The Charlie Chan Film Encyclopedia

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  • 375 Pages
  • Softcover
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

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The first film featuring Charlie Chan, The House Without a Key, appeared in 1925. Forty-seven films and six Charlies later, the series still delights audiences. Charlie Chan connoisseurs cite a variety of reasons for the honorable detective's longevity and appeal, ranging from his wit and personality to the films' fascinating casts that often included future celebrities.

This encyclopedia contains over 1,900 entries for characters, actors, crew members, plot devices, and facts, as well as film summaries and Charlie's famous aphorisms. Photographs accompany the text and the entries are arranged alphabetically for easy reference and access. Practically anything a fan of these films might want to know is thoroughly analyzed here.

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Rating 5.0 The Charlie Chan Film Encylopedia Customer: from ORLANDO, FL US -- June, 22, 2014

Berlin, Breaks it down to all things relevant and gives you the plots and actors bio's. Plus other films they did. The supporting cast is what makes the films as good as they are, and keep the story moving. This is a good companion book to go with, Charlie Chan at the Movies, and the Cases of the Oriental Sleuths.
These three books are great to cross reference with each other, what one author misses the other adds too. I got all three and pick them up and check out a certain plot line and one or another of the books will give me a fact I missed on the first reading. Buy all three.


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  • ISBN: 9780786424528
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