The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for March 22, 2021
Charlie Chan at the Opera
The Landini Murder Case: Jealousy
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Matt1: Hello Rush!
Rush: Good evening, Matt!
Rush: Here we are again!
Rush: Another Monday noght!
Matt1: Another Monday!
Matt1: lol, yes!
Rush: How are you and yours?
Rush: Well, I trust.
Matt1: Very good, thnx….Gov lowered age to 50+ for vaccine, we are going tomorrow
Matt1: Easy scheduling
Rush: My wife got her second one yesterday.
Rush: have had both already.
Matt1: Our 2nd is for April 20th
Matt1: How is she after 2nd shot?
Rush: Phizer here.
Rush: Headaches today.
Rush: My reaction was very minimal.
Rush: Just felt sort of tired for a couple of days.
Matt1: I’ve heard varying degrees from people…..it’ll be interesting
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Rush: Yes. Nothing to fret over, I feel.
Rush: Hello, Zoe!
Matt1: Hello Zoe!
Zoe: hello all
Rush: How are you tonight?
Zoe: very well – I had my second phizer about a week ago – knock wood no reaction
Matt1: Very good!
Rush: Sounds like my experience.
Matt1: My wife is a fainter, so this could be interesting tomorrow
Rush: I am using my “extra” DVDs for tonight’s movie. I packed the rest of my DVDs in preparation for our move and home sale.
Matt1: Ready for your trip?
Rush: At the sight of a needle, Matt, or as a reaction later?
Matt1: Needles and blood
Rush: Getting there, matt. i leave on Friday morning.
Rush: Coming fast.
Rush: I never look when getting a shot. I just try to think of happy thoughts!
Matt1: I’m the opposite…..I need to watch….it’s a control issue
Rush: 10 minutes till the radio drama…
Zoe: yep – my secret is don’t look
Matt1: Ready here
Rush: We are at opposite ends of that spectrum, Matt!
Rush: Agreed, Zoe!
Zoe: I lived in England in the 90’s (job) and took a trip to Africa, Nepal, Egypt – had to have 17 immunizations – became an expert
Zoe: only mistake I made is not really allowing enough time since there were many series
Rush: I can imagine, Zoe!
Rush: Do you still retain anything of a British accent today?
Zoe: only with British proper nouns and specialty words
Zoe: I moved to France after that
Zoe: and I speak Italian with a Rome accent – it gets complicated – ha
Matt1: We know a girl who only after the 2nd drink,the accent comes out…..funny
Matt1: lol, yes
Rush: Opens that part of the brain, i guess!
Matt1: We joke that its like a side show
Rush: 5 1/2 minutes till the radio drama…
Rush: I hope to take my family to Europe one day soon…sigh…
Rush: Actually, my older daughter plans to attend college in Ireland!
Rush: That could help the travel cause!
Matt1: That’s awesome….We LOVE Ireland!
Rush: I have never heard a real negative!
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Matt1: Very friendly country
Rush: Ready with the radio drama link, Zoe?
Matt1: Hello Hounder!
hounder: cool about ireland college rush hi everyone.
Rush: three minutes…
Rush: Good evening to you…and mom!
Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…
Rush: TWO minutes…
hounder: mom’s in bed, but thanks
Rush: 90 seconds…
Rush: 75 seconds…
Rush: 60 seconds…
hounder: it looks like archive.org has several other chan otr shows
Rush: 50 seconds…
Rush: 40 seconds…
Rush: 30 seconds…
Rush: 20 seconds…
hounder: i listened to 1 called the telltale hands, i think
Rush: Could you give the link, please?
Rush: Commercial spot here…
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Rush: Again, early audiences would have not heard all of this music.
Matt1: Hello AA!
Atomant: Hi all
Rush: Happy to see you with us again!
Atomant: I keep missing this
Rush: How are you doing?
hounder: hi aa. how are you
Rush: TYSM, hounder!
