Chat Archive 4/11/2022

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for April 11, 2022

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

Charlie Chan – Key Video Intro – Previews

Mike in DC
Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx
Rich Maine

Rush has joined this room


Matt1 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Hi, Matt!

Rush: I just added your new email address to the list, sorry about the “forget”!

Rush: How are you tonight?

Matt1: No problem, but thnx!

Matt1: Pretty good, thnx….yourself?

Rush: Pretty good, thank you!

Rush: Good weather here!

Rush: Worked on the yard a little this past weekend!

Matt1: I’ll be traveling to Philly over Easter and not getting back until Tue, so I’ll be missing next weeks chat

Rush: I heard that they have brought on the masking again, there. Enjoy!

Matt1: Weather here has been amazing too, though heat/humidity coming by end of the week

Rush: I am sure that the weather is perfect a lot of the time where you are!

Matt1: Philly is Philly…..that’s why I love FL

Rush: Yep!

Rush: Move to Iowa in large part for personal freedom.

Matt1: Yes

Rush: My wife said, earlier on, why not check homes across the river in Illinois?” I said, “Not interested…”

Matt1: lol…..NOPE

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Whenever I go across the river to our bank in Moline, I am struck by the “deadness” of the city streets.

DanVenture has joined this room

Matt1: It’s pretty sad

Rush: (There are no Chase banks in Iowa!)

DanVenture: Evening!

Matt1: Hello Dan!

DanVenture: Am I too early??

Rush: Good evening, DV!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Rush: How are you tonight?

DanVenture: Hanging in there.

DanVenture: Always good to Chat on Chan!

Rush: I hope everything is okay in your life…

Rush: Yes, to that, DV!!!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Though always a sad night tonight

Rush: Yes…

Rush: Very bittersweet…

Matt1: Yes

Rush: A great film, but Oland’s last one…

Rush: I think that it was actually Warner Oland’s smoking habit that led to his death.

Rush: While visiting Sweden, he contracted bronchial pneumonia, and suvccombed to that.

Matt1: I always assumed the drinking, but

Matt1: Ah

Rush: uld imagine that diminished lung capacity was a part of it.

Rush: I see that my internet is hiccupping tonight and my posts are cut short.

Rush: Matt, I maty need you to assist with countdown at the end!

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Rush: MDA!

mda19083: hello all

Rush: Good evening!

Matt1: I think I’m set up to do it

Rush: Hello!

Matt1: Hello MDA!

Dave has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Dave!

Rush: How are you tonight?

Dave: greetings, friends!

Rush: Dave!


Dave: Doing well this evening

mda19083: warming up here in the western suburbs of Philadelphia

Rush: Great to hear!

Rush: AH!

Rush: Warming is good.

Matt1: I’ll be up this weekend, so PLEASE keep it warm!

mda19083: the Easter Bunny will not have to hide his eggs in the snow this year

Rush: 🙂

Dave: End of an era with tonight’s film…

Rush: Yes.

Rush: That’s the sadness….

Dave: I don’t know that I made too much distinction when I was little. All Chan films felt equally good.

Rush: Yes!

Dave: Most of what I saw were Oland/Toler…

Rush: I still feel that way, actually!

Rush: As has been said, “The only bad Charlie Chan movie is NO Charlie Chan movie!”

Dave: My dad used to talk about the latter films, having seen those first run

mda19083: Rush – who originated that saying

Rush: AH!

Dave: I have to agree with that, Rush…

Matt1: I would love to watch a CC in a old style theater

Rush: Well, it was a joint “invention”.

Rush: Virginia Johnson and…

Rush: Way back “when”!

Matt1: Hope she is well

Rush: Me too. I have lost contact.

Dave: I only saw one in a theater. It was Wax Museum. I would like to see Opera in a theater though.

Rush: That would be great!

Rush: I have seen a few in a theater (a SMALL theater), in El Segundo, CA.

Rush: The Old Town Music Hall.

Rush: An added bonus one time was to meet some members of keye Luke’s family.

Mike in DC has joined this room

Alrisha has joined this room

Dave: DC area used to have several revival houses that showed older films.

Rush: They were from his brother, Edwin’s, family.

Matt1: Hello Mike and Alrisha!

Mike in DC: Good evening all!

Mike in DC: Hey Matt

Alrisha: Hello

Dave: rush, sounds great!

