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THE BEST CHARLIE & SON,
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This review is from: Charlie Chan - The Warner Oland Collection [DVD] (DVD)
I watched Charlie Chan when it was shown in the 80s on BBC2 on a Friday night at 6PM. I absolutely loved them. Warner Oland has a very gentle manner, and his relationship with Key Luke, who plays "Number one son" is why these films are filled with warmth.
The first film 'THE BLACK CAMEL' is obviously a misstep, as it is very different from the rest of the series.
The next film is 'CHARLIE CHAN IN LONDON' which, in my opinion, is one of the best of the whole series, as is 'CHARLIE CHAN'S SECRET', which has some great mystery elements and drama.
In fact, ALL of the films are great, with the exception of 'CHARLIE CHAN AT THE CIRCUS' which was probably the weakest film in Warner Oland's time as Mr Chan.
Films in order:
CHARLIE CHAN IN THE BLACK CAMEL
CHARLIE CHAN IN LONDON
CHARLIE CHAN IN PARIS
CHARLIE CHAN IN EGYPT
CHARLIE CHAN IN SHANGHAI
CHARLIE CHAN'S SECRET
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE CIRCUS
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE RACETRACK
CHAARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS
CHARLIE CHAN ON BROADWAY
CHARLIE CHAN AT MONTE CARLO
Warner Oland is the greatest Charlie Chan. The movies are full of humour and warmth.
Always best to watch on a cold afternoon with a hot chocolate and a roaring fire.
"Thank you so much"