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Matt1: Hello Dave!
hounder: hi dave
Atomant: Strange issues but no cancer. Thank you !! On a laptop tonight and can’t see weell
Dave: Hi, folks!
Atomant: Hi Dave’
hounder: i googles otr charlie chan and several other sites came up
Rush: Hello, Dave!
Atomant: forgive all my typos tonight’
Atomant: Rush did you move yet ?
Rush: AA, mine will be worse than yours!
Rush: Not yet. home goes on the market on April 24. We plan to move on June 15.
Rush: I will be flying out to Iowa on friday for two weeks.
Atomant: Hope all goes well !!!
Rush: How are you doing, Dave?
Rush: TYSM, AA!
Rush: We are listening to the Radio drama…
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Rush: You can click on that link to get it.
Matt1: Hello SB!
hounder: hi b
Rush: We are at 6 minutes.
sarabell2: Hello All!
Rush: Hello, SB!
Rush: I hope that you are doing well this evening?
Rush: Ah Sing.
Rush: Pretend Chinese speech there!
sarabell2: yes, thank you sorry to be late
Rush: No problem!
Rush: No clock on our wall here!
Rush: 8 minutes…
Rush: (Just the running time…but no clock!)
Rush: Landini’s dog’s name: “Trouble.”
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Louise: Hi Gang!
Matt1: Hello Louise!
sarabell2: Hi Louise
Louise: I am ready to go to the opera tonight!
Rush: Again, tghis story was adapted, fairly accurately, from Bigger’s “Keeper of the Keys.”
Atomant: hi lOuise
Rush: Hello, LOUISE!
Rush: Good evening to YOU!
Louise: I read Keeper of theKeys
Rush: ne flys over…
Rush: ireland is the pilot.
Rush: He is married to Cecille.
Louise: Not listening to the radio play, just getting my fancy clothes ready to go to the opera
Rush: Yes, Louise?
sarabell2: Got your long gloves?
Rush: Then you can see how this story we are listening to is pretty close to the story in the book!
Louise: We actually had seasons ticket to the Metropolitan Opera in New York after decades of wanting to do it and then COVID hit!
Matt1: That voice is familar from CC movies
Rush: Sorry, louise!
Rush: maybe you can try in the future?
sarabell2: I would go even though I know nothing about opera.
Rush: same here!
Louise: Yay, never got to hear the fat lady sing
sarabell2: I would have liked to have seen Beverly Sills
Louise: We did get to see Porgie and Bess before it shut down. Amazing.
Rush: I like how Chan comes back to speak with us, the audience!
Rush: That would be a GOOD one to see, louise!
sarabell2: Expecting some expert commentary from you now, Louise, during this movie.
Rush: Closing music….
Dave: polite applause…
Louise: Ah, sarabell, the best experience I had was when I was pregnant and we went to the opera in Los Angeles and my baby bounced around to the music!!!
Rush: “Charlie Chan at the Opera” in 15 minutes…
Louise: CUED here
Rush: I can believe that, Louise!
sarabell2: So, is your child now an opera fan?
Louise: It always seemedto me that this opera (in the Chan movie) is being performed on a tiny stage
Rush: Getting mine ready…
Louise: My son is now 26 and refuses to go to the opera. Sigh. It didn’t work!
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Rush: Maybe he had heard enough…pre-born!
sarabell2: Happy memory, though.
Nothere: Right omeone tie up the big woman so she can’t sing.
Louise: While Opera is not my favorite Chan movie, I think it is one of the best.
sarabell2: Hi NT
Nothere: Hey Rush
Nothere: Hey Sara
Louise: Hey not
Rush: Yes, Louise. I understand.
Rush: Of course, it is a MUST for any Karloff fans!
Louise: Wish GS was here
hounder: hi nt
Nothere: Hi Louise
Rush: You never know…she might just drop by!
Nothere: Hi Hound. Or AARRROOOOOO!
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Godwinshelley2: Speaking of Karloff fans!
