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)
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC
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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. 🙂
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.”
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Good for Matt! We shall persevere.
Rush: Le will be passing through the Panama Canal.
Rush: THAT is something!
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!
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!
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?
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.
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Yes.
Rush: And the reporter “slang” is fun, too!
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?
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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: For the radio
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Spooky music
Rush: Rolling music….
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: (needs Parmesan cheese…)
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!
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.
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: …ok enough ads
Rush: CD, I like mine the same.
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…”
Cdirus: Never tried it with just olive oil and garlic
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.
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: 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!
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
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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.
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Next week: Murderer revealed!
Rush: 15 minutes till showtime!
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: 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: 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: email@example.com.
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!
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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
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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: 4 minutes….
Nothere: GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
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!
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Looks like a Chinese gong
Rush: 30 seconds…
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: dons robe and Chinese cap
Nothere: And of course the gong of Catway pictures. Now if you know what I’m talking about your good:)
Nothere: Castaway even:)
Rush: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BORIS KARLOFF….
Godwinshelley2: Is that San Fran from the Dolores district
Godwinshelley2: Then Chinatown
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.
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….
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…
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
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!
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?”
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…
Rush: Where did those numbers come from?
Nothere: Drat if only it was Mg=0.427 I’d have something.
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.”
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.
PaulM: i’m off by about 10 seconds
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: 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: The weather was a factor?
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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: A ukelele?
Rush: Why not?
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: Only two strings
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
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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
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.
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 ?
Nothere: 36 10 you peeping ant
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: 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: Probably some home in the Hollywood Hills.
Godwinshelley2: A Karloff Birthday tribute
Rush: TYSM, NT…
Nothere: TRiffle late but nothere
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: 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….
Mr. Wright / Ms. Wong DC: provisional tin can at least
Rush: So…death is not far behind.
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..
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: 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: Makes sense, GS!
Godwinshelley2: Happy Birthday to Boris!!
Godwinshelley2: If you get a chance – catch Boris in West of Shanghai
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@
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: THE END
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!
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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