Chat Archive 3/11/2019

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for March 11, 2019

Charlie Chan at the Circus

The Adventures of Smilin’ Jack (Chapter 10)

Len Freeman
Library Jim
Mike in DC

Rush has joined this room16:28

Rush: TEST.16:28

Mike in DC has joined this room16:30

Mike in DC: Hello Rush!16:30

Rush: Hello, M/R!16:31

Rush: Good evening!16:31

Mike in DC: Rachel is at a concert this evening…I’m stag. :(16:31

Rush: Be right back…16:31

Matt1 has joined this room16:31

Mike in DC: Hello Matt!16:31

Matt1: Hello Rush & Mike16:31

Mike in DC: I see you’re in #1 form tonight.16:32

Matt1: Wouldn’t let me log in with Matt tonight16:32

Mike in DC: The mysteries of the internet…16:32

Matt1: Case for Charlie16:32

Rush: I am on the phone with my bank…can you guys carry on for a little while, please?16:32

Mike in DC: …”Matt” is probably registered to a Russian troll.16:32

Mike in DC: Sure thing, Rush. Tell them to send us LOTS of money!16:33

Matt1: I’ll give you my transfer info16:33

Mike in DC: Small bills, please. :)16:33

Matt1: We’ll see tonight if an imposter appears16:33

Mike in DC: Charlie would say, “Rose by any other name…”16:34

Matt1: Or, am I the imposter? Hmmmm16:34

Mike in DC: Oh dear. And I thought that “Nothere” was confusing enough.16:34

Matt1: Can’t figure out how to log in16:36

Mike in DC: You mean as “plan ‘ol Matt?”16:37

Matt1: A couple weeks ago I got booted from room and was told I needed to register, which I did….Now this16:37

Matt1: Yes!16:37

Rush: Still on the phone. If you want to start the serial at 20 till the hour?16:37

Matt1: 3 Minutes to go16:38

Rush: Or thereabouts.16:38

Mike in DC: OK. Matt is on it.16:38

Matt1: I’m ready to roll….Cue up!16:38

Rush: I am on hold…. :(16:38

Mike in DC: I’ve never registered, but don’t anticipate any competition for this nick.16:38

Mike in DC: *pleasant music*16:38

Matt1: Can you start film while on phone Rush?16:38

Matt1: One minute!16:39

Len Freeman has joined this room16:39

Mike in DC: All set in DC.16:39

Len Freeman: Set here16:39

Mike in DC: Hello Len…we’re in the countdown for Smilin’ Jack16:39

Matt1: 30 seconds16:39

Matt1: Hello Len!16:40

Mike in DC: Ready for take-off!16:40

Len Freeman: Hi all16:40

Matt1: 15 seconds16:40

Matt1: 10 seconds16:40

Matt1: 5 seconds16:40

Matt1: GO!16:40

Mike in DC: <gong>16:40

Len Freeman: going here16:40

Matt1: btw, I was guessing the countdown 16:40

Mike in DC: *usual nice music*16:41

Mike in DC: <boom>16:41

Mike in DC: Talent is where you find it. 16:41

Mike in DC: I wonder if we’ll ever see a large formation of allied planes…16:41

Mike in DC: Let’s see how they escaped the car crash16:43

Matt1: Ah, right!16:43

Len Freeman: Strikes me that Philip Ahn and Keye Luke captured 80% of the speaking roles for Chinese in the movies16:44

Matt1: Did you see the body jump from car at curve?16:44

Mike in DC: They also snagged a fair number of “Japanese” roles during the war, Len.16:44

Mike in DC: Yes, Matt. The cat-like reflexes of Smilin’ Jack!16:45

Len Freeman: “Well you know they all look alike….”16:45

Matt1: Or the stuntman?16:45

Mike in DC: Ha.16:45

Len Freeman: The guy in the hat reminds me of Bernie Sanders…16:47

Len Freeman: Maybe his earlier career?16:47

Mike in DC: I was going for Abraham Lincoln, but same idea. :)16:47

Rush: I am back.16:48

Mike in DC: yay!16:48

Rush: Sorry.16:48

Matt1: wb Rush!16:48

Mike in DC: Hope you have lots more money now!16:48

Rush: Well…it was a fraud issue.16:49

Mike in DC: Jack has been doing some sleuthing.16:49

Rush: On my debit card.16:49

Matt1: Ugh, sorry16:49

Mike in DC: Ugh.16:49

Rush: Yes.16:49

Rush: Anyway…happy Monday yo you all!16:50

Len Freeman: Glad they caught it16:50

Rush: (to)16:50

Rush: I caught it, actually.16:50

Matt1: To you as well16:50

Len Freeman: Good16:50

Rush: I was going over my transactions record and saw something odd.16:50

Mike in DC: Wow…good catch!16:51

Rush: I was fortunate.16:51

Mike in DC: Yes!16:51

Rush: Where are we with Smilin’ Jack?16:51

Len Freeman: I checked my email one morning and discovered that all our bank accounts addresses had been changed to someone in Arizona!16:51

