Chat Archive 1/10/2022

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for January 3, 2022

Eran Trece (There Were Thirteen)

eran angel y fox
Len Freeman
Mariann (momentary visitor)
Mike in DC
Rich Maine

Matt1 has joined this room

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Rush: How are you this evening?

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Matt1: Very good, thnx….u?

Rush: Not too bad, thank you…!

Rush: Getting used to coler weather.

Rush: colder

Matt1: Brrr….My blood has thinned out

Rush: 🙂

Rush: I guess mine is still thick enough!

Matt1: lol

Rush: As long as the wind isn’t blowing!

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Matt1: Thats rough

Rush: MDA!


Matt1: Hello MDA!

mda19083: Chilly greetings from the Philadelphia suburbs!

Rush: Yes!

Rush: A little chill in the air in my area, too…

mda19083: I had to break out my snow shovel the other day!

Rush: I am learning about that tool!

Hawaii_Steve has joined this room

Rush: I also got a good snow blower for the driveway.

Matt1: Alohaaaaa, Steve!

mda19083: First snow of the season – only 3 inches though!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha amigos from the Land of Chan !!!

Rush: Aloha, Steve!

mda19083: hello steve

Rush: You made it tonight!

Rush: How did the new job go?

Hawaii_Steve: Hello Rush, Matt, and MDA. How’z it?

Hawaii_Steve: I start the new job in 2 hours.

Rush: Well, we have two of us from warm climes, and two from the cold so far!

Matt1: Congrats!

Hawaii_Steve: Thanks gang!

Rush: Evening work!

Hawaii_Steve: Yes sir.

Rush: Good, as you will have the daytime off.

Hawaii_Steve: I like it. We shall see.

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Is it local?

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, it’s local.

Rush: Good!

mda19083: I am looking forward to tonight’s film

Hawaii_Steve: Oh, I can only stay for about a half hour. I just wanted to say “hi”.

Rush: I like this one, too!

Rush: The closest we will probably ever get to “Charlie Chan carries On.”

Hawaii_Steve: for tonight’s film, please watch for the scene shot on Bishop Street, downtown Honolulu.

Rush: Happy to have you here, Steve…if only for 30 or so minutes!

Rush: The driving scene?

Hawaii_Steve: I’ve been doing a bit of research on the Chan films.

MIke in DC has joined this room

Rush: Mike! Welcome!

Hawaii_Steve: Correct me if I am wrong, but …

mda19083: hello mike

MIke in DC: Buenas Tardes!

Matt1: Hello Mike!

Hawaii_Steve: Hi Mike.

Rush: Yes…?

mda19083: any ideas why Fox decided to make this film

Hawaii_Steve: … none of the Chan films were ever re-issued in movie theaters.

Rush: HM.

Hawaii_Steve: Universal re-issued the classic monster movies into the 1950s.

Rush: I guess they only reappeared later as “matanees or on early TV.

MIke in DC: I’ve never seen a Chan in a real movie theater…

Rush: Mike, I believe that they felt they could reach a new market.

Hawaii_Steve: Monogram, if I am correct, was the first studio to issues their catalogue to TV. As early as 1948.

Rush: All of the countries south of the border as well as Spain itself.

Rush: Yes, steve, I believe you are correct.

Hawaii_Steve: I did. Somewhere around 1970 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Also, in 1968, a host of Fox chan movies were presented at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Hawaii_Steve: Believe it or not, while Monogram was release the theatercial Chans in theaters, they were also releasing the early Toler films to TV, circa 1948.

Hawaii_Steve: I’m still research the Walker Ctr, but they followed the MoMA in NYC.

Rush: Mike, I have seen a couple of Chan movies in a small theater in the LA area.

Hawaii_Steve: After TV, correct Rush?

Rush: It was really fun to watch with a live audience reaction present!

Rush: Yes.

Hawaii_Steve: I found some ads from the Vista theater in L.A. They ran a detective film series in the 1980s, but no Chan films.

Rush: BUT, the Fox movies were released especially for TV, I believe, at the same time: “Warner 7 Arts”

Rush: I think that might have been when Warner got ahold of “The Black camel.”

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Hawaii_Steve: Did the Old-Town Music Hall, El Segundo, screen a few Chans?

Rush: Mariann!

Rush: Welcome!!!

Rush: How are you tonight?

Matt1: Hello Mariann!

Rush: Yes, Syeve.

Rush: A great little theater!

Rush: (Steve)

Rush: I still receive theit bi-yearly program in the mail.

mda19083: hello mariann

Hawaii_Steve: The FOX Chans began playing on TV around 1964. Before that, during the ’50s, it was Monogram Chans.

