Chat Archive 5/20/2019

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for May 20, 2019

Charlie Chan in City in Darkness

The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (Chapter 7)

angel & fox
Len Freeman
Mike n Rachel in DC/Mike in DC

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Rush: TEST.

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Mike in DC: Greetings!

Rush: Hello, Angel & Fox!

Rush: WELCOME back!

Rush: Mike in DC!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Rush: Rachel is out tonight?

Mike in DC: Rachel is exercising…will join in for the feature!

Rush: Okay!

Mike in DC: Green Hornet will have to fly minus Rach.

Rush: You can fill her in!

Mike in DC: Bzzzz.

Rush: 🙂

Mike in DC: How are you (and CA Rachel) this evening? Has she recovered from her fall?

angel & fox: GREETINGS, Honored Detectives! I have MISSED our (approximately) round table, MUST say a hasty Hello but leave on a Mission & miss THIS evening’s installment. Hello hello hello—

Rush: Our Rachel is almost completely healed up.

Mike in DC: Hello Angel (& of course FOX)

Rush: She’s justy about back to 100%….thank you.

Mike in DC: Good news, Rush.

angel & fox: & looking to be with you for the full time NEXT (i hope) WEEK!

Rush: She’s pretty tough.

Mike in DC: Good. 🙂

Rush: Sounds great, Angel!

Mike in DC: We’ll have to get caught up on your adventures, Angel!

Rush: I know that life can get busy.

angel & fox: Please, Mike, give Rachel BEAST WITCHES from New England, & tell her MY FOX is HER FOX. She can have it back when she’s ready!

Mike in DC: lol Will do!

Mike in DC: She looks good in a white fox fur.

Rush: As summer rolls along, i will maybe be arriving a little lat as I will be working at summer session at my school. and my shift will probably end at 8:00 ET.

angel & fox: May you have every good fortune in cracking tonight’s case, AND perp(s). With you in spirit!

Mike in DC: Thanks, Angel. Charlie always gets his man (or woman). We’ll keep an eye on things for you.

Rush: Matt should be off on his cruise as we speak.

Mike in DC: Summer school, Rush? Is this by choice?

Rush: Yes.

Mike in DC: Oh dear. We’ll need a can sub.

Rush: Not the entire summber.

Rush: But a good portion of it.

Rush: we are staying closer to home this year.

Mike in DC: Extra income? Or do you get to teach a fun subject?

Mike in DC: I see…I recall that you have taken some fun trips with your family.

Rush: You guys can “catty on” for the opening portion of our Mondays!

Rush: (CARRY)

Mike in DC: We will struggle forward without you, Rush. 😉

Rush: Not the “meow” kind!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: We can start our serial in around five minutes…

Mike in DC: We’ll be in and out with some trips too. Making a return to (northern) CA in June.

Rush: Tonight’s episode is about 18 minutes.

Rush: SF Bay area?

Mike in DC: Yes. One of my former students teaches there (Santa Clara University), and his brother is a golf pro. They got us tickets to see the US Open at Pebble Beach. We’ll stay and play some golf too.

Rush: I got my copy of “The Green Hornet” ready to go. It took a minute to do…

Rush: WOW! That will be nice!

Rush: Dress warmly!

Mike in DC: Looking forward to it. And for East Costers, California is such a treat in the summer!

Mike in DC: *Coasters

Rush: Very good!

Mike in DC: “normal” weather for you is “Paradise” for us. 🙂

Rush: Are you ready to roll our serial?

Rush: Mike: 🙂

Mike in DC: Yes. Cued here!

Rush: Nice!

Rush: Chapter 7.

Mike in DC: I followed your link. 😉

Mike in DC: (thumping upstairs has stopped…I think Rachel is done exercising)

Rush: “Death in the Clouds.”

Mike in DC: Righo!

Mike in DC: Jeez. “Righto.”

Rush: Let’s say….30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mike in DC: <gong>

Rush: “Flight of the Bumble Bee…”

Mike in DC: Right. From an opera by Rimsky-Korsakov

Rush: AH!

Rush: TYSM!

Mike in DC: Tsar Sultan

Rush: YOU are the expert!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Large cast.

Rush: Here we go…

Mike in DC: Corollian Overture (Beethoven)

Mike in DC: Schubert 8th Symphony

Mike in DC: Quite a medley tonight!

Rush: YES!

Mike in DC: OH. This is the recap from last week.