Matt1: Hello GS!
sarabell2: Speak of the devil!
Godwinshelley2: I still need to cue up
sarabell2: No offense, GS
Rush: As I packed all of my DVD collection, I am using the “emergency” copies, which i bought from Old Time Radio, U.K. a long timne ago!
Godwinshelley2: I understand
Louise: GS! I was hoping you would show up.
Nothere: Hey God
Rush: Karloff tonight!
Godwinshelley2: Yes, this one is special
Atomant: Hiya GS
Rush: (Versus Oland!)
Godwinshelley2: Hello all
Nothere: Werewol vs Frankenstein
Rush: Good evening to you, GS!
Rush: 9 minutes to go…
Godwinshelley2: Heading back to Indiana at the end of this week
Rush: How are you tonight, GS?
Louise: This is a happy crew tonight.
Godwinshelley2: So not sure how things will be out ther
Godwinshelley2: Doing OK – just had another birthday yesterday
Rush: Yes, I understand, I think.
Nothere: Should we warn Indiana?
sarabell2: Happy Birthday!
Godwinshelley2: Dealing with finances and real estate (plus shipping a car to my nephew)
Nothere: Happy Birthday.
Rush: Well…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Atomant: Happy BDAY
Godwinshelley2: Yes warn the Hoosiers
Rush: We will celebrate tonight!
Godwinshelley2: thank you
Matt1: Dust off the virtual cart!
Godwinshelley2: Will cue up now
Dave: belated happy birthday
hounder: hi gs
Rush: Born on the first day of Spring…we will not forget from now on, GS!
Louise: GS: Birthday Greetings!
hounder: happy belated birthday
Rush: 7 minutes…
Nothere: Hey some regestier person do the cake emoji
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sarabell2: Oh that is a neat way of putting it, very good Rush. I forgot it turned Spring
Matt1: Hello Paul!
sarabell2: Hi Paul
Louise: I need cake!
Rush: Paul! Good evening, and WELCOME!
Nothere: Uhm. That’ll do Rush
Godwinshelley2: Wow thank you all
PaulM: good evening
hounder: hi paul
Louise: hi paul
Godwinshelley2: I made rosemary honey cake this evening
Godwinshelley2: Hello retired Paul
Nothere: Hey Paul
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Atomant: HI Paul
Louise: Yum GS
Rush: 5 minutes to go…
sarabell2: That sounds good GS
Matt1: Hello Phil!
Nothere: Hey Phil
Rush: And…welcome to YOU, too, Phil!
PaulM: yeah, thats me. retired Paul
Nothere: So who is the next P to join?
sarabell2: Evening, Phil.
Louise: I am eating an orange. It does not have the same panache.
Atomant: hello Phil
Rush: Still no Mrs. Phil, tonight?
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Matt1: Hello Mat!
Louise: Phil, too? Who is letting all these people into the opera?
Nothere: Sorry Louise orange doesn’t start with P
Rush: WELCOME to YOU!
Godwinshelley2: It was a lemon rosemary honey cake – if that helps Louise
Dona: Hello Everyone!
Matt1: Hello Dona!
Phil: A big ALOOOOHA to all my CHan friends. And no, Mrs. Phil will not be joining us tonight.
Louise: Mat, Dona… ya got tickets for the opera?
mat: hi !
Nothere: No on Louise. The doorman is a tad…warmed against the rain.
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Nothere: Hey Mda
mda19083: hello all
Rush: I hope that you are all doing well…those who have been arriving together!
mda19083: got in just under the wire
Nothere: GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES!
Matt1: Hello MDA!
Louise: I’m not going to be able to get a word in edgewise tonight with this crowd
Phil: My so many new faces in the audience tonight.
Rush: THREE MINUTES…
Godwinshelley2: so Rush – you are packing? – move is soon?
Nothere: 15 of us, and that’s without Any double ups.
mda19083: special greetings to my friend mat
Rush: Ah, YES! We are PACKING!
hounder: hi mda
Rush: House goes on the market on April 24…
mda19083: hello hounder
Rush: Coming FAST!
