The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for December 12, 2022
The Sky Dragon
The Douglas DC-3: The First (Successful) Commercial Plane
John in SF
Louise as always
Mike n Rachel in DC
The TETRAGENE Twins!
Rush has joined this room
Matt1 has joined this room18:30
Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: …and Matt!
Matt1: Hello Rush, Mike and Rachel!
Rush: Hi, Mike/Rachel!
Rush: ening to you both!
Rush: good evening to you as well!
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re going to be in and out for a bit…Chef Mike is baking a pie and will be getting a pizza in the oven. 🙂
Rush: How are you (all) doing tonight?
John in SF has joined this room
Rush: Sounds GREAT, Mike!
Matt1: Hello John!
Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re doing well…classes ended for Mike today. (hooray). Rachel has a week to go. (boo)
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello John!
John in SF: Hello Matt1 and Rush.
John in SF: Hello Mike.
Rush: John, just to make sure, you are not JohnR?
John in SF: Rush, thanks for the welcome.
Rush: If not, we welcome you as a new member!
John in SF: No, I’m not. I’m John in San Francisco.
Rush: The Seat of Honor will be yours, then as this is your first time!
Rush: We can do introductions as more arrive!
John in SF: Yes, this is my first time. The honor is mine.
John in SF: Believe it or not, this is my first time in a chatroom!
Rush: We start off tonight with an online “extra” in about 10 minutes…
John in SF: Great!
Rush: Well, our job tonight will be to “spoil” you with a good time!
John in SF: Yes, reallty!
Rush: Vwery good!
Rush: You can see my forst of many typos!
John in SF: Looking for a good time, but not being spoiled!
Rush: Our movie tonight is supposed to be centered in your city, john.
Rush: “The Sky Dragon.”
Rush: This is the final Charlie Chan film from the series tonight.
John in SF: Yes, it is. Happy to shed any light while watching film.
Rush: We will have two other evenings with OTHER Charlie Chan material to round out our year!
John in SF: Isn’t the finale usually the best?
Rush: I hope that you will enjoy tonight’s experience enough to return next week!
Rush: Well…we hope so, john!
John in SF: Hope so too.
Rush: We have been doing this for twenty years, so far!
Rush: Actually the ball started rolling in 2000.
John in SF: Congratulations on your dedication!
Rush: Truly a labor of love, John!
Rush: More of our members will be arriving as we reach the top of the hour…
John in SF: The impressive details of website show that dedication.
Rush: Speaking of the site, I am busy preparing the “move” to a new site in January!
Rush: Hopefully “new and improved.”
Matt1: We’re all excited to see the new site!
Rush: Do you have a personal copy of tonight’s movie, john?
Rush: If not, we have a link to an online copy.
John in SF: Look forward to meeting members with a shared interest in CC (and mysteries in general).
Rush: The extra for tonight runs about 15 minutes if we skip the infomercial at the beginning!
John in SF: No, I do not. I was planning to look at film on your website.
Rush: We will start at the 1:30 mark.
John in SF: I’m not sure how to access the extra.
Rush: No problem, John!
Rush: here is the link to the extra…
John in SF: Got it, thanks.
Rush: I need to get it again!
Rush: That is the one!!!
Matt1: I’m cued at the 1:30 mark
Rush: It is about the DC-3 airliner which figure in tonight’s movie!
John in SF: Got the YouTube version, but it overlaid the firsst.
Rush: You can skip the first ad at 5 seconds.
Rush: then, please skip ahead to the 1:30 mark.
John in SF: Issue for me is how to view and chat at same time; I have to change screens.
Rush: I also needed to get the “free trial” out of the way first!
John in SF: OK, will skip.
Rush: Dont worry…same here!
Rush: it will open in another window and you can flip back and forth!
Rush: Or…just watch the video!
John in SF: OK, pause while I view extra.
Rush: Everyone ready?
Rush: 30 second countdown…
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: 20 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: one sec!
