Chat Archive 11/23/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for November 23, 2020

Feature:
The Shanghai Chest

Extra:
The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (Chapter 8)

Participants:
DanVenture
Godwinshelley2
Hounder
Louise
Lulu
marcycloud
Matt1
Mike n Rachel in DC
Rush
tenman

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Rush

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Rush: Hello, Lulu!

Rush: Welcome!

Lulu: Ho

Lulu: That should be Hi

Rush: We are a little early, but I wanted to make sure I could log-in as last week there were issues with that!

Rush: Well, lulu…as Santa would say… 🙂

Rush: This is your first time here. lulu?

Rush: Sorry about the lowercase!

Lulu: I’m a long time fan of Charlie’s. First time here.

Rush: AH! Great!

Rush: Well, we have been holding our Monday night Chats for more than 20 years now!

Rush: Usually we have 8 ot 10 show.

Rush: You will find this to be probably the nicest group of people around the Internet!

Lulu: I’ve read most of his books and I’ve seen most of his movies.

Rush: Perfect!

Rush: Do you happen to have a copy of tonight’s movie?

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Louise: Hi Rush

Rush: Sadly, this one is not available free on the Internet.

Rush: Hello, Louise!

Louise: I was joining because you looked lonely but I see lulu has joined you!

Rush: Welcome!

Rush: Please meet our newest member…Lulu!

Lulu: I’ve never seen it I dont think.

Louise: I won’t join in on the radio drama but can chat until you do.

Lulu: Hello Louise, I’m Lulu.

Louise: Nice to see you here Lulu. We have lots of fun and everyone is very nice.

Rush: What we do is, we start running our personal copies at the same time, so we can watch and have fun with the movie together!

Rush: Louise, how are you feeling?

Rush: If you don’t have a copy of thefilm tonight, please stay! You might not be alone in that regard!

Louise: I’m good Rush. I didn’t have COVID, my sondid, and he had no symptoms.

Louise: *son did

Rush: AH! How’s HE doing?

Lulu: Gotta break – eating pizza.

Louise: He is as feisty as ever

Rush: Good to hear!

Louise: It does break your heart, though, when you have to worry about it.

Rush: Please feel free to grab your slice and eat as we talk!

Louise: Like most of his friends (he is in grad school) he is feeling lonely because he can’t come home and he can’t have his friends over for Thanksgiving.

Rush: I just got done adding “The Wit and Wisdom of Birmingham Brown” to our “Shanghai Chest” section!

Rush: Took a LOT of time this week! He has a LOT of dialog tonight!

Louise: I will take a look at that, Rush. He is such a wonderful part of these movies.

Rush: I can understand that, Louise!

Rush: That would be tough for Thanksgiving!

Louise: I have been, off and on, working on a video of the Chan Women. They fascinate me, especially the reporters.

Rush: I agree that our Birmingham Brown is INTEGRAL to the Mionograam series!

Rush: He’s always a delight!

Louise: And as I have often commented, those old women who wear Victorian clothes still make me shake my head!

Louise: What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Rush: To me, he’s sort of an “everyman” character, with whom we can all identify!

Rush: Our plans are to have our usual smallish family gathering.

Louise: Funny that one of the few famous black actors of the time is the one we all identify with!

Rush: How about you?

Rush: YES!

Rush: I just saw what you said above!

Rush: Great idea about the Chan women!

Rush: GREAT idea about the Chan women video!

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Rush: You will need to get that out to those who want to see it!

Matt1: Hello Rush, Lulu and Louise!

Rush: Matt!

Rush: WELCOME!

Louise: Yes, a Cham Women video will be fun. I have a bunch of clips alraedy picked out. I finally digitized all my DVDs so I have footage on my computer.

Matt1: What a crowd!

Louise: Chan not Cham

Rush: 🙂

Louise: Hi Matt!

Rush: Yes, we have a new member…Lulu…who is out momentarily eating pizza!

Louise: Hey Lulu, know that typos are a real issue here. We all do them because we often type so fast.

Rush: (As I drool at the thought of a slice!)

Matt1: Very nice!

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Louise: Don’t drool on the keyboard: it will frizzle out!

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Rush: And, I am the worst in regard to TYPOs!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *wanders in…looks around*

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello all…yep, I guess this is the right place!

Rush: AH! Mike and Rachel! WELCOME!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Prodigals return

Rush: YES!