Rush: And, again, thaNK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION!

Rush: (Caps locked!)

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Cdirus: Hi everyone!

Mike in DC: Rachel is here. Sez I’m a music nerd. 🙁

Rush: Hello, CD!

Mike in DC: Hi CD!

Rush: Just getting into the serial!

Rush: 4:00 mark.

Rush: How are you tonight, CD?

Cdirus: I got it going before logging in so I’m good.

Cdirus: I’m good Rush, thanks

Rush: Okay.

Rush: The Hornetmobile sped to base.

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Rush: AH…Mike with RACHEL!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Big scene for Kato!

Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s baaaaaack…

Rush: WELCOME, Rachel!

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: *waves*

Cdirus: Hi Rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Making post-exercise protein shake now.

Rush: Did you notice the hornet image on the Green Hornet’s mask?

Rush: Tonight is the first time I noticed it.

Rush: Was it there before?

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m eating a piece of chocolate cake…

Mike n Rachel in DC: I don’t think it was, Rush.

Rush: NICE!

Rush: Yes. seemed new to me!

Rush: We see Wade Boteler in this serial. He was in three Chan films…

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

Rush: He’s the man in the derby.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Mike n Rachel in DC: AH.

Mike n Rachel in DC: *zoom*

Rush: We will remember him most from “Circus.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice art deco touch to the car.

Rush: They silenced the motor.

Rush: Yes, M/R!

Cdirus: I thought that was what they said

Rush: The deco touch!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel: “What’s that thing on the Hornet’s mask?”

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think we’re all agreed that it’s new

Rush: That’s the Hornet insignia that I noted earlier.

Rush: This is the first time it appears, i believe.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: They probably thought it was a little boring and needed some “spice.”

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Len!

Cdirus: Hi Len!

Rush: Old crop duster fights the wind to land!

Len Freeman: Hi guys.

Rush: Hello, Len!

Mike n Rachel in DC: I hope the Green Hornet *really* likes this piece of music

Len Freeman: Just in briefly to say Hi

Rush: Gooe ecvening and WELCOME!

Rush: The bad guys are off on a bombing run!

Rush: Glad you could make it, Len!

Mike n Rachel in DC: But Snoopy…er…the Green Hornet is off to foil them!

Len Freeman: I’m working on a class on Serials I have to teach fairly soon, so tied up for a couple of weeks, but wanted to say Hi

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Len–would be fun to take your class.

Rush: Sounds like a GREAT class, len!

Rush: Lucky students!

Len Freeman: Hope so.

Rush: Any focus serials?

Len Freeman: It’s gotten over subscribed, so I’m feeling a bit under the gun

Mike n Rachel in DC: Flaming Hornet!

Len Freeman: Going to go through the decades… 20s/30s/40s/50s… and match up content to social issues

Len Freeman: reflected in them

Rush: That will not be the Hornet’s plane we saw crash!

Rush: AH! Sounds good, len!

Len Freeman: Oh well… Sometimes you just need the Green Hornet to shoot somebody with a gas gun…

Rush: Yes!

Rush: That DID occur tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: …that’s one possible solution to over-subscribed courses…

Rush: Next week: Chapter 8: “Human targets”

Rush: Yes, M/R!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Okay…15 minutes until “Charlie Chan in City in darkness:

Len Freeman: I’ll ring off… but hopefully enough done to be with you all next week.

Rush: Is this class set for summer quarter, Len?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good luck with the course, Len! See you next week.

Len Freeman: Yes — starts June 4

Len Freeman: Thanks. Nite

Rush: Make sure to let us know how it progresses!

Rush: I would like to hear about it!

Rush: “Perils of Pauline.”

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Rush: But, that would be the ‘teens.

Rush: Again, tonight we have “CC in City in Darkness.”

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Rush: hello, Dona!

Dona: Hello Everyone!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Dona!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Dona: We are off to Paris tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oui, Madame!

Cdirus: Hi Dona!

Rush: Tonight’s movie jumps out at us from a very historic time in history!

Dona: Everyone Loves Paris. Even better when the Honorable Chan is there.

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: Even if it is in darkness!

Rush: maybe even ESPECIALLY then!

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: And we’re not too far removed from April in Paris to boot. Lovely this time of year.

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s a very romantic place in the moonlight. 😉

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Maybe my favorite city!

Dona: Agreed!

