Chat Archive 11/18/2019

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for November 18, 2019

Mr. Wong, Detective (Boris Karloff Birthday Celebration))

The Baffling Murder of Colonel Willoughby (Part 6)

Len Freeman
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC

Rush has joined this room

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC has joined this room

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Good evening Rush!

Rush: Good evening!

Rush: Mr. Wright and Ms. Wong…love it!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Sorry we missed last week, but we’re back

Rush: How are you tonight?

Rush: Happy to have you back!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: I say better to be Wright than Wong, but Rachel grumbles about puns. 🙂

Rush: 🙂

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: She is grudgingly onboard, though. “Anything for the Chan Clan” is the operative quote.

Rush: Well, she can say that she found “Mr. Wright.”

Rush: Matt is on his cruise as we speak, so…

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Rachel rolls eyes

Rush: It might just be us for the radio drama.

Rush: She is “forgiven.”

Rush: 🙂

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Good for Matt! We shall persevere.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Le will be passing through the Panama Canal.

Rush: THAT is something!

Rush: (He)

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Le?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Ah

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Hope he’s on the alert for Reiner!

Rush: Sorry! Typo-proned as I am!

Rush: YES!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Perhaps he can stop at Manolo’s Cabaret? Is he geared up for a Chan-inspired cruise?

Rush: Next time we watch “CC in panama,” he can give us some insights.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Yes.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: My ambition is to take Rachel to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. That looks like a beautiful step backward in time. 🙂

Rush: Maybe Manolo’s will be part of a day trip!

Rush: It is.

Rush: I have been through it, but never actually stayed there.

Rush: pretty expensive, but that would be a VERY special thing to do!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: I’ve always loved the historical aspect of these films. Rach is developing an appreciation…

Rush: There is a great Panama hat shop on the grounds of the Royal.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Exactly, Rush. Worth it for a few nights…lifetime of memories, maybe!

Rush: “Newt at the Royal.”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Not Fu Yuens?

Rush: Marie got me an anniversary gift there a long time ago.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: applause

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: (Marie = Mrs. Rush?)

Rush: Closest thing to Fu Yuen that I have had the pleasure of visiting!

Rush: Yes!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: It seems to be a quiet Chan evening so far…

Rush: But, if you closely watch “The Black Camel” before you visit the hotel, you can see parts that appeared in the movie.

Rush: Fun to do!

Rush: Yes. This is the part that is very quiet!

Rush: It seems that most don’t care to experience our “extras.”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: One of our first “dates” was going through the Variety reviews of the Chan films. I think that’s where Rach decided, “OK. He’s odd, but I love him anyway.” 🙂

Rush: I still like to run them, though.

Rush: Is that so?

Rush: NICE!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: It’s a great way to go “back in time.”

Rush: You are right!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Yes. We were sightseeing in Watkins Glen, NY, and in a hotel room.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: It was a Monday…

Rush: I collected those the same trips i made up to L.A. to type out the “lost” scripts.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: I think “Mike in DC” had made his first appearance or two…

Rush: USC Film Library.

Rush: Jimmy Chan’s Alma Mater.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: The reviews are awesome.

Rush: Aren’t they?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: “Toler makes another solid appearance as the Chinese sleuth…”

Rush: Gives a “contemporary” insight.

Rush: Yes.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Yes.

Rush: And the reporter “slang” is fun, too!

Rush: Well….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: It’s the best part. Also intersting to see how the “movie crowd” viewed the acting, camera-work, etc.

Rush: Let’s start our radio drama in one minute?

Rush: yes!

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Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: OK. Rach has a nice plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Just finished mine. 🙂

Rush: 60 seconds…

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Hi CD!

Rush: Hello, CD!!!

Cdirus: Hi Rush and Mike and Rachel!

Rush: We are about to start the radio drama!

Rush: 30 seconds…

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: We can send you some spaghetti and meatballs from DC…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Cdirus: Ready

Rush: 15…

Cdirus: For the radio

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Spooky music

Rush: Yes….

Rush: Rolling music….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: (needs Parmesan cheese…)

Rush: Announcer….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: (the spaghetti, not the music)

Rush: Commercial spots go here….


Rush: Sounds good, Mike….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: EAT MORE MEATBALLS!

Rush: 🙂

Cdirus: I like my spaghetti without meat.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Mom swears by Prince spaghetti

Rush: So, this is part 6 of 7.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: But I (Mike) go for Di Cecco

Rush: Part 5 is, it seems, lost.

