Charlie Chan, Volume 5

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Overview

This final entry in 20th Century-Fox's "Charlie Chan" series is set in a huge mansion, smack-dab in the middle of the Mojave desert. When snoopy weekend guest Professor Gleason Lucien Littlefield is murdered, every member of the household falls under suspicion-none more so than Mr. Manderly Douglass Dumbrille, the surly and highly secretive master of the household. Charlie Chan Sidney Toler and number two son Jimmy Sen Yung stumble into this nest of vipers and quickly get to work trying to unravel the mystery, ...
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Overview

This final entry in 20th Century-Fox's "Charlie Chan" series is set in a huge mansion, smack-dab in the middle of the Mojave desert. When snoopy weekend guest Professor Gleason Lucien Littlefield is murdered, every member of the household falls under suspicion-none more so than Mr. Manderly Douglass Dumbrille, the surly and highly secretive master of the household. Charlie Chan Sidney Toler and number two son Jimmy Sen Yung stumble into this nest of vipers and quickly get to work trying to unravel the mystery, which involves a collection of priceless artifacts and an old-fashioned torture chamber. An excellent series entry, Castle in the Desert would have been a worthy screen finale for the inscrutable Mr. Chan; alas, the character would be revived two years later in a much inferior series at Monogram.
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Special Features

The Era of Chan featurette; Original Theatrical Trailers; Still Galleries; Closed Caption
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • UPC: 024543531975
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 7:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,373

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Castle in the Desert
1. Main Titles [:59]
2. Family Tree [3:47]
3. Like Brother, Like Sister [2:11]
4. Number Two Son [2:38]
5. Death Waits For You [3:32]
6. A 16th-Century Mind [:30]
7. Anxiety Neurosis [4:31]
8. Marooned [1:45]
9. Trespassers [3:07]
10. The Dungeon [2:15]
11. Sent by the Stars [1:55]
12. Mind Your Own Business [2:14]
13. Most Accurate Message [5:55]
14. Wine of Discovery [1:58]
15. Imitating Death [2:19]
16. Canned Goods [2:15]
17. Bow and Arrow [3:04]
18. Heart of the Borgias [3:47]
19. One More Mystery [2:10]
20. End Titles [1:41]
Disc #2, Side A -- Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
1. Main Titles/Bad Grades [4:33]
2. Ruthless Murderer [3:34]
3. "Undoubtedly Dead" [6:26]
4. Crime Scene [1:43]
5. Hysterical Female [:41]
6. Unpleasant Evidence [4:26]
7. Foggy Night [3:33]
8. Mr Pendleton Explains [6:23]
9. History Lesson [:21]
10. Young Sherlock [6:21]
11. Intrepid Horseman [2:21]
12. Fake Message [5:54]
13. Missing Shoelace [:25]
14. The Strangler [2:29]
15. Murder Inquest [6:02]
16. New Witness [1:56]
17. Voice Identification [3:02]
18. Missing Mask [1:14]
19. Maniac Killer [3:24]
20. Final Farewells/End Titles [2:37]
21. Chapter 21 [2:42]
Disc #2, Side B -- Charlie Chan in Panama
1. Main Titles/Take Off [8:23]
2. Drop Dead [6:07]
3. Life Father, Like Son [1:28]
4. On the Tail [4:44]
5. A Riot [3:56]
6. Who Is Ryner? [7:08]
7. Another One Down [1:40]
8. On the Run [5:30]
9. Explosive [7:55]
10. Held Captive [2:40]
11. The Truth Comes Out [:27]
12. Chan Save the Day/End Titles [4:48]
Disc #3, Side A -- Murder Over New York
1. Main Titles/Friends, New Case [6:21]
2. Death Among Friends [4:47]
3. No Evidence [4:09]
4. Not So Simple [2:34]
5. Danger Lurking [5:36]
6. Racial Profiling [3:33]
7. Evidence [3:18]
8. A Lead [1:25]
9. Another One Lost [4:27]
10. Truth Will Come Out [6:26]
11. Forced Out [2:07]
12. Evil In Our Midst/End Titles [7:37]
Disc #3, Side B -- Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
1. Main Titles/Public Enemy [2:33]
2. Museum of Crime [6:16]
3. Dueling Detectives [3:59]
4. Charlie's Theory [1:37]
5. Nefarious Plot [1:33]
6. Night Prowler [1:59]
7. Another Point of View [3:28]
8. Seating Arrangement [5:58]
9. Poison Dart [4:33]
10. Mysterious Widow [:33]
11. The Hidden Room [4:01]
12. Great Danger [4:23]
13. Bandaged Dummy [6:52]
14. The Inspector [:26]
15. The Killer Revealed [4:14]
16. Another Dummy/End Titles [2:02]
Disc #4, Side A -- Dead Men Tell
1. Main Titles/Treasure Hunt [4:06]
2. Miss Nodbury [5:18]
3. Pirate Ancestor [1:37]
4. Mysterious Calls [:58]
5. Heart Failure [2:36]
6. More Suspects [4:12]
7. All Wet [5:18]
8. Just Neurotic [:42]
9. Treasure Map [5:23]
10. Escaped Convict [2:48]
11. Walking the Plank [3:01]
12. Second Murder [2:39]
13. The Captain's Secret [1:59]
14. Making an Arrest [3:33]
15. Baiting the Trap [2:44]
16. Dead Men Tell [2:39]
Disc #4, Side B -- Charlie Chan in Rio
1. Main Titles [1:06]
2. Swing That Dance [4:04]
3. Just For Tonight [2:55]
4. "They Met In Rio" [2:09]
5. Skeleton In the Closet [2:19]
6. Highly Confidential [1:43]
7. Where's the Hostess? [3:08]
8. Stabbed in the Back [3:20]
9. Suspect Everybody [5:26]
10. From Rio to Honolulu [:21]
11. Detective Dope [2:52]
12. Neck in the Noose [2:11]
13. The Telltale Recording [2:46]
14. Like Flies for Honey [2:47]
15. Playing a Long Shot [:55]
16. Too Many Switches [1:57]
17. Knee-Deep in Murders [3:02]
18. The Other Shoe [2:45]
19. Master at Work [2:54]
20. In the Bag/End Titles [1:15]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Castle in the Desert
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Disc #2, Side A -- Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
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Disc #3, Side A -- Murder Over New York
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Disc #3, Side B -- Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum
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Disc #4, Side A -- Dead Men Tell
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Disc #4, Side B -- Charlie Chan in Rio
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sidney toler

    I prefer Sidney Toler in the Charlie Chan movies. These movies have been remade to give a remarkable picture.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    wise detective

    i remember seeing most of these movies when i was a kid, many years ago..i liked them then & i LOVE them now..some very wise words are spoken by charlie chan and #one son adds plenty of comic relief..i especially like when i see & recognise an up & coming actor/actress in these movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Charlie Chan Mysteries

    I have always enjoyed charlie chan murder mysteries. Now I can see them on dvd anytime I want.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Intersting and entertaining

    Stories are well written and entertaining. Enough comedy to be light hearted and give s some chuckles and some laughs. Plots are mysterious enough that trying to solve the mystery before Chan does is a challange.

    The settings between 1932 and 1942 were before I was born but are of places I have either been or heard of. I own all five volumes of Charley Chan and like them all.

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    Posted December 10, 2008

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    Posted June 10, 2010

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