Rush: And, Notre Dame will be rebuilt.

Rush: That was so sad to watch.

Dona: I’m so glad to hear that. It was so sad to watch.

Rush: Marie and I went to midnight Mass there 20 years ago.

Dona: It was the first place I went when I visited and the last place before I left.

Rush: Fortunately, the Rose Windows survived along with relics, etc.

Dona: WOW Rush! That sounds amazing.

Rush: It was.

Rush: and afterward, we walked the Paris streets to return to our hotel.

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Rush: GS!

Dona: Hi GS!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Godwinshelley2: Hello everyone

Godwinshelley2: Do they do Apache dancing in this one?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello GS. We’re sharing Paris stories.

Rush: Not in this one, GS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No…that’s Charlie Chan in Paris

Rush: That is in “CC in Paris.”

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC

Rush: 5 minutes to go…

Godwinshelley2: Ah – I was there once – and the finding a bathroom near the Eiffel Tower was difficut

Rush: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Ended up with a squat toilet (my first) – what an experience

Dona: I remember the plumbing was interesting there.

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Godwinshelley2: AND my husband did not warn me even though he had used it first – the dog

Dona: Hi Paul!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Paul

Dona: LOL

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Paul!

Rush: Please ready your copies of our movie…

Dona: Ready here Rush!

Rush: Pausing at the OPENING TITLE!

Godwinshelley2: City in Darkness

Rush: Yes.

PaulM: hello again

Godwinshelley2: Starting to think about packing for Bash next month

Mike n Rachel in DC: Is this monster bash time GS? Where is it?

Godwinshelley2: Had to cancel my NecronomiCon this year

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Dona: Hi Frosty!

Rush: So, we see some Chan trivia at the start of the movie: “In which movie do Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini appear?” Answer: “CC in City in Darkness.”

Godwinshelley2: Monster Bash near Pittsburgh PA around the 23rd of June

PaulM: i pack light. the only big thing i bring is my lawn chair for the outdoor movie

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Frosty. We could use you in DC right now!

Godwinshelley2: I don’t have my calendar here

Rush: Wish i could be there, GS…

Frosty: Hi everyone

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Godwinshelley2: You would LOVE it Rush – it has so much heart

Rush: Hellooooo….FROSTY!

PaulM: it starts on friday the 21st

Mike n Rachel in DC: I thought Necronomicon was a book…

Dona: Hi LJ

Rush: 90 seconds to go….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey LJ!

Godwinshelley2: Is that the Thursday?

Cdirus: Hi Jim!

PaulM: so, it’s just about 1 month

Mike n Rachel in DC: Gotcha, Paul/GS

Frosty: Hi LJ

PaulM: no, thats the friday.

Rush: 75 seconds…

LibraryJim: Hi all

Rush: Paul!

PaulM: i’ll be getting there on thursday the 20th

Rush: 60 seconds….

Rush: 50 seconds…


Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: NecronomiCon is the HP Lovecraft event held every other year (in the ODD years) when the stars are right

Rush: 25…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *dons beret*

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *lights fuse*

Rush: 5…

Mike n Rachel in DC: whee!

Rush: GO!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: GONG

Rush: Title….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rats.

Rush: Music intro…

Rush: Credits…

Mike n Rachel in DC: GONG

Rush: 🙂

LibraryJim: Based on a play….

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: It is quite fun – more literary than Monster Bash – but just as fun – live radio shows, scholarly presentations, role playing games, and shenanigans all round

Rush: The “newsreel”

Mike n Rachel in DC: September 1938

LibraryJim: Big Ben

Rush: Nevil Chamberlain…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Edourad Benes

Rush: Benes…

Rush: Mussolini..

Mike n Rachel in DC: Boo

Rush: Hitler…

Frosty: Frightening times

Rush: Indeed!

Dona: Yes!

Godwinshelley2: I’m not sure I am ready to watch something that is beating the drum for a war buildup – I’m already uneasy from watching the news

Rush: This film was copyright 1939….right at the end of the year.

Rush: december.

LibraryJim: Hey, that’s my birthday!

Mike n Rachel in DC: There’s nothing new under the sun, GS. Sadly.

Rush: War officially began in September.

Godwinshelley2: Would love to cross cut this film with a few shots of Rick & Ilsa in Paris

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sept. 3

LibraryJim: I don’t recall seeing this one….

Rush: “Happy Birthday”, LJ!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’ll always have Paris. 

