The Red Dragon

The Red Dragon is a 1946 mystery film starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan, who has to sift through a host of suspects for three murders.

The Red Dragon
Directed byPhil Rosen
Produced byJames S. Burkett
Written byGeorge Callahan
StarringSidney Toler
Benson Fong
Music byEdward J. Kay
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • February 2, 1946 (1946-02-02)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film marks the first appearance of Willie Best as Chattanooga Brown, Birmingham Brown's cousin. Compared with Mantan Moreland's appearances as Birmingham Brown, Best's portrayal of Chattanooga was broader and played more upon racial stereotypes. The character was dropped after two appearances.


DVD release

The Red Dragon has been released on DVD.

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