Louise: M&R, no you are in the wrong place but you are still welcome.

Rush: And a very WELCOME return!

Rush: How are the two of you this evening?

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re well…Rachel is going slightly crazy with online teaching, though.

Lulu: Hi Matt & Mike & Rachel. I’m carefully eating.

Rush: Is rachel off this week?

Matt1: Hello Lulu….Welcome!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mike has an evening off from his class, so we’re getting a Chan fix.

Louise: Don’t eat carefully, Lulu, we are all slobs here

Rush: Lulu, I am envious of your pizza dinner!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No, Rush. She has to teach tomorrow too…then off Weds-Sun.

Rush: Yes, Louise!

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Lulu (& pizza)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bison burgers in DC…

Louise: Just finished a bowl of chili. Ended up with corn muffin crumbs on the keyboard.

Rush: I hear Rachel’s frustration at teaching online!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…now that the novelty has worn off it’s getting to be more of a slog.

Rush: Marie has her moments, too, with that! She hast to teach BOTH cvlassroom students as well as those who are at home!

Rush: Juggling act.

Matt1: My cousin teaches high school….teaches from school, no students

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oof. I had that going on at UMD for a while…some students online, others in person.

Louise: My husband teaches all his classes online.

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Rush: Lulu, we can start the intros for you; I am Rush from the san Diego, CA area. (El Cajon, CA).

Rush: Marcycloud!

marcycloud: Hi Guys!

Matt1: He does 100% online, but has to teach from the classroom…..crazy

Mike n Rachel in DC: College is ok online–better in person. Trying to do both sucks, though.

Louise: Louise, now in New Jersey

Rush: How wonderful to see you back with us tonight!!!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Marcycloud

Louise: Mi Marcy

Matt1: Hello MC!

Lulu: I’m on Long Island

marcycloud: Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!

Louise: Continue the intros, please

Rush: Please meet Lulu, MC, our newest member!

Matt1: Matt here in Florida

Rush: TYSM, MC!

Rush: And to you too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We are–wait for it–Mike & Rachel from DC. 🙂

marcycloud: Welcome, Lulu!!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very nice to meet you Lulu.

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Matt1: Hello Ten!

Rush: Tenman! WELCOME!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mike does most of the typing, Rachel chimes in with random comments and giggles.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey 10man

Louise: Hard work, Mike

Rush: This is the most we have had for the serial, I believe!

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s a dirty job, but someones gotta do it

Lulu: I’ve never done chats before except when I dealt with a store. Hi Tenman

tenman: Hola todos!

Louise: Hi tenman

Rush: Lulu, we will be sharing an “extra” in the form of our weekly serial in about 10 minutes.

Louise: Hola!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hola

Rush: It is availavle at the link you see above us!

Matt1: Cued here!

Rush: “The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack”

Rush: With keye Luke and Sidney toler…as well as Phillip Ahn!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Have to get caught up with all of the action…missed a few weeks

Rush: Just click on it and a new window will open so you can watch the serial!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Smilin Jack is like a Chan reunion tour

Rush: And, we have missed YOU guys!

Rush: I will wish everyone a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING before we begin!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Same to you…and to all, Rush.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Lulu, I am currently re-reading “The Chinese Parrot.”

Lulu: Happy Thanksgiving all

Rush: Little by little…

Lulu: I hust finished it LOVED IT

Rush: TYSM, Lulu!

Rush: AH! I am 2/3 through it.

Rush: I have to say, it even makes me tense as they keep delaying the delivery of the necklace!!!

Lulu: It’s great – nice ending

Rush: Luku, we do have a script reconstruction of the movie version here at our site!

Rush: It is illustrated with still images from the production…now sadly lost!

Lulu: Is there a movie?

Lulu: Oh it’s lost

Rush: You might enjoy seeing how Fox Film adapted it!

Rush: yes…lost with three others.

Lulu: I would

Rush: Here is the link: http://www.charliechan.info/id446.html

Rush: The movie title is “Charlie Chan’s Courage.”

Lulu: I Have to go for a while

Rush: I hope you will enjoy!

Rush: Okay…but you know where to locate us next week!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice meeting you Lulu

Lulu: Yes

Matt1: Happy Thanksgiving, Lulu!

Rush: Next week our movie will be “The Golden Eye”

Rush: Yes, please, may you and yours have a GREAT and FESTIVE Thanksgiving!

