Item Details

Charlie Chan in City in Darkness

[presented by] Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by John Stone ; directed by Herbert I. Leeds ; screenplay by Robert Ellis and Helen Logan
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
When Chan heads to Paris for a reunion with his WWI buddies, he finds the City of Light plunged into darkness, as Europe teeters on the brink of war. But when Chan stumbles on an evil spy ring that's selling arms to Germany, the intrepid detective is determined to shed the light of justice onto evil's darkest and most dangerous enterprise.
Director
Herbert I. Leeds
Performers
Sidney Toler, Lynn Bari, Richard Clarke, Harold Huber, Pedro De Cordoba.
Release Date
1939
Run Time
75 min.
Language
English dialogue, English, Spanish or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
Not rated
Notes
  • Title from container.
  • From a play by Gina Kaus and Ladislaus Fodor.
  • Based on the character created by Earl Derr Biggers.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
  • Special features: "The making of 'Charlie Chan in city of darkness'" featurette; "Writing Chan: Robert Ellis and Helen Logan" featurette; restoration comparison; original theatrical trailer; still gallery.
Variant Title
Sydney Toler in Charlie Chan in city in darkness
City in darkness
Title on set container: Charlie Chan. Volume 4
Series
Cinema Classics Collection
Credits
Photographer, Virgil Miller ; musical director, Samuel Kaylin.
Published
Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Terms of Use
This DVD is copy protected.
Description
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., Dolby Digital mono., single layer, NTSC.
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