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Matt1: Hello MDA!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey MDA
mda19083: the party can get started – i am here now
Rush: We are watching the extra.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Duly noted, MDA 🙂
Rush: We are nearing 5 minutes.
mda19083: got it – thanks
mda19083: this guy speaks almost as fast as the guy last week
mda19083: the british accent is great
Rush: I was thinkng the same, Matt!
Louise as always has joined this room
Louise as always: Howdy Chan Clan!
mda19083: hello louise and everyone
Matt1: Hello Louise!
Rush: We are about 10 minutes into the extra.
Rush: How are you tonight?
Louise as always: I’ll wait for the feature: eating dinner
mda19083: what’s for dinner?
Mike n Rachel in DC: pizza here 🙂
Louise as always: Chicken with cranberyy sauce in a grilled sandwich
mda19083: cold here in Phila – soup and salad night
Rush: Gourmet dinner!
mda19083: sounds good louise
mda19083: the spooky dragon and the sky dragon
mda19083: always thought puff the magic dragon was about reefer
mda19083: urban legend perhaps
Rush: I believe you were correct.
Rush: And, as our extra comes to its conclusion…
Matt1: Very informative. Thnx Rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I learned it as a children’s song. 🙂
mda19083: the Mamas and the Papas were before my time – but their music is great
Rush: Peter, Paul, and Mary did that sone in 1963, I believe.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Agreed…fascinating piece of aviation history. Thx, Rush!
Rush: Thank you.
Rush: As a kid our family flew on one.
mda19083: good stuff – thanks for the extra rush
Rush: From Philadelphia to lancaster, i believe.
mda19083: 160 still in use – amazing
Rush: Approaching 90 years of service!
Rush: Similar to the B-52, actually!
mda19083: i still have my “wings” from my first plane flight when i was 6
Rush: They will make it closr to a century of service.
Louise as always: Me, too mda
Rich Maine has joined this room
Rush: I might have some in a box somewhere!
Rich Maine: good evening all….staying warm!
mda19083: just last week louise
Matt1: Hello Rich!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Rich
mda19083: hello rich
Louise as always: Hah mda
Rich Maine: first snow of season here
Rush: 6 minutes to showtine!
Rush: Please ready your movies.
Rich Maine: Hi MikenR, Rush Louise, MDA
Matt1: Cued to the opening title here!
mda19083: you our “maine” man rich
Rush: Are you there, John?
Rush: MDA: 🙂
Louise as always: ready here. Last movie on the last DVD: where did the year go?
Rush: I know, louise!!!
mda19083: another fun year in the chat room
John in SF: Back on chat after viewing extra.
hounder has joined this room
Matt1: Hello Hounder!
hounder: whew. made it in time. hi all.
mda19083: welcome hounder
Rich Maine: hey hounder
Nothere has joined this room
Rich Maine: NT!
Matt1: Hello NT!
Rush: Hello, Hounder!!!
hounder: hi nt
Nothere: Look up in the sky. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Charlie Chan and the Sky Dragon!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello hounder and NT!
hounder: Mom wanted out so we went out to look at Christmas lights.
mda19083: nt – no time long see
Nothere: What can I say MD sadly Nothere was not here.
Rush: 3 minutes to go!
Rich Maine: our town just emailed a lights map of best homes to see
Nothere: GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
Rush: John in SF?
Rush: are you with us?
Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…
John in SF: Yes. Extra was informative.
Rush: Very good!
John in SF: Missed what countdown is for.
Rich Maine: Lt Mike reappears tonite
Rush: Here is the link to the movie…
Rush: Less than two minutes…
Rush: 90 seconds…
John in SF: Got it, thanks. Ready!
Matt1: John, pause tonights film to the opening title. We all start from there
Rush: We can “hold” if you are not ready, John!
The TETRAGENE Twinz! has joined this room
John in SF: OK, thanks Matt1.
Rush: 60 seconds….
mda19083: hey rush – is the December 26th movie the one with ross martin?
Matt1: Hello A & F!