LibraryJim: LOL

Rush: This is a fairly unusual Chan entry.

Rush: M/R: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fail.

Rush: She means “business!”

Rush: But…she was fooled!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Isn’t this guy the police chief from “Berlin?”

LibraryJim: He tricked her.

Rush: I will check, M/R…but I don’t think so…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Same kind of voice…

Mike n Rachel in DC: “one little red light…”

Rush: That is Pedro de Cordoba…he is only in this one.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Huber is so good…

Rush: he plays “Antoinne.”

Rush: I agree.

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK. So he was Antoinne and the smuggler too?

Frosty: Be is good

Frosty: He

Rush: may do not like the part he plays in this one, but I see it as an example of his aciting ability.

Rush: the character is MEANT to be annoying!

Mike n Rachel in DC: New York cop, wacky French policeman (plus the guy in Monaco), police chief of Rio…he really had a range of characters

LibraryJim: Bi-planes.

Rush: Then we also have: C. Henry Gordon: Prefect of Police [J. Romaine]

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dr. Cream?

Rush: Yes!

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Rush: And MORE.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh dear.

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Rush: Charlie Chan Carries On: John Ross
The Black Camel: Huntley Van Horn
Charlie Chan at the Olympics: Arthur Hughes
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness: Prefect of Police J. Romaine 
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum: Dr. Cream

Rush: Leo G. Carrol

LibraryJim: Anyone else watching on YouTube and notice the picture goes kind of wonky?

Rush: Also in “CC’s Murder Cruise.”

Frosty: Papa

Rush: I believe I saw that happen at Youtube for this film, LJ.

Rush: I am nor watching a DVD copy.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Leo G. Carroll was a staple of Three Stooges too, I think.

Rush: Does the image sort of “jitter”?

LibraryJim: Yes.

Rush: Yes.

Godwinshelley2: No Mike – that was Vernon Dent in the Stooges

LibraryJim: Like someone shakes the camera

Rush: That’s what I seem to recall.

Godwinshelley2: Leo was in the TV Topper & Man from UNCLE

Dona: Yes I remember both shows.

Rush: Sorry…only available online copy that I could locate.

Frosty: Wasn’t he Marley in A Christmas Carol

LibraryJim: Also in North by Northwest

Godwinshelley2: yes

Godwinshelley2: and Trantula

Rush: Great film, LJ!

LibraryJim: One of my favorites.

Rush: We visited Mt. Rushmore last summer.

Rush: Saw it SAFELY!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. So you didn’t take the “Hitchcock tour” route, Rush?

Rush: Interesting hat.

Rush: No, M/R!

Godwinshelley2: Rush where do you buy a Chan hat online?

Rush: Took the safe tour!

Rush: No climbing on Lincoln’s nose!

Rush: GS…i will get you the link.

Godwinshelley2: Thanks

Mike n Rachel in DC: Peak Huber

Rush: Lost his badge….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Does not lack courage

Rush: Here you go, GS:


LibraryJim: Likes the slapstick routines.

Rush: Nice hats!

LibraryJim: So that’s where he learned the skills he used in U.N.C.L.E.

Rush: 50.000!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fu Yuen couldn’t do better!

Rush: Yes, LJ!

Rush: Agreed, M/R.

Rush: Lon Chaney, Jr.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wow. Very young!

Rush: Yes.

LibraryJim: Pre-Wolfman

Godwinshelley2: Yes our second Chaney sighting

Godwinshelley2: Was he still Creighton in the credits?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good thing there isn’t a full moon….

Rush: Lon Chaney:Charlie Chan on Broadway: Desk Clerk 
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness: Pierre

Mike n Rachel in DC: Granville Insurance Agent

Rush: Mr. Petroff…not a good man…!

LibraryJim: Svengoolie showed Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein Saturday night, and Lon played the Wolfman in that.

Rush: Yes!

Rush: I DVD’d it.

Godwinshelley2: And who played the Invisible Man?

Frosty: Awful guy

Rush: (DVR’d)

LibraryJim: Vincent Price

Godwinshelley2: Yes

Mike n Rachel in DC: Must be so cool to have a wall safe.

Rush: “Cootie powder.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rhubarb pills, too.

Dona: What were they for?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Digestion, I think.

