Charlie Chan In Reno Poster Original Long Daybill 1939 Sydney Toler
Australian Long daybills measured approximately 15" wide x 40" in height from the 1920s through to late 1941. After which they were replaced by a more familiar smaller format for a variety of reasons. Long Daybills are incredibly scarce and rarely surface which is why this poster is so sort after.
Very rare Australian Long Daybill poster.Charlie Chan in Reno is a 1939 American mystery film directed by Norman Foster, starring Sidney Toler as the fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Chan, based on an original story "Death Makes a Decree" by Philip Wylie. The storyline was as follows: Mary Whitman has gone to Reno to obtain a divorce. While there she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel (which specializes in divorcers). There are many others at the hotel who wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder. This film was the twenty-first of forty-seven Charlie Chan movies. Besides Sidney Toler as Charlie Chan, this film's cast contained three other actors who also played famous crimefighters: Ricardo Cortez (Sam Spade in the 1931 "Maltese Falcon"), Morgan Conway (Dick Tracy in two RKO films in the mid-1940's) and Robert Lowery (Batman in the Columbia serial "The Adventures of Batman and Robin" in 1948).