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Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism

Hanke, Ken

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ISBN 10: 0786419210 / ISBN 13: 9780786419210
Published by Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub, 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, ...

Publisher: Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Synopsis:

From his primitive nonseries beginnings through the well known Fox series of 44 films (1931–1949), here is the complete history of famous film detective Charlie Chan.

The films are presented in chronological order, with full cast and credits, synopses and evaluations. Biographical details on the three most famous screen Chans—Warner Oland, Sidney Toler, and Roland Winters—and background information on series directors and supporting players, insights into the making of the films, and the full story of the abrupt halt in 1949 as well as an array of the detective’s aphorisms (or Chan-o-grams) are included. Numerous photos throughout.

About the Author:

Ken Hanke is the associate editor of Scarlet Street, a magazine covering the horror and mystery genres. He has also contributed articles to Filmfax, Video Watchdog and Films in Review. A member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, he lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

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