Chat Archive 6/1/2020

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for June 1, 2020

Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise

Lost City of the Jungle (Chapter 9)

len freeman
Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil and Mrs. Phil

Pinkflamingo has joined this room

hounder has joined this room

hounder: hi pink. we’re a little early. everyone else won’t be along until the half hour mark

Pinkflamingo: Thanks. It’s been years since I joined you all. Forgot how it works

hounder: no problem we do meet and greet at the half hour then watch an extra. there’s a link above the chat room. right now we’re watching lost city of the jungle with key luke. at quarter past the hour we start the chan movie. you can use your own copy or the libk above the chat room. this week we’re watching murde cruise

Pinkflamingo: Thanks for the info

hounder: no worries. just catching you up on any changes you may have missed. btw welcome back

hounder: if i diappear don’t worry. internet is iffy here

Matt1 has joined this room

Pinkflamingo: You’ve been joining them for years, right. Seem to remember yoy

Matt1: Hello Pink & Hounder!

Pinkflamingo: Hi

hounder: hi matt.

Matt1: Hope you had a good trip Hounder and settled?

Rush has joined this room

Rush: Good evening!

Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: And….PINK FLAMINGO!!!!

hounder: s true pink. i sort of remember your handle as well.

Rush: A special WELCOME with RED CARPET for YOU!

Rush: Welcome baCK!

Rush: Ans, hello to Marr and Hounder!

hounder: rush i seem to have internet but it may go away at any time. just in case i disappear

Rush: Okay!

Rush: Just happy you could make it!

Matt1: Hope everyone had a good week

Rush: On a personal level…good, Matt…

hounder: a tiring one but we’re trying to settle back in nc

Matt1: One day at a time

Rush: But on a national level…not so good…

Rush: Yes, a day at a time…

Matt1: Hoping M & R are well and checking in tonight

Rush: Yes.

Rush: PF, are you still here?

hounder: oh yes matt

Rush: I noticed above that you were not sure how it works?

Rush: EASY!

Rush: Just join in as you like!

Pinkflamingo: Yes just feeding my dogs

hounder: i was just catching pf up on any changes she might have mied

Rush: We will be watching a serial in 10 or so minutes, and the link to it is above!

Rush: Nice, PF!

Rush: Happy chore!

Rush: Yes, Hounder…TYSM!

Rush: Our film tonight is “Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise.”

Rush: If you have a personal copy, we will start that one at 15 minutes after the hour.

Pinkflamingo: How long is the serial? And when will murder cruise start. I could run out and walk my dolls while a

Rush: Please pause your copy at the OPENING TITLE, and we will count down to the start.

Rush: Tonight, the serial runs 16:50.

hounder: i’m just going to hang out during the serial. connections not good enough to stream

Matt1: Where (time) are we starting the serial?

Matt1: Ok

Pinkflamingo: I don’t see a link anywhere

Rush: We start at 0:00 using the copy through the link above: “Lost City of the Jungle.”

Matt1: Ready here

Rush: Here’s the address if you need it:

hounder: the links on my screen are just above the chat window

Rush: If you look just above our Chat Room board, you will see the link to the serial and to tonight’s movie (if you need that).

Rush: I am ready, too…:)

Rush: We still have time…

Rush: about 7 minutes…

Rush: How have you been, PF?

Len Freeman has joined this room

Pinkflamingo: Must be on the wrong site. Just says. Charlie chan chat room and an arrow down. Below that just Main

Rush: Len…

Matt1: Hello Len!

Rush: Good evening!

Len Freeman: Wow. had trouble getting in ttonght

Rush: Yes?

hounder: hi len

Rush: I had a little trouble, as well.

Len Freeman: My Safari browser wouldnt work, but Firefox did

Rush: PF, this serial, as we have it, has been chopped up a bit, so we have strange, uneven segments left to us to see!

Rush: Smetimes, we start at what seems to be the middle of action, and sometimes we stop a little oddly, as well!

Pinkflamingo: Think I’ll take the dos out and try to join you when murder cruise is on

Rush: But, the main good thing is we get to see Keye luke in a non-Chan role!

Rush: As you like!

Rush: No problem, PF!

Len Freeman: OK here… ready for serial…!

Rush: Most people start arriving during the serial and at about the top of the hour!

Rush: Very good, len!

Rush: 3 minutes to go…!

Pinkflamingo: Thanks sed you in a while. Can I just stay open or have to come back

Rush: As you like, PF!