Rush: WOW!16:51

Mike in DC: 11:1516:51

Mike in DC: Yikes, Len!16:51

Len Freeman: Same thing though.. I noticed it, called the bank and stopped it all.16:51

Rush: THAT would be scary. 16:51

Mike in DC: Nefarious plot here–can make “fake news” in 1941!16:52

Len Freeman: The hard part was that we had to close each account, then go back and open entire new ones…. with our sons etc. there were like 7 accounts16:52

Rush: It can happen that those gas station pump debit payment devices can be hacked.16:52

Rush: I now try to pay inside all the time.16:52

Mike in DC: Ooooh. Need to re-think my gas purchasing!16:53

Rush: Yes.16:53

Len Freeman: Bad news is this stuff happening… the good news… if you pay attention you can catch and stop it.16:53

Rush: I have also heard some things abour PayPal that make me think….16:53

Rush: Yes, that’s true, len.16:53

Rush: The main thing I need to fix tonight after our chat session is to change the info with Lycos who supports this site!16:54

Rush: VERY important!16:54

Len Freeman: Ah… the important stuff!16:55

Rush: They are payed automatically through my card.16:55

Rush: Paid.16:55

Rush: Yes.16:55

Mike in DC: Yes, Rush. Don’t want the “Family” to become homeless!16:55

Rush: Jack must be nearing the cliffhanger!16:55

Matt1: Stay tuned to see next week!16:55

Len Freeman: Gives new meaning that “we’re all in your debt”16:55

Rush: Mike…that would be a disaster!16:56

Rush: Len: :)16:56

Rush: Not too many of us for the serial.16:56

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Rush: The time change, perhaps!16:57

Matt1: Hello NT!16:57

Nothere: So anyone got cotton candy?16:57

Rush: hello, NT and Paul!16:57

Mike in DC: Popcorn here, NT16:57

Rush: WELCOME!16:57

Rush: Sounds good, Mike!16:57

Mike in DC: Hello Paul & NT!16:57

Len Freeman: Almost to the big ending16:57

Rush: You can tell me about it tonight!16:57

PaulM: goofing off today…on vacation16:57

Matt1: Hello Paul!16:57

Rush: I didn’t get it playing tonight.16:58

PaulM: hello hello16:58

Rush: Other pressing matters.16:58

Mike in DC: It’s looking like Jack is going to get framed.16:58

Nothere: Somewhere fun I hope Paul16:58

Rush: He can get a good attorney, maybe!17:00

Nothere: Perry Mason is available.17:00

Rush: AH! Good choice!17:00

Mike in DC: Fake record…dubbed Jack’s voice in for Fraulein von Teufel17:01

Len Freeman: Jack’s in big trouble17:01

Rush: 13 minutes to go until “Charlie Chan at the Circus.”17:01

Nothere: Then we can stop monkeying aaround.17:01

Mike in DC: Different kind of cliffhanger this week–legal predicament!17:01

Matt1: Say it aint so Jack!17:02

Rush: I will watch the serial later so I will be current!17:02

Rush: Did the Fraulein frame him?17:02

Mike in DC: Yes. They have a gadget that can imitate voices.17:02

Louise has joined this room17:02

Rush: Interesting!17:03

Matt1: Hello Louise!17:03

Louise: Hi all. Ready for the Circus!!!17:03

Rush: Hello, Louise!17:03

Mike in DC: Very current, given Russian trolls, etc…17:03

Rush: WELCOME!17:03

Mike in DC: Got my popcorn all ready!17:03

Louise: I reserve the right to have a lot of typos tonight since I cut my typing finger!17:03

Matt1: First Circus in our new room, with no sound effects 17:03

Rush: Do I smell cotton candy?17:03

Matt1: This one will hurt17:03

Louise: I’ll make monkey sounds!17:03

Rush: Sadly, Matt….yes….17:04

Mike in DC: <boo>17:04

Nothere: arf arf. Howlll. Meow. And other such animal sounds.17:04

Rush: :)17:04

Matt1: How do you make elephant sound? hmmmm17:04

Louise: Eeee Eeee Eeee17:05

Louise: That was the mnkey17:05

Mike in DC: “Absence of funny sounds no impediment to enjoying pleasant evening with friends…”17:05

Rush: (Elephant trumpeting…)17:05

Louise: Amen Mike17:05

Matt1: Well played!17:05

Mike in DC: Trying to channel my inner Chan17:05

Rush: Exactly, Mike!17:06

Rush: 8 minutes to go…17:06

Matt1: Cued!17:07

Mike in DC: No. 1 son is back in this one…17:07

Mike in DC: …so is #2, #3, #4…#n17:07

Matt1: and so on!17:07

Rush: The WHOLE Chan family!17:08

Mike in DC: Are we up to 13 kids in this one?17:08

Nothere: Wait till they bring in grandkid #117:08

Louise: Cued and ready but running upstairs for popcorn17:08

Len Freeman: BRB17:08

Mike in DC: My mom was from a family with 14 kids.17:08

Mike in DC: (not the Chan family either…)17:08

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Rush: 5 minutes to go…17:09

Rush: Please ready your films!17:09

Rush: Pause at the OPENING TITLE….17:09


Rush: “Vroooommmm….”17:10

Godwinshelley1 has joined this room17:10

Godwinshelley1: I’m cued17:10

Rush: hello, GS!17:10

Louise: Hi GS17:10

Matt1: Hello GS!17:10

Rush: WELCOME HOME!17:10

Nothere: HI Gs17:10

Mike in DC: Hi GS…Welcome back!17:10

Godwinshelley1: Hello all – someone on my last flight home “shared” their cold and I was sick last Monday17:11

