The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for October 14, 2019
The NEW Adventures of Charlie Chan (Your Money or Your Wife; The Final Curtain)
Secret Agent X-1 (Chapter 13)
Mike n Rachel in DC (MnRnDC)
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Mike n Rach in DC: Greetings to all! We have an opportunity to visit an authentic Afghan feast this evening. We’re actually going to be watching videos of Bukhashi (Google it, but it’s a game that involves throwing a dead goat into a goal), Anyway, we’re going to miss the Chan Clan, but you will all be in our thoughts as we consume goat, lamb and various foreign foods. 🙂
Mike n Rach in DC: See y’all next week! Lots of love, MnR.
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Matt1: Hello Rush!
Rush: Hello, Matt!
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Rush: We just missed Mike and Rachel.
Matt1: I just noticed that
Rush: Sounds like they will be having a good evening out!
Rush: The good news is that BOTH of our New Adventures are available online.
Rush: Those seem to go in cycles..at times there are LOTS of them online, and at others, few.
Matt1: I have dvd’s, but tonights are on two discs, so I’ll need to swtich
Rush: Yes, me too.
Rush: The first is on disc 1.
Rush: The second should appear on disc 3.
Matt1: Yes….then 3
Rush: I was looking at akll the serials that Keye Luke made.
Rush: There were five!
Rush: So, we have no trouble coming up with serials to view throughout the year.
Matt1: Available to us?
Rush: I think so.
Rush: I checed a few.
Matt1: Very good!
Rush: We could always have some “replacement” material if necessary.
Rush: Radio shows.
Rush: The Chan Clan…
Matt1: Radio shaows were a fun detour
Rush: (IF people have the cartoons in their collections!
Rush: That’s what we have coming up.
Matt1: I still need to order those
Rush: Starting next week.
Rush: They can be found across the Internet.
Rush: eBay is a good place to look.
Matt1: The commercials were brutal last year
Rush: You can find them at “Buy it Now” prices.
Rush: That made them unwatchable.
Matt1: Yes….Almost everything is getting commercialized now….even the internet
Rush: That is sadly true.
Rush: I spoke with Virginia yesterday.
Rush: She sounds as good as ever.
Matt1: How is she?
Rush: Doing well.
Matt1: Hope she pops in again
Rush: Me too.
Rush: It is a case of getting a computer and Internet access.
Rush: She’s on a limited budget.
Rush: I suggested that she see if any people at her church have a used computer that might meet her basic needs.
Matt1: Good idea
Rush: I think it could be done.
Matt1: Is she still in Texas?
Rush: Ft. Worth.
Rush: (Or is it Dallas?)
Matt1: Wasn’t sure when she went missing fo awhile
Rush: I get them mixed up!
Rush: Dallas, I believe!
Matt1: I thought she was west of Dallas, but not 100%
Rush: Yes…I am sure, now that I think of it!
Rush: Well…I guess we can ready our final chapter of the serial.
Rush: Just us, it seems!
Matt1: I’m ready here
Matt1: No cliffhanger, I guess
Rush: 30 seconds…
Rush: No more cliffhangers, right!
Rush: 10 seconds…
Rush: The last time we see those mysterious hands at the intro!
Rush: And, our final visit to Shadow Island.
Rush: Not a place one would want to buy any real estate on!
Matt1: lol, no
Rush: Being shelled!
Rush: They could have made themselves a tougher target, at least!
Matt1: This bar reminds me of one of the Chan films
Rush: Oh, well…they made it anyway!
Rush: I am thinking which one….
Rush: i did look like a familiar one.
Matt1: I can’t remember which film
Rush: Probably a Monogram.
Rush: Interesting that stock footage of a Japanese bomber taking off to the “Bonzai” cheers.
Rush: I wonder how they got that.
Rush: maybe a pre-war newsreel?
Rush: Here we go…
Matt1: This bar
Rush: Manolo’s from “Panama” comes to mind for me.
Rush: Cy Kendall is vaguely reminding me of a Sidney Greenstreet-type character!
Matt1: Ah, yes
Rush: Confusing body count!
Rush: I like the shooting style as they thrust their guns forward with each shot!
Rush: Not good for the aim!
