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Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

A blandoid pastiche in which Ustinov plays the inscrutable detective who has an adoring half-Jewish klutz of a grandson, who in turn has an adoring halfwit doll of a girlfriend. Farce, chase sequences and one-liners all fall mirthlessly through the bottomless plot, which has something to do with convoluted family shenanigans, and the whole mess cost a staggering $9 million. Confucius say: 'High time comedies got act together, this one fall apart at scanty seams.'

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clive Donner
Screenwriter: Stan Burns, David Axelrod
Cast: Peter Ustinov
Lee Grant
Angie Dickinson
Richard Hatch
Michelle Pfeiffer
Roddy McDowall
Rachel Roberts
Brian Keith
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