Godwinshelley2: Yikes – I feel for you – we are kind of doing the same at my folks house
mat: thanks mda
Nothere: So moving to your mansion?
Rush: I travel to Iowa for two weeks on friday…
sarabell2: Be ready, Rush, houses are selling fast.
Rush: A humble “mansion,” to be sure! 🙂
Louise: Looking for my opera glasses…(I actually got some for my birthday last year!)
Rush: 60 seconds…
Nothere: Indiana, Iowa, I’m sensing a pattern.
Rush: Time flies!
mda19083: i am wearing my tux tonight
Rush: 50 seconds…
Godwinshelley2: I appreciate the Karloff feature near my birthday – quite a celebration
Rush: Soup and Fish…
Rush: 40 seconds…
Nothere: Don’t mak me get my top hat Mda.
Rush: 30 seconds…
Louise: don’t make me shush you nothere
mda19083: soup and fish – love it
Godwinshelley2: Nice dramatic music for the opening
Nothere: Louise will shush me. Who hoo. 🙂
Rush: Note: “Oland vs. Karloff”
Godwinshelley2: subtitles says “Man singing in Italian”
mda19083: i love the warner oland vs boris karloff on the opening title card
Louise: aka, the looney bin
Phil: That’s funny, I hear a man singing I Italian.
Nothere: And as always. Opera and Wax are two of the few Chans in a rainstorm. Quick nme another. IF YOU CAN:)
Rush: “The Shanghai Cobra”
Nothere: Ya can’t win with Rush around.
Godwinshelley2: all the chairs are chained down
Rush: Sorry! That one is a favorite of mine!
Rush: It was soret of a reflex action…!
Godwinshelley2: I think they over-darkened Karloff’s eyebrows
Louise: I saw that, GS. Wondered why yhey showed the chairs
sarabell2: I worked in a mental institution for 4years. No piano.
Rush: Note soon the newspaper Gravelle stamps under foot.
Rush: Note the headline!
Rush: , compare that to the one we see later at police HQ!
Nothere: No problem Rush. I won’t even make you tke Gravell his paper.
hounder: mom’s back up so i’m a bit distracted.
Rush: Note how “SEVEN” is spelled out.
Louise: good creepy music
Godwinshelley2: In guise of INTERNE
Godwinshelley2: bad spelling
Rush: And the passage of time is implied…
Nothere: Karloff n a guard outfit. Nothing suspicious here. Just et him wander free.
Godwinshelley2: So this is taking place in November
mda19083: my thought exactly NT/NH
Rush: Here’s the one seen at police HQ:
Nothere: Madman in L.A. Public demands to know how that’s news? 🙂
mda19083: lucky 7
Godwinshelley2: Maybe the second edition – he came back to tear that one up too
mda19083: uncle charley appears
Dave: another madman headline
Godwinshelley2: Isn’t he in Broadway too?
Dave: uncle Charlie is great in this
Rush: A Gravelle would not be a strange sight today on the streets of L.A. or most ANY California city of size!
mda19083: clue clue who’s got the clue
Nothere: I’m gonna says yes Louise.
Rush: Yes to the second edition, GS!
Atomant: Keep thinking when Mr Wong is going to drop in
Nothere: 13 crimes actually Charlie
Rush: The Race Track case is mentioned.
Rush: Another connection.
Louise: unfortunate assistant
Godwinshelley2: Oprah says “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”
mda19083: charlie knows all
Nothere: It’s sounds so easy when you explain it.
mda19083: is oprah in the chat tonight?
Godwinshelley2: only in near-spelling only
Rush: I’ll settle for Confucius…
Godwinshelley2: Fur alert
Louise: Yikes! The fur of all furs has arrived!
Rush: Confucius say, “Luck happy combination of foolish accidents.”
Godwinshelley2: That is long fur – what poor animal do you think that was?
