Digitally Remastered by 20th Century Fox. Charlie Chan is the most filmed detective in Hollywood history with nearly fifty apearances to his credit. Based upon the character created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1925, Charlie Chan's film appearances have been much loved for their storylines, characterisations and, of course, those famous Oriental aphorisms. Films included in this box set are At Monte Carlo, At the Olympics, On Broadway, The Black Camel, At the Opera, In Shanghai, At the Race Track, Charlie Chan's Secret, At the Circus, In London, In Egypt and In Paris. Extras include: Stills Galleries, Theatrical Trailers, Audio Commentaries and insightful featurettes - The Legacy of Charlie Chan, In search of Charlie Chan, The Real Charlie Chan, Charlie Chan at the Movies, Number One Son: The Life Of Keye Luke, Dr. H. Lee: The Modern Day Charlie Chan and Chanograms: The Aphorisms of Charlie Chan
About the Actor
Warner Oland was born in Nyby in Bjurholm a village parish in the county of Vasterbotten, Sweden on October 3, 1879. Warner Oland's real name was Johan Verner Olund. He emigrated with his parents to the US on October 15, 1892. His father was the shopkeeper Jonas Olund and his mother was Maria Johanna Forsberg. His greatest success was in 1931 when he was cast in the role of Charlie Chan, a Chinese-American police detective based in Honolulu in the film Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) based on the popular detective mystery series by author Earl Derr Biggers [1884-1933] which was produced by Fox Films. His role as the charismatic Asian detective won him critic acclaim which landed him more acting parts in playing Charlie Chan following with The Black Camel (1931).