Charlie Chan in Reno

Charlie Chan in Reno

Director: Norman Foster Cast: Sidney Toler, Ricardo Cortez, Phyllis Brooks

DVD (Full Frame)

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Sidney Toler made his second appearance as oriental sleuth Charlie Chan in the above-average Charlie Chan in Reno. It all begins when nervous young Mary Whitman (Pauline Moore) shows up in Reno to seek a divorce from husband Curtis Whitman (Kane Richmond). Before long, Jeanne Bentley (Louise Henry), another divorce-seeker, is found slain, and the police are certain that Mary, or her estranged husband, is responsible. It so happens that the Whitmans are from Honolulu, the stamping grounds of Charlie Chan, which is why our wily hero shows up in Nevada with son Jimmy (Victor Sen Yung) in tow. Every so often, the mystery slows down long enough for an amusing battle of wits between Chan and local sheriff Fletcher (Slim Summerville), who admittedly has only half the necessary ammunition. The billing order of the supporting cast is as usual a giveaway of the true killer's identity, but this doesn't lessen the enjoyment of this well-crafted programmer. Charlie Chan in Reno was based on Death Makes a Decree, a story by Philip Wylie.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2018
UPC: 0024543586036
Original Release: 1939
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 3,483

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sidney Toler Charlie Chan
Ricardo Cortez Dr. Ainsley
Phyllis Brooks Vivian Wells
George "Slim" Summerville Sheriff Tombstone Fletcher
Kane Richmond Curtis Whitman
Pauline Moore Mary Whitman
Eddie Collins Cab Driver
Kay Linaker Mrs. Russell
Louise Henry Jeanne Bently
Robert Lowery Wally Burke
Charles D. Brown Chief of Police
Iris Wong Choy Wong
Morgan Conway George Bently
Hamilton MacFadden Night Clerk
Fred Kelsey Police Desk Sergeant
Victor Sen Yung James Chan

Technical Credits
Norman Foster Director
Fred Allen Editor
Richard Day Art Director
David Hall Art Director
Herschel Costumes/Costume Designer
Frances Hyland Screenwriter
Samuel Kaylin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Kent Screenwriter
Virgil E. Miller Cinematographer
Albert Ray Screenwriter
John Stone Producer

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