Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

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

97 mins

Cast and crew

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