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Charlie Chan at the Movies : History, Filmography, and Criticism - Ken Hanke

Charlie Chan at the Movies

History, Filmography, and Criticism

By: Ken Hanke

Paperback Published: 1st March 2004
ISBN: 9780786419210
Number Of Pages: 286

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From his primitive nonseries beginnings through the well known Fox series of 44 films (1931-1949), here is the complete history of famous film detective Charlie Chan. The films are presented in chronological order, with full cast and credits, synopses and evaluations. Biographical details on the three most famous screen Chans - Warner Oland, Sidney Toler, and Roland Winters - and background information on series directors and supporting players, insights into the making of the films, and the full story of the abrupt halt in 1949 as well as an array of the detective's aphorisms (or Chan-o-grams) are included. Numerous photos throughout.

"skillfully done with flair, spirit and a clear understanding of the series as a whole...refreshing...this can only be described as the definitive volume on the most famous of all screen detectives...snap up this classic"--Classic Images; "a very good film-by-film compendium"--ARBA; "his passion for the character is evident, and once you combine the research he has done with that, you have a winner"--Penguin Comics.

Introductionp. xi
Warner Olandp. 1
Charlie Chan Carries Onp. 5
The Black Camelp. 11
Charlie Chan's Chancep. 21
Charlie Chan's Greatest Casep. 24
Charlie Chan's Couragep. 25
Charlie Chan in Londonp. 29
Charlie Chan in Parisp. 34
Charlie Chan in Egyptp. 42
Charlie Chan in Shanghaip. 46
Charlie Chan's Secretp. 56
Charlie Chan at the Circusp. 64
Charlie Chan at the Race Trackp. 73
Charlie Chan at the Operap. 82
Charlie Chan at the Olympicsp. 89
Charlie Chan on Broadwayp. 97
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlop. 102
Sidney Toler at 20th Century-Foxp. 109
Charlie Chan in Honolulup. 111
Charlie Chan in Renop. 117
Charlie Chan at Treasure Islandp. 123
Charlie Chan in City in Darknessp. 129
Charlie Chan in Panamap. 131
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruisep. 138
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museump. 145
Murder Over New Yorkp. 151
Dead Men Tellp. 155
Charlie Chan in Riop. 160
Castle in the Desertp. 163
Sidney Toler at Monogramp. 169
Charlie Chan in the Secret Servicep. 171
Charlie Chan in the Chinese Catp. 174
Charlie Chan in Black Magic (AKA: Meeting at Midnight)p. 179
The Jade Maskp. 184
The Scarlet Cluep. 188
The Shanghai Cobrap. 193
The Red Dragonp. 199
Dark Alibip. 203
Shadows Over Chinatownp. 210
Dangerous Moneyp. 214
The Trapp. 216
Roland Wintersp. 220
The Chinese Ringp. 221
Docks of New Orleansp. 228
Shanghai Chestp. 234
The Golden Eyep. 240
The Feathered Serpentp. 245
The Sky Dragonp. 250
Imitations and Offshootsp. 255
Mr. Moto (Fox, 1937-1939)p. 255
Mr. Wong (Monogram, 1938-1940)p. 257
Later Chansp. 260
Indexp. 263
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780786419210
ISBN-10: 0786419210
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: New edition