Rush: You may find that you have “left” when returning, though, due to not posting for a while.

hounder: this room doesn’t drop you like the old one did

Pinkflamingo: Great thanks see you in a while

Rush: 90 seconds…

Rush: Very good, PF!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: 75 seconds…

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: 50 seconds…

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Len Freeman: titles

Rush: Mine keeps jumping due to Youtube popups!

Mike n Rachel in DC has joined this room

Rush: Mike/Rachel!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Finally. Uncooperative chat this evening!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Matt1: M&R!

Len Freeman: Same here M&R

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello all!

Matt1: You both Ok?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pinkflamingo? Hello!

Rush: “Pendrang”

hounder: hi n b r

Rush: She’s back…but had to leave till the movie starts.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Are we at the beginning of “Part 3”?

Len Freeman: hot foot

Mike n Rachel in DC: Flames?

Rush: Indeed!

Rush: “Hotel Zalabar”

Matt1: I’m at 3:40?

Rush: Yes, M/R.

Matt1: 4:00

Rush: You’re about right, Mike!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re there!

Rush: Matt.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hotel Zalabar. You can check out…but you can’t leave. 🙂

Matt1: Rush

Rush: M/R: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: This dude is very Peter Lorre-esque

Rush: “Wel-come to thee Ho-tel ZAL-a-BAR…”

Rush: true, Mike!

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Rush: Hounder, it seems that you CAN get dropped!

Matt1: My life story

Rush: Hm!

Rush: Not smart giving him that negative!

Rush: saw THAT coming!

Mike n Rachel in DC: What? “I’ll handle this Johnson?” I thought we were a G-rated group…

Rush: Yow!

Rush: That would be one GREAT invention!

Len Freeman: WORLD POWR!!!

Rush: A device to make the A-bomb useless.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Now…if we could just make idiotic politicians useless, we’d have something useful. 

Rush: “It’s NOT Hubert…it’s Ubert!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: ‘e ain’t got much likin’ for this ‘ere business

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Interesting “delivery.”

Rush: $500 then was a LOT!

Rush: that would be something like $8000 today.

Len Freeman: What FOUL fiends!!

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Some quick interior decoration…

Mike n Rachel in DC: This music keeps verging on “Maltese Falcon.”

Cdirus has joined this room

Cdirus: Hi guys!

Rush: CD!

Matt1: Hello CD!

Rush: Good evening!

Len Freeman: Ah the old tie em in the chair trick

Rush: Yes, Len!

Rush: Interesting death device!

Rush: Monogramesque!

Len Freeman: yes

Mike n Rachel in DC: Monagramesque = “cheap” 🙂

Rush: I like the arc between the elephants!

Len Freeman: although Monogram probably would’ve used a spear!

Rush: True! 🙂

Rush: “Pick a card…any card…”

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Hit me”

Rush: Later known as “See’pea.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel can make a fortune at blackjack

Rush: (Swee’pea)

Mike n Rachel in DC: (and poker)

Rush: She can still tip her head enough!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “BOOBY trap.”

Matt1: Ends with a BANG, not a whimper

Rush: The gun aimed lower!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mike is IN

Len Freeman: Booby Trap Rendezvous coming!

Rush: Nice cliffhanger this week!

Len Freeman: classic

Rush: Part 10 next Monday…

Rush: Okay….

Nothere has joined this room

Rush: 13 minutes until our feature…

Len Freeman: Hi NH

Mike n Rachel in DC: Of course, we go immediately to graduation music and sober white men.

Matt1: Hello NT!

Rush: “Charlie Chan’;s Murder Cruise.”

Nothere: Hello everyone. My bags are packed for the murder cruise.

Len Freeman: Going to load up my DVD,,,, BRB

Nothere: All aboard the death bot.

Rush: Mike, that’s that staid UN group!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “My bags are packed, I’m ready to go…”

Rush: They seem to have a VERY easy job!

Cdirus: I wouldn’t want to get on a boat after the plague ships this year

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Taxi’s waitin’ he’s blowin’ his horn…”

Rush: Mine, too, Mike!

Len Freeman has left this room

Rush: Passport not needed.

Rush: Lost Len!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Already I’m so lonely I could die…”

Nothere: Movie hasn’t even started yet, and Lenis taken out.

Rush: Yes.

Rush: 11 minutes to go…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey NT! Glad to see you’re Not Here!


Nothere: Alright no body move. Where were you at the time of the crime.

