Charlie Chan Collection with Dolby Sound
3 Movies with Sidney Toler
A must have for classic Charlie Chan fans with 195 minutes of Sidney Toler's most memorable films!
Actors: Sidney Toler, Edwin Luke, Benson Fong, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland
Genre: Classics, Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD, Dolby, Black & White, NTSC
Condition: Brand New
Run Time: 195 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:33:1
Sidney Toler continues to be one of the best-known and most popular portrayers of Charlie Chan. This set of three Classic Chan movies includes:
THE SECRET SERVICE || (1944) Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Arthur Loft, Gwen Kenyon & Sarah Edwards | B&W | 64 minutes || In this espionage-filled whodunnit, the eccentric Chinese detective is called upon to investigate the murder of an inventor and the theft of his plans for a device to combat German U-boats. He and his assistant stay in the victim's home with a slew of eccentric guests -- one of whom is the murderer. Constantly bedeviled by his in-the-way children, Chan must find the Master Spy responsible for the murder.
THE CHINESE CAT || (1944) Sidney Toler, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Benson Fong & Ian Keith | B&W | 65 minutes || Leah Manning (Joan Woodbury) has never stopped searching for her father's murderer even though police and the DA gave up long ago. Now, to add insult to injury, an "expert criminologist" writes a novel accusing her mother of the crime! Charlie's investigation finds him and Number Three Son (Benson Fong) being chased through a veritable labyrinth of funhouse tricks when coming to the aid of the damsel in distress.
THE JADE MASK || (1944) Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright & Frank Reicher | B&W | 66 minutes || Some families have reunions -- this one has alibis! Charlie, his pseudo-intellectual Number Four Son (Edwin Luke) and panicky partner Birmingham Brown (Mantan Moreland) find themselves at odds with an entire family, any one of whom could be a killer! Charlie is investigating the recent murder of a brilliant, but much-loathed scientist (Frank Reicher), who invented a gas that makes wood as strong as steel. However, the investigation is anything but elementary, as Charlie sleuths his way through suspicious scientists, sultry sisters, a silent cousin and a butler with a very stiff upper lip!