Dona: interesting

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. Digestion. And…

Rush: “Rhubarb contains several chemicals which might help heal cold sores.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: available on Amazon

Dona: very interesting

LibraryJim: Laxative. Hmm

Rush: Yes!

Rush: Rhubarb is used primarily for digestive complaints including constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, stomach pain, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, and preparation for certain GI diagnostic procedures. Some people use rhubarb so they have to strain less during bowel movements; this reduces pain from hemorrhoids or tears in the skin lining the anal canal (anal fissures).

LibraryJim: I thought dysentery was more of a problem than constipation.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. Multi-cure.

LibraryJim: Oh, it’s for both???

Rush: Marcel panics!

Dona: I learn something new everyday.

Rush: Me as well!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Diarrhea, constipation and cold sores?

Mike n Rachel in DC: <tincan>

Frosty: How do they drive around in the dark

Rush: The hazards of trench warfare….

Dona: good question

LibraryJim: Very carefully

Rush: I think that they have the headlights dimmed.

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think a lot of people got killed during the London blackouts during the war–hit by cars, fell into holes, etc. It was no small matter.

Rush: We have seen how they were blacked out except for thin slits?

Rush: Yes, M/R.

LibraryJim: Butler’s are very detailed.

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Rush. Every German officer has a car with slit headlights in WW2 films!

Rush: 🙂

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Rush: I had friends as a kid, and I remember their dad stating that the only ticket he ever received was for driving during a blackout.

Rush: WB, Dona!

Rush: Seems our Chat Room does not agree with your computer…:(

Dona: I’m not sure what I’m doing to irritate the chat room. LOL

Rush: Marcel panics again….!

Rush: As I mentined last time…a line that was borrowed, it seems, from “Blockheads” with laurel and Hardy!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The cellar. It’s under the house. That’s like the “the backdoor is in the rear” line from “Secret”

LibraryJim: Not as good as Birmingham Brown, but effective comic relief.

Rush: Yes, M/R!

Rush: “The Brandy of napoleon…”

Cdirus: Oops

Rush: (CRASH!)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Klutz


Dona: I’m listening to a book right now about Napoleon’s time on Elba

Dona: Its very interesting.

Rush: Yes?

Frosty: Interesting

Mike n Rachel in DC: What did he do?

Rush: The local hangout…

LibraryJim: All these Parisian dives look the same to me….

Mike n Rachel in DC: This place would be a good Dance Apache locale…fortunately it’s not on this evening’s program.

Dona: Elba was his kingdom so to speak

LibraryJim: Patience big sister to wisdom.

Rush: “Guillaume the Weasel” (Marcel Spivak: “From six generations of crooks.”)
“Victor the Gyp” (Marcel Spivak: “His mother was guillotined.”)

“Gaston the —“
“Gentleman Max” (Marcel Spivak: “Jewelry thief anf lady killer.”)
(Marcel Spivak: “The dirty one is Alex —“)

LibraryJim: Is that the first one he’s said tonight?

Rush: Note the stains on his scarf..

Dona: he improved the infrastructure and build schools. As well as plotted to take over France again.

Rush: “OOPS!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, I guess we all have our little foibles

Cdirus: Fight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: <fight>

Rush: Lola.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Always bonds in French movies of this time…

LibraryJim: Whatever Lola wants….

Rush: That’s true, M/R.

Mike n Rachel in DC: LJ 

Rush: LJ…that one did come to mind!

Rush: 🙂


Mike n Rachel in DC: Obviously they have different tastes in women…

Frosty: Shots

Mike n Rachel in DC: <gunfight>

Mike n Rachel in DC: cad

LibraryJim: Shots was what the two were doing in the cellar

Dona: lol

LibraryJim: ?

Mike n Rachel in DC: From Adele to Zelda…I want them all!

Rush: 🙂

LibraryJim: [

Dona: not a very good shot. He missed the girl

Rush: Well…in the dark….:)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Even Quinn and Xenia

LibraryJim: |_|

Rush: But, yes…bad shot!

Mike n Rachel in DC: He said he fired into the air to frighten her. Odd policing.

Rush: Wait’ll she tells him about the other 40,000!

Rush: OUCH!

LibraryJim: Using phone tonight, keep sending wrong key strokes.

Rush: AH!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cherche la femme

LibraryJim: Fur collar

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cherchez

Rush: I think that begs the question: In which Chan film do we NOT see a fur?!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not white fox

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan knows geography

Rush: Great memory, Mr. Chan!

