Charlie Chan in Honolulu

Charlie Chan in Honolulu

DVD - 2007
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A murder mystery about a ship bound for San Francisco that takes a murderous detour to Hawaii. As the incomparable investigator awaits the birth of his number-one grandchild, his own scheming sons try to fill their father's shoes by solving a high-seas murder mystery on their own. But when a second victim is found strangled, it's up to Chan to tie up the boat-- and eventually the murder case.

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djaf
Jan 07, 2017

I love old movies, and I love mysteries, so I really enjoy this series. Each DVD also has interviews/commentary on e.g. the actors and the social context in which the films were made. Really fascinating.

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 12, 2016

"Charlie Chan in Honolulu", 1938, is the first portrayal of the popular Chinese detective by Sidney Toler and Number Two Son by Victor Sen Yung replacing Keye Luke. This mystery is more comedy than anything else. This is the first and probably the only time when you get to see Chan's wife. I will say that the character pulling on the lion's tail and walking next to it looked pretty damn risky. The picture is only 107 minutes long and puts a lot into it. There is a lot of corn humor here but no one expected the actors to be doing Shakespeare.

murrayhill Oct 08, 2011

Standard Chan fare... interesting and too-brief portrayal of his family at dinner (13 children!)

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