Rush: Pause at the title, John…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Tetragene!
Rush: 50 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Twins?
mda19083: did someone say tetragene?
Rush: 40 seconds…
Rich Maine: Gas masks on alert i smell tetragene
John in SF: Confirmed, Rush.
Rush: 30 seconds…
Nothere: Yes MDA someone is up to no good.
mda19083: hello twinz
Mike n Rachel in DC: *dons gas mask*
Rush: WELCOME Tet Twins!
Rich Maine: A bird, a plane….
Rush: The still image will go into mothion soon….
Matt1: Plane looks familar, hmmmmm
Nothere: Anyone look at the list of other movies at the bottom? I don’t know what you got, but it’;s listing a Karloff I never heard of called Juggernaut.
Rush: We are off and flying..
Rush: The DC-3…
Rush: Yes, NT!
mda19083: Nothere – also a couple of old Sherlock Holmes features
Rich Maine: Captain Tim!
Rush: As we are into our movie, we can introduce ourselves to our newest member…John in SF!
Rush: I am Rush from Iowa.
mda19083: lois lane
Louise as always: The captain needs to fly and stop looking at the babes
Matt1: Matt here from Florida
Rich Maine: yes……Lois appears
Rush: Noell neil and Elena Verdugo.
Louise as always: Hi John, Louise in New Jersey
mda19083: take your hats off gentlemen
Nothere: And the biggest most unbelivable thing in all Chan films. Look at that planes leg room.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi John, Mike and Rachel co-watching in…wait for it…DC
John in SF: Hi Louise.
Rich Maine: Yes plenty of room in those seats
Mike n Rachel in DC: Yeah, but the wi-fi sucks
Louise as always: room except for this big guy
Rush: $60,000 then would be more than a half-million today!
Rich Maine: and no movie to watch
Rush: Yes, Rich!
Matt1: I’d pass on the coffee….just say’in
mda19083: coffee, tea or me?
Nothere: In Chan film coffee no come to you, you go to covvee.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: MnR experiencing same thing as we are. Commie comms, probably. QWhat’s our “time”?
Rich Maine: Wanda LaFerne
Rush: wanda LaFern.
Nothere: Sorry MDa I can’t answer that because of HR
Rich Maine: ex follies star
Rush: Charlie chan and Lee….
mda19083: wanda’s on board?
Rich Maine: no tray tables
Mike n Rachel in DC: no tray tables…
Nothere: Altemiter settings? In my day we just flew the plane.
Louise as always: no seat belts?
Rush: Seems not to be, Mike.
Rich Maine: no arm rests
Rush: They must have had seat belts for take-offs and landings.
Rich Maine: a cute little trick plus Wanda
Rush: Today we use them a LOT more!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The pilots seem focused on things other than flying the plane…
Nothere: Into the air its pilot Horndog.
mda19083: these pilots are a bunch of skirt chasers
Rush: Those of us who don’t drink coffee would still be awake…like Lee!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Chan obviously in happy anticipation of air chauffeur son & land yacht cap’n BB for balance of career/
mda19083: agreed NT
Mike n Rachel in DC: zzzz
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Don’t suppose they have a spare mortal coil in the E-box?
PaulM has joined this room
Nothere: Right now I’d settle for spare pilot.
Mike n Rachel in DC: NOW you notice, Charlie
Rich Maine: drugged!
Matt1: Hello Paul!
Nothere: Hi Paul
Rush: How are you this evening?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Paul
Matt1: <tin can>
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: CC not-so small flower
mda19083: can anyone fly this thing?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: NOT ME, Notty!
Rush: Is the death official?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Scare me outta my pants, & Foxx outta that furr!
mda19083: lee to the rescue!
Nothere: No TT not you clearly the plane is the culprit. It knocked out the pilots then stabbed the victim. Its motive is currently up in the air.;
Rush: John, when someone dies, instead of kicking the bucket, we use the tin can!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: NOTTY!
