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Docks of New Orleans is a 1948 American film featuring Roland Winters in his second appearance as Charlie Chan.
The LaFontanne Chemical Company is shipping out a load of we're not sure what, disguised as something entirely different. Mr. Pereaux and Mr. Grock don't want that shipment to ever arrive anywhere, and they and a man named Aquirre mean to stop it at any cost. The ship's owner, Mr. Fontanne, smells a large rat and calls Chan in on the case, since the famous detective is in New Orleans because, well, because he felt like being in New Orleans, I guess. Chan gets what facts there are from LaFontanne, who is promply set upon by a gang who attempt to kidnap him, but fail. Mr. LaFontanne's partners come up with some insurance; just by chance they tell him, a partnership agreement (why they would have been running a company all this time without one is another large mystery which will not be solved) that bestows upon the living partners the portion owned by a deceased partner. Then the guy who invented the formula for the poison gas that the company is making but who was, in his opinion, ...
Roland Winters as Charlie Chan
Victor Sen Yung as Tommy Chan
Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown
Virginia Dale as Rene Blanchette
John Gallaudet as Capt. Pete McNalley
Carol Forman as Nita Aguirre
Douglas Fowley as Grock
Harry Hayden as Oscar Swenstrom
Howard Negley as Andre Pereaux
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