Chat Archive 3/22/2021

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for March 22, 2021

Charlie Chan at the Opera

The Landini Murder Case: Jealousy


Rush has joined this room

Matt1 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Rush!


Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Rush: Here we are again!

Rush: Another Monday noght!

Matt1: Another Monday!

Rush: (Night)

Matt1: lol, yes!

Rush: πŸ™‚

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: Moderna

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: How is she after 2nd shot?

Rush: Phizer here.

Matt1: Ah

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…’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!

Rush: πŸ™‚

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

Matt1: Yikes!

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

Rush: AH!

Zoe: I moved to France after that

Zoe: and I speak Italian with a Rome accent – it gets complicated – ha

Rush: NICE!

Matt1: We know a girl who only after the 2nd drink,the accent comes out…..funny

Zoe: ha

Rush: Yes?

Matt1: lol, yes

Rush: Funny!

Rush: Opens that part of the brain, i guess!

Matt1: We joke that its like a side show

Rush: πŸ™‚

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!

Rush: Helllooooo….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 has several other chan otr shows

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: YES?

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20 seconds…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10..

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

hounder: i listened to 1 called the telltale hands, i think

Rush: Music…

Rush: Announcer…

Rush: Could you give the link, please?

Rush: Commercial spot here…

Atomant has joined this room

Rush: Again, early audiences would have not heard all of this music.

Rush: Recap…

Matt1: Hello AA!

Rush: Atomant!

Atomant: Hi all

Rush: WELCOME!!!

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!

Dave has joined this room

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!

Atomant: lol

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…


sarabell2 has joined this room

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.”

Louise has joined this room

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

Rush: πŸ™‚

sarabell2: I would have liked to have seen Beverly Sills

Rush: Yes!

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: Indeed!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Closing music….

Rush: (Applause…)

Matt1: <clap-clap>

Rush: Alright!

hounder: yay

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!

Nothere has joined this room

Rush: Maybe he had heard enough…pre-born!

Rush: NT!


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

Rush: HI!

Louise: Hey not

Rush: Yes, Louise. I understand.

Rush: Of course, it is a MUST for any Karloff fans!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Louise: Wish GS was here

Rush: Yes!

hounder: hi nt

Nothere: Hi Louise

Rush: You never know…she might just drop by!

Nothere: Hi Hound. Or AARRROOOOOO!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

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.

Rush: AH!

Rush: GS!

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…

Matt1: Cued!

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

Rush: Ah.

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.


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…

Matt1: Happy-Happy!

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

Phil has joined this room

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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Dona has joined this room

Rush: mat!

Matt1: Hello Mat!

Louise: Phil, too? Who is letting all these people into the opera?

Nothere: Sorry Louise orange doesn’t start with P


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.

Rush: And…DONA!

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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Dona: Yes

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


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.


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! πŸ™‚

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…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Louise: don’t make me shush you nothere

Rush: 15…

mda19083: soup and fish – love it

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title….

Rush: Music….

Godwinshelley2: Nice dramatic music for the opening

Nothere: Louise will shush me. Who hoo. πŸ™‚

Rush: Note: “Oland vs. Karloff”

Rush: Credits….

Godwinshelley2: subtitles says “Man singing in Italian”

Rush: πŸ™‚

mda19083: i love the warner oland vs boris karloff on the opening title card

Rush: Sanitarium….

Louise: aka, the looney bin

Rush: Yes.

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

Rush: Yes!

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? πŸ™‚

mda19083: lucky 7

Rush: YES!!!

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!

Atomant: lol

mda19083: clue clue who’s got the clue

Nothere: I’m gonna says yes Louise.

Dave: tysm

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

Rush: Grey?

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…

Dave: haha

Rush: πŸ™‚

mda19083: love uncle charley’s perfume comment

Phil: “I think he uses perfume.” Hmmmm

Dave: great!

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!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Rush: Yes!

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

Rush: (SCREAM!!!!)

Nothere: The warden will be gone? The asylum is ours. Sorry Matt.

Rush: (SCREAM!!!)

Phil: Mrs. Phil has joined the audience.

Rush: (SCREAM!!!!)

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

Dave: exactly…

Rush: FRANKENSTEIN mention…

Phil: Yes Rush

Nothere: ude look for feet under the racks. That’s how people get killed in horror movies.

DanVenture has joined this room

Rush: An in-joke nod to Karloff!

Rush: DV!


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.

hounder: …

Nothere: Ah Rush thinks like me.

Rush: πŸ™‚

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: πŸ™‚

Rush: By the way…here’s Tommy….

Atomant: Light fingers majored in towels


Rush: And, YES, AA!

Dave: His makeup looks splendid!

Rush: Yes.

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”

Rush: Curtain!

Nothere: I neither confirm nor deny the nature of my breath, but yes Dave I’ll have a mint. TYSM

mda19083: bravo encore

Rush: (Zoooommmmm….)

Rush: (Tweet…)

Nothere: POW

hounder: i think mom’s settled again. πŸ™‚

Godwinshelley2: Boris is fairly bow-legged – I should really watch the scenes when he is running in costume

Matt1: <tin can>

Rush: TYSM…Matt…

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

Rush: (CRASH!!!)

sarabell2: Then he did soak up some culture

Louise: He is a super duper photographer

Rush: NICE!

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!

Louise: hams

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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….

Rush: Gnang!

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

Atomant: care

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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: Yes!

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.

Louise: Daddy!

Dave: Perhaps a short story from Dr. Seuss?

Rush: Her tears seem to indicate that she DOES recall!

Dona: lol

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?

Rush: πŸ™‚

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: πŸ™‚

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?

Godwinshelley2: 1936

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.

mda19083: mapuchari

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…

Louise: You!

Rush: “YOU are murderess.”

mda19083: everyone is weaker than cc

Rush: Yes.

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

Dona: agreed

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

DanVenture: LOL


Rush: Closing credits….

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Louise: always a good one

Dona: YAY!

Godwinshelley2: Yea! another Karloff evening

Rush: (Applause…)

Dave: goodnight

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!

hounder: nite.

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!

Rush: YES!

Godwinshelley2: Stay safe everyone

Godwinshelley2: night

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: πŸ™‚

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!

Rush: πŸ™‚

Dona: You stay safe on your trip.

Rush: TYSM!

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: Yes!

Rush: Please consider this invitation to join us next week!

Rush: our movie will be “Charlie Cghan at the Olympics.”

Rush: (Chan)

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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