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MIke in DC: I’ve been around several places that have done runs of old films (Thin Man, Wong, etc.) but never stumbled across a Chan-fest.

Rush: Yes?

Rush: So, I suppose that the Fox films were re-released to play in theaters.

Hawaii_Steve: MOMA was the first museum to show the Fox Chans in an educational setting. All prints came from WB/7 Arts.

Rush: Also TV, probably.

Rush: II see the “Warner 7 Arts” Chan movie stills on eBay a lot.

Rush: Also, Chan was “in the air” in 1967/1968!

mda19083: I believe that the Chan Chat Room is an “educational setting”

Hawaii_Steve: No, they were not. It started at the MOMA. In the mid-60s, the Chan films were on TV. No theater manager, in his right mind, would should a film in a theater that was being shown on TV for free.

Rush: “He” made an apparance at Expo ’67 in Montreal.

Hawaii_Steve: Again, after MOMA.

Rush: Also, there is a VW TV ad with “Chan” from that same time period!

Rush: The actor from
The Millionaire” TV show played the part.

Hawaii_Steve: The Warner 7 Arts stills are for television release, not in theaters.

Rush: AH.

Rush: I had thought so.

Hawaii_Steve: The VW ad came “after” the TV release.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: I am thinking 1968ish.

Rush: I actually recall seeing it as a teen.

Hawaii_Steve: Whoever controled the Chans during the ’60s, wwas very strict about where to release the FOX films. It was all on TV.

Rush: There was definitely a Chan “happening” at that time.

Hawaii_Steve: From 1979 to 1995, I lived and worked in L.A. I never saw a Chan film at a revival theater.

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, didn’t you a Chan film at Old Town in El Segundo?

Rush: I was definitely out of the loop during that time. I don’t recall any at the couple of art theaters in the San Diego area at the time, either, though.

Rush: Yes. a couple of times. Great experience!

Hawaii_Steve: The Chan revival, big-time revival, started at MOMA. Then it caught on at Expo ’67.

Rush: the first time I met some of the Keye Luke Family.

Rush: Also related to Edwin Luke.

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, now you got it.

Rush: I guess so…

Rush: 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: since 1979, I have kept a journal of all media-related events I have attended.

Rush: WOW!

Rush: That’s GREAT!

Hawaii_Steve: With the assistance of he Minnesota Historical Society, I am tracking my childhood movie going experience.

Rush: That would make something of an interesting book!

Hawaii_Steve: My earliest note about Chan films is from 1967. I wrote something in Maltin’s movie guide book.

Rush: really!

Rush: NICE!!!

Hawaii_Steve: Also, I have one of the original Chan comic books from circa 1964. I bought in brand new in ’64.

Rush: You contributed it in ’67?

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, I am an old guy.

Matt1: btw, Steve, I enjoyed your Facebook post…So, you’re a “Bea Boy”?

Rush: Well….

Rush: You were a young teen then!

Hawaii_Steve: Matt, LOL !!!! You’re the best. You’re in my will.

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: lol….Made me smile

Hawaii_Steve: Matt, I’m leaving you all my 8-track cassettes of Don Ho.

Louise has joined this room

Louise: Hola Chan Clan

Rush: And a player to go with them?

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Rush: louise!

Hawaii_Steve: hi Louise.

Rush: Good evening to you!

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Rush: How are you tonight?

MIke in DC: Hey Louise!

Matt1: Hello Len!

Rush: Len!

Louise: Slow getting here. Had to burn my popcorn first!


Rush: I hope that his evening finds you well and happy!

mda19083: I love Don Ho’s Tiny Bubbles

mda19083: hello len and louise

Hawaii_Steve: But seriously, folks. I am very surprise that FOX never re-issued their Chan films to the theaters.

MIke in DC: Hey Len!

Louise: Cold but cozy here on the eastcoast

Len Freeman: Hi fiends

Rush: I would agree, Steve.

Len Freeman: that’s FRIENDS

Rush: Yes, Louise?

Louise: No, fiends was better

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Hawaii_Steve: LOL Louise.

mda19083: we are also fiends

MIke in DC: Freudian slip? :bandit:

Rush: Hounder!


Matt1: Hello Hounder!

MIke in DC: Hey Hounder!

mda19083: chan fiends/friends

hounder: hi everyone

Rush: How are things going with your moghther, Hounder?

mda19083: hrllo hounder

Hawaii_Steve: mda, Don Ho hated singing Tiny Bubbles. Just hated it.

Rush: (mother)

mda19083: hello

Louise: typo city today

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Rush: I would guess you met him, steve!

Hawaii_Steve: He would swear at the audience if they requested the song.

Matt1: Hello Dan!

Rush: DV!