Rush: Mike! Ans…Alrisha!

Rush: Welcome!

mda19083: mike!

Mike in DC: Hi Arisha

mda19083: hello all

Dave: Welcome, folks!

Rush: Alrisha…A special welcome to you!

Rush: I know that this is your first time with us?

Alrisha: Thanks. Long time Chan can. Used to have some of the movies on VHS

Rush: NICE!

Rush: Do you have them on DVD, now?

Rush: You probably had the seven Key Video releases from the late ’80s?

Alrisha: No. I just use YouTube

Rush: Okay, that works!

Dave: I found an old pile of vhs tapes, when AMC did a Chan marathon, and I taped whatever they ran…

Alrisha: Yes those were the ones. Lost in a move

Rush: They get a little harder to find there as we approach the end of the Monogram part of the series.

Mike in DC: I had the Key Video tapes, Rush. The trailer before the features was always fun to watch.

Rush: But they are mostly there, as is tonight’s movie!

Rush: Yes, Mike!

Rush: They actually released them on the old video discs, too!

Rush: The “LP”-sized discs!

Dave: A rarity to find now…

Mike in DC: I always envied the “rich” people who could afford the cool video disk players…

Rush: Alrisha, we hope that you will have a lot of FUN with us this evening as we watch “Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo.”

Dave: Prior to dvds, they were the standard for features included…

Alrisha: Thank you

Rush: Yes, dave…and YES, Mike!

Dave: I won my disc player in a contest….

Rush: My posts are slowing, so, Matt, i think I will ask you to run the last two minutes of out countdown tonight!

Rush: Things slow unexpectedly!

Matt1: No problem

Rush: It happened a little last week!

Mike in DC: The Key Video Chan trailer is on You Tube here if anyone is interested:

Rush: Alrisha, we count down until exactly 8:15, Eastern Time, when we all start rolling our movies together!

Rush: That way, we can watch the mavie at the same time!

Matt1: I’ll begin the countdown around the three minute mark

Rush: Also, I will ask everyone to pause their copies of our movie at the OPENING TITLE, just after the Fox Fanfare and Logo.

Rush: Sounds good, Matt! TYSM!

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Rush: Alrisha, more people will be arriving as we near our showtime!

Rush: We have been averaging around 15.

Alrisha: Ok. I have my video already set

Rush: We should maybe begin with some introductions for Alrisha! I am Rush from eastern Iowa.

Dave has joined this room

Matt1: wb Dave

Rush: WB, Dave!

Dave: got bumped off!

Rush: Yes!

Alrisha: I’m in Florida

Rush: That can happen!

Matt1: I’m in St Pete!

Rush: It has happened to all of us at some point!

Dave: Florida happens…?

mda19083: Dave – someone always gets bumped off in a Chan movie

Rush: Ah! Florida!

Rush: Nice.

Rush: The destination during winter of many from my area!

Rush: 15 minutes to go, everyone!

mda19083: Alrisha – greetings from the western Philadelphia suburbs

Dave: I’m in MD, DC area now. Sometimes in SC taking care of my mom…

Mike in DC: Greetings from DC…but have several relatives in Pompano/W Palm Beach FL

Alrisha: Thanks

Rush: (I need to get a pin map!)

Dave: That would be handy…or get the tiny plane that flies over the map…

Mike in DC: Good idea Dave. Like a Chan cross-country trip.

mda19083: FYI – you can do a pin map in Google Maps

Matt1: A Zeppelin!

Rush: YES!

Nothere has joined this room

Dave: Like that one, matt

Rush: s arisen over the years!

Matt1: Hello NT/NH!

Nothere: Place your bets. Place your bets.

Mike in DC: Hey NT!

Dave: hello, nt…

Rush: (The thought ha….s arisen over the years!)

Rush: NT!

Mike in DC: $5 on the bobtail nag

Nothere: Hey Mike if you are in Dc or even if your not.

Rush: WELCOME!!!

mda19083: NT – I am playing craps tonight

Mike in DC: I cannot tell a lie. I am, in fact, in DC

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: % bugs on the bobtail nag. And my money is on Mda not passing.

Nothere: 5 bucks even

Mike in DC: Rachel, however, is at a spa in North Carolina with her mother.

mda19083: baby needs a new pair of shoes

Rush: Well, tonight, we place bets in the Casino de Monte Carlo!