Rush: Lulu, we are winding down this year’s trip through the Charlie Chan film series.

Rush: As the new year begins, we start it all over again!

Rush: Well…shall we start the serial?

Matt1: Ready here!

Rush: Everyone ready?

Rush: Okay,,,

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ready for take off, chief!

Rush: Let’s say….30 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: tick tick tick

Rush: 2o seconds…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10….

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *zoom*

Rush: The plane…

Rush: The wave….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Graduation music

Rush: Credits….

Rush: Bombs!

Mike n Rachel in DC: …with bomb

tenman: BOOM!

Rush: B17s

Rush: Honolulu, Dec. 6, 1941

Rush: well…war is one day away…

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Kurusu wouldn’t be in Washington if…” Famous last words…

Rush: YOW!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No leaks from that?

Rush: GRAZED???

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Quick! Get the patch kit!

Rush: Hello, Hounder!

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Hounder

Rush: We are just getting into the serial.

Hounder: Hi all. Sorry I’m late. I was trying to see if there was a launch tonight

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very un-ladylike ladder

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Rush: AH! Was there?

Hounder: It’s been postponed til tomorrow night

Mike n Rachel in DC: Phony flag…phony accent…it all fits

Rush: YES!

Rush: How well can you see the launches, Hounder?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Launches? Rockets?

Rush: Now we know why Peral harbor was not warned!

Rush: (Pearl)

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Black Samurai are Japanese? Is Samurai plural?

Hounder: Canaveral. I can see it pretty well. Not the lanchor pad part, but easily see the fire or smoke trail. It’s really cool to watch.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice, Hounder.

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Rush: WOW! You are pretty close, then!

Hounder: Lasts maybe a minute to minute and a half

Hounder: A little

Rush: It will be a night time launch?

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Rowboat? Door? Who decided to lock them up in this room?

Hounder: About 75 miles north? Yes tomorrow is a night ,aunch.

Rush: Nice, Hounder!

Rush: yes, mike!

Rush: I was wondering where they will find the caulk!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Let us try to be of some help”. Translation: YOU go carry that rowboat, son.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Will they all fit into that boat?

Rush: This will be sort of like “Life Boat.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wait. Is this directed by Hitchcock?

Rush: Yes! GREAT film!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Let’s see if we can spot his cameo. 🙂

Rush: The distress signal!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Outfoxed by the Americans!

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: …and Chinese (Sorry Keye, didn’t see you)

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: My dad was in the coast artillery during WW2

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope Jack can swim.

Rush: Yes, Mike?

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Rush: East or west coast?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…CA…La Jolla

Rush: There are still artillery implacements to be seen on Point Loma in San Diego

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Rush: REALLY!!!

Matt1: Hello DV!

Hounder: Hi dan

Rush: So, he was in san Diego then!

DanVenture: Evening all!

Rush: WELCOME, DV!

Rush: How are you doing this evening?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. He was on the beach the night of pearl harbor waiting for a Jap invasion

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello DV

Rush: WOW!

Rush: And they thought is was immanent!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The officer in charge told them “tomorrow morning most of you guys probably won’t be alive…” Great thing to hear at age 18

Rush: Okay….

Rush: Movie starts in 6 minutes!

Rush: Please cue to the opening title!

Matt1: Cued here!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes…they lost track of the Jap fleet after the bombing…thought they were headed to invade CA.

Mike n Rachel in DC: All set here!

Mike n Rachel in DC: He always wanted to return to CA–loved it there.

Rush: 4 1/2 minutes to go…

LouiseLouise: CUED here

Rush: Okay, I am set, too!

Rush: Sounds good!

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Godwinshelley2: I’m cued

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS

Matt1: Hello GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Louise: That was weird. Got thrown off.

DanVenture: Cued

Rush: After our film last week where BB didn’t have a lot of dialogue, tonight is the opposite! We get to see him quite a bit!

Rush: GS!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Louise: Oh good, Rush

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Godwinshelley2: FindersKeepers video will be going out of business – and they have a fair amount of Mantan Moreland DVDs

Rush: How are you this evening, GS?

Godwinshelley2: Happy to be home

tenman: This is a test for me; to see how I react to Winters as CC

Rush: TWO MINUTES…

Hounder: I’m just going to chat tonight. Disk doesn’t want to play and the laptop’s not set up

Rush: Aw…sorry, Hounder.