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Rush: Welcome!

mda19083: steve – Sinatra didn’t care for my way

DanVenture: Evening, Matt, Rush! See, I have at least ONE New Year’s Resolution that I am keeping!

Rush: yes?

mda19083: DV is in the house

DanVenture: INDEED, MDA!

MIke in DC: Hey DV

Hawaii_Steve: I heard that Sinatra throw something at the audience one time at the Universal Amp Theater.

Rush: Yes?

DanVenture: Now, if you can tell me where we are video-wise, I’d be happy to know.

hounder: she had a good day so we went to town. sh’s in bed now.

Rush: 10 minutes to showtime….

Rush: “Eran Trece”

Rush: Good to hear, Hounder!

Louise: Get ready to practice your high school Spanish

DanVenture: WOW! On time, even. I am feeling lucky.

Rush: Yes, louise!

Len Freeman: Looking back at some of the earlier conversation about seeing Chan films in theaters — I caught the first Roland Winters at an overnight stay in Barstow CA, in 1965 on a trip across country

Len Freeman: I had no idea who Winters was, had never seen any of his on TV before that

hounder: lol@louise. my high school spanish was never this good.

mda19083: DV – make sure you play the lottery then

Rush: Great to hear, Len! That might make a nive tidbit for next year’s CCF Newsletter!

Rush: I would love to hear that story.

Louise: Never saw a Chan movie in the theatre

DanVenture: Thx, MD!

Rush: Few of us have, Louise!

Hawaii_Steve: Len, if this is true, you should be able to find the newspaper ad for the film.

Matt1: Cued!

DanVenture: Sadly, Utah doesn’t have a lottery. Maybe you can recommend another? 😉

Rush: I was mentioning my several opportunities at the Old Time Music Hall in El Segundo, CA.

MIke in DC: The DC lottery has an online game, I think.

mda19083: DV – how about OTB?

Louise: I remeber last year or 2 years ago the California people were talking about seeing Chan movies on the big screen

Rush: 6 1/2 minutes…

Louise: cued

MIke in DC: We easterners have been deprived, Louise

Louise: yes Mike

Matt1: We talked about going to one as a group here one year

mda19083: cued here – I had 3 years of high school Spanish – many years ago

Hawaii_Steve: Louise & Len, we’re talking about FOX re-issuing the Chans during the ’30s and 40s. They never did, based on my research.

Len Freeman: Cued here.. Lindsay is joining me for this one… I think Manual Arbo does a great Chan… only wish he[d made more.

Louise: We only had French in my all girls highschool

mda19083: oui oui

MIke in DC: I learned German, then picked up some Spanish from travels

Rush: “Eran Trece” is found on the “CC in Shanghai” Fox disc.

Rush: n the “Special features.”

hounder: i had 2 in high school and another in college. still can’t speak it.

mda19083: I can order from a tapas bar menu

Rush: I had four semesters in HS, and it comes back at times.

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Rush: Living where I did, I heard it quite a bit.

Matt1: Hello A & F!

Rush: Angel…welcome…!

mda19083: hello angel

MIke in DC: Angel and Fox…welcome!

eran angel y foxx: Saludos a todos!!

Rush: Approaching 3 minutes to go…

mda19083: and foxx

Hawaii_Steve: Just did a quick search of California newspapers, 1965. Roland Winters was on the Smothers Brothers Show.


Louise: HS: cool

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: Hola

Matt1: Hello GS!

Rush: Buenos noches…

Louise: Hols GS

Rush: GS!


eran angel y foxx: Foxx is in some brero. They’re trying coffee now.

Len Freeman: Hola GS

mda19083: welcome gs2

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Godwinshelley2: That was all of my spanish knowledge – that one word

eran angel y foxx: Bonus notches!!

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: louise – saw your exhibit!!!!

mda19083: bonus nachos

Rush: TWO MINUTES to go!

Rush: Ready?

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Louise: GS: online?

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued with Subtitles

Matt1: Hello Rich!

Rush: Cue to the OPENING TITLE please…

mda19083: hello rich

Godwinshelley2: Yes – online – you posted the 3 items

MIke in DC: Hola Rich!

hounder: hi rich

Rush: Hello, RICH!

Rich Maine: Evening all on a frigid night!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Rush: 90 seconds…

eran angel y foxx: Quite a distinguished crowd tonight!

Godwinshelley2: I liked the lost baseballs

Louise: Thanks GS, it is a fun show

Godwinshelley2: The others were good too!!

Len Freeman: Hosta luego alagathors (sp?) .. see you later alligator … my only spanish recollection from HS

Rush: 75 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Len are you leaving?

Rush: 60 seconds…

eran angel y foxx: Lost baseballs may be deducible. Consult your agent and tax professional.