Nothere: Well Mike Racheal. I have to b omewhere. Which means I’m nowhere else.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We were right here. In DC. Under CURFIEW, thank you very much.

Mike n Rachel in DC: You’re always in our hearts, Nothere. 🙂

Matt1: How are you two making out?

Nothere: Oh your in Dc.Hope your away from the riot.

hounder: hi nt

Nothere: Hey Hound

Rush: So, hopefully this eveing will be something of a respite for ALL of us!

Matt1: I think tonight in DC is going to be tough

Rush: Yes.

Cdirus: We’ve even had protest here in our city, but thankfully we live in the country

Rush: Our area too.

Matt1: Eyes are watching DC

Rush: Parts where one would never expect to see it happen.

Rush: Outsiders.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’ll be part of the protest…but first…Chan Clan. 🙂

Louise has joined this room

Louise: Hi Family!

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Rush: My “protest” is limited to the hobby horse race tonight…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Louise!

Nothere: Hey Louise. Are your bags packed for the death cruise?

Rush: Louise!

Rush: WELCOME!!!

Matt1: Cued!

Louise: Glad to be here as the world falls apart. Chan is always here to remind us of stability.

Cdirus: Yeah, Dayton has already been through so much this past year, we don’t need anything else.

Rush: Packed and ready to sail, yes…

Rush: Agreed, CD.

Matt1: Only cruise I could book was tonight, so….

Louise: NT: Dearth cruise! My husband gets email every day for cruise bargains. Those are death cruises!

Rush: 7 minutes…

Rush: Understood, Louise!

Nothere: Yeah but do you have religious funimentalists condemning you on those cruies? We have two tonight.

Louise: M&R: Protest safely so you can come back to us.

Rush: I can hardly recall a cruise where people don’t get sick!

Rush: 6 minutes…

Matt1: I’ve never gotten sick on a cruise, knock on wood

Godwinshelley2 has joined this room

Nothere: Hey God

Matt1: Hello GS!

Rush: Len must be having trouble getting back in.

Godwinshelley2: Hello all

Rush: GS!!!

Louise: Hi GS

Rush: Good evening to you!

Cdirus: HI GS!

Godwinshelley2: Hi Louise – I was watching you!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: The best part about living in DC is that one lives…in a way that’s connected to vital things…and in a way that’s very separated from 99% of the country. It’s a combination of privilege and humility.

Rush: How are things going with you and your parents?

Godwinshelley2: Hello everyone

Louise: Great GS. I couldn’t tell who was there. Did you enjoy it?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey GS!

hounder: hi hs. are you still doing ok?

Godwinshelley2: Yes it was fun

Rush: I see you got in as “2” tonight rather than “3”, GS!

Godwinshelley2: Wish I could have seen the little insert photos – I was watching on my iphone

Nothere: So what were you doing Louise that people were watching you?

Godwinshelley2: 3 is my iPhone 2 is my laptop

Rush: AH!

Nothere: 4 is her evil twin sister.

Rush: 4 minutes…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Glad to have you in any venue, GS. 🙂

Rush: Yes, NT!

hounder: lol

Louise: I was being interviewed about my miniature work. You can see the video now on YouTube:

HonoluLou has joined this room


Godwinshelley2: Managed to get back to Delaware to do some of MY medical stuff – my sister will be heading down to my folks tomorrow for her portion of FUN

HonoluLou: Aloha All

Nothere: Hi Lou

Rush: And, Hounder, i hope that your mother made the trip north well.

Matt1: How cool, Louise!

Rush: LOU!

Matt1: Lou!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Lou

HonoluLou: RUSH!

Rush: Aloha to YOU!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Aloha HonoluLou!

Louise: Thanks Matt. It was fun and I was interviewed by a gallery owner who has shown my work.

Rush: Yes, Lou!

Dona has joined this room

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes…

HonoluLou: Aloha everyone, another GREAT film!

Nothere: Your work? So your a painter?

Rush: DONA!

Dona: Hello Everyone!


Nothere: Hi Donna

hounder: hi dona

HonoluLou: Hiya Dona

Godwinshelley2: a Miniaturist – can’t spell it correctly

len freeman has joined this room

Rush: TWO minutes!

len freeman: back

Rush: WB, LEN!

Matt1: wb Len!

HonoluLou: Salutations Len

Nothere: Len you surivived your attacker.

Rush: Everyone ready?

Pinkflamingo has joined this room

Nothere: Hi Pink

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued here

Dona: Ready here Rush!

Matt1: wb PF!

