Charlie Chan in Rio

Charlie Chan in Rio

Sidney Toler
Director: Harry Lachman Cast: Sidney Toler
Sidney Toler
, Mary Beth Hughes
Mary Beth Hughes
, Cobina Wright Jr.
Cobina Wright Jr.
Harry Lachman

DVD (Full Frame)



Charlie Chan in Rio is a remake of 1931's Black Camel, one of the few pre-1934 "Charlie Chan" entries still in existence. While the original film was set in Hawaii, the remake takes place in Brazil, but the basic intrigues remain the same. While vacation in Rio de Janeiro with his son Jimmy (Victor Sen Yung), Honolulu detective Charlie Chan (Sidney Toler) is asked by the local constabulary to help solve a double homicide. The motivation behind the two murders is apparently tied in with sinister psychologist Alfredo Marana (Victor Jory), who utilizes hypnotism as an adjunct to a clever blackmailing scheme. Cobina Wright Jr. shows up early on as one of the murder victims, alongside Jory, Mary Beth Hughes and the ubiquitous Harold Huber, cast as a foreign police official. Hamilton Macfadden, who directed the original Black Camel, shows up as one of the suspects in Charlie Chan in Rio.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2018
UPC: 0024543586043
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:02:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sidney Toler Charlie Chan
Mary Beth Hughes Joan Reynolds
Cobina Wright Grace Ellis
Ted North Clark Denton
Victor Jory Alfredo Marina
Harold Huber Chief Souto
Richard Derr Ken Reynolds
Jacqueline Dalya Lola Dean
Kay Linaker Helen Ashby
Truman Bradley Paul Wagner
Hamilton MacFadden Bill Kellogg
Leslie Denison Rice
Iris Wong Lili
Eugene Borden Armando
Ann Codee Margo
Victor Sen Yung Jimmy Chan

Technical Credits
Harry Lachman Director
Richard Day Art Director
Samuel G. Engel Screenwriter
Mack Gordon Songwriter
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Emil Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Alex Troffey Editor
Harry Warren Songwriter
Sol Wurtzel Producer
Lester Ziffren Screenwriter

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