Dave: Somebody bet on the bay….

Mike in DC: I’ll take a seat at the chemin de fer table this evening

Rush: 10 minutes to go!

Nothere: Well I guess I can’t get mad at her for that. So I’ll just pretend. How dare she.

Dave: The one in Asheville, mike?

Mike in DC: Yes, Dave. Grove Park Inn. It’s a favorite of ours. 🙂

Dave: My wife and daughter did a great trip there…

Rush: If anyone is using the Fox DVD copy tonight, make sure you are viewing the correct side of the disc!

Matt1: We’ve been to the Biltmore….Beautiful area

Rush: 8 1/2 minutes…

Rich Maine has joined this room

Mike in DC: It’s a very nice area, and the spa is amazing. Lots of good golf too.

Mike in DC: (Fore!)

Rich Maine: Hello ev

Dave: They definitely Biltmore than they needed…

Matt1: Hello Rich!

Rich Maine: Everyone

Mike in DC: Hey Rich.

Rush: Everyone, please meet our newest member, if you haven’t already…Alrisha!

Dave: hello, rich!

Rush: hello, Rich!

Mike in DC: Dave: ouch

Matt1: Cued to Opening Title!

Rush: 7 1/2 minutes to go…

Dave: sorry, should have warned you

Rich Maine: Get ready to place your bets!

Mike in DC: You have to admit the downstairs bowling alley is pretty slick

Nothere: Hi Alrigisha

Rich Maine: Baccarat anyone?

Nothere: Hi Rich

Alrisha: Hi everyone.

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Rush: Cued here, too!

Mike in DC: Yes, Rich. I was thinking chemin de fer, but Baccarat is good.

Godwinshelley2: Cued here

Dave: hello, gs

Matt1: Hello GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hello fellow east coaster

Rush: Again, please pause your copy of thonight’s movie at the OPENING TITLE!

Mike in DC: Hey GS!

Rush: GS!

Rich Maine: Welcome Alisha! Enjoy the fun!

Rush: Good evening to YOU!

Godwinshelley2: And you too Mike

Rich Maine: I want the bank Mike

Rush: Also, Alrisha, you will note that, whenever there is a death, Matt will post: [tin can].

Godwinshelley2: Is there gambling going on. I’m shocked! Shocked!

Dave: Shocked!

Godwinshelley2: Inspector here are your winnings

Nothere: Gambling in Monte Carlo? Yes. Yes there is.

Matt1: Aprox FIVE minutes until showtime folks!

Rush: This tradition goes back to when we had a chat room with available sound effects. There was no “bucket,” but the next best thing was a “tin can” sound!

Dave: Stuff that money in your jacket…

Nothere: Bratatatatat’

Nothere: AAROOOO

Nothere: Kathoom

Rush: I usually follow Matt’s lead with a “Tin Can” image.

Nothere: Twip.

Mike in DC: The Marseillaise! Quickly!

Rush: 3 1/2 minutes to go….

Godwinshelley2: Yes!

Rush: Matt… the countdown is yours from here….!

Rich Maine: Welcome as we return to 1937 French Riviera

Rush: Three Minutes…

Nothere: And I would start all movies playing the GENTELMEN START YOUR ENGINES! clip.

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Matt1: Got it

Mike in DC: *vroom*

Nothere: We no longer have the clip, but that dosen’t stop me.

Rush: …and LADIES…!

Rich Maine: Hi hounder

hounder: hi everyone.

Nothere: Hey Hounder.

Godwinshelley2: Hi

Rush: Hello, Hounder!


Matt1: Hello Hounder!

Dave: hello, hounde…

Rush: Goode vening to you!

Mike in DC: Hi hounder!

mda19083: welcome hounder

Dave: hounder,..

Matt1: TWO minutes!

hounder: I’m not sure how long i can keep my eyes open tonight. but i’m here for a bit.

Godwinshelley2: Same here Hounder

Nothere: You are getting sleepoy. SLEEPY!

Mike in DC-_-

Dave: Go get a bowl of ice cream…

Rush: Everyone ready?

Godwinshelley2: yes

Matt1: ONE minute!

Mike in DC: Ready in DC

Matt1: 45 seconds….

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: tick tick tick tick

Godwinshelley2: Delaware stands ready

Matt1: 30 seconds….