Matt1: and never take cover
Rush: Keye Luke in disguise.
Rush: I predict she meets her doom in that sub!
Matt1: The ending I bet
Matt1: Nice hit
Rush: Shadow Island in a shambles!
Rush: Meanwhile….in the submarine…
Rush: End is near….3 minutes to go….
Rush: Those pilots must have grown up in the US!
Matt1: Ah ha!
Rush: Depth charges…
Matt1: You called this on
Rush: “That was OUR sub!”
Rush: And…there we have it!
Rush: puetic justice at the end!
Rush: And all’s well at the bar….
Rush: That was pretty good.
Matt1: Good ending
Rush: I agree.
Rush: And Keye Luke got to shine.
Matt1: That was after his role in Chan?
Rush: I found a nice write-up on Keye Luke’s serials, and I am going to format it to include in our Study.
Matt1: Very nice
Rush: These serials among other films.
Rush: He did keep busy.
Rush: I cannot imagine he played any or many villian roles!
Matt1: Can’t imagine him in such a role, no
Rush: He was probably typecast as a good guy!
Rush: Possibly due in great part to his Chan work!
Rush: I hope no one was scared away by tonight’s features.
Matt1: It is a holiday, so?
Rush: I did include a note in the newsletter that the features are available online.
Rush: That, too.
Rush: I don’t know how many got the day off.
Matt1: I actually never got this weeks email reminder…..Noticed it on Facebook
Rush: it has been a rarity for me in my life.
Rush: Please re-send you email address to me.
Rush: I may have entered it incorrectly.
Rush: Did you get it last week?
Matt1: I’ve been getting them, just this week was missing
Rush: The only thing I changed was to add GS’s new email address to the list.
Matt1: We’ll see if next week is Ok and will let you know
Rush: Maybe I can sens out a test to you later.
Rush: 10 minutes to go…
Rush: We have the Melbourne Cup coming up soon, by the way.
Matt1: Always fun!
Rush: Yes! A tradition!
Rush: First comes the Halloween Party.
Rush: Monday the 28th.
Matt1: And we get back to some Oland too!
Matt1: Got to work on my costume this year, hmmm
Rush: The film for Halloween is “Dead Men Tell”
Rush: Me too, Matt!
Matt1: Good choice
Rush: One of the “spooky” Chan films.
Rush: Last year we shared “CC’s Secret” I believe.
Rush: Maybe “Wax Museum” for next year…?
Rush: “Black Magic”?
Matt1: Thought we did Wax last year?
Rush: Then, we can do “Secret” or “Black Magic.”
Matt1: BM works
Rush: 5 minutes to go…
Rush: Many empty seats!
Matt1: Guess we have front row!
Rush: This is like the old days….
Matt1: lol, yes….or Christmas
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Matt1: Hello GS!
Godwinshelley2: Ha – just got off the phone – hurrying
Godwinshelley2: Hello all
Rush: Now we are three!
Godwinshelley2: I did find the dvd – the first episode
Godwinshelley2: it isn’t the one with the acid is it?
Matt1: Now we can have a meeting
Rush: “Your Money or Your Wife”
Godwinshelley2: Good – I am cued – the Nostalgia Merchant one
Rush: Episode one.
Rush: You are thinking of “The Lost Face.”
Godwinshelley2: The dog one and the acid one are my least favorite episodes
Godwinshelley2: They make me sad
Rush: Two tough ones to watch, yes.
Godwinshelley2: Rush you can use either address I sent you – because of “porch pirates” we use the PO box alot
Rush: Well…we are at 90 seconds to go…
Godwinshelley2: AND today I missed a package because UPS tried to deliver to the PO box and of course it is a holiday
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Rush: 60 seconds…
Matt1: Hello Paul!
Godwinshelley2: The new Dead South music CD is out and that was my package
Rush: We can hold till you are ready, paul!
Godwinshelley2: Hello Paul – sorry I wont see you at the October Bash
Rush: With just four of us here, we can wait…
PaulM: im set
Rush: First: WELCOME!
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Godwinshelley2: Hello CD
Rush: Next, do you have the features on disc?
Cdirus: Hi everyone!
Matt1: Hello CD!