HonoluLou: I’m at the title, right?

Pinkflamingo: I’m ready

Cdirus: Hi Pink!

Godwinshelley2: Yes – at the title – not the fanfare logo

Louise: Here’s a better link to my interview:

Dona: Hi Len, Hi PF

Rush: WB, PF!

Rush: 60 seconds…

HonoluLou: Great, thanks, GS

Pinkflamingo: Hi all

Louise: Cued here

Rush: 50 seconds…

Phil and Mrs. Phil has joined this room

Rush: 40 seconds…

Rush: Phil!

Rush: and Mrs!

Godwinshelley2: I usually run it with the subtitles on – to help me when I don’t understand some of the dialog


Nothere: Whoa Mrs. Phil. That’s a new one on me. Phil you sly dog.

Rush: 25 seconds…

Rush: 20…

HonoluLou: Greetings Phils

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Aloha!

Rush: 15….

hounder: ready

Louise: I like the subtitles GS

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Phil and Mrs. Phil: What NT? You’ve never been aware of Mrs. Phil?

Rush: Title and music….

Matt1: Hello Phil’s!

Rush: Nice GONG, Matt!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Gone Baby!

Rush: s always!

Matt1: TYSM!

HonoluLou: So soothing, that music!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Indeed Lou

Rush: A somber version of the “Honolulu” song…

Nothere: Nope can’t recall. Meeting her. Hi course that makes sence as I’m not here:)

HonoluLou: Who’s making Mai Tais?

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Wow, 13 of us tonight

Rush: You are, Lou!

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: pot pie crisis here. Did we just start with the mail search?

Nothere: One of the few Chan’s with Chan working for his own department.

Rush: Rifling Pop’s mail!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Yinz know what tonight is?

Dona: I could use one Lou

HonoluLou: Ha, ha, OK Rush (and I’ll drink them for us 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: 15, Phil.

Matt1: #2 & #7!

HonoluLou: Coming up Dona!

Rush: June 1, Phil…?

Nothere: Caught in the act. Dummy up boys. Lawyer.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: WFF night!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yinz? Do we have NW Pennsylvanians here?

HonoluLou: Charlie sounds like he has a cold?

Rush: Chan sounds like he has a cold.

Rush: YES!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: SW PA M&R

HonoluLou: HAHA, great minds…

Louise: spooky lighting

Rush: Notice Willie’s beanie…and buttons!

Dona: I thought so too Rush

Nothere: Lawyer.

Rush: Recall the same worn by Jughead in Archie comics?

Rush: Yes, Dona!

Nothere: Cheesburger and a chocolate malt.

Matt1: Saved by the.….door

HonoluLou: Wow, maybe Jughead was related to Tom!

Rush: It seems that Honolulu schools had an “E” grade between D and F.

len freeman: Great Beanie,,,, anyone remember Beanie and Cecil?

Rush: YES, Len!

Rush: 🙂

Dona: I do Len

Rush: Inspector Duff.

Pinkflamingo: Yes, I’m that old

Nothere: Remember it. Never watched it.

HonoluLou: Len, a Bob Barkin Cartooooon!

Rush: 🙂

Nothere: Will Tom doff his cap to Duff?

HonoluLou: The famed Inspector Duff from the novels.

len freeman: My childhood favorite… live puppet version originally, with Cecil the Seasick Sea serpent

Rush: I don’;t recall them, really, but I think I watched the puppet version of Beanie and Cecil in the ancient days.

Dona: One of mine too Len

Rush: I think my mom told me about that.

HonoluLou: On of mine too, Len

len freeman: it WAS thre ancient days…

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Kookla Fran and Ollie

HonoluLou: HAHA (Rush)

Rush: 🙂

Louise: I’m watching on the gray market DVD collection: not very good quality.

len freeman: YES…Kookla

Rush: Understood, Louise!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Hey ah, somebody shut that window.

Rush: Those used to be our ONLY way of seeing this film!

Rush: We were happy to get even that!

Godwinshelley2: Sorry I stepped away – talking childhood television – like Diver Dan?

HonoluLou: That window actually looks practically “exactly” like the window outside The old Honolulu Police Station, Hawaii Steve took folks to on his tours.

Dona: I had them all on tape Rush

Dona: the dvd’s are much better

Louise: Yes Rush, can’t find my better DVD

Rush: As did I!

Nothere: Sorry Phil and or MRs Phil it’s the 40’s not exactly an air conditioning friendly era.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Yeah, but it keeps crime low.

