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Useful Charlie Chan Links

Humbly submitted below is a collection of Charlie Chan-related links.  It is hoped that these will be of some assistance in your search for more information about detective Charlie Chan.  Our intent, especially in the realm of Charlie Chan movies, is not the promotion of certain sellers, but, rather, to allow those interested the best and easiest access possible to items that will enhance their enjoyment of Charlie Chan.  As more commercially produced, authorized versions of Charlie Chan movies become available, our intent is that our honorable visitors will choose to purchase these.  However, as only a fraction of all Charlie Chan adventures are currently available through the studios, the sellers, listed below, are offered for your consideration.  Please note that we only provide this information as a service to our valued visitors, and do not condone the selling of unauthorized material. 
Feedback regarding any seller is very much welcomed as it is our hope to list only the most reputable dealers, and those receiving poor comments, either here or elsewhere, will be removed.



Replica Movie & TV Hats

We have seen, and many of us have admired the many felt hats that have adorned the honorable pate of Charlie Chan.  Now you can own a quality reproduction of the felt hat of your choice!




View a wide, but fluctuating, selection of full-length Charlie Chan films online.



Order the six-DVD set The Charlie Chan Chanthology from MGM Home Entertainment, all volumes of the Charlie Chan Collection from 20th Century-Fox, and TCM Spotlight: Charlie Chan Collection, and more (with FREE POSTAGE available).

Commercially produced video tapes and DVDs.

Old Time Radio U.K.

In a wonderfully magnanimous gesture, Old Time Radio U.K. has graciously pulled ALL Chan films from their list of available items in hopes that fans of Charlie Chan will purchase authorized, commercially produced material that is now seeing release, including the Charlie Chan Chanthology from MGM Home Entertainment and Charlie Chan Collection from 20th Century-Fox.  Please check Old Time Radio U.K. for your other mystery needs, including the complete Charlie Chan TV series from 1957, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.



Old Time Radio Catalog (

14 Charlie Chan radio shows plus a HUGE catalog of more old time radio shows on CD or MP3.

The Adventures of Charlie Chan

Listen to seven Charlie Chan radio shows, courtesy of!  The shows include: Charlie's Daughter is KidnappedMurder in Cabin 15, The Escaped Musician, The Frightened Sheriff, The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus, The Romantic Engineer, and The Telltale Hands.



Festival Films

Reproduction Charlie Chan (and much more!) movie posters.

Archival Photography

A source for Charlie Chan reproduction movie posters and lobby cards...and MUCH more!



Read all six of the Charlie Chan stories written by Chan's creator, Earl Derr Biggers.  These texts are offered through Project Gutenberg Australia, as this material is apparently in the public domain in that country. 

The House Without a Key (1925)

The Chinese Parrot (1926)

Behind That Curtain (1928)

The Black Camel (1929)

Charlie Chan Carries On (1930)

Keeper of the Keys (1932)



Pacific Comics Club

"'Charlie Chan' by Carl Derr Bigger and Alfred Andriola, Dailies and Sundays 10/30/38 through 11/19/39, 'Charlie Chan Notebook,' 'The Donna Grant Kidnapping,' 'Doctor Croft Rubies,' 'The Wan China Case.' Large trade paperback, 11" by 8-1/2", softbound, color covers, black and white pages, Pacific Comics Club quality paper. $9.50 ea."

Ken Pierce Books

Another source for the above-mentioned book containing black and white reproductions of the original newspaper comics by Alfred Andriola.

Bud's Art Books

Yet another place to buy the book containing black and white reproductions of the original newspaper comics by Alfred Andriola.



Planet MegaMall

Planet MegaMall offers two Charlie Chan reproduction film scripts: Charlie Chan at the Race Track and Charlie Chan in Rio for a fraction of what an original would cost.  They also offer a script for a Charlie Chan project from the 1990s that was never realized ...and MUCH more!




The best and the most popular Charlie Chan site on the Internet.

The Charlie Chan Annex

A Blog site hosted by Charlie Chan Family member Virginia Johnson.

Charlie Chan

Author, Chan scholar, and number one Chan fan Howard Berlin's Charlie Chan site.

Charlie Chan: The Famous Chinese Movie Detective

A very worthy and site devoted to the films of Charlie Chan which contains many pleasant surprises and links for any fan of Charlie Chan or those hoping to learn more about him. 

Chan Films

A very handsome site devoted to the films of Charlie Chan.

Charlie Chan

An interesting site devoted to Charlie Chan, Warner Oland, and Keye Luke.

The Charlie Chan Fan Club

A Charlie Chan fan site at Myspace created by Issac Laughhunn.



OLD HOLLYWOOD IN COLOR: On the Set With Warner Oland

A nice site containing concise information and a fun, informative  selection of colorized images of Warner Oland.

Charlie Chan's Last Surviving Son

Pay a visit to the website of Layne Tom, Jr. who played THREE different Chan sons: Charlie, Jr. in Charlie Chan at the Olympics, Tommy in Charlie Chan in Honolulu, and Willie in Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise!  You may also order autographed photos signed by Mr. Tom!

Charlie Chan at

The Charlie Chan page at

Mystery Time Line: Charlie Chan

More information on Charlie Chan presented by

A Guide to Charlie Chan Films - Part One

"Warner Oland and the First Chans" by Charles P. Mitchell.

A Guide to Charlie Chan Films - Part Two

"Sidney Toler at Fox" by Charles P. Mitchell

Humble Chinese Detective Teaches Lessons in Life

Some nice, general information on Charlie Chan based on that found in Ken Hanke's book Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography and Criticism.


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