Chat Archive 5/23/2022

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for May 23, 2022

Charlie Chan in Panama

How Panama Canal Works Animation; US Guards Panama Canal (1939)

Foxama & Angelzone
Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil & Mrs. Phil
Rich Maine

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Matt1 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Rush: How’s life in the most free state?

Matt1: Hope you are well

Rush: Doing well, thank you, for the most part!

Matt1: Hot & humid, but loving it….yourself?

Rush: School ends this week.

Matt1: Always a nice time of year!

Rush: Beautiful day yeasterday!

Rush: Perfect weather for the most part.

Matt1: Any summer plans?

Rush: Well, Marie and the daughters are going off to san Diego in a little over a week, and then i will be going off to Medjugorje on pilgrimage.

Rush: Ten days.

Rush: (Stay)

Matt1: Big hiking, no?

Rush: So, att eh end of June, i will need some help here!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Some hiking there.

Matt1: I should be around to help

Dona has joined this room

Rush: Much appreciated!

Dona: Hello Rush and Matt

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: I will at least try to drop by to say hello, BUT it will be around 3 in the morning there!

Rush: hello, Dona!


Rush: You got off work early again?

Dona: No, Have been in New Mexico since last Wednesday. I just go back this morning.

Dona: It was a great trip, i have never been there before.

Rush: Matt, I don’t see you listed in the box on the right!

Matt1: I’m under you!

Dona: I can see him Rush

Matt1: Stelth mode?

Rush: Must be my computer.

Rush: It reads “2 online”.

Rush: Oh, well!

Dona: Mine says “3”

Rush: As long as we are all here!

Dona: weird Rush

Dona: logout then log back in

Rush: Hawaii Steve emailed me a couple of Panama Canal “extras.”

Matt1: Great!

Dona: Nice!

Rush: The first one is about 2 minutes long, and shows how the canal works.

Rush: The next is from 1939, and shows the military protecting the Canal!

Hawaii_Steve has joined this room

Matt1: I’ve done that cruise. VERY interesting

Rush: 5 minutes in length.

Matt1: Alohaaaaa, Steve!

Rush: AH!

Hawaii_Steve: Hawaii_Steve did what? The nerve !!!

Rush: Aloha to you, steve!

Matt1: Shhhh, Steve’s here

Rush: I was just mentioning the extras you sent us to see!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha from the land of Chan.

Rush: Ahhhh….

Dona: Hello Steve

Hawaii_Steve: Matt, I’m watching you. Behave.

Hawaii_Steve: Hello everybody.


Rush: Swaying palms…trade winds,….warm sand on the beach….

Hawaii_Steve: Today is exactly what you described Rush.

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Paradise

Rush: Typical day in PARADISE!

Rush: Since the extras total about 7 minutes, we can share them a little later as a few more arrive!

Matt1: Sounds good

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, short subjects, indeed.

Matt1: Hello M & D!

Rush: The 1939 short is perfect!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening all

Hawaii_Steve: Author Ken Hanke says kind words about tonight’s film.

Rush: it’s a really nice intro to the situation where our movie takes off!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Mike n Rachel.

Rush: I would agree with him!

Dona: Hi MnR

Rush: Mike/Rachel!


Hawaii_Steve: Yes, Rush.

Hawaii_Steve: It appears that the last two Fox Chans are a prelude to America’s involvement in WW2.

Rush: This is also another of those films where we learn a few facts…in this case, about the Canal.

Rush: Yes, Steve.

Rush: Things were certainly heating up.

Rush: War in Europe was spreading, Japan rumbling in the Pacific.

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, Rush. But today, we are so far removed from the events of that time, we have the selected to bring us up to date. So to speak.

Mike n Rachel in DC: This was about the time my father was drafted into the Army.

Rush: True.

Rush: Yes, Mike?

Mike n Rachel in DC: He finished his basic training on Dec. 7, 1941

Hawaii_Steve: This film is also the last Chan to be directed by Norman Foster. After this Chan, he went to work for Orson Welles.

Rush: My dad had joined the FBI in 1940, and that was were he was during the war.

Mike n Rachel in DC: He was in California…they had their “graduation” and immediately found out that Pearl Harbor was being bombed.

Rush: Good info, Steve.

Matt1: Wow

Rush: WOW!

Hawaii_Steve: Both my dad and grandfather served in the US Navy during the war, but at different locations.

Dona: So interesting. Thank you all of sharing.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes. Very few of his “classmates” survived until 1945.