Rush: We are “on hold” for a few…
Godwinshelley2: TV episodes do run short – so we can wait a bit
Cdirus: Hi Rush!
Rush: If you do not have the features on disc…they ARE available online!
Cdirus: Did you send out a reminder this week?
PaulM: i wont be going to October bash GS. wish i could. it it was the NEXT weekend i’d be there!
Rush: How are you this evening CD and Paul?
Godwinshelley2: I know – it would have been better for me the next week too
Rush: Are we ready to roll our first feature?
Godwinshelley2: Any WHY is the June one always near Father’s day?
Rush: “Your Money or Your Wife”?
Cdirus: I’m doing good
Rush: Everyone ready?
Rush: If you need them, they are at the above links…
Rush: Let’s say….
Rush: 30 seconds…
Rush: 20 seconds…
Godwinshelley2: on a windy road
Rush: A ’57 T-Bird.
Rush: Chinese fades to…
Rush: “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan”
Rush: This one was before the arrival of Barry Chan.
Godwinshelley2: Nice ocean front property
Rush: CC works alone.
Rush: VERY good property, yes!
Rush: Even way back then.
Rush: What would the cable have done, I am not sure.
Rush: Unless it was set at “neck-level”?
Godwinshelley2: The old “Jayne Mansfield”
Rush: I think we are at Malibu again…
Rush: YOW, GS!
Rush: But, yes.
Godwinshelley2: Guess I’ved watched too many horror films this month so far
Matt1: Tough crowd
Rush: I get the impression she does not like her boss’ wife….
Godwinshelley2: Perhaps the Boss’ wife does not like HER
Rush: The reference to the “village” points to this being Malibu.
Rush: Good point, GS!
Rush: I can imagine an insert of a scene with Kramer from “Seinfeld” incerted back a few lines ago!
Matt1: lol, yes
Godwinshelley2: You mean his “portrait”?
Rush: No, the mention of “Kramer being a strange person” …
Rush: Nice old reel-to-reel tape recorder!
Rush: This episode along with the next four were shot in the Los Angeles area.
Rush: The sixth is set in Washington, DC, and then we move to Europe.
Godwinshelley2: Were these episodes used to “sell” the series before moving production to Europe?
Rush: Never get on the back of a man on crutches!
Rush: Possibly, GS.
Rush: Maybe they decided on more exotic locales.
Rush: We get some really nice locations along the way!
Godwinshelley2: Weren’t they starting to do local shoots for some “hard-hitting” telelvision series around then?
Rush: And those were really LOCATION episodes for the most part!
Rush: I think you are right, GS.
Rush: That would probably coincide with television coming into its own by then.
Rush: TYSM, Matt…
Rush: I like that sound of the ocean clue that was heard on the tape earlier.
Rush: I guess we can call this the “second degree.”
Rush: LOTS of repeated questions and no coffee.
Godwinshelley2: I liked the film Sneakers where the audio clue “sounded like a cocktail party”? – turned out they were driving by geese!
Cdirus: GS been a long time since I saw that movie
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Godwinshelley2: Hello MnRn
MnRnDC: A very quick hello from DC!
MnRnDC: Sorry to miss the clan tonight!
Matt1: Hello M & R!
Rush: You are BACK!
Godwinshelley2: AH – I see your new signin
Rush: Just missed you earlier!
Cdirus: Hi M&R!
Rush: You have not left for that dinner, yet?
MnRnDC: We’re dining on “nomad food” tonight!
Rush: Sounds good.
Matt1: How is it?
MnRnDC: In between appetizers and lamb / other slain animals…
Rush: I will say “welcome” to you and Rachel…
MnRnDC: Hope y’all are having a great time…we’ll be back next week.
Rush: I am happy that you came back at least for a little while, tonight!
Matt1: Have fun!
Rush: Okay, M/R!
Rush: Enjoy dinner!
MnRnDC: Pro tip: If you get a chance to have any Afghan food, it’s definitely worth a try. burp
MnRnDC: See you next week!
Rush: But do not try that game you noted earlier!
Godwinshelley2: I will be missing next week – another Indiana trip to check on my folks
Godwinshelley2: No cutlery at those restaurants?