Nothere: I’ll never be ready, and you can’t make me.

Mike in DC: *adjusts ascot*

Matt1: 15…..

Matt1: 10….

Mike in DC: Gotta look good in this place

Nothere: Polishes monocole.

Matt1: 5….

Matt1: GO!

Rich Maine: .liftoff

Mike in DC: waltzing into the movie

Rush: My internet was freezing, but I think I am on track!

Godwinshelley2: I should say “Tax Free” Delaware stands ready – that is how they call us in all the tv commercials

Rush: itle…

Mike in DC: This sounds a little like “take me out to the ballgame”

Rush: TITLE…

Rush: MUSIC…


Dave: Where is my monocole polish?

Rush: Phew!

Nothere: Pass the popcorn

Rush: “Mr. Chan, and son.”

Matt1: I finished mine already :-(

Mike in DC: *munch munch* here you go

Godwinshelley2: Nice camera movement there

Matt1: HH!

Mike in DC: Huber is back!

Godwinshelley2: And our favorite Huber enters

Dave: I was thinking that, gs

mda19083: GS2 – representation without taxation?

Rich Maine: Vaccine cards please

Nothere: Entry card. Get your entry card here. No one can lose all their money without an entry card.

Godwinshelley2: Why not MDa

Mike in DC: DC envy over here

Rush: 🙂

Phil has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Phil!

Rush: Phil!

Nothere: Hey Phil

Dave: Greetings, Phil

Godwinshelley2: Well Mike, let me know when you and Rachel will be going to the ocean. we can meet up

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Phil: Aloha to all my Chan friends! Good to see you!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Phil

mda19083: hello Phil/Phils

Nothere: Do you have tyour entry card? Can’t lose money at the casino without one.

Rush: And to you, Phil!

Mike in DC: Hi Phil!


Matt1: Lee can’t lose…..right?

Dave: More money to Lee….

Godwinshelley2: Lee was hoping to pull something over on Pop

hounder: hi phil

Rush: Well….

Phil: Hi hounder.

Nothere: If you can’t lose on 25 why not do them all?

Dave: Is this the third in a row?

Godwinshelley2: That dress is barely staying up on her

Mike in DC: Banco!


Godwinshelley2: Is that a ruffle on the bottom of their light fixture?

Phil: What’s our time please?

Mike in DC: 5:30

Godwinshelley2: 5:30

Nothere: See this is why you don’t let your enemy decide how you play.

hounder: ure looks like it

Rich Maine: I want a card paddle

Godwinshelley2: 5:45

Godwinshelley2: 6:00

mda19083: Kay!

Rush: Lee is not doing so well with his “system”!

Godwinshelley2: 6:15

Phil: Thanks everyone.

Mike in DC: 25 is not a lucky number this evening

Godwinshelley2: 6:30

Nothere: Wait Junior Chan’s system didnt work? Talk about shocked.

Matt1: Lee lasted longer than in NYC

Rush: Again, for those arriving recently, please meet our newest member, Alrisha!

Nothere: Bonds? Never heard of them. How do you spell that?

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx has joined this room

Phil: Aloha Alrisha!

Rich Maine: Tetradyne bonds!

Matt1: Hello A & F!

Rush: Angel…and Fox!

Nothere: Hey Angel and Fox


Godwinshelley2: Hello A&F

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ohola!!

hounder: hi angel and fox

Phil: Hi A&F

Dave: a and f, joining

Mike in DC: Have you tried 22?

Nothere: Bad never superstious folks. 13 of us.

Rich Maine: Hiya angel

mda19083: angel!

Godwinshelley2: 14 if you count Fox seperately

Rush: Look at the huge bank notes in the man’s hand behind!

Mike in DC: Good evening Angel et Carlo

Nothere: All the better to pay you with Rush.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: I COULD use a new tablecloth!

Godwinshelley2: Fan-Tan house


mda19083: WFF?

Rich Maine: What is that house?

Dave: Zowiw!

Nothere: Thats not smoke thats the cab.

Dave: Get ready for non comic relief

Godwinshelley2: The subtitles suck for the French – it just says “FRENCH”

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: We will be almost silent tonight, as we mourn the passing of my PC. Hoping it’s just the keyboard. We are keeping up (“fantan house” reference just now) but tiny cellphone & screen make participation laborious. But Lafayette oui, are hear!