Rush: My uncle was in the Army in San Francisco, and was immediately sent ober to Ft. Derussy in Honolulu.

Hawaii_Steve: Mike, where was your father’s basic training? Location please?

Mike n Rachel in DC: La Jolla, CA

Rush: There was still smoke in Pearl harbor as his ship arrived.

Dona: WOW

Rush: AH!

Rush: I used to work in La Jolla!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We have a connection. 🙂

Rush: Beautiful area.

Hawaii_Steve: From a historical p.o.v., there so many interesting tidbits about the attack at Pearl Harbor.

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Yes, Steve.

Mike n Rachel in DC: He always talked about how beautiful it was and what great weather there was. (We lived in Michigan, so the nostalgia was strong!)

Hawaii_Steve: Did you know that the Arizona burned for several days. It just wasn’t on Dec. 7th.

Rush: yes, Mike! Understood!

hounder has joined this room

Dona: Hello Hounder

Matt1: Hello Hounder!

hounder: hi everyone.

Rush: You mean it burned for days AFTER the attack, of course!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi hounder!

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, when your uncle arrived at Pearl, yes, there was still smoking (and fire) in the harbor.

Rush: But, yes, my uncle mentioned that to me once.

Rush: Yes.

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, indeed. It did. According to local historians here on Oahu.

Rush: Marie’s grandfather was in the Navy and was in San Diego with his family when the attack happened. marie’s grandmother shiowed us where everyone oas in her kitchen when the news hit the radio,

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Hounder.

Rush: WELCOME, Hounder!!!

Rush: How are you tonight?

hounder: pretty good. tired tonight so may not make the whole movie. but laptop’s fixed.

Matt1: Good news Hounder!

Rush: Happy about the laptop, and I hope that you will be able to remain.

Hawaii_Steve: Because of media technology (i.e. radio, telegram, telephone), news moved slower than it does today.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Don’t forget Jimmy’s carrier pigeons, Steve. 😉

hounder: My grandmother’s birthday was 12/7. I always thought it would be a hard day to have a birthday because it was always a rememberance day for pearl harbor

Rush: our first extra runs about 2 minutes. It shows how the Panama canal works, through moving diagrams. interesting, and TYSM, to Steve! There could ve a commercial att he start that you can click out of after 5 seconds…

Hawaii_Steve: People on the neighbor islands did not know about the attack of Dec 7th for a couple of days. The military shut down the telephone calls from civians.

Rush: Here is the address:

Rush: Please ready it and I will give a short countdown!

Matt1: Cued, after commercial

Hawaii_Steve: Ready.

Rush: Please let me know when you are ready!

Rush: Okay…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Listos en DC

Rush: Nice…

Rush: Hounder?

Hawaii_Steve: Cued to first image, after commercial.

hounder: brb dog walk

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. No commercial here…

Rush: Okay, Hounder…see you after the walk! 🙂

Rush: So…

Dona: No commercial here either

hounder: he changed his mind. lol

Rush: 20 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: woof

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Hawaii_Steve: First Image: Panama Canal – How it works.

Rush: GO!!!

Matt1: Princess!

Rush: Nice “Kraftwerk” music!

Mike n Rachel in DC: ground floor, please

Dave has joined this room

Matt1: The line can get long waiting to go through

Matt1: Hello Dave!

hounder: hi dave

Rush: Hi, Dave!

Rush: LCOME!

Dona: Hi

Dave: belated greetings

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dave

Dona: Hi Dave

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m feeling very 70s at the moment…

Dave: how is everyone?

Rush: We are just wrapping our first extra on how the Panama Canal works!

Dave: Digging it…

Matt1: Nice clip

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very nice. Zippy music too.

Dave: Too soon?

Hawaii_Steve: Mike, its the music.

Rush: It is amazing to me how something over a century old is still a wonder!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Dave.

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, Rush.

Dave: aloha, steve!

Dave: agreed, Rush

Hawaii_Steve: Thank you, Matt.

Rush: Here is the second extra…

Rush: It runs about 5 minutes.

Rush: “US Guards the Panama Canal”

Rush: From 1939.

Rush: Thank you again, Steve!

Rush: It is a great intro historically to our movie tonight!

Hawaii_Steve: My pleasure. Glad to share with honorable family.

Rush: Here is the link:

Dave: Look out for the guy with the camera!

Louise has joined this room

Mike n Rachel in DC: Many thanks, Steve.

Foxxama & Angelzone has joined this room

hounder: hi louise

Louise: Greetings to my Chan family!

hounder: hi f n a

Foxxama & Angelzone: Hello Chanians!!