Len Freeman: Nope —

Rush: 50 seconds…

eran angel y foxx: Cinquenta!!

Rush: 40 seconds…

hounder: buenas noches

MIke in DC: Eran doce at the moment

Len Freeman: just reminiscijg

eran angel y foxx: Quarenta!!

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: Yes, Len!

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

MIke in DC: *munches nachos*

eran angel y foxx: Wond’rin who you been missing, Lenny?

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


eran angel y foxx: The longest day i live, it’s only Chan, i’ll be thinking of.

Rush: Title….

Rush: Music….

Rush: Cast….

Matt1: Inspector Duff!

eran angel y foxx: Charlie Chan i (and Buddy Holly)’ll be thinking of!

mda19083: love the music

Louise: some hints of the future theme music

Hawaii_Steve: Well, I’ve got to get ready for work. Adios amigos and amigets. Talk with you soon. Enjoy the film.

MIke in DC: The “standard” music is hidden in there…

Rush: Scotlan Yard

MIke in DC: Thanks for all of the info Steve!

Godwinshelley2: Why does Charlie get the LAST place in billing??

hounder: love the background card for the credits

eran angel y foxx: Hawaii?

Len Freeman: Adios HS

Rush: yes, Hounder, mee too!

Godwinshelley2: HS – bye

Rush: One of the clues in the movie!

eran angel y foxx: That’s what they told Ringo.

eran angel y foxx: Jajajajajaja!!

eran angel y foxx: Chino CA?

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Matt1: Oland

Len Freeman: Notice dad in pic

Rush: The family photo.

Godwinshelley2: So anyone with alot of Spanish – is there a British accent to this Spanish?

Rush: Seen in a number of Chan movies.

Rush: That I cannot say, GS!

DanVenture: Wow. My spanish better than I thought. I am catching every word…

DanVenture: I’d better get to the bottom of this.

Rush: When I transcribed the dialogue a long time ago with a native Spanish speaker, he never let on to any attempt at an English accent.

Godwinshelley2: When we were in Germany, I would watch their television and the German I understood best was spoken with an “American” accent

Rich Maine: Inspector Duff returns

Rush: Yes, Rich.

hounder: i’m catching a few words but not enough to make sense of the sentences.

Rush: He begins the investigation, and Charlie Chan CARRIES ON later.

MIke in DC: My amateur ear says this is more Mexican Spanish than “Spanish Spanish”

Rush: Yes, Hounder.

Rush: That could be so, Mike.

Godwinshelley2: That is understandable, Mike, given that it is a Hollywood film

Rush: There is a difference.

Louise: fake beard

Godwinshelley2: Just wondered if they wanted to make a distinction between American and British characters with some kind of accents

Rush: it could be, GS.

eran angel y foxx: My Spanish is poor (i was adopted by a Latino family past age of easy language apprehension) but / so this is great.

Godwinshelley2: Does make me wonder why Nazi’s always have British accents in our films

Rush: Possibly the way they did it was to use more of a Spanish accent?

Rush: That is a good question, though.

eran angel y foxx: THESE guys’ Spanish seems VERY good. A detective should be assigned, to find some facts.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Nice bag.

Godwinshelley2: That is a BIG hat for that guy

Rush: And…a nice hat.

Rush: Yes!

Rush: maybe to make him appear taller!

Rich Maine: Yes quite large

Len Freeman: Like Behind that Curtain, this was made before they used music in sound films.. the initial thought was that music had just been a filler, and that people would not want just dialogue as if they’d been in the room.

Rush: Shakey.

hounder: lol. i catch a few more words with my eyes closed.

Rush: had a nervous breakdown.

Rush: Good work, Hounder!

Louise: my subtitles don’t work so I am just getting the ambiance of it all

eran angel y foxx: hounder: you might catch words, but someone might lift your fur.

eran angel y foxx: Headline in the Daily Blatt: FUR STOLE!!

MIke in DC: I keep mentally comparing these scenes to “Murder Cruise”

mda19083: did someone say white fox fur?

Rush: I watched a lot of the Rose Parade this year on Telemundo whenever NBC went to commercials.

hounder: lol

Rush: MDA: 🙂

hounder: cool rush

Len Freeman: RU on the Fox disk Louise?

Rush: Yes…it worked!

eran angel y foxx: How did those glasses not just fall off? I know about the pince-nez, but them’s is ridiculous.

Rush: Maybe excessive sweating caused them to slip off, Angel!

eran angel y foxx: THAT’S where this flashlight came from!

eran angel y foxx: He’s not a senator from West Virginia these days, is he?

eran angel y foxx: A likely-looking crew.

mda19083: angel 🙂

Rush: I was just thinking that to Spanish speakers, the English accent would not be noticable, just as the Mexican or Cuban vs. Spain accent for English speakers would not really be an issue.

