren Oland & Roland winters in which he is not the best Mr. Chan,, but if you're a fan this set is ok.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      100% Satisfied

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      htbitty
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      If you are a Charlie Chan fan, then this is a super buy. These movies are in top notch quality, considering they are 70 yrs old. Quick delivery. 5 Stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      More Charlie Chan fun

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      FrenchKiss
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      It was a nice surprise to see Birmingham and numbers 1 & 2 sons in these movies. I liked the plots and it's fun to watch 1940s B&W once again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movies

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      Will
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      This is a fine addition to the Charlie Chan Collection!! Now, If the the "lost films" could be found.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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