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Charlie Chan in Reno

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Director  Norman Foster
Prequel  Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Language  English
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Running time  1h 10m
Country  United States
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Release date  1939 (1939)
Based on  "Death Makes a Decree" by Philip Wylie
Writer  Frances Hyland (screen play), Albert Ray (screen play), Robert E. Kent (screen play), Philip Wylie (original story "Death Makes a Decree"), Earl Derr Biggers (based on: the character "Charlie Chan" created by)
Sequel  Charlie Chan at Treasure Island
Cast  Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan), Ricardo Cortez (Dr. Ainsley), Phyllis Brooks (Vivian Wells), Slim Summerville (Sheriff Tombstone Fletcher), Kane Richmond (Curtis Whitman), Victor Sen Yung (Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung))
Similar movies  Murder by Death, Charlie Chan in Paris, The Feathered Serpent, Charlie Chan: Behind That Curtain, Charlie Chan in Honolulu, Charlie Chan's Secret

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Charlie Chan in Reno is a 1939 American film directed by Norman Foster, starring Sidney Toler as the fictional Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan, based on an original story "Death Makes a Decree" by Philip Wylie.


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Mary Whitman has arrived in Reno to obtain a divorce. While there, she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers).

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There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie Chan travels from his home in Honolulu to Reno to solve the murder at the request of Mary's soon-to-be ex-husband.


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  • Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan
  • Victor Sen Yung as Jimmy Chan
  • Ricardo Cortez as Dr. Ainsley
  • Phyllis Brooks as Vivian Wells
  • Slim Summerville as Sheriff Tombstone Fletcher
  • Kane Richmond as Curtis Whitman
  • Pauline Moore as Mary Whitman
  • Iris Wong as Choy Wong
  • Eddie Collins as Cab Driver
  • Robert Lowery as Walter Burke
  • Charles D. Brown as Chief of Police King
  • Louise Henry as Jeanne Bently
  • Morgan Conway as George Bently

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