Matt1: Is there a pilot on board?
mda19083: i speak jive
Matt1: Not what you want to hear
Louise as always: never seen CC with a messy suit
Rush: Yes, Louise!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: So no cans yet, for souls aboard?
Rush: The first time in the last movie!
mda19083: touch nothing!
Rich Maine: Great Ceasars Ghost !
Rush: This may have influence D.B. Cooper!
Mike n Rachel in DC: A Chan copy-cat crime, Rush!
mda19083: chan finds the guilty man – DB Cooper was never caught
Rush: Similar to the possible Dr. Zodiac/Zodiac killer connection.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Rush, you got something there!
Rich Maine: he is a Cannon impersonator
hounder: lol. Chan copycat before the original.
Rush: Possibly, TT.
Rush: Enter Birmingham Brown!
hounder: might snazzy necklace on that ladies maid
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: And AUDIENCE! We HOPE we’re all suspects, anyway, right??
Rush: Always the ladies’ man!
mda19083: bb making time
Nothere: Plane of death ow arriving at gate B. Plane of death arriving at gate B.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: *foxx whistle**
John in SF: Hi Mike n Rachel. Sorry, I was watching the film & have to switch to chat screen.
Rich Maine: Lt Mike sounds drunk here too
Mike n Rachel in DC: tersichorian art!
Louise as always: call me anytime!
Rush: What you can do, John, is listen while typing, and then switch back to seeing the film.
Mike n Rachel in DC: day or night
Rush: do that sometimes!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: All these years BB been waiting for CC to exit from the wrong side or wrong end of a police car.
Rush: I do that sometimes…
hounder: tersichorian was also mentioned in a sinatra song
Rush: Lt. Mike Ruark.
Rush: Yes, Hounder?
Rich Maine: did they have oxygen masks in planes then?
mda19083: today is Frank’s 107th birthday
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Let’s all be Frank!
mda19083: come dance with me was the song – bonus points to hounder
Nothere: Happy birthday. And don’t call me Shirley.
Rush: terpsechoean – Relating to dance.
Lena Franklin: “I’ll have you know that Miss La fern is an expert exponent of the terpsichorean art and a premier danseuse.
Louise as always: Theole sweeten my coffer alibi
hounder: can’t remember which as i’ve usually got my ears turned off. lol
mda19083: let’s call in superman
Nothere: If I can pin the tail on the donkey, I can pin something on you.
Rush: Hounder: 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: Lt. Mike needs to wise up. All the famous detectives do the “confront all the suspects” scene at the END of the movie…
mda19083: he is really worked up tonight
Nothere: But Chief we don’t havve Superman’s number.
Rush: How’s your mother tonight, Hounder?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: I;ll try that line next time i try to get into or out of someplace.
Rush: Yes, TT!
hounder: 24/7 frank gets ears off after a while. nothing against him,
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: MEtropolis XXXX, one would think, huh?
Rich Maine: Isnt Wanda a bit too old for stripping?
hounder: mom had a lousy night last night awake all night. but a great day today. alert, chatty, wanted to go out so we went for ice cream and looking at lights.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: All scream for ice cream, on these flights!
Rush: That sounds good, Hounder, actually!
Nothere: Fools the money was grabbed by carrier pidgeon.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Trouble in air could force higher-ups lower down.
Mike n Rachel in DC: She only strips down to her terpsichore, Rich..
Nothere: Sorry to hear about last night. Glad to heard today is better Hounder.
Rich Maine: yes she just doesnt care any more Mike
Mike n Rachel in DC: lol
Mike n Rachel in DC: And Hounder, glad that today was a change for the better!
mda19083: oh my!
Rich Maine: Very gay Rush !
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: We should ALL get close to our terpsichore.
Mike n Rachel in DC: danseuse extrodinare!
Rush: Outside of Monogram studios here?
Mike n Rachel in DC: nice Chan suit & tie
Nothere: Ah nobley volunteering to loook into the stripper’s dressing room. The sacrifices these two make for justice.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Foxx and i say Oo La La.
mda19083: my terpsichore is under lock and key
Rush: yes, Mike!