Louise: “Say it with flowers”
Rush: A number of animals went into that one…
Phil: Gees, they must have killed the whole herd for that;
Dave: Wonder what color that was….?
mda19083: peta would be all over her
Godwinshelley2: I would guess a reddish tone
Phil: Hey I just got a note that said I’d die tonight!
Rush: You are safe here, Phil!
mda19083: nice one phil
Nothere: Man I hate vauge appointments.They couldn’t tell me if they were going to kill me before or after midnight, so I could schedule dinner?
Dave: Wonder if it was bright red…
mda19083: love uncle charley’s perfume comment
Phil: “I think he uses perfume.” Hmmmm
Rush: Yes, MDA!
Atomant: CC in Eygpt
Godwinshelley2: lots of camera movement
mda19083: mr whitley from Egypt
Rush: He’s grumpy about EVERYONE..not just Chan!
Phil: Frank Conway
Rush: Lotus Wong Toy.
Rush: Another “toy.”
Dave: Thinking that now…
Louise: puppy love
mda19083: is the flouroscope in tonight’s episode?
Louise: mama Chan!
Rush: That $6 bouquet would run about $100 today.
Rush: Lee withdraws his order!
Rush: Poor shop owner!
Godwinshelley2: He’s keeping the money?
Nothere: 100? Chan you need to reconsider your kids allowance.
mda19083: i think this might be may favorite chan film
Rush: Lee has done all “prep” work for Pop!
Godwinshelley2: Ha! caught!
sarabell2: Yes and he has 13 allowances to give out
Dave: agreed mda
Rush: I will be out of town for the next TWO Mondays. Matt, I thank you for helping out!
Nothere: The dog is a pain in my butt.
Rush: I will be dropping in if possible via my phone…but only as a guest!
mda19083: we have a good full house tonight
Nothere: The warden will be gone? The asylum is ours. Sorry Matt.
Phil: Mrs. Phil has joined the audience.
Nothere: Hey Mrs Phil
mda19083: hello mrs phil
Godwinshelley2: I am out of pocket for the next few weeks myself, or I would offer to help
Rush: Yes, NT!
Dave: Recognize the screamer?
hounder: the mice have to be ready to play
Rush: Please make your “riot” an orderly one!
Dona: We will miss you both
Phil: No..but I recognize the nose.
Godwinshelley2: His poor had needs to be blocked – the band is off kilter
mda19083: we will have to have a big party when Rush is away
Rush: Mrs. joe Rocke.
mda19083: no chaperone
Rush: FRANKENSTEIN mention…
Phil: Yes Rush
Nothere: ude look for feet under the racks. That’s how people get killed in horror movies.
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Rush: An in-joke nod to Karloff!
DanVenture: Thank you.
Rush: Third one is TOMMY!
Dona: Hi DV
mda19083: welcome dan
DanVenture: Evening, Dona, MDA!
Rush: How are you tonight, DV?
Phil: Hi Dan
Dave: face wipe!
DanVenture: Apologies for being tardy. Got a writing assignment I was finishing and lost track of time.
Nothere: O.k. so Tommy’s whole college crowd agreed to be part of the opera, but what happened to the people who were supposed to be there before?
Rush: We are at 19:00
DanVenture: TY Rush!
Rush: Maybe they all got sick?
Nothere: Your not tardy Dan. Your fashionably late.
Phil: Wasn’t the boyfriend in CC in Egypt?
Rush: Ate at the same restaurant together and ate some bad sushi!
mda19083: chop suey egg foo yung – i’m hungry
mda19083: he does wear perfume
Rush: Yes, Phil! Giood eye!
Rush: Beck was in FOUR Chan films:
Rush: Charlie Chan in Paris: Victor Descartes
Charlie Chan in Egypt: Tom Evans
Charlie Chan at the Race Track: Bruce Rogers
Charlie Chan at the Opera: Phil Childers
Dave: It is worse when he smiles
Nothere: Gravell. I’m sorry Gravell is indisposed Can I take a message?
