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Charlie Chan in Rio

1941 1h 0m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 56% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
The Chinese detective (Sidney Toler) and his No. 2 son (Sen Yung) solve nightclub murders in Rio de Janeiro. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Charlie Chan in Rio is a remake of the Black Camel (31)... Rated: C Aug 2, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member That guy Herbert Huber could play anything. Well, here he is again playing a Top Cop in Charlie's latest haunt - Rio. It's a reprise of the role from Charlie Chan in Monte Carlo, but this time a Brazilian instead of a Frenchman. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/24/24 Full Review Audience Member Classy 1941 entry in the series, displaying an elegance not seen anymore. Great cast, beautiful sets and music; Toler is masterly, Jory is at his suavest; Huber is at the top of his form; Victor Sen Yung is at his funniest -- David Bowman, Author, THE FORGOTTEN STARS Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member 1.5: Hmm. I was prompted to watch these by an article in The New Yorker that I read a year or two ago. I wasn't expecting them to be outstanding, but I was expecting something better than this. I have now seen essentially every Charlie Chan film, or at least all that were made between 1931 and 1947 (29 films). What struck me most is that these really have more in common with a television show than a feature film. Each film is essentially the same except for the "location." I guess it makes sense as they serve essentially the same purpose. One can essentially watch every film on auto-pilot comfortable in the knowledge that one knows exactly which characters will pop up and that everything will be satisfactorily resolved in the end. They are "C" picture at best. Sidney Toler is pretty good; Warner Toland is somewhat acceptable; and the other two one picture no-names are either inconsequential or awful. It is rather ludicrous that they didn't allow an actual Asian actor to play the role, but the portrayal of African-American's is much more heinous. They certainly pale in comparison to just about every other detective picture/TV series I've ever seen. None of the films rate an individual review so this will have to suffice for all 29. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Charlie Chan In Rio is another fun installment in the Charlie Chan series. All of the characters were believable, except for the maid that the number two son had a crush on. Either she couldn't act or her over-dramatization was thrown in as comic relief. I really couldn't tell. Once again I had no idea who did it until the final reveal. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member VERY GOOD MURDER MYSTERY. ENJOYABLE. ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT THE CHARLIE CHAN FILMS IS THE HUMOROUS ELEMENTS TO THEM, IT MAKES THEM MORE INTERESTING. NICELY ACTED, GOOD RIO SETTING. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The Chinese detective (Sidney Toler) and his No. 2 son (Sen Yung) solve nightclub murders in Rio de Janeiro.
Harry Lachman
Sol Wurtzel
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 16, 2008
1h 0m