Matt1: Hello F & A!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Louise.

Dave: hello f/a and louise

Louise: Would not miss a trip to Panama.

Rush: Fox and Angel…and LOUISE!


Matt1: Hello Louise!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Greetings Louise and …er…Foxxama & Angel

Foxxama & Angelzone: Foxx gets top billing first time tonight! I am thinking of retiring!!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Mr. Foxx. Are you Redd tonight?

Dona: Hi Louise

Rush: I hope that you are happy and well this evening, both…or all three…of you!

Dona: Fox and Angel

Foxxama & Angelzone: Nice to see so many of our favorite friends here already!

Rush: Again, here’s the link to the second extra:

Louise: Every year I repeat the story that I was in the pilot’s control room while moving a ship through the canal.

Matt1: Ready here

Rush: When ready, please let me know.

Hawaii_Steve: Cued to fist image of newsreel. Ready.

Rush: Then I will give another short countdown!

hounder: neat experience louise

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds exciting, Louise

Foxxama & Angelzone: Rush, we never know how many we are. We contain multitudes, say Walt Whitman and the FDA. All well with all here?

Rush: NICE, Louise!!!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Yes, Angel.

Dave: belated greetings to dona, matt, m/r, hounder….anyone else…

Hawaii_Steve: Louise, very cool for you. Never heard that story before.

Rush: The trouble lies in keeping them under control!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Cheers to you, Dave. Where are you?

Rush: Ready everyone?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Si

Dona: Ready Rush

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sí

Hawaii_Steve: Si.

Matt1: Dooooooo it

Dave: I am currently in MD, now

Rush: Let’s start at…30 seconds…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Dave: Sometimes in SC…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Louise: I was studying the Zonians, the Americans who settled in the Canal Zone and ran the canal for generations.

hounder: now they want out. sigh

Foxxama & Angelzone: John McCain turned out to be a Zonian, did he not/

Dave: sounds interesting, louise…

Foxxama & Angelzone: FRED ALLEN, Film Editor?? A thin spell for him?

Rush: Had a glitch, courtesy of Red Robin!

Dave: Zonian…

Rush: Poor donkey!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *zoom*

Dave: Rush, how did Red Robin play into this?

Hawaii_Steve: Very cool.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Short and Sweet

Foxxama & Angelzone: Dave, you said Maryland? I was just barreling thru your fair state Saturday! I am moving from Boston to NC.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We feel much safer now…

hounder: back.

Foxxama & Angelzone: Imagine those legs.

Dave: We are close to DC. Is that Timonium?

Rush: Yes! pretty good, yes?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Congratulations, F/A. Where in NC? Used to reside in Durham…

Foxxama & Angelzone: I’m warning my pupils. Have sunglasses right here.

Hawaii_Steve: I wonder if there is any trace of the gun foundation still left today?

Rush: I would imagine so, Steve.

Rush: On Point Loma overlooking san Diego Bay and the coast, there are still a LOT of remains from that time.

Rush: well…

Rush: Time to ready our copies of “Charlie Chan in Panama”!

Rich Maine has joined this room

Rich Maine: Good evening everyone!

Matt1: Cued to Opening Title

hounder: i missed where in nc angel?

hounder: hi rich

Louise: cued here

Mike n Rachel in DC: Ready in DC, Rush

Matt1: Hello Rich!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Rich!

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Rush: Our movie is on the “flip side” of the Fox disc.

Dona: Hi Rich

Matt1: Hello GS!

Mike n Rachel in DC: …and hellloooo GS

Hawaii_Steve: At the time that the Chan film (1940) was made the USA owned the Panama Canal.

Rush: GS!

Dona: Reday here Rush

Foxxama & Angelzone: Hey, MnR! Flattered anyone’s interested! I am in northeast NC, little town called Williamston in Martin County, which is “Inner Banks”. Got a beautiful house at a good price & while i enjoyed many years in Boston it’s going bad fast. I love NC! Have been to Raleigh & some places around, but not Durham yet.


Dona: Hello GS

Godwinshelley2: Hello

Rich Maine: Hey hounder GS, Matt, Rush

Godwinshelley2: So Dave – you are close to DC?

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha GodwinShelly.

Rush: And, that’s no “Bull,” Angel!

Godwinshelley2: Aloha HS

hounder: nice. when i’m not in fl i live at the other end on the state

Dave: just got a blast of thirty messages

hounder: hi gs

Foxxama & Angelzone: Hi Rich and GS!! Fasten your seat belts! This plane looks dumpy!