Rush: Harold Huber shows his versatility in the different roles he plays in a number of chan movies…including next week’s Mr. Moto movie, “Mr. Moto’s Gamble,” which began shooting as “Charlie Chan at the Ringside.”

Mike in DC: *cough*

Rush: Sorry to hear of the keyboard, Angel.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Another fireworks/laundry vehicle?

Godwinshelley2: Yea! Another Lon Chaney sighting next week

Nothere: Burmmm Burmmm Burmm. Burmm Burmm Burmm.

PhilRush: Harold Huber = Cool

Rush: Was it “liquid vs. technology”?

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: So many Citroëns were Lëmons.

Dave: Quel dommage!,,

Rush: 🙂

PhilNothere: Hey Hotel Imperial – same hotel Raymond Burr stayed in Tokyo when Godzilla hit town.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Quell it! Quell it!

Dave: haha a/f…

mda19083: wff

Rush: There is tonight’s fur.

Nothere: Nothing can save the trivia now.

Mike in DC: No fur at that end of the bar

Nothere: How does anyone with 15 grand in the 1930s obnly have a bsartender job.

mda19083: Kay is hot!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: I’m going to make a report on the fromage To my insurance. Hope to end up with a lotta lettuce.

Phil: Indeed mda.

Dave: agreed, mda

Dave: She is a favorite…

hounder: wonder what kind of drink he is mixing

Godwinshelley2: The folks at the end of the bar did say the name of the drink, but they said it fast.

Nothere: Martino stirred not shaken

Rush: That would be about $400,000 today!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Notty, you have your finger on something & i know we both wish it was cash.

Dave: That is extraordinary

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Fox fur!

Godwinshelley2: Talk about timing!

Rush: She brought them just in time!

Mike in DC: Sneaky hand off too

Nothere: My bonds are missing. Call James Bond at the bonding company.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Notty, we like your fromage report on Martino.

Godwinshelley2: We saw him at the Opera?

Rush: Ludvig will look familiar.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ze bonds!

Mike in DC: Regret to say that Bond is missing

Nothere: And regets for your computer.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: He ees zo French.

mda19083: use the bigger hammer

Rich Maine: Call an Uber!

Matt1: AAA?

Mike in DC: Lee speaks French as well as the driver repairs cars

Matt1: lol

Rush: What I love about this movie is that the people are actually speaking French!

Nothere: Well you can stick out your thimbs, but keep your legs off the road.

Dave: Haha, mike

hounder: not sure how the exhaust system would keep the car from running

Rush: Not so, say, in “Charlie Chan in paris.”

Nothere: Mon Dieu

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: lol CC

Rush: “french very difficult language.”

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Thanks for condolences. Going to buy a keyboard tomorrow; if that doesn’t work, I’ll be trying a real good local guy to diagnose if it’s the tower or what, & hope not to have to $pend, francly.

Rich Maine: Show some leg!

Dave: liked that line from cc, too

PhilMonte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Cue the can!

hounder: good luck angel

Dave: francly….

Matt1: <tin can>

Nothere: The car did it. Arrest it.

mda19083: uh oh


Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Rich: there can’t be anybody who doesn’t appreciate a well-turned ankle.

Matt1: If not the butler, blame the chauffer

Phil: Wrong photo Rush. :-)

Rush: OOPS!

Phil: lol


Nothere: I still say the car did it,.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: A crime passion El! Romantic trainwreck!

Rush: There!

Mike in DC: That’s quite a difference…

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: What is la time avec now?

Nothere: Who is this babbling idiot? No idea we better check.

Nothere: 2100

Rush: Slow brain plus slow Internet equals…frustration!

Matt1: lol

Phil: You can see their breath when they speak.

Nothere: Don;t worry pop. I admitted to the murder everything is fine now.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Thanks! Looks like we’re a few secs behind but i’m not gonna jiggle this.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Monte Carlo Hospital even difficulter to escape.

Rush: Ludwig, the deceased driver, was played by the actor who was the intern attacked by Karloff in “Charlie Chan at the Opera.”

Godwinshelley2: Yes he looked familiar

Phil: Wow Rush that’s some trivia

Rush: Jubert’s second embarrasment!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Intern, heal thyself! NOW!

Rush: 🙂

Dave: Speaks with slight Polish accent

Nothere: Attacked by Karloff. killed by a nobody. Get me my agent.