Cdirus: Ouch!

Frosty: She was at Petroffs

Rush: Good punch!

Godwinshelley2: I would say Later Chan films and Egypt

Rush: The warmer climate adventures….yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Spivak does not seem like a particularly French name

LibraryJim: He rounded up the usual suspects.

Rush: Marcel mentioned that his fatyher is Romanian.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh!

Rush: (father)

Rush: Easy to have missed!

Rush: 🙂

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Godwinshelley2: Poor Dona

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds Czech/Jewish

Rush: Chan finds himself in a tough situation soon!

Rush: Yes, M/R.

Frosty: Thugs

LibraryJim: Chan looks for the secret entrance to U.N.C.L.E. HQ

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Evil serrurier

Godwinshelley2: Wasn’t it DeFlorian’s Tailor Shop

Rush: WB, again, Dona….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie tries a trap…fails.

LibraryJim: Yep (del Floria’s)

Godwinshelley2: I liked the Black & White UNCLE episodes better than the color (post-Batman craze)

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK, Charlie. time for some creativity!

Rush: Not a wise officer.

Rush: Should have taken a closer look!

LibraryJim: Me, too. They got too silly later. (Sonny and Cher? Really)

Mike n Rachel in DC: Was that with Ilya Kurakin?

Rush: Yes, to the UNCLE series.

Godwinshelley2: When they had a gorilla doing the watuzi – it was too much

Rush: I agree.

Godwinshelley2: Yes Mike

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Rush: “The Girl from UNCLE” didn’t help.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Vaguely remember them…

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Rush: I had a friend whose brother appeared in a bit part in one of the episodes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Looks like a Houdini act for Charlie.

Godwinshelley2: Ah – but the Girl had the cross-over episode with Robert Vaughn and BORIS KARLOFF – even if Karloff was in drag

Mike n Rachel in DC: A wise man question himself. A fool others.

Rush: At the time my family lived in the san Fernando valley of L.A.

Frosty: The Avengers went from serious to silly too.

Godwinshelley2: Rush – how cool!

Rush: YES, GS!

Rush: Chan saves himself!

Godwinshelley2: Yes – Black and White Avengers were better too

Rush: Again, agreed!

Rush: Became more comedic later.

Godwinshelley2: I tried to explain “The Prisoner” to some millennials the other day

Rush: “Campy.”

Rush: Don’t even try, GS!

LibraryJim: Agreed. Once Mrs Peel (Diana Rigg) left, it went downhill.

Rush: I might even say that was an all time favorite show of mine.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ahm-ba-seal

Rush: Loved “Secret Agent” (“Danger Man”), too!

Godwinshelley2: Did you know there was an episode of the Prisoner that CBS would not air?

Rush: No.

Godwinshelley2: It was the Wild West episode where McGoohan refused to use a gun – TOO ANTI-WAR for CBS during Vietnam era

Rush: HM!

Frosty: Oh

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie gives a virtuoso line-up performance here.

Rush: Agreed!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ooo was that?

Mike n Rachel in DC: I don’t squeal to 12

Rush: Also, there is no mood music apparent in this one.

Mike n Rachel in DC: minimal music in this movie overall

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: would love to know how the music was done for these

Godwinshelley2: Would probably have accordion music anyways since it is France

Rush: Fox studio orchestra?

Rush: We head that in that cafe.

Rush: That was it.

Rush: (heard)

Mike n Rachel in DC: But who would have composed it? These weren’t like the big films that had scores written by big name composers.

LibraryJim: Each studio had their own music department

Rush: Throughout the series, we hear bits of mood music that span through several Chan movies.

Mike n Rachel in DC: There is music from the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes movies that is in some of the Chans.

Rush: They seemed to re-use their musuc a lot.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Wonder if they used old silent-movie books

LibraryJim: They went with public domain music a lot.

Rush: Planes overhead!

Godwinshelley2: The Monograms seem to have public domain music

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Green Hornet does for sure, LJ. There isn’t any recognizable earlier music in the Chans, though.

LibraryJim: Which is why do many of the old radio themes were classical tunes.

Rush: I wouldn’t groan on hearing that good news!

Rush: Yes, LJ, as we hear on the Green Hornet serial we are following!

Rush: Mike and Rachel fill us in on the sources of the music!