Godwinshelley1: So I didn’t drop in17:11

Mike in DC: sharing is caring?17:11

Rush: THREE minutes to go…17:11

Mike in DC: Hope you’re feeling better now17:11

Godwinshelley1: I had the grand Royal Hawaiian – Black Camel tour in Honolulu17:11

Godwinshelley1: yes I’m much improved17:12

Rush: I hope you are feeling a LOT beeter, GS….17:12

Mike in DC: That must have been very fun, GS!17:12

Dona has joined this room17:12

Rush: Dona!17:12

Mike in DC: Hi Dona!17:12

Dona: Hello everyonw!17:12

Godwinshelley1: Last week I cancelled my dental appt too 17:12

Rush: Good evening to YOU!17:12

Dona: Everyone!17:12

Nothere: Hi Donna.17:12

Matt1: Hello Dona!17:12

Rush: 2 minutes….17:12

Rush: Everyone ready?17:12

Godwinshelley1: yes17:12

Dona: Ready to go here Rush!17:13

Mike in DC: Whip, chair, gorilla suit…yep.17:13

Rush: Very good…!17:13

Rush: Mike: :)17:13

Rush: 75 seconds…17:13

Mike in DC: Bullet-proof gorilla suit…17:13

Rush: 60 seconds…17:13

Rush: 50 seconds…17:13

Godwinshelley1: Stay away from the black jaguar when taking selfies17:13

Dona: You are always prepared Mike17:13

Nothere: Suit? After they went to all the trouble of hiring the best trained Gorilla in show biz? For shame Mike.17:13

Mike in DC: :)17:13

Rush: 40 seconds…17:13

Mike in DC: Tough to get fur to stick to the Kevlar…17:13

Rush: 30 seconds…17:14

Rush: 25…17:14

Rush: 20…17:14

Rush: 1517:14

Rush: 10…17:14

Mike in DC: Now in the center ring…17:14

Rush: 5…17:14

Rush: GO!!!17:14

Matt1: <GONG!>17:14

Rush: Title….17:14

Rush: Music….17:14

Louise: Eeee Eeee Eeee17:14

Rush: Credits….17:14

Mike in DC: George and Olive Brasno are the midgets?17:14

Nothere: Somebody call the clowns. Their on in five.17:14

Rush: Good GONG, Matt!17:15

Mike in DC: Three Stooges moment17:15

Louise: Gather up the kids!17:15

Godwinshelley1: So Mike what is that musical “slide” sound they use at the beginning of the music17:15

Matt1: Working with what I got17:15

Godwinshelley1: here on this song17:15

Rush: Circus themed medley….17:15

Rush: You could see the shadow of a man walking backwards trailing that group of balloons!17:15

Rush: Just saw that for the first time!17:16

Rush: Family arrives…17:16

Matt1: 14 in total17:16

Louise: Humble self17:16

Rush: Yes.17:16

Godwinshelley1: Passes – the perk of being a policeman17:16

Rush: :)17:16

Mike in DC: Not sure, GS…will keep an ear out for it next time17:16

Phil has joined this room17:16

Godwinshelley1: Look at that tie with the plaid shirt17:16

Louise: You think he got the tickets free?17:16

Matt1: Hello Phil!17:16

Rush: Lady Tiny and Colonel Tim…17:17

Dona: Hi Phil17:17

Godwinshelley1: Maybe a trombone slide?17:17

Rush: Good evening, phil!17:17

Rush: Just starting!17:17

Louise: Let’s dance17:17

Mike in DC: Could be trombone gliss(ando)…17:17

Rush: Of course, Louise!17:17

Phil: Hellooooo to all my Chan friends. Good to see you all. 17:17

Mike in DC: Cute cha-cha17:17

Rush: The rhumba….17:17

Mike in DC: Hi Phil!17:17

Godwinshelley1: Ah – that might be it17:17

Nothere: Anyone for the Charleston? I;m ready to Tango.17:17

Mike in DC: (or Rhumba)17:17

Rush: The Brasnos were brother and sister.17:18

Phil: I’m breathlessly catching up…17:18

Mike in DC: AH. That makes sense, Rush.17:18

Godwinshelley1: Why bite their fingers?17:18

Phil: Time please?17:18

Godwinshelley1: 4:1517:18

Rush: Good question, GS.17:18

Mike in DC: Good dancers!17:18

Rush: Just noticed that, too.17:18

Rush: BRAVO!17:18

Phil: Once more?17:19

Godwinshelley1: 4:5017:19

Godwinshelley1: 5:0017:19

Godwinshelley1: Wow – Charlie and family made the papers17:19

Nothere: Cigar lolypops 50 cents each.17:19

Rush: Chan’s arrival was in the morning paper.17:19

Matt1: Momma!17:19

Rush: “Latest blessed event…”17:19

Phil: On time, on target.17:20

Godwinshelley1: Yea17:20

Phil: Thanks GS17:20

Rush: They are fans of Charlie Chan…17:20

Mike in DC: Su Toy!17:20

Godwinshelley1: Just watched Warner Oland in a Barrymore silent movie yesterday17:20

