This Sidney Toler Charlie Chan Playlist consists of 21 Full-Length Films.
Sidney Toler was an American actor, playwright and theatre director who was a highly regarded comic actor on Broadway. He played Charlie Chan in 22 films, taking over from Warner Oland.
1939 – Charlie Chan in Honolulu (Sidney Toler)
Charlie Chan investigated a murder onboard a freighter called Susan B. Jennings bound for Honolulu from Shanghai. The only witness is the secretary Judy Haynes.
1939 – Charlie Chan in Reno (Sidney Toler)
Charlie Chan was asked by the estranged husband of a murder suspect, convinced of his wife’s innocence, to investigate and solve the murder.
1939 – Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (Sidney Toler)
Charlie Chan uncovered the identity of a blackmailer known as Dr Zodiac. This movie is full of unexplained mind-reading and hocus-pocus. Trying too hard.
1939 – City in Darkness (Sidney Toler Charlie Chan)
A well-known millionnaire called Petroff was murdered in his own home in Paris amidst the threat of impending war between France and Germany. Suspects include the butler, the business partner, the spy, the counterfeiter, and the burglars.
1940 – Charlie Chan in Panama (Sidney Toler)
A spy is planning to sabotage the Panama Canal to stop a US Navy fleet from deploying to the Pacific. Charlie Chan sets a trap to flush out the unexpected spy.
1940 – Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise (Sidney Toler)
A male passenger was murdered on a cruise ship sailing across the Pacific Ocean. He was apparently not the intended victim because he had swapped rooms with another passenger. Who was trying to kill who? And why?
1940 – Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (Sidney Toler)
McBirney, a convicted murderer escaped from prison to seek revenge against Charlie Chan. With help from a crooked surgeon, he lured Charlie Chan to a wax museum.
1940 – Murder Over New York (Sidney Toler)
Charlie Chan investigated the murder of an old Scotland Yard friend, Hugh Drake by poisonous gas in locked room. The assumed culprit is the leader of a sabotage ring known as Paul Narvo. Charlie set up 2 traps to uncover the hidden murderer.
1941 – Dead Men Tell (Sidney Toler)
Charlie Chan was engaged by an elderly heiress to uncover the thief who tried to steal her treasure map. After the attempt, she split the map into 4 pieces and gave 3 pieces to some of the passengers on a voyage she had been planning to Cocos Island, where the treasure is. Before she could tell Charlie Chan who these 3 people were, she died of fright. Charlie Chan must clear up the mystery and uncover the thief-cum-murderer.
1941 – Charlie Chan in Rio (Sidney Toler)
This story is similar to the 1931 The Black Camel. The differences were  location: Honolulu to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  Charlie Chan: Oland to Toler,  presence of a second killer.
1942 – Castle in the Desert (Sidney Toler)
A man was poisoned to death in a castle in the Mojave Desert. Suspects include the Manderleys, lawyer Hartford, astrologer Madame Saturnia, and sculptor Watson King.
1944 – Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (Sidney Toler)
Charlie Chan investigated the murder of the inventor of a highly advanced torpedo.
1944 – The Chinese Cat (Sidney Toler)
A diamond smuggling ring member, Manning, double-crossed the ring and was murdered. The murder occurred in a locked room. Charlie Chan solved the locked room murder mystery, uncovered the hidden diamond, and rounded up the diamond-struggling ring.
1944 – Black Magic (Sidney Toler)
A man was murdered in the middle of a seance with 8 other people. Charlie Chan solved the case by reenacting the seance.
1945 – The Jade Mask (Sidney Toler)
An eccentric scientist was murdered in a spooky mansion. He was murdered for a formula that government wanted.
1945 – The Scarlet Clue (Sidney Toler)
Charlie and Tommy Chan investigated a murder at a radio station.
1945 – The Shanghai Cobra (Sidney Toler)
Three bank employees were killed with cobra venom. Charlie Chan recalled a similar case 10 years earlier in Shanghai. Could it be the same killer?
1946 – The Red Dragon (Sidney Toler)
Not available yet. Charlie Chan investigated the theft of a atomic bomb formula and a series of murders that used bullets that are not fired from a gun.
1946 – Dangerous Money (Sidney Toler)
Pearson, a US Treasury agent investigating counterfeit dollars and stolen art, was killed with a knife in his back. Charlie Chan sets out to find his murderer.
1946 – Dark Alibi (Sidney Toler)
An ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder was scheduled for execution in 9 days. Convinced of his innocence, his public defender appealed to Charlie Chan to investigate the case.
1946 – Shadows Over Chinatown (Sidney Toler)
Not available yet. Charlie Chan investigated murders connected with insurance fraud in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
1946 – The Trap (Sidney Toler Charlie Chan)
2 showgirls from a troupe vacationing at a Malibu Beach resort were garroted. Charlie Chan investigated and uncovered the murderer amongst them.