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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 21 January 1938 (USA)
Although Charlie and Lee are in Monaco for an art exhibit, they become caught up in a feud between rival financiers which involves the Chans in a web of blackmail and murder.


Eugene Forde


Charles Belden (screen play), Jerome Cady (screen play) (as Jerry Cady) | 3 more credits »

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Complete credited cast:
Warner Oland ... Charlie Chan
Keye Luke ... Lee Chan
Virginia Field ... Evelyn Grey
Sidney Blackmer ... Victor Karnoff
Harold Huber ... Jules Joubert
Kay Linaker ... Joan Karnoff
Robert Kent ... Gordon Chase
Edward Raquello ... Paul Savarin
George Lynn ... Al Rogers
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ... Taxi Driver
George Davis ... Pepite
John Bleifer John Bleifer ... Ludwig
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Renault


Chan is on a gambling vacation in Monaco. He is called upon to solve two murders. One is a casino messenger on his way to Paris with a million dollars in bonds. The other is a two-bit Chicago gangster recently tending bar in a Monte Carlo hotel. Everyone is suspect and a third of the dialogue is in French. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Triple murder for high stakes! A new high in mystery excitement! And laughs, too!


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English | French

Release Date:

21 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan em Monte Carlo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode marks then end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Warner Oland would pass away just seven (7) short months from the release of this film. It also, marks the last time Keye Luke Keye Luke will play Charlie Chan's Number 1 son, Lee Chan. Warner Oland was just 58 years old at his passing. Sidney Toler picks up the Charlie Chan torch at the ripe age of 64 with his first film Charlie Chan in Honolulu released in the U.S. on January 13, 1939. It's only fitting that Charlie Chan's number 2 son, Jimmy Chan. Jimmy Chan is played by Victor Sen Yung Victor Sen Yung aka Sen Yung. Other Chan children make appearances throughout Toler's run of Charlie Chan. See more »


The architecture of Rogers' room clearly suggests it abuts a steep staircase, but there is no sign of it when Chan is in the hallway outside. See more »


Lee Chan: [sitting in jail cell] Why should these officers arrest us? I told them who we are.
Charlie Chan: Fortunately assassination of French language not serious crime.
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Followed by City in Darkness (1939) See more »

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Satisfying Last Case for Warner Oland
6 January 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Charlie and Lee once again find themselves in foreign territory (he doesn't seem to spend much time with the rest of his family). The get a look at one of the gambling hot spots of the world. Soon they are wrapped up in the intrigue between two very rich men who hate each other. There is a murder on a country road as they walk to their hotel (the taxi they have take breaks down). A woman in a fancy car is seen driving away. The two men and two women, along with a bartender, become embroiled in the transfer of a million dollars in metallurgical bonds. As is usually the case in these episodes, there are multiple efforts at coverups by the principles. It would seem that the more playing with the facts these guys attempt, the more Chan becomes suspicious. There are also the scenes where loudmouthed number one son is always a half step behind his honorable father. There is also some great stuff as Junior tries to speak French. At one point he confesses to murder with his poor use of the language. Charlie asks him at breakfast if he can order something without getting them thrown in jail. It is my understanding that Oland died shortly after the completion of this movie. That is why Sidney Toler took over the role. I saw all the Chan movies as a boy and am rediscovering them now. I hope that the remainder of the canon is as entertaining.

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