Rush: 90 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: This one has my favorite Winters lines

Mike n Rachel in DC: *adjusts helmet*

Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: Yes! This is a good one!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *tightens chin strap*

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: 50 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *straightens ascot*

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel fluffs bustle*

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

DanVenture: I miss having sound effects here in chat. Could use a real gong to wake me up.

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Matt1<GONG>

Rush: Title…

Rush: Music….

Rush: Credits….

Mike n Rachel in DC: 1948? Did I read that right?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Monogram Chan music

Rush: Title card…painting on canvas.

Godwinshelley2: Yea – Milton Parsons!

Rush: TYSM for the GONG!

Godwinshelley2: BTW – today is Boris Karloff’s birthday

Rush: yes, 1948.

Hounder: May not get to chat much. Mom’s playing jack in the box tonight. 🙂

Matt1: Happy Birthday BK!

Rush: AH!

Godwinshelley2: OR WHP

DanVenture: Is that the Official Bad Guy Uniform?

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Matt1: wb Lulu!

Lulu: I’m back

Godwinshelley2: Have I met Lulu

Hounder: Pleased to meet you lulu. I’m hounder

Mike n Rachel in DC: Definitely bad guy hat.

Rush: IWe celebrated Karloff last week….close!

Godwinshelley2: I know – goes with the flow better

Lulu: Hi all

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Knife…

Rush: Actually, we saw BB TWO weeks ago!

Rush: My, how time flashes past!

Godwinshelley2: There were lots of links on facebook today for Karloff on the Red Skelton show episodes

Rush: The killer!

Matt1: Pain in the bacl!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Interesting that there’s been no dialogue so far

Rush: Welcome back, Lulu!

Louise: shiny knife

Lulu: TY

Rush: For those who recently arrived, please meet our newest member…LULU!

Godwinshelley2: If you run subtitles it says “gate squeaks” or “phone rings”

Godwinshelley2: Hello Lulu!!

Rush: Lt. Mike Ruark.

Matt1: Lt Mike!

DanVenture: [BTW: I found a clean online streaming copy of “Chest” at https://archive.org/details/shanghai-chest-1948 ]

Rush: Yes!

Rush: ReallY!

Rush: Hoe GREAT!

Godwinshelley2: Lulu – are you running a dvd of this film along with us?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fingerprints…must leave fingerprints

Rush: If anyone needs to see our movie, please copy the link just posted at a new window!

Rush: TYSM, DV!

Mike n Rachel in DC: George Kaplan, perhaps?

Lulu: Hello GodwinShelly2

Rush: I looked and looked…and YOU found it!

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: TYSM…Matt.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gong…can…lots of action early on, Matt. 🙂

Rush: Lulu…at each “demise,” it is our tradition that we “kick the can”.

Lulu: What is that?

Godwinshelley2: And, as we have seen in many, many Chan films, do not sit with your back to an open window

Rush: That goes back to a previous version of our Chat Room where we had sound effects available.

Rush: We had a “can” but no “bucket” sound!

Lulu: Oh OK

Rush: So…the tradition continues with “imagined” sounds!

Godwinshelley2: Lulu – how did you find us?

Rush: Note how this scene plays out!

Rush: Later in our movie, Chan actually does the same thing!

Godwinshelley2: Ha – good transition

Matt1: Poor BB, lol

Rush: Yes, GS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: many little animals…

Louise: Time mark please

Godwinshelley2: 9:00

Rush: Lulu, were you able to get the address to the online copy of our movie?

Mike n Rachel in DC: 9:15

Godwinshelley2: 9:15

Rush: We can bring you to the right place in the film.

Godwinshelley2: 9:30

Godwinshelley2: 9:45

Louise: thanks all

Godwinshelley2: 10:00

Rush: “Night in Bastille not exactly bed of roses.”

Lulu: I was looking in search engine for Charlie Chan, I saw this site and I meant to check it out on Mondays but I never remembered to check on time.

Rush: Russell Hicks

Godwinshelley2: Nice – glad you found us – we are a friendly group

Rush: Flashback

Rush: We see Mr. Hicks in a few Chan films…first in “Charlie Chan in Shanghai.”

Louise: agreed, GS

Mike n Rachel in DC: Glad to see he went straight after that deal in Shanghai

Godwinshelley2: I don’t recall many “flashbacks” in these films, usually Chan recounting or having the people recount earlier actions

Rush: Tonight he’s in another “Shanghai” movie!