Rich Maine: a terpsichore chastity belt?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: We like the double-breasted suits!
Rush: With vest.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Music sounds like a take off on Pennsylvania 65000
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Original line: “I didn’t know Wanda had any friends”.
Rush: Wanda has a sharp voice.
Rush: Where would se get $60,000?
Nothere: Back off son my mustache will handle this.
hounder: trying to take advantage of good days. just hope we both get to sleep tonight.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: PLAY-anzzzzz!
Nothere: Fingers crossed Hounder.
Rush: A house could be purchased for about $10,000 then!
mda19083: BTW – the Pennsylvania 6 – 5000 phone number is still in service – give it a call and see
Rush: Yes, Hounder…
Rich Maine: Shooting wildly in a theater !
Rush: Monogram studios outside again.
Nothere: So who wants to drink unlabeled booze?
mda19083: 212-736-5000 Hotel Pennsylvania
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: My mom worked for TWA before she married. She woulda jammed a wedge between that impressionable young stewardess and that burlesquy hussy.
Rush: Yes, MDA?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: PENNSYLVANIA six-five thousand??
John in SF: Hi Rich Maine. Hmm, Gayety Theater is=n San Francisco. How prescient!
Rush: BB has some great lines!
mda19083: would I lie rush?
Rich Maine: Yes it is John !!!!!!!
Nothere: Nobody answer that
mda19083: bend the truth matbe!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: My prissy aunt was prescient.
Nothere: This dummy is no dummy
Rush: This gentleman was in “The Jade Mask”
Rush: Shooting during the performance: “The show must go on!”
Matt1: <tin can>
Mike n Rachel in DC: “It must be part of the act”
Rush: Injured…not dead…
Louise as always: lots of gunfire in this one
Nothere: I admire their dedication, if not their intellegence.
Rush: This was the fight music last week, I think!
Rush: In the tomb.
Mike n Rachel in DC: theater orchestra quickly changes to appropriate music
Rush: Yes, Mike!!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: sounds like a poor man’s Rossini overture
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: They’re on top of ALL the charts.
Louise as always: General; Hospital: one of my mom’s favorite soap operas
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: This was for when they couldn’t afford two coats of Rossini.
Rush: Marie’s too!
Rich Maine: And GH is still in production
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: They’re doing “General Hospital” on Stage 6.
mda19083: rossini and marty – love their asti spumante
Rush: “Smith…Andrew J. Smith.”
Nothere: So if the killer dosen’t kill, but the victim dies later do we give it a tincup or paper cup ?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Anybody else agree the Golden Age Showgirl always had a Mae West vocal tone?
Rich Maine: Lee comes out of the closet
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Lee IS totally hot.
Louise as always: take your hat off and put that gun away
Rush: CC in a black suit.
Rush: Very rare.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: That hat DOES seem to be getting bigger.
Mike n Rachel in DC: looks good, Rush
Rush: Lee assists…
Nothere: Just put it in the cold. There will be shrinkage.
Matt1: Lee with a gat
hounder: charlie in a dark suit that isn’t evening ear
Rush: Yes, Matt.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: For many reasons this film ranks way high up on the Foxx&Frend chart.
mda19083: oh no – not the shrinkage factor!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Like to see Bill Frawley & Vivian Vance do that scene.
Rich Maine: Top of my chart is Castle in the Desert, just love it
Rush: Actually, Keye Luke had some good things to say about this film.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Was this actress in other Chan films? She looks familiar
Rush: After this movie, Monogram was planning to shoot a few films in Europe,but we have gone over that before!
mda19083: must have had a large hat budget for these films
Rush: sadly, it never happened.
Louise as always: How did they trace calls back then?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Rich, another fine one. Maybe sometime we could have a poll of personal favorites.
Rush: her hat has a slight conquistador influence…
mda19083: tracing paper?