Rush: It all comes back to him!
Rush: I like how he speaks in the third person!
Nothere: Gravell speaks in third person. Don’t call Gravell pretentious.
Nothere: Ah Rush thinks like me.
mda19083: great minds think alike
Rush: I yield on that point to NT!
Nothere: Difficult makeup? Dude you wear a mask, how hard can it be?
Phil: Wow, what a coincidence..I got a death threat tonight too.
Rush: Disloyalty of husband sometime ample provocation for revenge.
Nothere: Sorry to hear that Phil. Any ide from who?
mda19083: he’s not there nt/nh
Rush: Sometime jewel found in ashes.
Phil: No idea NT
mda19083: check for fingerprints phil
Rush: Sgt. Kelly
mda19083: cc is a proud father
Rush: HM. So, can we assume that Lee has graduated college?
Phil: At least Charlie said “incognito” correctly.
Rush: It is established that Jimmy went to USC.
Rush: Perhaps Lee went there also…first.
Rush: If so, I would say he majored in art.
Rush: Yes, phil!
Phil: Nah..he majored in women.
Nothere: Art women same thing.
Rush: Phil: 🙂
Rush: By the way…here’s Tommy….
Atomant: Light fingers majored in towels
Rush: And, YES, AA!
Dave: His makeup looks splendid!
Nothere: Breking and entering, theft, kidnapping. Charlie as a cop you really need to talk to your two older boys.
Rush: “Gravelle sings tonight!”
Atomant: lol NT YES
Rush: Gravelle is probably taller than Barelli.
Rush: Mme. Lilli is in for a surprise.
Dave: Watching that height difference
Rush: She suspects…
Rush: Now she KNOWS!
Phil: That mask really does it for him.
Nothere: Stabs? Well that got the cop interested at least.
DanVenture: I wish Karloff sang…
Nothere: It’s all Italian to me.
Rush: Yes, but he would never had had this range!
Dave: Breath mint, anyone?
Godwinshelley2: He does sing a little in a couple films – plus did a few numbers in “Mad Monster Party”
Nothere: I neither confirm nor deny the nature of my breath, but yes Dave I’ll have a mint. TYSM
mda19083: bravo encore
hounder: i think mom’s settled again. 🙂
Godwinshelley2: Boris is fairly bow-legged – I should really watch the scenes when he is running in costume
Matt1: <tin can>
Louise: Still here…had to talk to #1 son who always seems to call during the movie!
Godwinshelley2: They always know you will be home at this time
Louise: True, GS
Rush: Yes, GS!
sarabell2: The non opera one, Louise?
Louise: no, the same one sarabell
Louise: he is artsy but not operatic
Phil: Cue the can
sarabell2: Then he did soak up some culture
Louise: He is a super duper photographer
Rush: I am trying to nudge my younger daughter in that direction.
PaulM: sorry i have to cut out early. i have a streaming performance from Japan to watch. see you next week
Louise: My son is now getting an MFA and we are bursting with pride!
sarabell2: That is good. Hard to do.
Godwinshelley2: Ok – night Paul
Louise: cool Paul
Nothere: Bye Phil.
Rush: Okay, Paul.
Phil: Bye NT
Rush: Thank you for sharing tonight, and have a GREAT week!
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Phil: We missed a death I think.
Godwinshelley2: Looks like a place poor Mantan would have to investigate
Rush: hams – (Slang) Performers who overact or exaggerate.
Dave: How theatrical of you!
Nothere: You hams get on that stage. And try not to be chopped hams:)
Rush: chaise longue – (French) An elongated seat or couch with a support for the back at one end and a seat long enough to support the legs and feet.
Rush: Voice from back seat sometime very disconcerting to driver.
Nothere: So like an easy chair with the foot rest out.
Rush: Sort of.
Rush: All one stationary piece.
Louise: is her name really Kitty?