Rush: He’s also seen as the warden in “Dark Alibi.”

Rush: Yes, GS.

Lulu: Am I missing out? Are you watching a film?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, but this time he’s on the right side of the law.

Godwinshelley2: Like he couldn’t dial that phone himself

Rush: There is one in “Charlie Chan in Paris.” Actually TWO.

Rush: Yes, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Lulu – open a second window on your computer and go to this address for that second window – minimize both windows and watch them both

Godwinshelley2https://archive.org/details/shanghai-chest-1948

Godwinshelley2: That is the link to this film if you do not have the DVD

Rush: Just highlight, copy, and paste in the address bar in another window.

Godwinshelley2: when you get there and it starts running, ask us for the time and forward your film to that time

Godwinshelley2: Maybe minimize is the wrong word – make them smaller to fit one screen

Rush: As a last resort, just click on the link, which will get you the film but take you from the Chat room…but you can open another window to return to the Chat Room!

Rush: Tony Pindello.

Godwinshelley2: I like the lady’s suit and her hat is quite sensible

Louise: That hat is trying to escape

Rush: “Very funny.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: It seems that she’s trying to channel a little Lauren Bacall

Lulu: where are you in the film?

Rush: At this point, Charlie Chan is based in San Francisco.

Mike n Rachel in DC: 16:20

Godwinshelley2: at 16:5 in

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Godwinshelley2: 16:30

Rush: Willie Best!

Louise: Willie Best shows up

Godwinshelley2: Can you forward your scroll bar on the film

Rush: Nice dialogue here.

Godwinshelley2: They actually call him Willie Best, too!!

Rush: Yes!

Lulu: I’m on a laptot

Mike n Rachel in DC: Huh? Is this Willie Best playing a character named Willie Best?

Lulu: I’m on a laptop $

Mike n Rachel in DC: This dialogue is priceless

Godwinshelley2: Lulu – do you have 2 windows open

Godwinshelley2: or just one?

Rush: Can you open two windows on the laptop, Lulu?

Godwinshelley2: Or you might be able to watch the movie on your smart phone

Rush: What I have done is switch back and forth, window to window to watch and then chat!

tenman: Can always just switch back and forth tabs in the browser if not, leaving the sound on on the movie while checking back int the chat room

Godwinshelley2: Thats a good idea to leave the sound on

Rush: Yes.

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Didn’t the killer have gloves on? Clue?

Rush: WB, Hounder!

Rush: Clue, indeed!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Erk. Just realized I sound like Kashimo.

Rush: “Happiest walk in life of mailman are on holiday.”

Lulu: I’m on a laptop now & it’s not playing the movie smoothly, so I’ll go until next week & I’ll be on my PC Thanks and good night.

Godwinshelley2: Chan did not seem like a fringe on the curtains kind of guy to me

Rush: The title of HonoluLou’s blog!

Godwinshelley2: Ok Lulu – glad you stopped in

Hounder: Glad you found us lulu

Godwinshelley2: Rush what is next week’s film

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope to see you next week!

Rush: Yes, GS!

Rush: maybe that touch reminds him of the “missing” Mrs. Chan?

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DanVenture: Peter Cushing shows up

Rush: Remember, the working title for this film was: “Murder By Alphabet.”

Rush: Yes, DV!

Godwinshelley2: I think that is a bit complicated – certainly not what I think about for this

Godwinshelley2: Yea! Plaid is back

Rush: Loud coat!

Rush: Yes!

Louise: She’s wearing her couch now

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m sure it has a matching tablecloth

Rush: I think she left the hanger in it!

Godwinshelley2: It’s really hard when shoulder pads are in ALL your clothes – so your shirt with pads goes into a jacket with pads and into a coat with shoulder pads – you look like a football player

Louise: she has such a sad face

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m gradually finding more to like about Winters’s portrayal of Chan. he’s good in this one.

Godwinshelley2: Yes

Louise: He grows on you

Hounder: Never thought of it that way gs

Rush: Just advance notice: I will be driving back to Iowa with my younger daughter during Christmas Break. This will cause me to probably miss TWO Chat evenings.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh no!

Godwinshelley2: Don’t take the Donner Pass!!

Louise: We will help, Rush

Rush: So, I will need to lean on some person or persons to tAKE THE REINS FOR THOSE NIGHTS!

Louise: We will help, Rush

Rush: i WILL ONLY HAVE MU PHONE AVAILABLE TO DROP IN!

