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The Charlie Chan Chanthology (The Secret Service / The Chinese Cat / The Jade Mask / Meeting at Midnight / The Scarlet Clue / The Shanghai Cobra)
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Other than that, the six films collected here (the first six Chans for Monogram, and all but five directed by Phil Rosen) are largely indistinguishable from one another save for the murder victims and their demises. In The Secret Service, Chan investigates the death of a wartime inventor; a San Francisco socialite expires in The Chinese Cat; daughter Frances is involved in the murder of a psychic in Meeting at Midnight (a.k.a. Black Magic); another government scientist is killed in The Jade Mask, and death by remote control is the focus of The Scarlet Clue. Director Phil Karlson (Kansas City Confidential) adds some noirish atmosphere to The Shanghai Cobra, which has bank employees dying from apparent snakebites. Dated and controversial as they may be, the Chan films are engaging diversions for vintage mystery fans. No extras are featured in the set. --Paul Gaita
- Includes: The Secret Service, The Chinese Cat, The Jade Mask, Meeting at Midnight, The Scarlet Clue, and The Shanghai Cobra
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Sure the early ones were better (that could be said of any film series), but the movies in this set have become old friends. I have no complaints about this set. It's good fun!
I just hope they put out the rest of the Charlie Chan series on DVD too.
"CHARLIE CHAN IN THE SECRET SERVICE" (1944) (65 mins/B&W) ...under director Phil Rosen, produced by James S. Burkett and Philip N.Read more ›
I have a place in my heart for all of the Charlie Chan movies. Please give us all of the Chan films on DVD! Charlie is greatly beloved. He and his fans deserve the best.
Give us more Chan!
As to the reviewer whining about FULL SCREEN, I wonder what it is all about. In the 1940's, all movies are FULL SCREEN. What an idiotic statment wanting it in widescreen.
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Charlie Chan has always been one of my favorite characters,Published 17 months ago by Kimberly Perkins
Review for item, not price. If you are a Charlie Chan fan like myself, you will want this set. However, be aware that three of these titles are available as a 3 title 1 disc set. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ralph J. Fitcher
If you love the old-time, low-tech, corny, black and white classic movie, then Charlie Chan is about everything you can ask for!Published 20 months ago by Shoe Fan
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