Rush: His heart!

eran angel y foxx: They’re ALL criminal lawyers in New York.

Rich Maine: Poppers!

Rush: Yes!

eran angel y foxx: Indeed!

MIke in DC: lol Rich

eran angel y foxx: “What is hip?”!!

Godwinshelley2: That was the issue with “Die Hard” in other languages – they didn’t “get” that Bruce Willis was fooled by Hans Gruber when he used his “American” accent

Rush: Duff will grill him when he recovers!

eran angel y foxx: I’ll bet you did.

Rush: Yes, that would make sense, GS.

eran angel y foxx: The rest of the story will be on Page Six.

Rush: this lady is something of a character throughout the film!

Louise: GS: fun point

Rush: I am still on page 3, Angel!

eran angel y foxx: All but one. The 39 Elephants were gonna be featured in a film by that Hitchcock guy but—

Rush: Fourth trip around the world!

mda19083: he is a gigolo

Rush: Quite the traveler!

Rush: Seems so, MDA!

eran angel y foxx: Hairy Potter.

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: a woman gigolo is an adventuress

eran angel y foxx: mda, THANK you! I have a neighbor i needed to describe!

eran angel y foxx: I’ll bet he is.

Rush: Get the medicine ready…

eran angel y foxx: I’ll bet you will.

mda19083: angel – anytime

eran angel y foxx: Hairy Potter!

eran angel y foxx: He looks kinda like The Chief from Get Smart, to us.

eran angel y foxx: Edward Platt, i think.

Rush: HM.

mda19083: angel – correct

Rush: (Cough…)

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Rush: Note how Max the gangster softens later in the film!

eran angel y foxx: These guys all have Nixon hairstyles: carpet top center, recessions both sides.

eran angel y foxx: Mr. Decker, you know a Mr. Black?

eran angel y foxx: They warned Miranda.]

Rush: Max Minchin will be a lot different while performing at the party later!

eran angel y foxx: He’ll have poppers.

Rush: Angel: :0 to the above.

eran angel y foxx: Love that fur!!

Rich Maine: Oh yes he will!

mda19083: fox fur

Rush: Another Character, here!

Rush: he goes a bit overboard later….

Rush: Note the bow in his hat band it to the rear of the hat.

Rush: It seems it was a style at one time.

Rich Maine: Yeah the bow is too precious

Rush: Charlie Chan wore a hat with the bow the same way once.

eran angel y foxx: That IS foppy. I’m reversing my own band in this instant.

eran angel y foxx: You’d think Duff Beer would want some cork.

eran angel y foxx: The whole world is waiting for HER.

MIke in DC: (and Chan)

Louise: Es muy possible.

Rush: “The Inspector’s favorite beer.”

eran angel y foxx: Uh-oh. Here we go.

eran angel y foxx: Off on a 20-year run of aphorisms. We love it!

eran angel y foxx: Her eyes don’t match. She looks Piccasso-y.

eran angel y foxx: Picasso-y.

hounder: nice shadows on the wall

Rush: I think I know what you mean, Angel.

Len Freeman has joined this room

Rush: WB, Len!

Len Freeman: smile

Rush: I am SO happy that we have this film available to us!

Len Freeman: Amen

Rush: Crumpled the hat!

Rush: yes, Len.

MIke in DC: He can afford a new one, Rush…

Rush: That hat will never be the same!

Rush: “Niza”

Rush: (“Nice”)

hounder: donde esta niza?

eran angel y foxx: The technical quality of this film seems at least on par with the early ’30s works, and the preservation seems superior.

MIke in DC: Travel music sounds like Mendelssohn

Rich Maine: Thatsa nice

Rush: Agreed, Angel!

eran angel y foxx: One cinematographer down.

hounder: but the way h\

Rush: Plants the gun to make it look like suicide.

MIke in DC: una lata?

Rush: BUT, where did the bullet enter the body?

eran angel y foxx: Drama queen?

hounder: but the way the hand was placed on the gun wouldn’t leave prints on the trigger

eran angel y foxx: Everyone faints on hearing the news.

Rush: “De nada.”

eran angel y foxx: D.N. to U2.

eran angel y foxx: It would be seething without cops.

Rush: That couple has GREAT bits throughout.

eran angel y foxx: You’re a lotta help.

MIke in DC: <lata>

eran angel y foxx: I’ll bet those glasses were glued on. For duration of production.

Rush: 🙂

Len Freeman: Next one to die?

Rush: Watch out….

eran angel y foxx: The old “get ’em all together” thing, before it was old.

Rush: Music builds….

Rush: I guess it got her in the head.

eran angel y foxx: THE SHADOW NOSE!