Rush: “Cherchez la femme.”

Mike in DC: Probably told everyone he was in a movie with Boris Karloff. 🙂

Rush: Probably!

Rush: I would have!

Mike in DC: Cherchez la femme? I don’t know her that well.

Dave: Point to the ceiling when making declarations

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Probably Polished it specially for this role. I picture him in a Kaiser roll.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Murdered to death.

Nothere: Sure Mike. Racheal out of town and you know nothing about her.

Godwinshelley2: perhaps as Kay Kyser – Kollege of Musical Knowledge

Rich Maine: Groan

mda19083: angel 🙂

Phil: The roll of a lifetime.

Rush: A long time ago, we used to find all of the numbers mentioned in a Chan movie, such as “1,000 apologies.”

Nothere: Or the Kook from coocamanga?

Mike in DC: NT: She’s a friend…

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: I know, we are such less miserábles.

Mike in DC: And a gentleman NEVER cherchez a friend

Nothere: Theres a phone number:(

Nothere: 15000, 50000, 1 million.

Rush: I used to live about a 90 minute drive from Rancho Cuchamonga!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Anaheim & Azusa, Bondage Counselors

Rush: The SD Padres have a minor league affiliate thare.

mda19083: bartender makes good tips

Rush: (there)

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Notty, soon we’re talking about unreal money. Unreeling.

Mike in DC: Bondage Counselor sounds like an interesting career choice…

Rush: VERY good tips!

Nothere: Charlie haven’t you had enough car trouble yet? One broke down, one had a murder. Stay away from Monte Carlo cars.

Rush: “I suspect her only of murder.”

Dave: that’s a good tip!

mda19083: looks like Hercule Poirot

Nothere: I didn’t know were having a party.

Rich Maine: Dress still hanging on

hounder: orry guys. i’m fallingasleep. see you next week

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Mike: I’ve heard there are senior fellows so long in harness they don’t even go golfing without being told to.

Rush: Alrisha, are you still with us?

Matt1: Take care Hounder

Nothere: Night Hounder.

Dave: see you, hounder…

mda19083: goodnight hounder

Mike in DC: Good night hounder!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ze road to Nice is nice. It is paved with—well, it’s paved.

Phil: Night Hounder

Rush: Hounder, how is your mother tonight?

Rush: Take care, Hounder…

hounder has left this room

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ze pleasures of carrying ze stick brings us back to Anaheim & Azusa.

Nothere: The rhinestone is stolen.

Mike in DC: Ze rhinestone, she is found

Rush: 🙂

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: So she’s a rhinestone cowgirl. Ees zat zo zo bass?

mda19083: in a star spangeled rodeo

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: The ol’ dead man switch. With ze Hokay Pokay.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Gnite, H! Bone saur!!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: OMP

Rush: 🙂

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Get your bearings straight.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: , you Penguin

Dave: Grave look from cc…

Mike in DC: Charlie smells a rat


Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: I’d be flinging some bouillabaisse by now.

Rush: That scene recalls one we will see a little down the road in “City in Darkness.”

Dave: Huber has it in the contract for at least one moral outrage in the film….

Nothere: Alright, your all getting Shirley Temples for this.


mda19083: fire

Mike in DC: vite! cool ze seat!

Rich Maine: Angel u are in rare form

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: “FEUX!”, Foxx just fumed.

Rush: The original “hot pants.”

Phil: Ok, instead of the lights going out, someone sets a fire.

mda19083: rush 🙂

Dave: ouch!,

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: PARIS MATCHES

Phil: Is Paris burning?

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Search ME, puhleeeeez!

Nothere: No but were planning a hot time in the old town tonight Phil.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ernestine.

mda19083: one ringy dingy

Phil: Remote cue the can.

Rush: Matt?

Matt1: <tin can>


Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Never hang out in Wooded Areas You’ll live longer.

Phil: Rush?

Rich Maine: Ludvig dead!

Rush: I think my Internet is the cause again!

Nothere: Thank goodness. My empty enevlope is still where I hid it.


Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Never hang around Wooded Areas. You’ll live longer.

Rush: THERE!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Hello?

mda19083: talk is cheaap

mda19083: cheap

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Thought we fell out.

Nothere: The truth. I know where the cherry tree is.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: A CONDÉ NASTY situation.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Quell that!

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: Hello Desk Sucke…Clerk.