Rush: Recap.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: …ok enough ads

Rush: 🙂

Rush: CD, I like mine the same.

Rush: Marinara.

Cdirus: Ragu

Rush: I also love spaghetti with olive oil and garlic!

Rush: YES, CD!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Marinara / ragu…both better than “shot through the heart…”

Rush: 🙂

Cdirus: Never tried it with just olive oil and garlic

Rush: Mmmmm….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Ooooh. CD. Definitely worth a try!

Rush: Give it a try sometime.

Cdirus: OK, garlic powder or chopped garlic?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: But this is GRANDMA’S meatball recipe. Have to eat memories every once in a while. 😉

Rush: Walter Connolly plays Charlie Chan in this drama.

Rush: 1936.

Cdirus: If it’s Grandma’s then everything is OK!

Rush: Always a good rule to follow, Mike!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: 1. Boil spaghetti. 2. Saute chopped garlic in olive oil 2a. A few flakes of crushed red pepper optional. 3. Drain pasta, mix with oil/garilc. 4. Consume with gusto.

Rush: Sounds correct, Mike!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Really good with grilled chicken or steak if you’re a carnivore, CD…

Rush: Well, Mike…there are chicken substitutes to be had!

Cdirus: Sounds good! I think I will try it!

Cdirus: (The spaghetti – not the chicken sub.)

Rush: Yes.

Rush: We use fake meatballs sometimes.

Cdirus: Eating real chicken as we ‘speak’

Rush: not bad, IMHO.

Rush: Enjoy, CD!


Rush: I only have my ice tea…

Cdirus: Tea is good!

Rush: I am not even sure what dinner is tonight.

Rush: Rachel will surprise me with the delivery!

Rush: I am in our office at home.

Rush: We are gathering suspects….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Hm. Any chance that Rachel brings Chipotle, Rush?

Rush: As we near the revelation….next week.

Cdirus: Ohh Chipotle!

Rush: Doubtful….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Chan does not sound overly Chinese in this one.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: What are the potential menu items?

Rush: He seems, actually, to be more of a “Mr. Wong” style Chinese detective in this one!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: True, Rush. Very British, except he leaves out articles and prepositions.

Rush: I have no idea! marie bought a few things on the way home with rachel.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Have either of you ever seen “Murder by Death?”

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: Is your Rachel listening in, Mike….

Rush: “Ms. Wong”?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Yes.

Cdirus: I have it and watched it once

Louise has joined this room

Rush: Louise!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Cdirus: Hi Louise!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Hi Louise.

Louise: Hi Gang. Just stopped in to say Hi!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: It’s an excellent send-up of Chan’s “accent.”

Rush: I hope you will be able to stay a while, Louise!

Louise: I had hand surgery this week so can’t type much. Will be back next week.

Rush: Okay. I understand.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Great to see you Louise. Hope all goes well with your recovery!

Cdirus: Hope everything is OK

Rush: I hope that you are having a restful recovery, Louise.

Rush: Commercial space here….

Louise: Thanks. all. I will check in on the chat later without typing anything!

Rush: Chan will return momentarily with the final words…

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Spooky music reprise

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: (Refugee from a Wagner opera)

Rush: Sounds good, Louise!

Rush: Feel free to watch along: “Mr. Wong, Detective.”

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Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Well that was brief.

Rush: “Man can tie knot with his tongue which his hands can never tie.”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Ah so.

Rush: THE END…for now.

Rush: Okay!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Next week: Murderer revealed!

Rush: 15 minutes till showtime!

Rush: YES!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: need to pop dishes in dishwasher. brb

Rush: The film we will be sharing tonight, “Mr. Wong, Detective,” was the first in the wong series.

Rush: It provided the story for last week’s Chan film, “Docks of New Orleans.”

Rush: As we watch, we can see the similarities and differences!

Nothere has joined this room

Nothere: Good evening

Rush: Yes, now is a good time to take care of chores, etc.!

Cdirus: Hi Nothere!

Rush: NT!

Rush: WELCOME!!!!

Rush: We missed you last week!

Nothere: Chores? No one said their would b chores. Uhm I’ll be back later. Like after the chores:)

Nothere: Well I’m sorry to have saddened you Rush.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Well, I was, indeed, sad, in that I could not tell you that YOU are this years Melbourne Cup winner!

Nothere: I Vow and Declare great joy.