Matt1: <lata>

mda19083: cue the Spanish can

MIke in DC: It’s in!

Rush: Speaking of which, I have recently taken to purchasing an occasional “Shadow” pulp magazine. A joy to read.

Matt1: per Google

eran angel y foxx: La lata = the can

Rush: AH!

Rush: Boarding the train…

MIke in DC: We are multi-lingual with the effects!

eran angel y foxx: Lotta furs in this flick.

mda19083: Matt & angel – thanks for the translation

Rush: YES.

MIke in DC: Chinchilla perhaps?

Rush: Nice stock shot.

eran angel y foxx: I’ll chin anybody.

Rush: A lot of good ones through the film.

Rush: travel shots…

Rush: Hagia Sophia…

eran angel y foxx: What’s happened to the crowds, since?

Rush: Hong kong…

eran angel y foxx: Punji Punji?

mda19083: they really are going around the world

Len Freeman: wonderful travel shots

Rush: Funny here!

Rush: Yes, Len!

Rush: Love them!

eran angel y foxx: She washed that glass all night & couldn’t get out the stains.

Rush: With their luck, Venice was “flooded” when they got there!

eran angel y foxx: There are NO ruins without ME.

Len Freeman: bad joke

eran angel y foxx: She has a brute cellar at home.


eran angel y foxx: Her millions have kept her from real romance.

eran angel y foxx: Rush: was that a drone photo?

mda19083: is she loaded?

eran angel y foxx: She modeled for the Sphinx.

eran angel y foxx: Loaded but lonely.

mda19083: angel 🙂

Rush: a detail from a still, I think.

Rush: More funny stuff here.

Rush: And, now, the romance buds…a little…

eran angel y foxx: Dolores?

Rush: Things get serious soon…and dangerous!

Rush: “Jim Maynard!”

Rush: Not a good move!

eran angel y foxx: The Hong Kongians speak Spanish as well as she speaks Chinese.


Rush: (From the American version)

eran angel y foxx: DAMN! I woulda circled the globe for that globe!

eran angel y foxx: St Louis!!

Rush: “Honolulu”

mda19083: hawaii

Louise: That surfing scene is familiar

DanVenture: Hawaiian Eye…

eran angel y foxx: I like the one to our left.

mda19083: surf’s up

Rush: And….finally…. CHAN!

MIke in DC: Hey isn’t that the same scene from Black Camel?

eran angel y foxx: CC?

Rich Maine: At last, Charlie appears!

Len Freeman: CC

Rush: Not exactly….

Rush: Maybe the set?

eran angel y foxx: I WANT THAT ROOM!

Rush: NICE set.

MIke in DC: No…I meant the stock surfers

eran angel y foxx: Estoy aqui!!

Rush: I agree, Angel!

Matt1: CC looks a little different from family pic ;-)

Rush: Duff is at HPD to see chan.

Rush: Yes, matt!

eran angel y foxx: Mike: Stock surfers been taking a beating YTD: down in a range of 1000 points so far.

mda19083: 42 minutes in and he appears

Rush: Interesting that Oland “appears” in this film!

eran angel y foxx: DEFINITELY filmed live on location.

MIke in DC: He’s about an hour ahead of last weeks movie

Godwinshelley2: Is this same back projection used in other Chan films

Rush: Bishop Street in Honolulu.

eran angel y foxx: WOW!!!!!

Rush: Steve told us to look for this.

Godwinshelley2: (not counting the English version of this one)

Rush: Note the wider brim on chan’s hat.

Rush: Note the windows.

eran angel y foxx: Joy-buzzer on seat.

Rush: I think we see this same set in “The Black Camel,” but I am not sure.

Rush: Something to look for next week!

Rush: We saw the bukllet hole in the upper back.

eran angel y foxx: These ’round the corner shooters do remarkably well.

Rush: (bullet)

mda19083: cue la lata

Rush: Yes, angel. The assailant was probably pretty close to Duff.

eran angel y foxx: But a trend that would catch on.

Rush: More concern should be shown toward the wonded Duff!

Rush: At least call in another officer to assist!

eran angel y foxx: His hair is so black it makes mine hurt.

MIke in DC: Chan waiting for him to die so he solve a bona fide murder?

eran angel y foxx: YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE—

mda19083: sorry – i thought he was dead

Rush: Seems so, Mike!

eran angel y foxx: “Lotion”?

Rich Maine: Finally dead

eran angel y foxx: “Mitchum”? Robert Mitchum?