Rich Maine: Zee alibi

Rush: Mai oui!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: TYSM

Mike in DC: Clue!

Rush: Ah! Breakfast!

Nothere: What sort of clue points to pajamas?

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Imperialists Live Here

Mike in DC: I’ll have the Pample Moose please

Rush: No chance of problems here!

Dave: no one will be seated during the intense waffle sequence….

Matt1: Too funny

Rich Maine: Waffles please

Nothere: Try pancakes. Pancakes.

Rush: 🙂

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ouafflêz.

mda19083: great scene

Mike in DC: wa-FEL


Mike in DC: 5 dimensional tic tac toe

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Chef Boiardi watched this closely.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: “I am very depressing.”

Dave: right, rush…


Nothere: Not as much as some of your Chan charecters but yes.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Bomble bêêz, TYSM

Rush: The moral: Only order what you can point to on the menu!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Is he BAD COMPANY? Go ahead, we can take it. We’re in bondage

Nothere: It’s that big poopy head Victor.

Alrisha: Yes I am. Just watching the movie

Godwinshelley2: And even then – you might end up with Liver Dumpling Soup!! LeberKnodle Supe

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Victor immature.

Rush: In this movie, Angel, we are definitely in the bonds AGE!

Dave: She scoots out quickly

Rush: Yes.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: You have just ze right way of pooting eet, Rush!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: He sounds like me these days. Geez.

Rush: Lee practices his art handling and installation!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Look out, Lee! Quell, quell!

Nothere: Lee interior decorator.

Dave: Rush, do you recall the details of Oland, between this features completion and the next film?

Rush: He began filming “Charlie Chan at the Ringside.”

Rush: he started acting oddly.

Dave: He went traveling, but was he protesting for more money?

Rush: Then, he walked off the set.

Rush: It is conjectured that he suffered a nervous breakdown.

Dave: Ah…

Rush: The alcohol certainly didn’t help.

Rich Maine: Didn’t know that rush

Rush: had farly recently separated from his wife, Edith.

Rush: That could not have been good for his psyche.

Dave: Was there any Ringside footage saved?

Rush: The movie was already being shot, but they salvaged what they could, and retooled it as a Moto film, which we shall watch next week!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Invisible income. He IS doing about same as me.

Rush: Oland and Luke were to begin shooting “Charlie Chan in Honolulu” upon Oland’s return from a trip to Europe.

Dave: To me, his demise was quite sad…

Nothere: From China to Japan.

Mike in DC: very tragic

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Mouse drink heavily of everybody’s cocktails, given ze opportunity.

Rush: However, he contracted bronchial pneumonia in his native Sweden, and, sadly passed away….

Godwinshelley2: They already had the next movie set up while working on Ringside?

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: They put the pain in paintings.

Rush: “Honolulu” was set up and agreed to after the “Ringside” affair.

Rush: Oland had agereed to make three more Chan movies.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: They got any of those Sawviñon Blanks?

Rush: Probably “Honolulu,” “Reno,” and maybe “Treasure Island.”

Godwinshelley2: Was Treasure Island already built?

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Too loose, Lautrec!

Rush: “Honolulu” was for sure going to be an Oland movie.

Rich Maine: They really planned ahead rush

Rush: I saw the actual proplsed story for that one in the days I was transcribing the four “lost” film scripts at USC back in 2000.


Phil: Cue the can!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: If only the gawds had smilet on more from all the Chans.

Dave: Are the scripts available online these days?

mda19083: hey – my dad is charlie chan


Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: KLINK

Rush: (sorry, Matt!)

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you.You’ll have to collect your winnings from Rush.

Mike in DC: Good evening NT!

Dave: see you, nt….

Rush: Yes, the illustrated script reconstructions are available at our website!

mda19083: always fun NT

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Notty, nite!

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Rush: Scripts are found here:

Rush: “Piff, paff, POOF!”

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Piff, Piaf, Poof!

Rush: 🙂

Dave: Thank you so much….

Dave: angel: piaf!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Too loose?

Rush: Lautrec.

mda19083: Oh Kay!

Mike in DC: Kay has a nice top. Pineapples?

Rush: Grapes?

Dave: hmmm

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: It was an Auto Club.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: She’s turning her sweater in to become upholstery.

Rush: In the days of blurrier copies of this film, those looked like some sort of animals!