Nothere: Well you can still ask the escaped lunatic for permission. But I don’t know that will hold up.
hounder: is that what they also called a fainting couch?
Nothere: Oh one of those things feme fatales like to lie on.
Rush: Mademoiselle Kitty
Rush: You might be right, Hounder..and NT!
Dave: Charlie looking through the woman’s drawers….
mda19083: cc has a warrant
Dave: ready for the fast running sequence…
Rush: Creepy storage room!
Godwinshelley2: Again – need to see Birmingham Brown doing these scenes
Rush: Yes, Dave!
Rush: HERE it IS!
Louise: Candles are dangerous backstage: see Phantom of the Opera
Rush: That’s TRUE, Louise!
Rush: We will now see wirephoto technology!
Nothere: And now to follow Pauls example and depart. Remember always tell someone when your going to be looking round the Opera’s creepy storeroom.
hounder: nite nt
Louise: bye nothere
Dave: see you…
hounder: new tech for then
Godwinshelley2: Night NT
mda19083: later nt/nh
Rush: Take care, NT.
Rush: Good night.
sarabell2: Bye NT
Dona: bye NT
Atomant: take crae
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Louise: I used one of those machines in the 1970s
Rush: I lve the explanation here!
hounder: cool louise
Dave: It is a fax machine…
Rush: The precursor of the fax!
Rush: This opera company epitomizes the saying “The show must go on!”
Louise: I photographed sports events at the University of Connecticut and sent them to news papers. Fun job.
Rush: I can imagine, louise!
sarabell2: So that is where your son gets his talent.
Rush: Heart-touching scene here.
Dave: Perhaps a short story from Dr. Seuss?
Rush: Her tears seem to indicate that she DOES recall!
mda19083: nice one dave
Phil: Three words would clear it all up.
Rush: yes, Dave!
Rush: “And she would faint in my arms…”
sarabell2: She better say she remembers unless she is dumb
Godwinshelley2: So this film is 1936 – about 2 years before Sarah, Karloff’s daughter, was born
mda19083: fainting couch
Rush: Yes, GS.
Phil: Is Charlie wearing the big ring tonight?
Rush: I don’t see it on him.
Rush: AH! I think I just saw it.
mda19083: gambling ring phil?
Phil: He’s wearing a ring but I don’t think it’s his usual.
Rush: EVERYONE’s afraid of Gravelle!
Louise: you wonder why they think you are mad?
Rush: A “command performance.”
mda19083: a do over
Rush: Old Chinese proverb say, “Hsing zhong kong zhu, yuan hsuan wu tu.”
Rush: Chan translates it later.
mda19083: the show must go on
Phil: What year was this movie made Rush?
Louise: His big scene
Rush: TYSM, GS!
Phil: Thanks GS. That puts it after “The Mummy.”
Rush: I was out.
Godwinshelley2: It’s after most of his classic Universal films – though Son of Frankenstein was a couple years later
Louise: After 7 years he still remembers his part
Godwinshelley2: He made “Night Key” next – where he plays “Happy” MacDonald – a night club owner – and an unusual role for him
Rush: Yes, Louise!
mda19083: he was singing during his stay in the asylum
Rush: aybe that’s the main memory that came back.
Rush: The human mind is a complex, strange thing!
Godwinshelley2: This was followed up with West of Shanghai – where he played a Chinese Warlord who want to learn 1920s gangster slang
Louise: hypo…hitting the pipe again!
Rush: Yes…but CC wins him over in the end.
sarabell2: GS Now I am going to have to find that movie.
Godwinshelley2: which one?
Rush: Sgt. kelly is the “voice of ignorance” in this one.
sarabell2: West of Shanghai, sounds fun.
sarabell2: Like Ball of Fire
Rush: Chan, as always, doesn’t let it get to him as he is self-assured.
Godwinshelley2: Yes West of Shanghai is one of my favorites
mda19083: we can have another movie night
Godwinshelley2: I was wrong about Night Key – I confused it with Night World (both Karloff)
sarabell2: Thanks for the recommendation.
