Charlie Chan, Volume 4

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Overview

Movie buffs are nearly unanimous in agreement: Charlie Chan at Treasure Island is the best of the Sidney Toler "Charlie Chan" entries. The film wastes no time getting started, with Chan Toler and his son Jimmy Sen Yung on hand when Charlie's writer friend Paul Essex Louis Jean Heydt dies on the Honolulu Clipper while en route to San Francisco. The police rule Essex' death a suicide, but Chan believes differently. He follows the trail of clues to the mysterious Zodiac, a crooked spiritualist. The oriental ...
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Overview

Movie buffs are nearly unanimous in agreement: Charlie Chan at Treasure Island is the best of the Sidney Toler "Charlie Chan" entries. The film wastes no time getting started, with Chan Toler and his son Jimmy Sen Yung on hand when Charlie's writer friend Paul Essex Louis Jean Heydt dies on the Honolulu Clipper while en route to San Francisco. The police rule Essex' death a suicide, but Chan believes differently. He follows the trail of clues to the mysterious Zodiac, a crooked spiritualist. The oriental detective is aided in his investigation by Rhadini Cesar Romero, a charming stage magician who hopes to expose Zodiac as a phony and blackmailer. After several plot twists and a couple of additional murders, all the likely suspects are gathered together during one of Rhadini's performances at Treasure Island, the San Francisco branch of the 1939 World's Fair. In a truly eerie climax, mystic Eve Pauline Moore who really does have psychic powers, prepares to name the killer. The revelation of the culprit is a genuine surprise, staged with topnotch showmanship by director Norman Foster, whose wife Sally Blane Loretta Young's sister appears in a small role as Essex's widow. Many of the magicians' props utilized in Charlie Chan at Treasure Island would do service again in 1942 in the Laurel & Hardy vehicle A-Haunting We Will Go.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Exclusive featurettes:; Reinventing Chan; Sidney Toler: The Man Who Became Chan; Welcome to Reno: America's Divorce Resort; Reno Memories; Chan's Killer Actress: Kay Linaker; The Real Treasure Island; Charlie Chan and the Zodiac; The Making of "Charlie Chan in City in Darkness"; Writing Chan: Robert Ellis and Helen Logan; Audio commentary by film critic Ken Hanke and film historian John Cork; Restoration comparison; Original theatrical trailers; Still galleries
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2008
  • UPC: 024543475224
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Restored / Mixed Media Set / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 6,298

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sidney Toler Charlie Chan
Technical Credits
Earl Derr Biggers Source Author
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Charlie Chan in Honolulu
1. Main Titles/The Chan Family [4:29]
2. Shipboard Murder [2:56]
3. Impersonation [:28]
4. Murder Witness [1:43]
5. Junior Sleuth [1:17]
6. A Ghost and a Lion [2:40]
7. Charlie on Board [:52]
8. He Did It [3:22]
9. Passanger Interviews [3:17]
10. No One Leaves [1:05]
11. Living Brain [4:12]
12. Crossed Lines [1:31]
13. Miss Hayes [2:28]
14. Mrs. Wayne [4:34]
15. Fire! [4:20]
16. Recovered Money [2:35]
17. Final Experiment [:27]
18. The Chain of Events [2:52]
19. Photo Evidence [3:04]
20. Grandpa Chan [1:02]
Disc #2 -- Charlie Chan in Reno
1. Main Titles/Reno Divorcee [3:31]
2. Wife #2 [1:54]
3. Murder [2:31]
4. Helping Hand [:52]
5. Roadside Con [1:15]
6. Old Friends [2:24]
7. Self-Appointed [3:23]
8. Mary's Story [:22]
9. Stakeout [1:42]
10. Scene of the Crime [3:55]
11. Scrapbook Pages [1:59]
12. Cocktail Party [:24]
13. Miss Wong [4:24]
14. Ghost Town [1:55]
15. Sneak Attack [2:19]
16. Too Many Scissors [2:18]
17. Nitric Acid [4:59]
18. Newspaper Files [1:06]
19. Powerful Motives [2:59]
20. Trapping the Killer [4:06]
Disc #3 -- Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
1. Main Titles/Certain Death [3:52]
2. Mysterious Radiogram [3:53]
3. Phony Psychics [1:33]
4. Dr. Zodiac [4:59]
5. Disobedient Son [1:49]
6. Gala Party [6:02]
7. The Mind Reader [1:32]
8. Spook Show [1:08]
9. Organized Blackmail [5:04]
10. Missing Page [1:14]
11. The Pigmy Arrow [3:04]
12. Psychic Challenge [5:52]
13. Murder Onstage [:10]
14. Reenactment [3:58]
15. Dominant Thought [3:16]
16. The Killer Unmasked/End Titles [1:44]
Disc #4 -- Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
1. Main Titles [1:02]
2. German Juggernaut [4:31]
3. Sealed Twice [1:23]
4. Lady in Distress [3:12]
5. Hotel Des Voyageurs [3:43]
6. Raising the Price [:44]
7. The God of War [4:09]
8. Catastrophe [:57]
9. An Open Book [1:58]
10. Birds of a Feather [3:51]
11. Napoleon [1:02]
12. The Getaway [1:24]
13. Framed [4:13]
14. The Butterflies [:48]
15. Locksmith [1:34]
16. A Shining Light [4:06]
17. Interesting Assembly [1:04]
18. Tangled Web [2:47]
19. Foreign Agent [3:16]
20. Into the Parlor/End Titles [1:58]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Charlie Chan in Honolulu
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English Mono
         English Stereo
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Reinventing Chan
      Sidney Toler: The Man Who Became Chan
      Charlie Chan's Courage: A Re-Creation of a Lost Chan Film
      Restoration Comparison
      Still Gallery
Disc #2 -- Charlie Chan in Reno
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English Mono
         English Stereo
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Welcome to Reno: America's Divorce Resort
      Reno Memories
      Chan's Killer Actress: Kay Linaker
      Restoration Comparison
      Trailer
      Still Gallery
Disc #3 -- Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English Mono
         English Stereo
         Commentary by Film Critic Ken Hanke & Film Historian John Cork
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Commentary by Film Critic Ken Hanke & Film Historian John Cork: On
      Commentary by Film Critic Ken Hanke & Film Historian John Cork: Off
      The Real Treasure Island
      Charlie Chan & the Zodiac
      Restoration Comparison
      Still Gallery
Disc #4 -- Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
   Play
   Language Selection
      Language and Audio
         English Mono
         English Stereo
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         French
         None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      The Making of Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
      Writing Chan: Robert Ellis & Helen Logan
      Restoration Comparison
      Trailer
      Still Gallery
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    Excellent movies for Charlie Chan fans

    Excellent movies, great price so excellent value

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