TCM Greatest Classic Films: Charlie Chan DVD

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$27.98

Dark Alibi
Three men are convicted of bank robberies, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scenes. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers.

Dangerous Money
A treasury agent traveling aboard a ocean liner confides to fellow passenger Charlie Chan that he's on the trail of a counterfeiting ring operating from the South Pacific and has survived two recent attempts on his life. Chan helps him avoid a third but is helpless to prevent a knife thrown in his back in the ship's club room. Although the ship will be docking shortly in Samoa, Charlie is confident that he will unmask the killer before then. Among the suspects are an elitist reverend and his wife, a beautiful young woman traveling with forged papers, a shady loudmouth of a salesman, a larcenous ship's steward, and a professional knife-thrower.

The Trap
When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

The Chinese Ring
Princess Mei Ling pays a visit to the Chan residence, where upon being admitted by man-of-all-work Birmingham Brown she refuses to give her name, but hands Birmingham her ring to show to Charlie. While Chan is being summoned, a mysterious figure shoots a dart at the beautiful Princess who manages, before she dies of poison, to scrawl the name "Captain K" on a handy piece of paper. When the police arrive, Charlie has to admit that he does not know the identity of his murdered visitor, but that he means to find out. What he learns is that Mei Ling has brought with her to America the sum of one million dollars, in order to buy airplanes for the Chinese struggle for freedom. Someone has stolen the money, and someone may be trying to divert the planes into enemy hands. Can the famous detective, despite the fact that his Number Two Son has unaccountably changed his name from Jimmy to Tommy, who used to be his Number Three son, and despite the fact that Charlie, who used to be a Honolulu Police Detective, and then a Honolulu Police Detective On Loan To The United States Secret Service, has not only lost his jobs, but also the rest of his large family and has moved to San Francisco, discover who the bad guys are and solve the case?
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Run Time: 199 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Turner Classic Movie
  • DVD Release Date: August 4, 2015
  • Cast: Sidney Toler
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 1946, 1947

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33 Reviews
4.5

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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TCM Greatest Classic Films: Charlie Chan DVD
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (26)
  • Engaging characters (20)
  • Original (10)
  • High production value (9)
  • Great cinematography (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (28)
  • Adult viewers (7)
  • Perfect gift (5)
  • Younger viewers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (21), Casual viewer (7), Avid moviegoer (4)

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5.0

excellent

By 

from nyc

About Me Movie Buff

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Good Restoration
  • High Production Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Sometimes a "B" movie is just as entertaining as an "A" picture--sometimes more! These are the last of the Toler(my favorite) Chan performances, and they are well done and good fun. Top quality. Grab the popcorn and have fun!

     
    4.0

    i would buy more

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    from chaumont , new york

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • High Production Value
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      i like it

       
      5.0

      Great product

      By 

      from Charlotte,NC

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value

      Cons

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        • At Home

        Comments about this product:

        I really love all Charlie Chan's movies

         
        5.0

        Charlie Chan Collection

        By 

        from Harrison Twp, MI

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • His Perfect Xmas Gift
        • My Husband Loved It It
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home

          Comments about this product:

          This was the perfect Christmas gift for my husband! He really enjoyed it! Thank you for providing such a great product.

           
          4.0

          Loving It

          By 

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Comments about this product:

          It took me back to my younger days. But in one of the DVDS it wasn't Tolerance playing Charlie Chan and that took away from the movie.

           
          5.0

          Love Me Some Charlie Chan!

          By 

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • High Production Value
          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            Charlie is my favorite detective. I love the black and whites. My only criticism is that the cover shows Charlie Chan in color, although all movies are b&w. The cover however did not indicate b&w, which was good for me but I was sympathetic toward those wanting color. This was no criticism toward the actual movies. The last movie ended with Charlie's comment, "Woman not made for heavy-duty thinking." That quote I will never forget. Of course, a memorable comment from a man with 14 children.

             
            5.0

            glad I purchased this DVD

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            from Minnesota

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            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Entertaining

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home

              Comments about this product:

              Bought for my husband, a big Charlie Chan fan - he really enjoyed watching these movies.

               
              5.0

              It really is the Greatest Classic

              By 

              from missouri

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              Comments about this product:

              I would purchase this again.

               
              5.0

              This was an excellent buy.

              By 

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Avid Moviegoer

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              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Great Cinematography

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                I watch the DVDs when l'm not watching TV. I find his movies full of mystery and very entertaining.

                 
                5.0

                great classic

                By 

                from Matteson, IL

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                Pros

                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home

                  Comments about this product:

                  collector of movies

                   
                  5.0

                  Stunning

                  By 

                  from Memphis,Tennessee

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                  Comments about this product:

                  Great suspense

                   
                  5.0

                  Great old shows

                  By 

                  from Nassau, NY

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                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • Great Cinematography
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home

                    Comments about this product:

                    Great!

                     
                    5.0

                    Charlie Chan

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                    from Pensacola, FL

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                    Pros

                    • Entertaining

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      Watched at home

                       
                      5.0

                      very pleased with my choice...

                      By 

                      from Granite City, IL

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Entertaining
                      • Good Old Filmslove Them

                      Cons

                      • No Negatives Here

                      Best Uses

                      • At Bedtime
                      • At Home

                      Comments about this product:

                      I watched these films when I was younger and am so pleased that I can purchase and view them anytime..I'm enjoying them all over again...

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent product to buy!

                      By 

                      from Campbell, OH

                      About Me Avid Moviegoer

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                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Great Cinematography
                      • High Production Value

                      Cons

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                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        I use this product when there's nothing on satellite, which is quite often. I love this product because it reminds me of my childhood. When I first saw it on TV. Thank you.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        finally got here

                        By 

                        from Jefferson Hills,PA

                        About Me Casual Viewer

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • 4th Movie Disappointed

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          I love TCM. I also love Charlie Chan. I wish I would have known that Sidney Toler was only going to be in 3 of the movies. I would have wanted and bought another set.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Early Tolar films a Charley Chan

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                          from Atlanta, Ga.

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Original

                          Cons

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                            • At Home

                            Comments about this product:

                            For my personal viewing. Adding it to my Charley Chan collection

                             
                            5.0

                            Love Charlie Chan Films Great Classic from the 1940's

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                            from Brick,NJ

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                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • Original

                            Cons

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                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              great 4 films

                               
                              5.0

                              Received CD in excellent shape, and played clear as a bell.

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                              from Elmhurst, IL.

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                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • High Production Value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home
                                • In The Car
                                • Perfect Gift
                                • Special Needs
                                • Travel

                                Comments about this product:

                                I watch my cd's over and over again. Even loan them out to family and friends.

                                 
                                4.0

                                I love Charlie Chan

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                                from Illinois

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                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I always enjoyed watching Charlie Chan when I was a kid so I'm really enjoying these movies.

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