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Rush: Next week…
Rush: “The Chinese Ring”
Rush: The first of the Winters Chan movies.
Rush: Then…on the 28th…our annual Halloween Party!
Rush: THEN…melbourne Cup night.
Godwinshelley2: Someone on TCM page of facebook was wanting films that had old radio production in them – I kindly offered our Chan film
Rush: Nice, GS!
Rush: Great suggestion!
Rush: And early TV, as well!
Godwinshelley2: It is a good film – radio AND early television
Rush: We near the finale of this one…
Rush: Chan set his trap…and it worked again…
Cdirus: That is one twisted woman
Rush: “I killed her to make you happy.”
Rush: Good first episode!
Rush: “The Final Curtain”
Matt1: Got to switch dvd’s …..brb
Rush: (Episode 11)
Rush: That one is on disc 3.
Rush: We can take five here to switch…
Godwinshelley2: Cued to THE CAT
Matt1: Ready here!
Rush: I am getting there, too…
Godwinshelley2: Again – will be missing next week when I am at my parent’s internet-free home
Rush: I wish you a happy and safe trip, GS!
Cdirus: Ok, at the cat
Rush: I am at the cat, too…
Godwinshelley2: Yes – a quick side-trip to Mars (October Bash) – but a short visit – late Friday leaving early Sunday – not the full length fun like in June
Rush: Ready, Paul?
Rush: Let’s say….30 seconds…
Rush: 20 seconds…
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Godwinshelley2: Hello DA
Matt1: Hello Dan!
Godwinshelley2: JUST started the second feature
danventure: Great timing, I see!
Rush: Just started “The Final Curtain”
Rush: If you need it, the link is above.
Rush: We can get you situated, DV!
danventure: So, time stamp?
Cdirus: Hi Dan!
Rush: Naish credit.
Rush: “Archway Hotel, London”
Godwinshelley2: Ah – BARRY
Cdirus: Barry? What happened to Lee? I thought he was #1?
Rush: Are you caught up, DV?
Rush: AH! Good question, CD!
danventure: Got “caught up” with my first exposure to this new portrayal of CC.
Rush: It seems that CC is calling this sone his “Number One Son” for whatever reason!
Cdirus: Ahh Hamlet. Summed up in two words – Everyone dies
Rush: maybe as his righthand son, now, that makes Barry his “Number One”?
Rush: Your first time watching these, DV?
Rush: I have to say, they grew on me fast!
Rush: Barry Chan is played by a young James Hong.
Cdirus: I think Oland is still my favorite Chan
Godwinshelley2: One facebook someone was discussing a bad film called “The Lost Empire” 1984 – with a detective named “Charlie Chang”
Rush: He’s over 90 now.
Rush: Still acting.
Rush: Mostly voice work.
Godwinshelley2: James Hong is still active on Facebook – I recommend you Frend him
Rush: I have gotn to meet him a few times.
Godwinshelley2: He seems to have a good sense of humor
Rush: One time in Honolulu when i was with Lou and Hawaii steve.
Godwinshelley2: Broad Stripes have been seen on women in both of these episodes
Godwinshelley2: WOW – how Wonderful
Rush: it was fun.
Matt1: I can imagine!
Godwinshelley2: I picked up the Boxset of KungFu at the MidAtlantic Nostalgia fest and look forward to seeing many old friends in it
Rush: We have some serious jealously brewing in this adventure!
danventure: Yes, Rush, I didn’t even know of this series till tonight…yeah, I am behind that way.
Rush: Trouble ahead!
danventure: Wasn’t J. Carroll Naish in a previous CC?
Rush: DV, I am envious! You can now discover all 39 episodes starting with this one!
Rush: Wise man once said, “Drink wine in proper mood, sing loud in suitable location.”
Godwinshelley2: There are some films and tv episodes I wish I could watch again for the first time
Rush: Barry Chan was, I think, mentioned in a Biggers story.
Rush: We can also see him rendered in one of the earliest Chan Sunday Comics by Alfred Andriola.
danventure: I remember reading all of the Sherlock Holmes stories. It felt sad to think I would never have that “I have no idea what happens next” feeling…until now.
Rush: The artist actually made his Barry look a LOT like Layne Tom.