LibraryJim has joined this room17:20

Godwinshelley1: Hello LJ17:20

Matt1: Hello Jim!17:20

Nothere: On target? Is there a knfe throwing act?:)17:21

Nothere: Hi Jim17:21

Phil: Not to be confused with Ming Toy – the pigeon17:21

LibraryJim: Hi, all, was watching a western and lost track of time!17:21

Mike in DC: Lee = crazy for human pretzel17:21

Dona: Hi LJ17:21

Rush: Chan wrote: “Wishing prosperity and long life.” 17:21

Mike in DC: Hi LJ, welcome!17:21

Louise: Lee is in love17:21

LibraryJim: where are we time-stamp wise?17:21

Godwinshelley1: 7:1517:21

Mike in DC: (Good calligraphy for a Swede, Rush)17:21

Godwinshelley1: 7:3017:21

LibraryJim: Got it, thanks!17:21

Mike in DC: Checks, stripes…yikes17:22

Godwinshelley1: houndstooth17:22

Rush: I suspect that Keye Luke actually was whose hand we saw write the note!17:22

Nothere: I think she’s trying toy with his heart:)17:22

Rush: Lee meets his newest love interest…17:22

Mike in DC: “romantic offspring”17:22

LibraryJim: Lee gets the brush off….17:22

Mike in DC: Charlie is not helping his cause…17:22

Mike in DC: That sound GS?17:23

Mike in DC: That’s a trombone17:23

Godwinshelley1: Yes that first note17:23

Rush: “Wise precaution to accept “applesauce” with large pinch of salt.”17:23

Mike in DC: (actually two trombones)17:23

Rush: Handing the baby down the line…17:23

Dona has left this room17:23

Rush: Lost Dona…:(17:24

Phil: Another appearance by Francis Ford?17:24

Godwinshelley1: If Charlie had paid his tickets instead of passes, the circus might have been solvent17:24

Dona has joined this room17:24

LibraryJim: Well, I taped several movies onto a DVD-R for my dad. Took them down, and his great-grand kids (my grand nephews) have hidden the remote for the DVD player! So we only got to watch the first one I taped “In Paris”. 17:24

Rush: WB, Dona!17:24

LibraryJim: No way to choose the next movie on the Disk!!!17:24

Mike in DC: Mysterious hand…17:25

Rush: Great idea, LJ!17:25

Louise: Roar!17:26

Nothere: Hey Donna. Jim time to go gorillia on the kids.17:26

Rush: A belated WELCOME to you, by the way…17:26

LibraryJim: I asked him, “Well, dad, was it as good as you remembered?” He said “Oh, yeah! Thanks for bringing it down!”17:26

Dona: That is the fist time I saw the key drop and someone pick it up17:26

Louise: Cool, LJ17:26

Godwinshelley1: Get a DVD that the kids want to watch and say “if ONLY we had the remote, we could watch this”17:26

LibraryJim: Next time I go down — I’m bringing a universal remote!17:26

Mike in DC: Now we have to guess who opens the gorilla cage, Dona17:26

Rush: Yes, GS!17:26

Nothere: So is it okto enter a ladies boudouir if it’s a tent?17:26

Mike in DC: GS: I like the way you think. :)17:27

LibraryJim: Nothere, I wondered that first time I saw it.17:27

Rush: The costume tent.17:27

Godwinshelley1: It works when they hide your car keys “IF I ONLY had my keys, we could go to McDonalds?17:27

LibraryJim: If so, I might run away to join the circus.17:27

Mike in DC: That woman looks familiar17:27

Phil: Paul Gray’s sister.17:27

Godwinshelley1: Was she in Devil Doll with Barrymore?17:28

Mike in DC: Right. Thanks, Phil117:28

Mike in DC: !17:28

Rush: Shirley Deane: Louise Norman17:28

Phil: Apparently, the thing with that barrister really didn’t work out. She decided to join the cirus to forget him.17:28

LibraryJim: In Florida, it’s mandated by law that all high circus acts MUST use a net.17:28

Rush: Nice crowd of extras!17:28

Nothere: Just some folks hanging around.17:28

Mike in DC: I hear that they worked for peanuts17:29

Phil: Somebody said there’s a circus in town..17:29

LibraryJim: GS, going back to the car keys vs remote, unfortunately, a remote doesn’t get them anything. 17:29