Rich Maine: Yes a top ten of 2022 list
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: The gray-templed Chan is imposing & definitive, but so unique i kinda wish i could “digitally” Grecian/Chinese Formula our hero.
Rush: Ah! You noticed the addition of the grey to add a few years to Chan!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Wish i could Grecian/Chinese Formula MYSelf.
Rush: In rality, Roland Winters was slightly younger than keye Luke!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Rush, i ALWAYS notice a good-looking guy.
Rich Maine: Roland was younger than Keye!!!!!!! OMG
Rush: Purpose-driven music!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: THAT was a canner.
mda19083: state of confusion?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: The default state for all criminals.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Maybe in his own private Idaho?
Nothere: Is there a justice of disorder?
Rush: Louise, do you know if there is a way to mass-publish pages at WP?
Rush: “Hold hands you love birds…”
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: King Kaos, Notty?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: WE BEG YOUR PARDON?!!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: We ARE the bride!
Rich Maine: Poor my Tibetts
Rush: (Sound the cuckoo clock…)
Nothere: This isn’t one of those marrying yourself type deals? I know you Hollywood types.
Rush: The shadowy figure approaches…
Mike n Rachel in DC: oh no
Rush: Lights off!
Rich Maine: The LaFerne sisters, sounds like Roxy Hart from Chicago
hounder: the old famous lights out
Rush: Good aim with the match!
Nothere: Oh sure now you destroy the photo evidence. Eight years late. Some criminal mastermind.
Rush: Right into the negatives!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hard to be positive when your negatives are burning
mda19083: orange blossom manor?
Nothere: Burning negatives lead to negative outcomes?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Was it Warner Brothers’ whose lot & archives burned with half their history, back then?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Indeed, he had that Orange Blossom Manner, and WAS Special.
Rush: So much for married couples coming back for photos!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: The manor mighta been more major if he’d moved more prints.
Rush: The LaFern sisters.
Rich Maine: Wanda trying to sound like Ethel Merman
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Imagine the LaFernes in oil.
Rush: Yes, Rich!
mda19083: there’s no business like show business …
Rush: “TURN OFF LIGHTS”
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: YES, ETHEL!!
Rich Maine: everything’s coming up ROSE
Rich Maine: er WANDA
Rush: It just MIGHT happen!
mda19083: ethel could really belt out a song
hounder: bb gets himself in a bind
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Anybody ever hear Ethel Merman’s appearance on SUSPENSE??
Rush: A victim of coicumstances!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: FOUR-bit flirt. And, yes, ROUE and PHILANDERER!
Rush: By now, Charlie Chan is headquartered in san Francisco.
Nothere: As long as he isn’t a masher
mda19083: coffee anyone?
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: A MASHER! EEEEEK!
Rush: “No thanks, I slept though my last cup.”
Rich Maine: Cannon rolls down the aisle
mda19083: decaf this time please!
Matt1: Coffee anyone?
Rush: Birmingham was NOT on the plan, and neither was Lena!
Rich Maine: yes rush!
Mike n Rachel in DC: check for glass globes of tetragene
Rush: Maybe they are replacing two absent suspects?
Rush: yes, mike!
Louise as always: we are back on the plane…
mda19083: back on the plane gang
Rush: Actually there are more empty seats.
Nothere: Aha I knew the mummy was being kept under wraps.
Rush: NT, also!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: In my Fantasy Chan WORLD, an all-star / plus some bums permanent ensemble play in each & all the films of the Canon. By now some membersof this august troupe are being escorted to “take same positions” for the 10th, 12th times.
Rush: Well, we DO have the gathering of suspects…a favorite of CC!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: An essential, beloved part!!
Matt1: <tin can>
Rush: Not too concerned for the victim!
Rush: For the co-pilot.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: You got a lotta SPLEEN, too, LADY!
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Of course every case CC ever bagged would be thrown out of any modern court.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Ah-HA!
Rush: These days…anything goes, TT, yes.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Not INFERRING, you rube! IMPLYING! And YEAH: hanzupp!