Louise: Echo

Godwinshelley2: I think we can tag-team it for you

Rush: Sorry about the caps lock!

Rush: TYSM!

Godwinshelley2: what will our films be?

Rush: You all always come through!

Rush: Let’s see…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, we’re a “family” after all. 🙂

Rush: Nice graveyard scene.

Godwinshelley2: Those graves look pretty fresh for old graves

Louise: a good family

Mike n Rachel in DC: best line in all of Chan-dom: “Dig.”

Godwinshelley2: Mantan isn’t trying real hard – barely a handful on each shovel

Rush: Okay, the films will be: 12/21: TWO of the “New Adventures of Charlie Chan.” 12/28: “The Return of Charlie Chan”

Rush: The wrap-up of this year!

Godwinshelley2: Hope there are on-line versions for folks

Godwinshelley2: I don’t think I’m going anywhere for the rest of this year

Rush: The two “New Adventures” WILL be online!

Godwinshelley2: Good

Rush: Even “The Return” should be online!

Godwinshelley2: As long as they aren’t the dog or the acid episodes

Hounder: Are you home or with your folks gs

Rush: it was last time I looked.

Godwinshelley2: Home in Delaware – for a change

Godwinshelley2: Parents in Indiana

Rush: Home is nice, is it not, GS?

Godwinshelley2: Yes – and safer too

Rush: Yes.

Hounder: Yea! Gs. Wish I could promise to help cover for you rushbut…

Rush: Understood, Hounder!

Godwinshelley2: I know those places

Rush: Wearing out lots of shoe leather….

Godwinshelley2: I think I could cover – though I’d like some help if possible

Rush: Chabing

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chabing!

Rush: (“Cha-bing”)

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie Chan get wrong number…

Rush: She might no nothing of the business…but she gives CC the business.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey. That’s a take off on the scene with Lee in “Paris.”

Godwinshelley2: You would think Charlie would hang out by the door to see what she does once he leaves

Rush: Cartwright…”C”

Rush: Yes, GS.

Godwinshelley2: Did you see the cameraman in the car window reflection there?

Rush: Note the type of gloves!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bad Guy music again…

Rush: CLUE!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Godwinshelley2: They look like patent leather

Rush: By the way, please send Rachel a wave for me!

Rush: Yes…that’s what they look like.

Rush: Possibly they are something else…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rach waves back. She’s trying to finish up some statistics homework at the moment…I think she’s waiting for the next fashion moment.

Rush: )GASP!)

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Godwinshelley2: oops!

Godwinshelley2: His tie is askew

Louise: and coat is too big

Rush: Today: Lutheran Social Services
191 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Rush: That was an actual address we heard as Cartwright’s address.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah! Hence: Alphabet Murders

Rush: YES!

Godwinshelley2: See the fringe

Rush: Note.

Louise: “Dolphin”

Rush: Ticklish!

Rush: But…this relates to the killer’s gloves!

Rush: Yes, louise!

Louise: I miss the dolphin: and those new here must think I’m nuts!

Rush: By now, CC has experience in making forged fingerprints!

Rush: Louise…aren’t we ALL?

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Third time…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Third time!

Rush: So, the killer does not wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints…but just the opposite!

Godwinshelley2: I like her outfit

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Rush: Yes, GS. IMHO, one of the better ones in the series.

Godwinshelley2: That us a big closet

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Room for four.

Rush: Murphy.

Godwinshelley2: And room for a library too

Rush: Yes!

Rush: I could use such a closet!

Rush: Bates.

Godwinshelley2: Mine are more like Fibber McGee

Rush: 🙂

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Hounder: Mine too gs

Rush: Connection troubles, Hounder?

Godwinshelley2: Her purse looks like a lunch box

Mike n Rachel in DC: Where car? There car. Where wolf?

Rush: We see this happen in another film.

Rush: Recall?

Godwinshelley2: You mean the water in the ear?

Rush: I think it happend in “The Trap”?

Rush: Funny here.

Godwinshelley2: Remember when everyone wanted their business name to begin with A, B or C

Rush: yes, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Doesn’t seem to be the case anymore

Louise: AAA funerals_ the first one you find!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Those car seats look like the woman’s dress

Rush: And everyone wanted top billing, thus: “AAAAA funeral Services”, etc.!

DanVenture: Indeed!