Mike in DC: Amoebas?

Rush: He REALLY left town!

Rush: “He’s collapsed with death.”

Dave: Mister Rogers has check out!

Phil: Looks like aardvarks to me.

Rush: Yes!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: “Look away, i’m hideous!”

Rich Maine: Don’t look at me

Mike in DC: Maybe armadillos? They’re kind of cute.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Rush, we liked that line. Will use it on detectives at next murder here.

Rush: Paraffin test, please!

mda19083: let’s come clean everyone

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: KIND OF cute??

Mike in DC: Very nice suits in this scene. Big finish.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: He owes a lot of people a lot of money. For a lot of airports.

Dave: The budget for this film being spent on nice suits and furs….

Mike in DC: And ze nice automobile zat she go very fast

mda19083: she’s an adventuress

Rush: True!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Dave, were these nice suits Nice suits?

Mike in DC: I think the Nice suits are nicer

Godwinshelley2: Rush – are you in for winter weather the next few days?

Rush: Chan sets a trap!

Rush: It is sprung!

Dave: Boooing…

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: mda, i do believe you’re RIGHT! Quell surprise party!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Uh-oh.

mda19083: often confused – never in doubt

Rush: Nice work, Mr. Chan!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: How very zivilized!

Phil: Definitely aardvarks.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: This is where Foxx & i agree, Little Richard should enter singing “Tutti Frutti”.

Rush: “You…are murderer.”

Dave: Haha!

Rush: watch for a “disappearing act” coming soon!

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ooooooh!

mda19083: bolt that window quick

Mike in DC: before he bolts

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Former mannequin. We like that.

Dave: Shifty eyes…

Phil: Ah but you can’t escape Fate.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Hard to have imagined Mister Rogers doing all that stuff.

Phil: Aardvarks with little pearls on them.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Watch closely….

Mike in DC: “Always look both ways before crossing the str…” Oh dear.

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Shades of Ricky Rococo.

Rush: Vanished!

Phil: Cue the can

Matt1: Can’t post


Rush: There, Matt…

Matt1: tin can

Matt1: Ugh

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Unfortunately, the dime that was stopped on was in Mr Rococo’s pocket.

Rush: Sorry!

Dave: Those French cars went fast,non?

Phil: That’s what..4 dead tonight?

Rush: Internet issues, too, Matt?

Mike in DC: Very fast, Dave, but the brakes sucked

Rush: Listen for Oland’s final words as Chan…

Matt1: No, room wouldn’t let me post

Dave: Ze brakes sucky?

Mike in DC: Mais oui

Rush: “Merci, so much…au revoir.”

Matt1: Sad farewell

Mike in DC: Very apt 🙁

Rush: He DID go off with a BANG.

Godwinshelley2: Another great Chan film

Phil: He went out with a bang.

Godwinshelley2: upbeat music

Mike in DC: <kids-yeah>

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: Ze lead in ze Zeppelin, oui bid chew goood nice—we mean, Nice!

Rush: Closing credits….

Monte Angel & Carlo Foxx: YAY!

Dave: Hooray for Oland…

Godwinshelley2: You all have a safe week

Rush: (Applause)

Rich Maine: A great one!

Mike in DC: Another wonderful Chan.

Rush: Next week….

Phil: Aloha All!

Godwinshelley2: Next week we see some Lon Chaney

Rich Maine: Night all

Matt1: Good night folks and I’ll see you in 2 weeks…..Happy Easter!

Rush: “Mr. Moto’s Gamble”

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Mike in DC: Hope you find lots of eggs, Matt!

mda19083: another great one!

Mike in DC: Good night all…see you at Ringside!

Rush: As Number One Son, Lee, takes a criminology class from Mr. Moto!

Rush: Thank you ALL…so much!

Dave: so long, folks!

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Rush: Another GREAT night of Chan!

Rush: Thank you for everything!

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mda19083: always a fun time in the Chan chat room – thanks all!

Dave: Thanks again for the info, Rush…

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Godwinshelley2: Ok – next week then

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Rush: Thank you for joining us, Alrisha!

mda19083: be well till next time

Rush: I hope you enjoyed it!

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Rush: Have a happy and safe week!

Rush: ally here.

Rush: Looks like Spring is really here.

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Rush: Take care…

Rush: Good night!

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Alrisha: Good night

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