Nothere: Otr was it my other hore?

Nothere: Horse even:

Rush: In fact, i mistakenly announced that CD was the winner…thinking of you.

Nothere: Ah CD I hope the disappointment didn;t scar you for life.

Rush: So, I will need your mailing address to get the winner’s coin to you! Please send that info to:

Rush: No, fortunately, the wound has now fully healed!


Cdirus: Nope, I’m OK. I’m used to not winning anything.

Rush: Maybe NEXT year, CD!

Nothere: Just the ladies hearts. You cad you.

Cdirus: Maybe. I did get lucky this year and got a slot in the state Trout Lottery.

Rush: Again, NT, please let me know where to send your coin.


Cdirus: Used up all my luck for the year.

Rush: Trout lottery?

Nothere: Certainly Rush. nd good luck with the lucky fish CD>

Rush: Did you catch the largest in competition?

Cdirus: A time to fish at the state trout hatchery. It was a blast!

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Rush: GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hello all!


Godwinshelley2: Thanks again for the great photo – going on my Kar-lofft

Rush: I KNEW you would never miss Boris Karloff’s Birthday!

Cdirus: 5 trout limit largest I caught was 20″ and 2.75 pounds

Len Freeman has joined this room

Godwinshelley2: It

Cdirus: Hi GS and Len!

Godwinshelley2: of course I wouldn’t

Len Freeman: Hi friends

Godwinshelley2: Hello CD & Len

Godwinshelley2: and others

Rush: GS…I knew you would give Mr. Karloff and Mr. Lorre a good home!

Godwinshelley2: And all the rest – as they said on Gilligan’s Island

Nothere: Greetings new arrivals.

Godwinshelley2: Now I need to find a Lugosi and Karloff and maybe a Chaney and Karloff

Rush: I can only imagine the wonders you have in that Kar-LOFT!

Godwinshelley2: It is fun

Rush: FIVE minutes until showtime!

Rush: Please ready your copies of “Mr. Wong, Detective.”

Nothere: Please tke your seats on the Wong side of the isle. Thatss the right side this week. Again the Wong side is right.

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: )

Rush: 4 minutes….


Rush: Started and revving!

Len Freeman: As a fellow “holder of the coin” (mine is right here) congratulations !!

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Rush: WELCOME, Len!

Godwinshelley2: Oh – do we knock our coins together like the ring-knockers from West Point?

Rush: Please pause at the opening title!

Rush: 2 minutes…

Rush: “Mr. Wong, Detective.”

Nothere: I can’t just yet. But I will later:)

Godwinshelley2: The Monograms emblem – halfway between the Universal Globe and the J Arthur Rank Gong

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Hi NT, GS and Len!

Rush: 90 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Hello MWMW

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: We are definitely on the Wright side.

Rush: I like this Monogram Logo.

Rush: Mike: 🙂

Len Freeman: Would sound like a good new tradition..

Rush: 60 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: I always think of Rank’s gong first then see it is Monogram

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: Yes, GS!

Rush: 40….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Looks like a Chinese gong

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: dons robe and Chinese cap

Rush: 15…

Nothere: And of course the gong of Catway pictures. Now if you know what I’m talking about your good:)

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Nothere: Castaway even:)

Rush: GO!!!!


Godwinshelley2: Is that San Fran from the Dolores district

Rush: Title…

Godwinshelley2: Then Chinatown

Rush: Music….

Rush: Credits….

Godwinshelley2: The Wiley stories are in public domain

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Happy Birthday to you…happy Birthday dear Boris…

Godwinshelley2: Street light from San fran Chinatown

Rush: Yes, GS?

Rush: Even the stories themselves?

Godwinshelley2: Yes the Wiley stories are public domain

Rush: Golden gate Bridge….

Nothere: A Monogram without fog? Is this allowed?

Rush: “Docks of San francisco.”

Nothere: So time to get wily with the Wiley stories.:)

Rush: recall the opening scenes of “Docks of New Orleans.”

Rush: NT: 🙂

Rush: Nice “entrance.”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Reminds us of “Charlie Chan in Paris”

Rush: The thug in the hat reminds me of George Raft.

Godwinshelley2: There was an enterprising young man in Baltimore who reprints them and nicely binds them into a book. He works a lot of the Baltimore festival circuit

Nothere: Don’t you try getting tought with me. I’m so tough my necktie os crooked.