Godwinshelley2: 1A Funeral Service

DanVenture: Lot of wars fought over who got the 1st listing.

Godwinshelley2: I had a friend from New Mexico who had their mother’s corpse “poached” by a freewheeling funeral home

Rush: In the San Diego phone book many years ago, the LAST listing was always “Zeke and Zizzy Zzyxx”!

Godwinshelley2: They called in the police to get it back – weren’t going to pay them for a service they did not order

Rush: Perhaps!

Louise: I always wanted a kid named Zeke so he would always be the last in line

Rush: “serious searching music” there…

Rush: Yes, Louise!

Louise: Who is in the picture on the mantle?

Hounder: What a funny bit of trivia rush

Rush: Photo of Tommy on mantel.

Godwinshelley2: Would Zeke be a shortened version of something

Louise: Thanks Rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ezekiel I think GS

Hounder: Ezekiel maybe gs

Godwinshelley2: Ah

Louise: yes hounder

Rush: Now, here, CC has BB do almost exactly what he was angry about earlier!

DanVenture: I was wondering about that picture too, Rush.

Rush: Breaking and entering!

tenman: Ok, this headache is getting the better of me. Signing off. Til next week!

Godwinshelley2: OK – tenman – get better

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hope you feel better Tenman!

Hounder: Nite tenma .feel well

Rush: Yes, DV! Actually, i am not sure I noticed it before. Often I am typing and glancing away from the movie!

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DanVenture: One would think that businesses in San Francisco would lock up.

Rush: I would not react much differently, I admit!

Godwinshelley2: Not that much to steal from a funeral parlor unless you are a medical college

Rush: True!

Rush: CC and company look for information.

Rush: Enter Mr. Grail.

Godwinshelley2: Which is WHY Baltimore is known as “Mob town” – a mob descended on the medical schools years ago because they were tired of the colleges poaching their dead

Rush: Milton Parsons, our “old friend.”

Rush: He was in four Chan movies….

DanVenture: If GS is right, pilfering bodies actually was a practice. With all those funeral parlors Chan found in the SF yellow pages, there would be stiff competition for such services.

Rush: Dead Men Tell: Gene LaFarge
Castle in the Desert: Arthur Fletcher
Dark Alibi: Johnson
The Shanghai Chest: Mr. Grail

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Grail doesn’t know the law very well.

Rush: Picture of the Rome Collosseum.

Rush: Why would this room probably never be rented by a Chinese individual?

Rush: There is the “Shanghai Chest”>

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bad feng shui

DanVenture: If our famed AAA mortician ends up getting shot himself, he’ll be the “Holey” Grail.

Rush: Possibly…but the number “14” would not be desirable. The number “4” has the same sound as the word for “death.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: oooh

Rush: If homes are being built with Chinese as possible buyers, the number “4” will not be used in addresses.

Hounder: Wow rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Si

Rush: We approach the climax of the movie.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: Different type of gloves.

Rush: look like brown leather.

Rush: The photo in background.

Louise: Birmingham for the block

Mike n Rachel in DC: BB is the hero!

Rush: YES!

Godwinshelley2: Actor playing Seward?

Rush: Tristam Coffin: Ed Seward

Rush: THE END

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Godwinshelley2: Ah

Rush: (Applause)

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Godwinshelley2: The end

Rush: Next week…”The Golden Eye”

DanVenture: Pretty good.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Forgot how enjoyable this one is!

Rush: Not too bad, yes?

Louise: Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Rush: TYSM…

Hounder: Thanks for the fun. See y’all next week. And happy Thanksgiving everyone

Rush: And the same to you and ALL!

Matt1: Good night folks and have a safe and Happy Thansgiving!

Godwinshelley2: Stay safe everyone

DanVenture: Indeed. Everyone stay health and enjoy Thanksgiving!

Rush: Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving all…see you next week we hope!

Rush: Take care….

Godwinshelley2: And set your scales back 15 pounds

Rush: I hope that Rachel will have a few days off, Mike!

Rush: Yes, GS!!!

Godwinshelley2: night all

Rush: Good idea!

Rush: 🙂

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Rush: Thank you ALL, as always!

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Rush: GREAT evening!

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Louise: BYE

Rush: After Thanks giving…have a great week!

Rush: Be happy and safe!

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Rush: Take care Louise and Hounder!

Rush: Enjoy the launch tomorrow!

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Rush: I hope your mother is doing well, Hounder.

Rush: Good night!

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