Rush: It’s one of the four men seen on that street.

mda19083: just a flesh wound

hounder: let’s flop the injured around like a rag doll to hear his final words. smh

eran angel y foxx: “Somewhere, Over The Benbow”

Rush: “Tell him that Charlie Chan carries On.”

mda19083: la lata

eran angel y foxx: KEEP CHAN AND CARRY ON

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Rush: CC’s wife speaks JAPANESE here!

mda19083: agel 🙂

mda19083: angel 🙂

Rush: Note the “Saanara.”

Rush: (Sayanara)

eran angel y foxx: Kid’s got a lead foot like a anvil.

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MIke in DC: I bet Charlie is learning Japanese for a case and Mrs. C is helping him practice. 🙂

Len Freeman: Sayonara,..a little mistake there… c

eran angel y foxx: The lounge is smoking? I was just there!

Rush: “Gracias, muchisima.”

mda19083: i see the smoke

mda19083: what are they smokin’


Rush: (The English language version)

Rich Maine: Cc reminds me of Jay leno

eran angel y foxx: Like to have seen Durante himself in that role.

Rush: Sheesh!

Rush: ***-dinka-DON’T!

Len Freeman: Love the inserts RUsh

eran angel y foxx: Talk will not cook rice.

Rush: Good aphorism that we hear in another one.

Louise: The ole hand through the windo

MIke in DC: No, but it can at least reheat beans I hear

Rush: The hand again!

Rush: Got the glove at least.

Rush: The three monkeys clue.

eran angel y foxx: The wifi was excellent.

mda19083: shuffleboard anyone?

eran angel y foxx: *MULBERRY leaves*

MIke in DC: Growing silk worms?

mda19083: a matching glove

eran angel y foxx: Growing worms, shrinking violets. Porkbellies steady.


hounder: ..

eran angel y foxx: TYSM en espanol!!

eran angel y foxx: Hey hey, it’s the monkeys!!

MIke in DC: I was with you until you got to “wife as furniture” Charlie


mda19083: angel 🙂

Rush: Angel…:)

Rush: Again, Max Minchin looses his “edge” in the party scene.

eran angel y foxx: I’m hunting hair with whatever i can get.

Rush: Softens a bit here already.

eran angel y foxx: CHANpagne, si!!

eran angel y foxx: Except the mayor & entire city bureaucracy.

eran angel y foxx: THERE’S a good honorific, but qualifying, “title”: The Honorable Annoying John Q. Justice, Presiding.

Louise: Creo que si, creo que no.

eran angel y foxx: He can’t stand that woman.

Rush: Ships horn plays a part soon…in an interesting way!

eran angel y foxx: Chan suspects no one; Chan suspects everyone.

MIke in DC: Chan sets trap…

Len Freeman: Max grows on me as the film progresses

eran angel y foxx: He may be free, but i’ll be EXPENSIVE.

eran angel y foxx: Max seems very Chevalieresuidillaish.

eran angel y foxx: His boyfriend WILL be surprised.

mda19083: uh oh

Rush: Mistake that works out well for them…!

Len Freeman: Make up your mind stupid

Rush: Yes, Len!

MIke in DC: Dimwit

Rush: And Mike!

Rush: Finally!


MIke in DC: OK…

Rich Maine: Party hats at last

Len Freeman: love the hats

MIke in DC: What the hell is that he’s got on?

eran angel y foxx: At last!!

eran angel y foxx: I think it’s a Satan hat.

Rush: Yes, Rich!

DanVenture: Yes, Len. Where can we get some of those??

MIke in DC: Oh…no, I think it’s a “gladiator helmet”

Rush: Note how Minchin’s demeanor has changed!

eran angel y foxx: Do Edward G. Robinson, you doity rat.

Len Freeman: CHancd fo the actor to show off

MIke in DC: We need some for our next Chan party

Rich Maine: He is doing Ricky ricardo

Rush: Now, I believe that he sings in Portuguese here.

Louise: Add him to the weird performers in Chan films

MIke in DC: Babalooo

eran angel y foxx: Max has got a squeezebox, Baby never sleeps at night.

Rush: This actor was a famed Brzilian actor, I believe.

mda19083: he has some splainin’ to do

eran angel y foxx: Brazil has long exported its nuts.

mda19083: man of many hats

Rush: A VERY different Max Minchin here!

Len Freeman: Ok.. now we see his day job

eran angel y foxx: People PAID to see this?

Rush: This didn’t happen in “CC Carries On.”

eran angel y foxx: It COULDN’TA happened!

MIke in DC: a danse apache?

Rush: “Apache” bit.

Godwinshelley2: Ugh – here we go

Louise: familiar music

eran angel y foxx: FLOG GOLF, why’ncha?

Rush: She fares better than did Nardi, though!

eran angel y foxx: Try that again.

Godwinshelley2: Nothing like institutionalized brutality in dance

Louise: Ha Ha I guess

eran angel y foxx: GS,. i think you’ve named the essence.