Dave: gs- yes

Godwinshelley2: I’m in Southern DE

Mike n Rachel in DC: You should LOVE it, Angel. It will definitely be a different pace of life.

Rush: Popular, Dave!

hounder: mom’s hungry.

Foxxama & Angelzone: GS, i slipped down I-95 YOUR way saturday, too!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, between Hounder and Angel NC has been Chan-ed from east to west.

Hawaii_Steve: REgarding the last short, did you guys see the mule jump when they fired the big gun?

Rush: FIVE minutes to go…

Hawaii_Steve: Ready and cued.

Rush: Paused and ready!

Rush: 🙂

Dona: I missed that Steve i’ll have to go back and find it.

Godwinshelley2: F&A – Yes I-95 is the BIG route for so many places on the coast

Foxxama & Angelzone: How do fez-guys keep them on—the guy here has his at about a 30-degree off back of head. Glue? Palm oil?

Rush: Yes, to the mule, Steve!

Rush: I would have jumped, too!

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, can you post the two short subjects on the message board? I can list the title, but not the web addresses.

Rush: And, I noted that the people manning the artillery were not wearing ear protection!

Dave: don’t want to do it, without the fez on

Rush: THREE minutes…

Rush: Everyone ready ?

Hawaii_Steve: When I worked on the Battleship Missouri, one day they turned one of the medium-size guns. Impressive.

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

Rush: Yes, Steve?

Dona: Ready here Rush

Rush: WOW!

Rush: Very good, Dona..

hounder: i’ll need a time check when i get back. mom’s rady for bed


Rush: Okay, Hounder…

Rush: 90 seconds…

Hawaii_Steve: yes, indeed. I have been told that when they fired the big guns, one could hear the sound down below. The ship did not rock or jump out of the water.

Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: WOW, again, Steve!

Hawaii_Steve: Hounder, we got you.

Rush: 50…

Dave: interesting, steve

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Mike n Rachel in DC: *covers ears*

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Hawaii_Steve: Duck and cover.

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title….

Rush: Music….

Hawaii_Steve: Matt, you kill me.

Rush: Credits….

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice Latin Chan music

Rush: Yes!

Phil & Mrs. Phil has joined this room

Rich Maine: Samba everyone


Dave: Any favorite guest star this week?

Hawaii_Steve: I pull up to YouTube with the clapboard in the bottom right.

Rich Maine: Hey Phil’s

Rush: Phil and Mrs. Phil….WELCOME!!!

Phil & Mrs. Phil: ALOOOOOHA! to all my Chan friends!

Rush: GREAT to see you!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: This film has a lot of good acting in it

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Phil & Mrs.

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Good to see you too RUsh. And everyone else too!

Rush: (“japanese” tones….)

Hawaii_Steve: Spies. Spies every where.

Dave: hello, phil and mas

Foxxama & Angelzone: The Panamanian authorities are missing a fine fat swag-op, every day they don’t get their big bauble The Canal into the Celebrity Endorsement game: Imagine them offering NAMING RIGHTS for the Canal’s famed LOCKS, to the famed names of security devices. A million a year to have “yours” designated: The Yale Lock…the Master Lock…Schlage Lock, and so on? You BETCHA they’d move! Two million for whatever could be called “premium”? Eastmost/westmost, biggest?

Rush: Yes, Steve.

Mike n Rachel in DC: A few photos for my cousin in Berlin

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hi Dave; Hi M&R

Foxxama & Angelzone: WHACK!!

Dave: Thecpool man!

Dave: poor man!

Foxxama & Angelzone: MnR: Make sure you clear those photos with the army.

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Plane was launched from the Indianapolis – the ship that carried the atom bomb to Tinian

Rush: How are you and Mrs. Phil tonight?

Dave: Well, he might be the pool man, too

Mike n Rachel in DC: the Indianapolis came to a very grim end, sadly

Rush: San Pedro….Long Beach Harbor here?

Phil & Mrs. Phil: We are well Rush. She’s sitting here watching the movie while playing scrabble (solo).

Rush: NICE!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Ignominy for the Indianapolis.

Godwinshelley2: I grew up close to one of the pilots who saw the Indianapolis men in the water and went back to help

Louise: Yes, Panama attracted all sorts of creeps when I was there.

Rush: Please extend our collective “Hello!”

Phil & Mrs. Phil: I will RUsh.

Dave: See something of the world, and smoke and drink and…

Rush: And, of course, the same to Rachel, Mike!