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Perry White

Rush: Again, WELCOME to those who arrived as I was counting down!

Rush: Good evening to all!

Rush: We see “Perry White” a lot in our movies, it seems!

Nothere: Just don’t call him Chf.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: “I’m looking for Clark Kent.”

Nothere: Chief even.

Godwinshelley2: So a lot of classic “horror” film actors were doing non-horror films about now due to England’s ban on horror

Rush: in fact, he was in all three of the great Chinese detectives series!

Rush: Chan, Moto, and, here, in a Mr. Wong film!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Ah. (But wasn’t Moto–Japanese?)

Godwinshelley2: I should really watch more Moto – I have the box set

Rush: Mr. Wight…meet Mr. White….

Rush: (Wright…sorry!

Nothere: Maybe but it took Commisoner Gordon to deal with Tarzan and Fu Manchu.

Rush: Note how Wong holds his cigarette.

Rush: European style.

Len Freeman: Wong is supposed to be Japanese as well in the wiley stories

Nothere: At first. I think like Kaato when WW2 broke out he became Korean.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Not to be confused with Mr. Wight. He’s my ethereal nemesis.

Rush: So, he is portrayed as part Japanese in the Wiley stories, len?

Rush: making me hungry….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Wong is definitely a Chinese name…

Rush: YES.

Len Freeman: The character in the books and onscreen had a more “sophisticated” air.

Rush: Recall the Chan version here.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Rush…tell Rachel to get on the Chinese take-out!

Len Freeman: I think so… I’ll go check

Godwinshelley2: If you read the Will Eisner comic strip “The Spirit” – his “sidekick” went through a lot of different nationalities – some depictions are not really PC

Rush: Sounds good, Mike!

Nothere: Hey you stop getting knocked out. You are one of Chan’s kids.

Rush: By the way…hello to your Rachel!

Rush: Again, recall the Chan version as we watch these scenes…

Rush: AH! That “partnership agreement,” again!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Why don’t they just leave their interest in the deal to their heirs?

Len Freeman: Ah… my mistake.. the character IS Chinese-American

Rush: It even seems that the dialogue was taken intact to use in the Chan movie!

Len Freeman: in th4e Wiley stories

Nothere: And sign here to give me your kidney.

Rush: Okay! Thank you, Len!

Rush: Had me going for a while!

Rush: The only thing I could think of was that his mother might have been japanese!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Perry White = temporary resident of honorable film.

Rush: There is one major difference between the Wong and Chan versions.

Rush: The method of setting off the death traps.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Police sirens…and…scratches head

Godwinshelley2: radio

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Remember the scene where Chan spellbinds the bad guys

Rush: “Dayton” rather than “LaFontaine.”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: AH! Thanks, GS.

Rush: TYSM, GS.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: cough. gasp.

Rush: “Sorry, we gave it to the baby.”

Rush: (The formula…)

Cdirus: Ha Ha!


Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: provisional tin-can

Godwinshelley2: you have to be a parent for that

Rush: I didn’t want you to think I meant poison!

Rush: Yes, I guess so!

Rush: TYSM…NT.

Nothere: Another difference the office in Chan on the left Wong on the right.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Wong. Never surprised.

Rush: NT: 🙂

Rush: And, yes, mike.

Rush: “A piece of glass…”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Si’down.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: MR. Matthews is “Dean of Physics?”

Rush: “…please…”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Couldn’t they find a DR. Matthews?

Rush: Inventor of a new cigarette lighter.

Nothere: He had a bright idea.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Mg = 0.217

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: He was on fire the day he thought of it…

Godwinshelley2: groan

Rush: Where did those numbers come from?

Nothere: Drat if only it was Mg=0.427 I’d have something.

Rush: 🙂

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: I think the weekly Powerball was Mg 06725. Oh well.

Rush: “I was a glass blower before i became a scientist.”

Rush: “What happened on the on the night of October 5, 1935?”

Rush: “He’s just as sane at YOU are.”

Rush: Wong worked fast.

Len Freeman: BTW Rush,… total sidestep… I just finished reading Seven Keys to Baldpate this week… not bad…

Godwinshelley2: Did everyone see that the Miniature documentary that has Louise interviewed in out?

Rush: It is possible that Wiley was influenced by the murder weapon used in the now ‘lost” “Charlie chan’s Chance.”

Len Freeman: Where is that documentary available GWS?

Rush: Which, in turn, appears in the “remake” of that film, “Murder Over New York.”