Rush: Yes, Phil!17:29

Godwinshelley1: It does if they want to watch THEIR movie17:29

LibraryJim: Oh, their shows are on cable. the cable remote is NEVER touched. 17:30

Godwinshelley1: The blonde was in CC in London17:30

Godwinshelley1: And the lost CC Courage17:30

Rush: Yes.17:30

Phil: If those two are adults, why is he holding their hands like they’re children?17:31

Rush: John Aasen…actual circus giant.17:31

Nothere: So he doesn’t fall down in a high wind?17:31

LibraryJim: Phil, I question how these grown up tiny people are treated like kids all through this. “Lift me up, I can’t see”17:31

Phil: CUE THE CAN!17:32

Louise: I love the turn and the reaction to the body17:32

Matt1: <tin can>17:32

Rush: Yes..17:32

Mike in DC: And CUE THE GORILLA!17:32

Rush: TYSM, Matt…17:32

Phil: Nice Matt.17:32

LibraryJim: The gorilla has gone ape!~17:32

Nothere: AAHHH Sudden face close ups.17:32

Rush: Caesar!17:32

Louise: Beware the Ides of march, Caesar17:32

Phil: GOrilla of my dreams.17:32

Rush: “Much evil can enter through very small space.”17:33

Rush: Phil: :)17:33

Mike in DC: Think of the Adventure of the Speckled Band, for example17:33

Rush: “I don’t want any excitement while the show is on.”17:33

Dona: Agreed Mike17:33

Rush: Doesn’t want his show to be exciting!17:33

LibraryJim: Lee practicing his ‘quick draw’17:34

Mike in DC: Music is close to “opera”17:34

Nothere: Ceasar objects to a boring circus.17:34

Rush: yes, NT.17:34

Mike in DC: Murders in the Rue Morgue!17:35

Rush: Poor Su Toy!17:35

LibraryJim: While all others are losing their head, Charlie Chan remains cool.17:35

Mike in DC: Very rotund ape17:35

Phil: I was just about tosay.17:35

LibraryJim: Not acting very ape-like17:35

Rush: Watch out!!!17:35

Mike in DC: Just wanted a banana…jeez17:36

Louise: Is that the real Caesar?17:36

Phil: I know I always do well when somebody’d screaming my nme.17:36

Mike in DC: You mean the Roman guy?17:36

Phil: name17:36

Louise: No, I mean someone in the suit?17:36

Rush: Well, att he end of the movie, we can get the answer to that question!17:36

Mike in DC: I think Brutus got him a while before this17:36

Rush: :)17:37

Nothere: Ceaser is sick of being bottom bannanna.17:37

Rush: Yes, NT!17:37

LibraryJim: Yeah, not very a-peal-ing being bottom banana17:37

Rush: Chan observes with mild amusement.17:37

Louise: Here is my question: what happens to the ape Caesar when the person in the suit caesar is around?17:37

Len Freeman has joined this room17:37

Rush: WB, Len!17:38

Nothere: Hi Len.17:38

Len Freeman: Ta Ta17:38

Mike in DC: WB Len17:38

Mike in DC: That is a good question, Louise17:38

LibraryJim: Love the cop and “Chan, Jr”. 17:38

Len Freeman: So Caesar is doing his thing17:38

Mike in DC: Same gag as in “Paris” and “Murder Cruise”17:38

Rush: Now…it’s LEE’S turn!17:38

Louise: Thank you Mike, I thought I was misremembering this story.17:38

Matt1: I like CC watching in amusement17:38

Mike in DC: But this time with an ape17:38

Nothere: Feels sorry. Buys flower. Writes a confession. Sends it to the post office. The Ape? Ah new theory.17:38

Rush: TOUCHE!17:38

Mike in DC: Aha. TWO keys. So now we have even more suspects!17:39

Rush: Lt. Macy seems to be the only person who does not know who Charlie Chan is!17:39

Nothere: Careful to check wich end of steer Lee has.17:39

Mike in DC: Lt. Gimballs is much better. :)17:40

LibraryJim: either end full of bull, NT17:40

Louise: Show must go on, honey17:40

Rush: Yes.17:40

LibraryJim: ooops17:41

Rush: Lee remembers Su!17:41

Mike in DC: Dragon robe17:41

LibraryJim: Su toy has HER revenge17:41

Rush: I would LOVE to hve Su Toy’s dialogue translated!17:41

LibraryJim: Rush, ditto!17:41

Rush: The Chans preparing to leave.17:41

Rush: Lady Tiny.17:42

Rush: There is a train from Flagstaff, AZ to the Grand Canyon.17:42

LibraryJim: Oh, you can’t go to the Grand Canyon, Mr. Chan. um, they filled it in. Yeah, that’s it. 17:42