Rush: Note the oil wells in the background!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel is munching Indian take-out *waves* while Chan-ing

Rich Maine: Come to the cabaret! So gay and cosmopolitan

Rush: And the california palms.

Foxxama & Angelzone: Louise, we blame Panama alone, not you. Our files show only sterling for you.

Hawaii_Steve: Yes, Rush. Where are we?

Mike n Rachel in DC: *cough*

Rush: 5:30

Rush: 5:40

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hey is that Lionel Atwill?

Foxxama & Angelzone: Scrub.

Rush: 5:50

Louise: F&A: thank you for the confidence

Rush: 6:00

Dave: Look who’s here…

Hawaii_Steve: Phil, you bet your Universal Horror collection.

Dave: Czech her our!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Achmed Halide. I believe my grandpa left me 23 shares of his company!

Rush: Lionel Atwill: Clivedon Compton

Rich Maine: All aboard

Rush: Yes, Phil!

Rush: 🙂

Phil & Mrs. Phil: You know me…I can never figure out if it’s Lionel Atwill or George Zucco. Wacky, I know.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Frontier Airlines?

Rush: 7:00

Dave: Cozy…catch word for…

Louise: So it has been 10 years of Chan chats for me and once again my husband has called in the middle of this one. I should just not answer.

Hawaii_Steve: Phil, I understand.


Rich Maine: A birdcage!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Louise, surely your hubby knows your routine. My friends know i am In Conference Monday evenings.

Rush: Douglas “Dolphin” flying boat

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Smoking kills.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Passengers eyeing each other suspiciously

Mike n Rachel in DC: It does, Phil. Especially in Panama…

Dave: No one…no one interrupts the Chan Family Time

Phil & Mrs. Phil: That’s ok M&R I’m keeping my eye on all of you.

Louise: I suspect hubby is jealous of the attention I give all of you on Monday nights!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *cough*

Rush: Understood, Louise!

Hawaii_Steve: When the group goes to the Tropicana Night Club, look carefully for Desi Arnaz and Cesar Romero.

Dave: yup, louise

Foxxama & Angelzone: Phils, you are so right. The patsy here would still be with us if he wasn’t a Devil’s Leafer.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Really, Steve?

Louise: HS: I did not know about Desi Arnez…

Rush: Marie has gotten used to it over the 20-plus years!

Mike n Rachel in DC: A chorus of Babaloo?


Hawaii_Steve: Oh, I’m sorry. Wrong film series.

Foxxama & Angelzone: Steve, i am a big fan of Desiderio Arnaz. I am scrounging now for my opera glasses.

Rush: Busy part of town!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Rush: Known as F U in some circles, no doubt?

Louise: Love the hats

Rush: Ouch! Angel…

Foxxama & Angelzone: RATS!!

Foxxama & Angelzone: WILLARD!!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Ben.

Louise: Can’t trust anyone in Panama

Foxxama & Angelzone: I think i know this song. Anybody else?

hounder: time check please?

Rush: Correct, Louise!

Rush: 12:55

Mike n Rachel in DC: *cough*

Dona: fast working


Matt1: <tin can>

hounder: thanks.

Matt1: Smoking kills

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Cue the can – oops I’m a bit late


Rush: “Muerto.”

Dave: Nice bit part by soldier

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cop has the Harold Huber role in this one

Dave: exactly, m/r

Rush: 14:40…

Mike n Rachel in DC: muy peligroso!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Just looked up Desi’s filmography; he doesn’t show before 1940. I will be studying this!

Louise: recognize that rear enbd?

Rush: 14:50…

Louise: end


Foxxama & Angelzone: What rear?

Rush: 15:00

Dave: meanwhile, a familiar butt…

Rush: JIMMY!

Dave: Pop!

Rush: yes!

Rush: “Man without relatives is man without trouble.”

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Killed by Bowie Knife?

Dave: Nice Chan quote

Rush: One of my favorites.

Rush: Phil: 🙂

Rush: I am a little behind you.

Rush: Boanide.

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Ohhhhh

Rush: A brief lesson on the Canal!

Rush: Phil: 🙂


mda19083 has joined this room

Matt1: Hello MDA!

mda19083: hello folks


Dave: greetings, mda

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hi mda

Rush: We can guide you in….!

Dona: Hi MDA

hounder: hi mda

Dave: young lady of fifty summers or more…

Rush: Yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Everyone wants to investigate the young female suspects…

Dave: like the visual

Rich Maine: And 75 winters

Rush: Well, Jimmy sure does!