Rush: Yes, Len?

Rush: I would like to do the same one day.

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Godwinshelley2: I”m looking for the link

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME, Paul!

Len Freeman: Just a sidenote. OK, but not in the Chan quality level… but nice to see his first “big” novel. It’s available on Kindle.


Nothere: Hey Paul

Len Freeman: Thanks GWS

Godwinshelley2: Len – if you get a chance catch the George Arliss movie “The Millionaire” – based on Biggers “Idle Hands”

PaulM: sorry i’m late. i got distracted by some other stuff


Rush: TYSM, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hi Paul –

Rush: copied the link to see later.

Nothere: At least your here Paul. I’m Nothere:)

Rush: Paul, we are about 25 minutes into our movie.

Rush: Mr. Wong, detective.”

Nothere: 2525

PaulM: yup. thats what i figured

Rush: We can guide you in…

Len Freeman: I’ll go up on Lindsay’s Facebook later and check it out.

Rush: 26:00

Rush: 26:20…

PaulM: i’m off by about 10 seconds

Rush: 26:30…

Rush: Not bad, Paul.

Rush: How are you tonight, Paul?

PaulM: been coming to these chats for a few years. i pretty much know the procedure

Rush: yes!

Rush: This is actually our 20th year!

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PaulM: doing much better than saturday, Rush. it was a real drag out there. i was on the street delivering mail until alomst 7pm

Nothere: You will all follow the rules, or we’ll ick all the hindu in New Yourk on you, After we fly you over New York, and Charlie will carry on.

Rush: Wow.

Rush: The weather was a factor?

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Nothere: 20 years of Chan. So we gonna have a party?

Rush: EVERY Monday is a party, yes?

PaulM: a little bit, Rush. the walkways were still a bit icy. not so bad today

Nothere: Hope you stayed upright Paul

Rush: maybe for the twentieth anniversary in May!

Godwinshelley2: I liked Mantan and Tommy on the piano

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Suona

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Erhu

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Rush: Yes…the “Chop Suey Boogie.”

Rush: OUCH! My ears!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Time for an Erhu/Ocarina duet!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: A ukelele?

Rush: Why not?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Only two strings

Rush: AH!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Er = “two”

Nothere: But if your eyes ee the motive can they se the meaning?

Rush: The parrot did it!

Rush: Lee Tung Foo.

Godwinshelley2: How many strings on a Pipa?

Godwinshelley2: or is it Peepa?

Godwinshelley2: Chinese string instrument

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Four or five, I think

Atomant has joined this room

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Rachel, er Ms. Wong, sez four…I’d go with that

Nothere: Barona and Countess. Arret them. I don’t know what they did, but they did something.

Godwinshelley2: Hello Atom Ant

Atomant: Hi

Nothere: Hey Atom. You up and at em?

Cdirus: Hi AtomAnt!

Atomant: I’m finally up lol

Atomant: Hi ya CD

Rush: I just realized that Keye Luke also appeared in all three “Chinese Detective” series.

Rush: AA!

Godwinshelley2: nice

Rush: Welcome!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Hello AA

Rush: great to see you again!

Atomant: Thanks Rush

Nothere: But only in Wong did chan’s son get to be the detective,

Rush: I was just saying that this is our 20th year of chats.

Rush: You go way back to the start.

Godwinshelley2: There is a new book on Karloff’s films – “The Eastern Films of Boris Karloff” coming out soon – don’t remember if it is BearManor Media or MacFarland Press.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Time flies when you’re having fun, Rush!

Atomant: Wasn’t sure I’d ever make it again. I peeked in last week but couldn’t find the movie quickly

Nothere: Are you a singing telegram? No? Then die,

Godwinshelley2: Well congratulations on the 20th anniversary Rush

Rush: Tonight we are watching “Mr. Wong, detective.”

Atomant: Where art thou at ?

Godwinshelley2: 36:15

Rush: 36:10

Nothere: 36 10 you peeping ant

Atomant: TY

Godwinshelley2: 36:30

Rush: Note that the telegram man said nothing?

Atomant: Got it TY

Godwinshelley2: cheaper production that way

Atomant: Wait I need to get Waze running

Rush: In our weekly newsletter, I mentioned that had he said one word, that actor would have been paid the minimum of $10.

Nothere: Monogram cheap? Surely you jest?

Rush: (About $150, today!)

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Are you with us in the film, AA?