Rush: That would probably be what the Chans were going to take.17:43

Louise: She has beautiful lips17:43

Rush: LJ: :)17:43

Phil: We went on that train.17:43

Mike in DC: Man who seek trouble never find it far off17:43

Rush: Yes, Louise…petite.17:43

Rush: Good one, Mike.17:43

Mike in DC: Charlie is drafted by family17:43

Rush: And so true.17:43

Rush: “Judge say yes, too.”17:44

Nothere: Trail concluded. Sentence death by hoarde of kids whining.17:44

Mike in DC: That is a popular saying with referees :)17:44

Mike in DC: One of Mrs. Chan’s finest moments, Rush!17:44

Rush: True, Mike!17:44

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Rush: Watch how Chan makes Lt. Macy think HE comes up with this idea…17:45

Dona has joined this room17:45

Mike in DC: Who is that picture on the wall?17:45

Rush: WB, again, Dona!17:45

Dona: Maybe I need to be more chatty17:45

Mike in DC: Random policemen?17:45

Dona: not sure why i keep leaving17:45

Mike in DC: WB Dona17:45

Phil: An extra.17:45

Rush: Perhaps, Dona.17:45

LibraryJim: Chief of police? Lt. Macy when he was on the force?17:45

Nothere: I’ll guess Warren Hardin, and if I’mright I’m going to Vegas baby.17:46

Len Freeman: Harding17:46

Rush: Not sure yet what the “time limit” is, Dona.17:46

Mike in DC: The face looks familiar17:46

LibraryJim: I mean, when he was a uniform cop on the beat17:46

Nothere: That’s the one LEn17:46

Louise: Work like lightning17:46

LibraryJim: Arizona — maybe Wyatt Earp?17:46

Dona: As long as I can get right back in it’s no big deal17:46

Mike in DC: And yes, Rush. Charlie “worked” the Lt. like a pro!17:46

Mike in DC: OH. LJ…maybe that’s it.17:46

Phil: Chilly evening at the railyard.17:47

Rush: Lt. Macy: Wade Boteler. he was in three Chan pictires:17:47

Nothere: Pardon me is this the Chattanooga choo choo?17:48

Rush: Charlie Chan’s Courage: Bliss
Charlie Chan at the Circus: Lieutenant Macy
Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise: Honolulu Police Chief Inspector17:48

LibraryJim: blocking it as spam17:48

Rush: I will have to check that last Boteler credit.17:49

Rush: Seems to be a possible error.17:49

Mike in DC: Major oboe solo17:49

Louise: the snake17:49

Rush: yes….17:49

Rush: Very cheerful music….17:49

Nothere: You all know you want to blow the train whistle. Just admit it.17:50

Rush: So true, NT!17:50

Mike in DC: woo-woo17:50

Rush: Wasted a good 5-cent see-gar.17:51

Mike in DC: OK. Speckled Band ripoff17:51

LibraryJim: Charlie Chan and SpecKled Band17:51

Rush: Enter…the snake!17:51

Louise: ewwww17:51

Dona: Yes Mike17:51

Rush: Yes, LJ!17:51

Mike in DC: Saved by the oboist!17:51

LibraryJim: scene used in Murder by Death.17:51

Matt1: Snakes…..I hate snakes17:51

Rush: Snake likes the music.17:51

LibraryJim: with Sydney Wang and number one Japanese son.17:51

Mike in DC: AT THE SNAKE17:51

Louise: gun in coat pocket17:52

Rush: Will this one rate a tincan, Matt?17:52

Louise: Wouldn’t that also hit Charlie’s leg?17:52

Nothere: Now that was something that snake didn’t find charming.17:52

Dona: Perfect Bullseye17:52

Matt1: Hmmmm17:52

Phil: CAN?17:52

Mike in DC: Canned snake17:52

Mike in DC: Sort of like tuna?17:52

Matt1: <tin can>17:52

Rush: :)17:52

Matt1: Smaller 17:52

LibraryJim: I heard it tastes like chicken, not tuna17:52

Louise: Who’s on first?17:52

Rush: Like chicken, perhaps…17:53

Rush: Yes, LJ!17:53

Mike in DC: Ah. Chicken of the Sea.17:53

Mike in DC: …or desert17:53

Phil: I don’t know. The death toll is too great tonight. We’re going to have to use the can liberally.17:53

Nothere: No no. Snake in a basket.17:53

Phil: is NOT too great17:53

LibraryJim: Maybe have to buy our cans from Sam’s in bulk for this movie.17:53

Rush: Note the sledge hammer coordination there!17:53

Nothere: Not to be confused with scotrpion in a basket.17:53

LibraryJim: Real circus work, Rush17:53

Rush: A true art form!17:53

Louise: Nice PJs17:54

Mike in DC: Yoga17:54

Rush: Lee is “stuck.”17:54

Rush: “Get me out this!”17:54

Rush: (outta)17:54

LibraryJim: a demitasse cup.17:54

Rush: Tiny tea party!17:54

Mike in DC: small donuts?17:54

Len Freeman: tiny couple17:55

Rush: The TALL players can.17:55

Nothere: This had better be four o clock you uncouth Americans.17:55

Phil: This guy’s a smoking idiot.17:55

PaulM: he aught to lay off those cigars…they’ll stunt his growth17:55

Rush: I suspect this is breakfast time.17:55

Nothere: And why is no ones pinky extended?17:55

Mike in DC: <cough>17:55

Rush: Paul: :)17:56

LibraryJim: Paul 17:56

Rush: yes…the cough…17:56

PaulM: 17:56

Rush: A possible clue then.17:56

Mike in DC: Feeding time.17:56

Rush: Raw meat for the lions.17:57

Mike in DC: Just one banana for the gorilla? No wonder he’s in a bad mood.17:57

Rush: yes! he would easily down a bunch!17:57

Nothere: Gorillia on a diet?17:58

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LibraryJim: One thing I like about Warner Oland was the way his CC treated his “assistant son”, some put downs, but overall respect and obvious love for offspring.17:59