Dave: haha rich

Rush: Yes, Rich!

Rush: And, by the way…WELCOME, Rich!

Dave: those winters!

Rush: Missed your arrival…sorry!

Rush: Nice fez.

Rich Maine: Oh u got me rush……no worries

Rush: 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: Nice model of Panama Canal.

mda19083: time check when you get a chance please

Dave: Fez-tastic

Rush: 22:00

Hawaii_Steve: 2143

Dona: 22

Rush: 22:10…

Rush: 22:20…

mda19083: many thanks all

Dave: Cryptic language, if you know what I mean…

Rush: 22:30…

Rush: 22:40….

Rush: 22:50…

Rush: 23:00

Dona: 23

Rush: Unless I am behind, that is!

hounder: nice shadows

Rush: Yes, Hounder!

Dave: right, hounder

Foxxama & Angelzone: THEORY ALSO BELONG IN BED.

Rush: Music builds…

Dave: Haifetz offscreen

Rush: builds….

Rush: Lollipop?

Mike n Rachel in DC: This is music from a Sherlock Holmes film…

Matt1: Marcelle?

Rush: Spider.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Where is Gallant Lad?

Rush: RATS!

Louise: rats

mda19083: plague

Rush: TWENTY of them!

Dave: Wow, m/r…

Rich Maine: Yes Mike!

Dona: YUCK

Rush: Meanwhile…at the Cabaret….

Rush: Agreed, Dona!

Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s not the rats that carry plague…it’s the rat fleas…

hounder: dramatic music

Dave: odd opening to cabaret scene

Dave: great singing from Czech girl

Hawaii_Steve: Victor Sen Yung is wonderful as Jimmy. He is 26 years old, but looks younger.

Rush: Pretty good grasp of Spanish for the young Czech lady!

Dave: exactly



Rush: Smoking on the job….

Hawaii_Steve: A lot of this movie is shot like a silent movie. Meaning little or no dialogue, just action.

Rush: May leave telltale ashes behind…

Dave: If there was nothing suspicious, Atwill wouldn’t be here?

Rush: Yes!

Louise: Yes H-S, good observation

Dave: right, steve

Rush: Yes, Steve! Good point!

mda19083: I have always wanted a white dinner jacket

Hawaii_Steve: The man kissing the lady’s hand looks just like Desi Arnaz. the white suit.

Rush: The drunken guy in the background!

Dave: My BIL gave me a nice jacket, several sizes ago…

Rush: Funny little part!

Dave: nice Chan insert shot, too

Rush: Between this club and the Hottentot Club…which is your choice?

Rush: We can throw in “Le Sange Bleu”!

Dave: little booths away from the action here…

mda19083: hottentot is hotter

Mike n Rachel in DC: 1. Le Sange Bleu, 2. Hottentot, 3. This dive

hounder: lol@dave. i know the feeling.

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Too many pervs at the Hottentot. I’d stay at Malolos

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Hottentot

Hawaii_Steve: I prefer Club Babalu. thank you.

Rush: 🙂

Dave: Any windows to throw girls through?

Rush: CC drinks his tea.

mda19083: tiger tea

Rush: Not in this club.

Dave: sasparilla

Rush: Miss FINCH!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No knives either. There’s that…

Rush: Blew his cover!

hounder: mis finch is starting a riot

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Big mouth.

Hawaii_Steve: Spies. Spies everywhere.

Dave: right, rush!

Rush: “Perhaps better to let cat out of bag than drown same.”

hounder: way too big a mouth

Rush: YES!

Dave: Shocked, Shocked! that spies are here…

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Any roulette in this joint?

mda19083: craps in the back room

Louise: such a dark movie

Rush: Looks like no roulette!

Dona: yes louise

Rush: I guess I should have included “Le Casino de Monte Carlo.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Fox trying to save on the electric bill, perhaps

Rush: AH!

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Went to the local casino last week. Totally misunderstood the craps table.

Hawaii_Steve: LOL !!!

Rush: “RATS!”

Rush: Phil: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: Bubonic Rats. New punk band.


Rush: The monkey again!


Dave: opening act: The Exterminators

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: They were going to do some covers from Cats, but thought better of it…

Louise: no, not CATS!

hounder: charlie locked himin. hope he can et out in an emergency

Rush: Louise: 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: Meanwhile … back at the club.

Rush: Yes…

Dave: frito bandito

Hawaii_Steve: Lots of smoking in this movie. Cough.

