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Rating: 6 stars


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Seen on: 11/17/2019

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Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone

Crime | Mystery

Most recently watched by sleestakk


Get ready for a Gold Medal murder mystery! This “tense, thrilling mystery” (‘California Congress of Parents and Teachers’) pits Charlie Chan against international spies who are using the Berlin Olympic games as the perfect cover…for cold-blooded murder!

Length 71 minutes


Jonathan Hale | Warner Oland | C. Henry Gordon | Keye Luke | Howard C. Hickman | George Chandler | Andrew Tombes | Arno Frey | Katherine DeMille | John Eldredge | Theresa Harris | Morgan Wallace | Frederick Vogeding | Pauline Moore | Layne Tom Jr. | Allan Lane | David Horsley

Viewing Notes

In viewing a bunch of Columbo episodes recently I discovered that there were a a few of the Warner Oland Charlie Chan films that I still have not seen (watched most of them earlier this year). Fortunately my library had a couple.

This one is fine but not as good as other Chan flicks. When they move the story to Berlin is when the movie should heat up but it doesn’t. The poor German accents (when there were accents) and Number One Son (Luke Keye) being one of the Olympic athletes were a detriment to the story. But I gotta give a half star for having Charlie Chan Jr (Layne Tom). Wish he had been in it more.


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