Rush: Agreed, LJ.17:59

Phil: That’s what you get for messing with a swinger.18:00

Matt1: Yes Jim18:00

Rush: It would be interesting to imagine how Oland’s Chan would have reacted to Number Two Son, Jimmy!18:00

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Dona: sounded like popcorn18:01

LibraryJim: Lee “Klinger” Chan18:01

Louise: nice disguise18:01

Dona: this is so funny18:01

Mike in DC: haha18:02

Mike in DC: Lee in drag18:02

Louise: very Klinger LJ18:02

Rush: :)18:02

LibraryJim: :-)\18:02

Nothere: Well now we know where Mr. Balls got Clouseau’s disguises from.18:02

Rush: Lee DOES get some good information here, though!18:02

Rush: Until now, that is!18:02

Mike in DC: Hiya Su!18:02

Phil: Su Toy now suspects Jimmy likes to dress in women’s clothes.18:03

LibraryJim: but not very well. 18:03

Rush: Magnification projector.18:03

Mike in DC: Like nose on anteater :)18:04

Rush: What can be used for clues, can also be used for other images later…18:04

LibraryJim: Yes, Rush18:04

Mike in DC: (Naughty Lee)18:04

Louise: science18:04

LibraryJim: Not much different from other boys his age.18:04

Rush: Bronze filings.18:04

Rush: Love makes one do odd things…18:05

Rush: “Oh…I was just listening at the keyhole…”18:05

Mike in DC: Trombone again…18:06

Rush: Familiar music…18:06

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. Pleasant dreams of gorillias peeking in your window all.18:07

Mike in DC: Good night NT!18:07

Godwinshelley1: Night NT18:07

LibraryJim: Nite NT18:07

Rush: Take care, NT.18:07

Dona: Night NT18:07

Rush: See you next week!18:07

Rush: “Better to slip with foot than with tongue.”18:08

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LibraryJim: Charlie plays this guy like a cheap violin.18:09

Rush: Decoration Day – Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day to remember those who have died in our nation’s service. After the Civil war many people in the North and South decorated graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.18:09

Mike in DC: drum roll18:09

Mike in DC: oops18:09

Rush: Note ALL the holes in the tent already.18:09

Rush: (Scream!!!)18:10

Matt1: <splat>18:10

LibraryJim: Practice shots?18:10

Rush: LJ: :)18:10

Mike in DC: moths?18:10

Dona: lol18:10

Rush: Mike: 🙂 :)18:10

LibraryJim: Mythbusters did this one on their show, it takes at least three shots to sever a rope that thick.18:10

Dona: that is interesting LJ18:11

Rush: Bring on the clowns!18:11

LibraryJim: Charlie Chan’s TARDIS pockets18:11

Rush: Yes, LJ?18:11

Rush: What prompted their investigation?18:11

Mike in DC: Hm.18:11

Rush: LEE!18:11

LibraryJim: a Western movie, where the hero is saved by someone shooting the rope he was going to be hanged with.18:11

Rush: AH!18:12

Mike in DC: Any bronze filings on Su Toy?18:12

Dona: testing18:12

LibraryJim: “That doesn’t make sense…” 18:12

Rush: You passes, dona!18:12

Mike in DC: Traced!18:12

Rush: EXACT copy.18:12

LibraryJim: When I was in High School, I took a handwriting analysis course (one night program). That’s what they said, too.18:13

Rush: “Even if name signed one million times, no two signatures ever exactly alike.”18:13

Rush: Great aphorism just then.18:13

Louise: Was that an accident, Charlie?18:14

Rush: “Mind, like parachute only function when open.”18:14

LibraryJim: “Mind, like parachute, only functions when open”18:14

Rush: Yes.18:14

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Rush: One of Chan’s most memorable IMHO.18:14

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Rush: I think Dona has had another unplanned departure…18:15

LibraryJim: For Dona, the room has a revolving door. 18:15

Rush: May 31, 1935.18:16

Dona: At least it lets me back in18:16

Mike in DC: El Paso police18:16

Down in the west Texas town of El Paso…..18:16

Rush: Long distance call.18:16

Rush: “Clear all wires…”18:17

LibraryJim: “Clear the air-lanes….” oh, wait, that’s Svengoolie.18:17

Rush: YES!!!18:17

Rush: Chan knows what he is doing…18:18

Mike in DC: Lee is on the case!18:18

Rush: And, YES!18:18

Rush: (Bubbles..)18:18

Mike in DC: Gowned and gloved18:18

Rush: Some “Egypt” rifs…18:19

LibraryJim: Not usual to see someone being STOPPED from smoking in these early movies.18:19