Rush: (Who played three Chan sons in the Chan film series.)
Godwinshelley2: Keye Luke
Godwinshelley2: Who’s next
Rush: So, we can imagine this barry being called “Charlie Chan, Jr.” in “Olympics.
Godwinshelley2: Layne Tom
Rush: YES! 🙂
Godwinshelley2: Victor Sen Yung
Rush: Men live together like birds in the woods, but when death comes, each takes his own flight.
Rush: The obvious and truth rarely identical.
Rush: No greater pleasure than agreeing with friend’s opinion.
Rush: LOTS of aphorisms in this episode!
Rush: Delay does not alter bad news.
Rush: “Scotland Yard”
Rush: That’s Inspector Duff.
Rush: I would suggest that he is, perhaps, the SON of the late Inspector!
Godwinshelley2: That would make sense. Is Duff the one seen in Behind That Curtain?
Rush: And, last seen in “Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise.”
Rush: “LIFE” magazine.
Godwinshelley2: So he could have a son as old as this Inspector Duff
Rush: Word of advice from ancient traveler: bubbly champagne very, very sneaky.
Cdirus: oops, forgot pop’s advice
Rush: He didn’t listen…!
Rush: He will have one nasty hangover…
Godwinshelley2: Do they ever listen?
Rush: Compounded by messing up his Pop’s case!
Godwinshelley2: If there was a Charlie Chan card/dice game – would “son” cards take away points usually BUT if you roll a double – you GET a clue
Rush: To learn what is good, thousand days are not enough. To learn what is evil, one hour is more than enough.
Rush: YES, GS!
Godwinshelley2: I think we should design one! I’ve been pondering this
Rush: And, there WAS a Chan board game made in 1937…but that aspect was missing!
Rush: Good idea, GS!
Rush: That would be fun!
Rush: Could be done!
Godwinshelley2: Maybe just streamline it to just cards – no dice. Then would need a “benefit” card of some kind to change son card from negative to positive
Rush: Limited edition…for CCF members!
Godwinshelley2: Then turn it into a phone app for $.99
Rush: NOT a good idea by CC just then!
Rush: I hope he TRIPLE checked that gun ahead of time!
Rush: THE END…
Rush: Closing credits…
Rush: Once in a while, I see one of the technical crew pop up on something, like the old “Secret Agent” TV show…
Rush: AKA: “Danger Man.”
Rush: Thank you all for coming tonight!
Rush: Sparce, but very nice!
PaulM: nice chANGE
Rush: These “New Adventures” are really fun, IMHO!
Godwinshelley2: Rush – there is a card game called Love Letters that is simple yet fun
Cdirus: Hey Rush, did you send out an email for tonight? I don’t recall seeing one.
Matt1: Good night folks and hope you have a good week ahead
Rush: Please watch them as you can…you will not be disappointed!
Godwinshelley2: And there is a version called Letters to Santa that is fun too
Rush: Yes, GS?
Godwinshelley2: I wonder if it might be a start to draft a Chan set
Rush: CD, I did…but Matt also mentioned not receiving one!
Rush: I think something went wrong at my end!
Godwinshelley2: It’s inexpensive – if you want to look for it – and the Santa one you could play with your kids
Rush: Maybe I lost the Internet as I was sending it.
Cdirus: Ok, I normally receive them
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Rush: Sounds good, GS!
Godwinshelley2: A start
Rush: GS, is one address better than the other to reach you?
Rush: Next week…
Rush: “The Chinese Ring.”
Godwinshelley2: The PO Box is best if I don’t know something is arriving – since I won’t know to look on my porch
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Rush: A nice fist appearance for Roland Winters as Chan.
Godwinshelley2: Sad I will be missing it
Rush: Okay, the POB it will be.
Rush: So…good night, everyone!
Cdirus: See you next week!
Rush: have a GREAT week!
Godwinshelley2: And you have a good next couple of weeks everyone
Rush: take care…
Godwinshelley2: Night all
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Rush: I will resend this week’s newsletter.
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Rush: Good night, CD and DV!
Rush: I hope you enjoyed your first viewing of this series, DV!
Rush: have a good night…
Rush: Take care…
Rush: See you next week!
Rush: Good night!
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