Rush: CC takes it all in….

Rush: Yes, Steve.

Dave: cancer lurking nearby…

Foxxama & Angelzone: None of these people is wearing tweed. Make a note.

Rush: The “Taximetro” cab is parked outside.

Rush: The ione we saw at the opening.

Dave: Uber?

Rush: (one)

Louise: No tweed in Panama

Rush: Cotton.

Louise: Linen and cotton only

Rush: Linen.

Rush: yes!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No tweed. But they probably have some good weed.

Phil & Mrs. Phil: WHOA!

Rush: Louise, did you see my email about the line spacing using WP?

Rush: Any ideas?

Louise: M&R: only if you want to end up in thehoosegow

Rush: JIMMY!

Louise: Rush, yes, sorry, wasn’t on email this weekend. I will check it out

Dave: some gambling buddies of Jimmy

Rush: TYSM, Louise!

Rush: There must be a way to single-space.

Rush: Humidor.

Rush: It’ll make a nice tossing object!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Humidor? Isn’t that one of the guys in a bullfight?


Rush: Mike: 🙂

Dave: don’t get ahead of the story…

Rush: Not to be confused with a cuspidor!

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Or a garage dor

Dave: Thermador?

Rush: Luchador…

Dave: Patiodor

Rush: 🙂

Phil & Mrs. Phil: bakdor

Rush: It’s nice that Jimmy doesn’t jump to conclusions…

Dave: Not except often

Rush: 🙂

hounder: must be how jimmy gets his exercise

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice dress

Rush: In his case, often the HIGH JUMP.

Dave: If it’s the Czech girl knock again!

Rush: Yes.

Dave: m/r, right

Rush: Baroness Von Zardas.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice dress, but the stripes don’t suit her. She looks much better in Czechs.

Rush: “The invaders”

Rush: Can’t say Germans yet.

Foxxama & Angelzone: Blastacious!!

mda19083: MNR 🙂

Rush: US is still “neutral.”

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Cue the can

Matt1: <tin can>

Mike n Rachel in DC: That’s right, Charlie. Sushi made from bad alibis is awful.

Rush: Like in “Olympics”

Dave: Some great CC lines…


Rush: More jumping!

Dave: BOING!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Somehow Manolo’s hat looks wrong.

Hawaii_Steve: Also, the phone is dead. Oh, brother.

Foxxama & Angelzone: They’ll pinecone the plant?

Rush: Chan makes an impromptu trap here!

mda19083: hopefully the lights won’t go out

Dave: Cigarette?

Mike n Rachel in DC: oops

Foxxama & Angelzone: Strange Governor Webster.

Rush: A John Wilkes Booth-like escape.

Matt1: Jimmy, lol

mda19083: there go the lights

Rush: Power of suggestion!

Dave: The old knock out the lights trick

mda19083: sic semper tyranus

Rush: “Nifties”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Wong used it great effect as well, Rush. 😉

Rush: nifty – (Slang) First-rate; great.

mda19083: they are all reiner

Hawaii_Steve: Death Bed Scene and

Hawaii_Steve: Sen YUng. LOL.

Rush: Yes!

Dave: Good practice for his career

Rush: Historic footage of ships passing through the canal later.

mda19083: the man in the fez

Rush: USS Arizona (BB-39)

Rush: USS Lexington (CV-2)

Rush: USS Tracy (DD-214) and USS Dahlgren (DD-187), as well
as two other Town-class destroyers in the background

Dave: Turned her irritation voice to 11

Rush: Look for them later.

hounder: charlie just can’t avoid tripping over miss finch

mda19083: dave 🙂

Rush: Of course, the ‘Arizona’ met its fate on 12/7/41.

Dave: Is that third or fourth unexpected appearance?

Rush: The ‘Lexington’ went on to fight in the Pacific.

Rush: Badly damaged, as I recall.

Foxxama & Angelzone: Infernal machine.

Rush: Nice discovery!

Rush: Skeleton!

Rush: One of Halide’s relatives???

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Wow they have mighty nice mausoleums.

Foxxama & Angelzone: The Krauty lettering on her ID photo clinched her way early on.

Dave: Shades of Treasure Island

Rush: And, the “head” of the family in the table!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Madeline Kahn woulda been great in her role.

Rush: Note the mumified head!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lexington was damaged in the Battle of the Coral Sea, fixed really quickly then sunk at Midway.

Foxxama & Angelzone: JUST PUNISHMENT!!!!!!

Rush: Looks like the ione used in “Egypt” for the dead professor!