Dave: In many films, those that make fun of Charlie get exposed as the weaker cops…
Rush: “YOU are murderess.”
mda19083: everyone is weaker than cc
Godwinshelley2: Night Key has him as a kindly grandfather who develops an alarm system for businesses – and gets his invention stolen by a big business – what to do but break in and ruin the big business – then crooks get involved
sarabell2: Funny that CC appeals to men and women equally, Like Marilyn Monroe.
Phil: She’ll get a royal welcome at the women’s lock up.
Rush: Kelly shows shock at Chan being right !
Rush: A very lucky bullet.
Rush: Kitty: 2+2=5.
Rush: Kelly comes around!
Dave: Chance to admire coat…
Rush: CC couldn’t resist that little dig!
Louise: too late
Phil: Gotta run. Aloha all.
Rush: Hold that boat!
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Rush: “Case now closed!”
mda19083: goodnight phil and mrs
Rush: THE END
Rush: Closing credits….
Louise: always a good one
Godwinshelley2: Yea! another Karloff evening
DanVenture: For me, the very best of CC.
Dona: yes always a good one
Godwinshelley2: Drive safely Rush
Rush: Thank you SO MUCH…EVERYONE!
Matt1: Have a great trip Rush!
Rush: What a GREAT evening!
hounder: yay! thanks for the fun. safe week everyone.
Atomant: Good night all , safe trip Rush
Rush: YOU made it so!
DanVenture: Everyone stay healthy and have a fun week!
mat: nite all
Rush: Next week…
Louise: Nite all, stay well
Rush: “Charlie Chan at the Olympics.”
mda19083: another great monday evening with the chan clan
sarabell2: Thank you Rush. We will miss you. Good night everyone!
Rush: Take care…
Matt1: Good night folks and have a great week
Rush: Be happy ….
mda19083: goodnight all
Rush: Be SAFE!
Matt1: Next week we go for the GOLD!
Godwinshelley2: Stay safe everyone
Dona: THank you Rush! Yes we will miss you. Have a safe trip.
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Rush: Chan makes a long, fast trip from Honolyly to Berlin!
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Rush: have a great week.
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Rush: TYSM, Matt.
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Dave: Getting my zeppelin ready…
Rush: I appreciate the help for the next two weeks!
Rush: Yes, Dave!
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Rush: Good night, Dave, Zoe, and Dona!
Dona: Good night Rush!
Rush: Gret to see all of you!
Dave: Thank you so much
Rush: Enjoy the great weather, Dona!
Dona: Thank you!
Dona: You stay safe on your trip.
Rush: Much appreciated!
Rush: I will try to join via my phone.
Rush: Good night!
Dona: Good night.
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Burt: I guess I am too late. What time does this usually start?
Rush: Hi, Burt!
Burt: Hi Rush!
Rush: A late WELCOME!
Rush: Yes! We start with arrivals at 7:30 Eastern Time.
Rush: Each Monday night.
Burt: Ok, good to know. Maybe next time.
Rush: Please consider this invitation to join us next week!
Rush: our movie will be “Charlie Cghan at the Olympics.”
Burt: Thanks! That is a good one. Just saw it the other night. I am binge watching all of the Charlie Chans.
Rush: First, those of us who are here early listen to a vintage Charlie Chan radio Drama
Rush: Very good, Burt!
Zoe: great night
Rush: Nice thing to binge on to be sure!
Rush: TY, Zoe!
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Burt: Have a good night!
Rush: Then, we begin sharing our movie at 8:15 eastern time, as we start rolling our personal copies at the same time via a countdown!
Rush: In that way we watch the movie together!
Rush: our Chats have gone on for more than 20 years now!
Burt: Great I’ll try and do that. Have a good night!
Rush: You too, Burt!
Rush: Thank you for dropping by!
Rush: Take care!
Rush: Good night!
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