The Shanghai Cobra

The Shanghai Cobra is a 1945 mystery film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan.[1][2]

The Shanghai Cobra
Directed byPhil Karlson
Produced byJames S. Burkett
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (characters)
George Callahan
George Wallace Sayre
Starringsee below
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyVincent J. Farrar
Edited byAce Herman
Distributed byMonogram Pictures
Release date
  • September 29, 1945 (1945-09-29)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States


When three bank employees are killed with cobra venom, Detective Chan recalls an oddly similar case ten years earlier in Shanghai. Benson Fong and Mantan Moreland, return as Tommy "Number Three Son" Chan, and Birmingham Brown.



  1. Shanghai Cobra, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 13, Iss. 145, (Jan 1, 1946): 50.
  2. THE SHANGHAI COBRA (Monogram-Pathé) Picture Show; London Vol. 50, Iss. 1294, (Jul 27, 1946): 10.

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