Atomant: Yes TYSM

Rush: Very good!

Atomant: I’m glad to see you doing these as well. Love em

Rush: We are also comparing this film to the Chan version: “Docks of New Orleans.”

Rush: Siren.

Rush: Probably some home in the Hollywood Hills.

Godwinshelley2: A Karloff Birthday tribute

Rush: YES!


Rush: TYSM, NT…

Nothere: TRiffle late but nothere

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: I folded it into paper airplane and threw it out the window of course.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Better late than nothere…er…sorry…

Rush: More glass particles…

Rush: “Mr. Wright”: 🙂

Rush: Mr. Wong at work…

Rush: The butler was a bit jittery.

Nothere: Get your own porn mag you sicko.

Rush: Release all suspects…

Rush: Nice dark scene.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: NT: Hubba, hubba

Rush: I have a feeling I may be a little behind a few of you…

Nothere: Hey your the mr and ms. nude nude wink wink.

Rush: There was a scene like this one in the Chan version.

Godwinshelley2: The on-line versions might be clipped abit

Rush: Maybe!

Rush: The Countess Dubois.

Rush: Meanwhile at the dock…

Nothere: And having become randy while not being named Randy, I fear I must leave you. And I must send Rush my address. So until next time. Don’t commit the perfect crime, just the on they can’t convict you of.

Godwinshelley2: If she is from Pennsylvania – it would be pronounced Due-Boys

Rush: Take care, NT!

Atomant: GN NT

Godwinshelley2: Night NT

Rush: I’ll get the coin to you this weekend!

Rush: A belated “congratulations”!

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Rush: Wong steps into the shadows…

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: yes?

Rush: He’s innocent…

Rush: We could superimpose the Chan interrogation over this one.

Rush: Visually almost identical, I believe!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC:

Rush: You are ahead of me, Mike…but TYSM….

Rush: Sirens….

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: provisional tin can at least

Rush: So…death is not far behind.

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Misel!

Atomant: Like how Grant(Street) plays his part.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Was trying to impress Ms. Wong by being can-ready…

Rush: I am behind about a minute, it seems.

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: nature-ous sounds

Rush: “Yeah, tea…that’s great….”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Mr. Lascari…and the Baron…and the Countess.

Rush: The parrot…

Rush: Another similarity.

Rush: The gang’s all here..

Atomant: Ha

Rush: A dove?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: cough

Rush: Karloff is really great as Wong.

Rush: but, when was he not so?

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: tingle

Rush: 🙂

Rush: I think Chan only got THREE minutes.

Rush: GS, do you know how Monogram was able to get Karloff for this role?

Rush: He had to be a draw for these films.

Rush: The art of suggestion….

Godwinshelley2: With the Horror Ban in England and the change in Universal management – I think they loaned him out to Monogram

Rush: A difference in that Mr. Wong captures them.


Rush: AH. Good points, GS.

Godwinshelley2: Nice link that discusses some of the influences beyond the British Horror Ban

Atomant: Very interesting

Rush: Yes. VERY.

Rush: Wong makes his move….

Godwinshelley2: I think that is how a lot of the typical horror actors ended up in other genre

Rush: (Cough…)

Rush: Makes sense, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Happy Birthday to Boris!!

Rush: Siren…

Godwinshelley2: If you get a chance – catch Boris in West of Shanghai

Rush: (POP!)

Godwinshelley2: He is a Chinese warlord learning 1920s American jargon with a british accent

Atomant: Haven’t seen that one yet ..Thanks

Rush: Would love to, GS!

Rush: My movie is still running….

Rush: Nearly there…

Rush: Next week: “The Shanghai Chest”

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Wong traps the bad guy…again@

Rush: Yes!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC:

Godwinshelley2: Good night everyone!!

Rush: “A VERY nice day.”

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Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: goodnught GS!

Rush: “Just a cup of tea…”


Rush: Good night, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Karloff!

Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Thanks everyone for an enjoyable evening…see y’all in Shanghai!

Rush: Thank you ALL!

Atomant: Hope to see you all again next week. Rush I ‘m glad you missed the fires

Rush: Yes…take care…see you next week!

Atomant: 🙂

Rush: “The Shanghai Chest.’

Cdirus: See everyone next week!

Rush: Thank you again!

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Rush: Have a safe and happy week!

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Rush: Good night, AA and Paul!

Rush: Good night, paul…

Rush: Thank you!

Rush: Take care…

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