Nothere: Even a glimpse of stocking Rush?
DanVenture has joined this room
Mike n Rachel in DC: Off we go! Into the wild blue yonder…
mda19083: simply shocking
Rich Maine: Yay!!!!
Louise as always: Can’t trust anyone on this flight
Nothere: Hey Dan
Rush: true, Louise!
Matt1: Hello Dan!
mda19083: dv is in the house!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dan, fasten your seatbelt
Rich Maine: Have a great week everyone
Rush: Unauthorize take-off!
Nothere: As for court. It’s O.k. Chan is so far out of his jurisdiction he dosen’t need to worry about police procedure.
Rush: take care, Rich!
DanVenture: Evening, all! Dan dropping in for a minute or two to hi. Still on this shift work so not being able to view the full feature.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Oh! Gnite Rich!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: air traffic control is losing their minds at this moment
Nothere: Night Rich
Matt1: Take care Rich
mda19083: thanks rich – you too!
Rush: Next week: TWO episodes of “The NEW Adventures of Charlie Chan.”
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Dan, we’re taking off again. Fasten seat belts!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ciao Rich!
Nothere: See told you guys you didn’t need that fancy altimeter stuff. You just fly the plane.
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The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Watch out for that TREE!
Rush: Didn’t take into account the wind factor at the door!
Nothere: And shortly afterwards the stweardess used her ability to get an exclusive to arrange a job at the Daily Planet.
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Nottyy:
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: Is this the end of Little Fatty?
Rush: The fuel is running out!
Louise as always: My fuel is running out too
Rush: nearing the finale…
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: SP-SP-SPUTTERR
Rush: Lee has the last words of the series…
Mike n Rachel in DC: appropriate, Rush!
Rush: Actually, Noel Neill did!
Rush: THE END
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: TAKE OVER!
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
hounder: yea a.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Probably the best of the Monograms
PaulM: woo hoo
Mike n Rachel in DC: Saved the best for last!
mda19083: horay we did it!
Rush: thank you ALL so much for another GREAT evening!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Can hardly wait until we start again. 🙂
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: While the rest of the world was dancing into the night!
mda19083: always a fun time here in the chat room!
Rush: The end of the series, but not quite the end of our journey.
Rush: Two weeks more.
hounder: thanks for the fun. hope to see everyone next week.
Rush: Next week…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Alternative Chan explorations…
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: ALWAYS!
Rush: TWO of the “NEW Adventires of Charlie Chan.”
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: When we next awake, it is 1957!
Rush: to wrap the year…”The Return of Charlie Chan.”
The TETRAGENE Twinz!: See you all then!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: A very good year, TT
Louise as always: Bye all
Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week!
mda19083: thanks all!
Nothere: And so ends one of the biggest franchises in film history. Time for Tv
Rush: Have a GREAT week, everyone!
Nothere: Night Matt
Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night everyone…have a wonderful week! Prepare for Santa!
John in SF: Very good plot, with hidden villains. For me, a bit unclear why the insurance owner Frank would partner with Anderson and then try to steal his own company’s money — perhaps to get money from both the theft and then proceed with a casualty insurance claim, thereby doubling his loot.
Rush: Thank yo for joining us, John in SF!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Great to see everyone!
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Nothere: Because John the more money the better.
mda19083: does that mean we have to be good?
Rush: Well, john…
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Nothere: Night all
DanVenture: Thanks all (especially for this fun-looking classic film website!)
John in SF: You’re welcome.
Mike n Rachel in DC: John…hope to see you again! Think you nailed the motive.
Rush: Always it seems, it is the motive of getting rich quick.
Mike n Rachel in DC: And a love of parachute jumping perhaps
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John in SF: I’ll try to attend more films. Thanks for welcoming me. Good night.
Rush: Stealing from one’s company is not that unusual of a motive.
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Rush: Again, Thank YOU, John!
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Rush: I hope that you had a good time and that you will consider joining us again!
Rush: have a good night!
Rush: take care…
Rush: Good night!
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