Godwinshelley2: That and the Lone Ranger – very easy to pick out

Rush: 🙂

LibraryJim: And in The Lone Ranger.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Either public domain or Russian music (Tchaikowsky)-after WWI the Russian copyrights weren’t valid for a while.

LibraryJim: Lucille Ball?

Godwinshelley2: Weird – when the telephone lady reads the telegram visible on the screen – they STILL put up subtitles saying the same thing

Frosty: Lol

Godwinshelley2: LJ – I don’t think it was Ms Ball

LibraryJim: Probably not

LibraryJim: More fur

Rush: Yes, GS…

Godwinshelley2: LJ – if you get a chance, catch Ms Ball in LURED – it’s great

Mike n Rachel in DC: The old “gun in the fur” trick!

Godwinshelley2: and it also has Karloff in it

Rush: aybe just so the hearing impaierd know that that was ALL she was saying?

Rush: This man looks familiar…

Frosty: Good though

Rush: Seen in another CC film, maybe in a bit role.

Frosty: Thought

Mike n Rachel in DC: Time for some Hornet music

LibraryJim: Nice car!

Rush: The chase!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Old-time car chase!

Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s a racy girl. 😉

Dona: WOW Fast

Rush: Noted a “cut” in the chase so CC’s car could be right behind.

Godwinshelley2: Good thing Charlie didn’t get the Monte Carlo taxi

Mike n Rachel in DC: speeded up film

Dona: yes GS!

Godwinshelley2: Backseat Driver

Rush: He knew American slang!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *zoom*

Rush: Note the “monogramesque” plane switch to stock footage….

Godwinshelley2: And there was a square over the sign

Mike n Rachel in DC: Roasted bad guys

Rush: Yes.

LibraryJim: A blow out followed by a flaming end.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Flaming end? Maybe rhubarb will help!

Godwinshelley2: Ha

Frosty: A hero

Rush: NEXT WEEK: “Charlie Chan in Panama”

LibraryJim: The butler did it?!?

Godwinshelley2: So we have entered … Charlie – the War Years

Rush: Ah!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Not one of the great Chans but some great performances and lots of fun moments.

Rush: Agreed!

Godwinshelley2: And no apache dancing

Rush: None!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bonus points there, GS. 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Yes

Rush: 🙂

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Rush: Perhaps best left to Popeye and Bluto?

Godwinshelley2: yes

Rush: Prophetic message from Charlie Chan….

Mike n Rachel in DC: No war–this year.

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Godwinshelley2: Though what the attraction Olive had was way beyond my knowledge

LibraryJim: That’s what they think!

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Dona: Charlie knew

Godwinshelley2: So he is Lon by now

Frosty: Clapping

Mike n Rachel in DC: So in 1939, this would have been nicely ironic.

Dona: Another good one Rush!

Rush: Yes, indeed!

LibraryJim: He’s billed as Lon Cheney Jr in the credirs

Mike n Rachel in DC: Made better by the company!

Rush: Again…we travel to Panama next week!

Dona: What is on for next week

PaulM: an interesting look back to wartime

Dona: I love Panama

Mike n Rachel in DC: And Fu Yuan’s hat shop!

LibraryJim: That is a good one.

Rush: Probably no furs in that one!

Rush: Warm climate.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Doesn’t Miss ? have some fur?

LibraryJim: This one I had not seen before tonight

Cdirus: Panama, the Land Divided the World United

Rush: And, yes, Fu Yuen’s hat shop!

Godwinshelley2: Thanks for the hat link Rush

Frosty: Good night.Hope you have a good week

Rush: You are welcome, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Night everyone

Mike n Rachel in DC: See you next week, Frosty (and all!)

LibraryJim: Night all!

Rush: Are you planning a possible purchase?

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Rush: Thank you ALL as always!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night GS, LJ, CD

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Rush: Another wonderful evening!

Cdirus: Night everyone!

Godwinshelley2: I’m looking for “juggling hats” – and they are usually bowler shaped

Dona: Goodnight all! Have a good week.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Until next week from DC!

Rush: You are all stars shining brightly in the Chan universe!

Rush: take care….

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Rush: have a happy and safe week!

Godwinshelley2: same for you –

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Godwinshelley2: night

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Rush: A Chan-style hat should offer a nice juggling target, GS!

Rush: Good night, Angel…Cdirus!

Rush: trake care…

Rush: happy Chan-filled dreams…

Cdirus: Night Rush!

Rush: Good night!

Rush: see you next week!

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