MIke in DC: That dance was something of a fad, right?

Louise: yes GS

eran angel y foxx: George Washington was lying.

Rush: Sort of like the attitude today regarding ladies in some rap music.

Godwinshelley2: It was a whole style – even seen on “I Love Lucy” and lots of cartoons

eran angel y foxx: Postman on holiday?

Rush: Enem in Popeye…with Bluto at the receiving end!

Rush: (Even)

MIke in DC: GS: woo…didn’t really realize that

Louise: nice headdress


eran angel y foxx: Looks like Rocky Horror outtakes.

Rich Maine: Yes angel

eran angel y foxx: “Saltamontes”: that’s ME!

mda19083: its just a jump to the left

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eran angel y foxx: They were rehearsing the Bumblebee Sketch 50 years early.

eran angel y foxx: Rush??

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Rush: Sorry!

eran angel y foxx: There are no former diamond smugglers.

MIke in DC: WB

Rush: Accidently hit the “X” on this page!

eran angel y foxx: TYSM

eran angel y foxx: Clara Bow? Betty Boop?

eran angel y foxx: Dietrich?

Rush: She tires of playing “Lincoln” at the party.

MIke in DC: Rush: Whatever you do, don’t touch the red button

Rush: NO!


eran angel y foxx: Rush: :w00t: :w00t:

Louise: The screaming is as harsh in Spanish as in English

Rush: Same in ANY language!

Rush: The letters are opened by each suspect…

eran angel y foxx: Cordially yours!

eran angel y foxx: Shades of the GHW Bush fuineral!

Rush: 🙂


Rich Maine: Hehe

eran angel y foxx: I have to set up such ba mannikin at my house for when i’m away.

MIke in DC: High tech for 1930

Rush: Yes!

Rush: GET HIM!!!

eran angel y foxx: Farewell to college boys, we leave at break of day!

mda19083: holmes did this in 1893

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Rush: CC must have been a fan of Holmes!

mda19083: 1903

MIke in DC: Charlie must have read The Adventure of the Empty House, MDA 🙂

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: yes mike

eran angel y foxx: Ingenious! Simply ingenious!!

eran angel y foxx: I want his hair after they slam him.

Rush: “WHAT???”

Rush: Now he’s REALLY upset!

mda19083: throw him in the hold

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eran angel y foxx: A criminal attorney!!


eran angel y foxx: Oh, i’ll bet Duff is already wired.

Louise: Oh Charlie!

Rush: “FINIS”

Godwinshelley2: The End

eran angel y foxx: Eran UNO!!

MIke in DC: Charlie as cupid again

mda19083: finis

Rush: And there we go!

hounder: yay!

Len Freeman: Excellent

eran angel y foxx: BRAVO!!

Rush: Exit tones….

MIke in DC: <Ninos-si>

Rush: “Bravisssimo!!!”

DanVenture: Wow.

mda19083: great film – worth the wait

eran angel y foxx: Regresamos en semana siguente!!

Matt1: <yee-haw>

eran angel y foxx: YA!

MIke in DC: Very good…si Angel

Rush: I hope that everyone enjoyed this VERY special film!

eran angel y foxx: YAY!

DanVenture: seguro, angel & Foxx

Rush: I ALWAYS do as many times as we share it!

eran angel y foxx: Like a ROCK, rush!!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Next week….

eran angel y foxx: Next week we get back to good old American crime, yes?

Rush: “The Black Camel”

Godwinshelley2: Have a great (and safe) week everyone – our govenor just signed a new emergency act – we need to mask up indoors again

MIke in DC: It’s great for many reasons.

Godwinshelley2: So stay well all

Godwinshelley2: Night

MIke in DC:bandit:

Matt1: Good night folks and have a GREAT week!

Rush: All of you as well!

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Rush: take care…

Louise: nitevall

MIke in DC: See y’all next week!

Rush: Be WELL!

Rich Maine: Thanks say warm!

mda19083: thanks all for another fun evening in the chat room

Rush: Please enjoy the week!

eran angel y foxx: GS: Ah, yes, the governors, may the locusts take them.

DanVenture: Hasta la proxima Lunes!

Rush: 🙂

mda19083: be well til next week

eran angel y foxx: Till next week, then?

Rush: YES, DV!

hounder: thanks for the fun. everyone have a great week.

eran angel y foxx: Alohadios!!’

Rush: Well said!

Len Freeman: Rush, The inserts were a great addition. TYSM

Rush: You too, Hounder.

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Rush: My best to you and your mother.

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Rush: have a very nice rest of the night, everyone….

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Rush: Thank you, len and Hounder!

Rush: take care….

Rush: see you next week!

Rush: Good night!

Rush: 🙂

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