Rush: True, LJ.18:19

Mike in DC: It’s only momentary, LJ :)18:19

Rush: Speaking of Svengoolie…18:19

Mike in DC: Gorilla music…18:20

Dona: Not a great fighter 18:20

Rush: wasn’t that the guy who plays the keyboard, just then???18:20

Mike in DC: True, Dona.18:20

LibraryJim: hmmmm18:20

Rush: Caesar…18:20

Mike in DC: Sort of Frankenstein-esque images18:20

Rush: Yes.18:21

Rush: Get ready….18:21

Mike in DC: Dr. Zodiac!18:21

Louise: EEEKKK!18:21

Rush: Lee comes to….18:21

Mike in DC: Scratch one gorilla.18:21

Rush: (Scream!)18:21

LibraryJim: et tu, Chan?18:21

Dona: extra shots just to be sure18:21

Mike in DC: Great line, LJ. 18:21

Louise: Ah, the pillow again18:22

Rush: CC used a similar trick in “CC’s Secret.”18:22

LibraryJim: Pillows are in danger around Charlie Chan.18:22

Rush: AND, yes, the pillow trick!18:22

Rush: (GASP!)18:22

Matt1: <tin can>18:22

Mike in DC: Caesar FINALLY gets some bananas!18:22

Louise: must have been hot in there18:22

LibraryJim: murmer murmmer18:23

Rush: TYSM, Matt…18:23

Phil: CUE THE CAN18:23

Phil: Ooops, sorry Matt18:23

Rush: And, this ape-switch is similar to both “Paris” and “CC’s Murder Cruise.”18:23

LibraryJim: Yes, the beggar ruse18:23

Mike in DC: Yes, Rush. But it has to be much easier to do with other humans…18:24

Rush: Note Lee with Su Toy in the background.18:24

Rush: True, Mike!18:24

Dona: Yes Rush!18:24

Mike in DC: Never one to miss a trick, that Lee.18:24

LibraryJim: don’t blame him, she’s cute.18:24

Rush: Caesar would be a tougher accomplice!18:24

LibraryJim: Chan gives Macy all the credit.18:25

Rush: Yes.18:25

Rush: Chan doesn’t mind.18:25

Rush: Everyone knows…18:25

Mike in DC: Hm. 15 on the way?18:25

Rush: Possibly!18:25

Mike in DC: <kids-yeah>18:25

LibraryJim: great last line.18:25

Mike in DC: Maybe later ;)18:26

Rush: “Think 14 quite sufficient…maybe more, later..”18:26

Dona: Wahoooo!!!!18:26

Dona: Another good one!18:26

Godwinshelley1: Fine Chan film18:26

Rush: THE END18:26

Phil: That’s ALL Folks!18:26

Matt1: <Yee Haw!>18:26

LibraryJim: And Holt recovers and goes on to play Charlie Chan later on.18:26

Rush: (Applause)18:26

Rush: One of my faves.18:26

Mike in DC: Yes…and another fun evening. Rach just got in and sez hello to everyone!18:26

Rush: Well!18:26

LibraryJim: Hi, Rach!18:26

Rush: Thank you ALL…so much!18:26

Mike in DC: LJ: Was that J Carroll?18:26

Rush: Another GREAT evening!18:26

Phil: See you guys next week.18:26

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Dona: Thank you Rush. Great evening as always.18:27

Rush: Next week…18:27

LibraryJim: Isn’t that what the credit said?18:27

Dona: what is next week?18:27

Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week18:27

Godwinshelley1: And next week?18:27

Rush: “CC aththe Race Track”18:27

Godwinshelley1: Ah – another great one18:27

Rush: Yes!18:27

LibraryJim: Yes, J Carroll.18:27

Rush: We begin in Melbourne….18:27

Mike in DC: Thanks, everyone! See y’all next week…and will have to check credits! 🙂 Time for the Melbourne Cup!18:27

Rush: Pass through Honolulu….18:27

Rush: Catch the boat…18:27

Godwinshelley1: Ok folks – have a good week everyone18:27

Dona: that is is a fun one. See you next week. night all!18:27

Rush: And end up in Los Angeles.18:27

LibraryJim: Night all. Is it time for the ‘cup again already??18:27

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Rush: No cup till the Fall.18:28

LibraryJim: That’s what I thought. Silly me.18:28

Rush: THAT’s when the big race happens.18:28

Rush: :)18:28

LibraryJim: Oh,. well night all. 18:28

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Rush: have a GREAT week, everyone!18:28

Louise: bye for now18:28

Rush: Stay warm…18:28

Rush: Stay happy…18:28

Rush: Stay SAFE..18:29

Rush: Good night, Louise!18:29

Rush: Good night, Mike!18:29

Rush: say hello, to Rachel, please!18:29

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