Dave: f/a right!

hounder: is your ear hurting yet charlie? finch seems to be leading you around my it.

Foxxama & Angelzone: MnR, that’s quite true. Ironic!

Rush: I actually think it WAS!

Rush: Never noticed it before!

Foxxama & Angelzone: Good night all! Till we meet again!!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night Angel&Fox!

mda19083: be well angel and fox

Dave: evening, fox/angel

Rush: Good night, Angel…and Fox!

hounder: nite a n f. safe week

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Nite F&A

Rush: I like the shadows used to suggest machinery.

Rush: (tick…tick…tick….)

Dave: rush: nice touch

Rush: Arizona.

Rush: Lexington….

Dona: i lke the music

Dona: like

Rush: Yes, Dona.

mda19083: anchors away

hounder: fitting muic

Rush: When the anchor is raised, it is “weighed.”

Rush: “Weigh anchor!”

Rush: Hence, “Anchors Aweigh!”

Rush: Crickets…

Rush: Should have let him come in further!

Dave: Miss Finch has the ideas…

hounder: perfer to meet ancetors in more recognizable form

Rush: Yes!

Phil & Mrs. Phil: Cue the can.

mda19083: shoot first – ask questions later

Matt1: <tin can>


mda19083: she’s a screamer

Dave: oh yeah! mda


Rush: The THIRD one.

Dave: He’s dead alright!

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: Flywheel shadow!

Rush: “Patience lead to knowledge.”

Foxxama & Angelzone has left this room

mda19083: high anxiety

Mike n Rachel in DC: oh no!

hounder: must have been lots of planning of this charade off screen

Rush: Reiner!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Subtitles have Ryner…not very German!

mda19083: carl?

Rush: WHO is REINER???

Rush: Well…make that…RYNER!

Dave: Rob?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Maybe it was spelled “Ryner” so as not to offend Germans?

Dave: Slow pan shot…

mda19083: MI6?

Dave: Did you do mean things to my rats?!


Mike n Rachel in DC: He was actually 001, mda 🙂

Rush: The mask drops!

Rush: Got her!

Dave: Drop that voice, Ryner!

mda19083: she is!

Matt1: Chan foils again

Rush: “CURSES!”

Dave: Would have gotten away with a, if it wasn’t for…

Rush: Of course, giving the sabateur a German name allows the audience to draw the obvious conclusion!

Dona: Awsome

mda19083: book her danno

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm. That final comment did not age well.

Dave: Music up…

hounder: yay!

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Rush: The fibnal shot in the movie was, I believe shot from Point Loma in san Diego overlooking the entrance to the Bay.

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>

Matt1: That’s a wrap!

Rush: (Applause…)

Rush: THE END.

Dave: another great one

Dona: <Yahooo>

Rush: Well!

mda19083: another good one

Rush: That was a GOOD one!

Dona: one of my favorites!

Rich Maine: Yay! Thanks Rush!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Solid entry in the Chan canon

Rush: Next week….

Rush: “Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise”

Dave: agree, m/r

Phil & Mrs. Phil: As they say in Hungary – ALOHA!

Rush: 🙂

Phil & Mrs. Phil has left this room

Rich Maine: A great one!

Dona: Thank you Rush!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We are in a seafaring mode, Rush!

Dona: Goodnight all

Rush: Thank you ALL, again!

Dona: see you next week.

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha.

Rush: GREAT evening!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks for an enjoyable evening. have a great week all!

hounder: nite all. see you next week.

Matt1: Good night everyone and have a great week….Go Bolts!

Dave: See everyone next week

Hawaii_Steve: Great film.

Rush: Aloha to you, Steve!

mda19083: be well all until next time

Mike n Rachel in DC: Tied 0-0 at the moment, Matt.

Rush: TYSM for the extras tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cheers!

Rush: As well as the information!

Matt1: I know :-)

Rush: Have a GREAT week, everyone!

Hawaii_Steve: You’re well. I hope they added to the evening.

Rush: They did, steve!

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Rush: Good stuff!

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Godwinshelley2: Have a safe week everyone

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Rush: TYSM!

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Rush: Take care, everyone!

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Rush: Be happy…be safe….enjoy the week!

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Rush: Next monday will be Memorial day.

Louise: Bye all

Rush: Good night, Dona and Louise!

Rush: Take care!

Rush: I’ll try to be in touch, Louise!

Rush: Hopefully you can unravel the latest mystery!

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Rush: Good night, Dona!

Rush: See you next week!

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