Rush: It’s got to be around somewhere, Louise!

Rush: I have my old DVDs as a back-up, too!

Rush: The strangler!


HonoluLou: Gotta hurt!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Waiting…

Rush: Looked like piano wire!

Nothere: Well you do get fewer widow stranglings from closed as oppose to open windows.

Rush: YES, NT!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Cue the can.

Pinkflamingo: Strangler very good at his task.

Matt1<tin can>

HonoluLou: Not on my watch!

Godwinshelley2: So do you do one or two can sounds?

Matt1: hmmmm

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Rush?

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel closes all windows in house*

Godwinshelley2: for the Luani hotel person

Pinkflamingo: Why does he get a emt for the poor strangled guy

Matt1<tin can>

Louise: Can I get a time check? I accidently stopped my video.

Cdirus: He’s not dead yet

Phil and Mrs. Phil: TYSM Matt

Godwinshelley2: 8:45

HonoluLou: The ole, “I’m a beggar, but really a murderer routine” so lame!

Rush: Recall something similar in another CC film?

Nothere: Well you got to give this guy credit. You really have to be commited to hang out of the police station to strangle people in the homicide buerauea.

Godwinshelley2: 9:00

Louise: Thanks

Godwinshelley2: 9:15

Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, this is “Paris” recycled…

Nothere: Dosen’t say much about your local cops Lou. Sorry.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Too much action in a short time span

HonoluLou: Mr. Waverly, I wonder if Illya or Napolean are around?

Godwinshelley2: I can never remember if it was Lionel Atwill or George Zuccor that was nicknamed “Pinky”

HonoluLou: NT, haha.

Rush: Two down already.

len freeman: Lionel Atwill

Nothere: Isn’t the same disguise a Paris?

Phil and Mrs. Phil: GS that’s usually ME that confuses the two HAHAHAHA!

Rush: Yes, LOU!

Rush: Also…Cosmo Topper.

Rush: Wilkie.

Louise: Topper. Loved that show.

len freeman: \

Rush: “Wendell”

Dona: Me too Louise

Rush: Yes, Louise!

Nothere: Atwill alot healthier than in our jungle adventure earlier.

Rush: I remember whenever my parents made me wear suspenders, I said I didn’t want to look like Topper!

Dona: LOL

HonoluLou: Rush, it wouldn’t matter 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Someone posted a photo shot from a Fugitive episode where David walks past Del Floria’s tailor shop – the front for UNCLE headquarters.

Rush: Interesting lighting.

len freeman: Ye NH

Rush: From below.

hounder: topper was a great show

Louise: Romance always complicates these murders!

Rush: Agreed, Hounder.

HonoluLou: GS, wow, that’s pretty cool!

Nothere: Lucky for him Solo was out of the country.

len freeman: Robert Lowery…the second actor to play BATMAN

Rush: AH!

HonoluLou: Ah Ha!

Louise: Pieces of siler

Louise: silver

Nothere: That hurt.

HonoluLou: That is one of Charlie’s better hats!

Louise: Um, those drag lines are so obvious

HonoluLou: Dang, just missed him!

Nothere: So true Louise. Being a craze killer is one thing. But a sloppy crazed killer. I mean really!

Pinkflamingo: Room full of people and only Charlie sees tracks on rug.. he’s an eagle eye

len freeman: AH..JUST LIKE my woife taught me

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Pinkflamingo I don’t believe I’ve ever seen you here before.

len freeman: wife

Mike n Rachel in DC: “now I know why my feet get cold when the wife’s away.” So your wife is a chambermaid?

Pinkflamingo: Many years ago

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Ah.

Nothere: Your wife is a wolf Len? Funny usually it’s the other way round.

len freeman: Hmmmm

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Well…

Nothere: Yes he was murdered in your bed. But relax dude. It’s not like we left the body there.

Rush: By the way, Phil…please say “hello” to Mrs. Phil!

Pinkflamingo: This guy is good he dragged the body and now is shocked

Rush: I hope she’s enjoying the movie with us!

hounder: hi phil

Phil and Mrs. Phil: She’s smiling and says “That’s nice.”

Rush: 🙂

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Hi Hounder.

Rush: (Scream…)

len freeman: Mrs. Len says hi to Mrs. Phil

Rush: And a shot!

HonoluLou: This is funny…

Rush: Susie watson.

Rush: Yes, Lou!

HonoluLou: She needs a good smack!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Doesn’t he look a bit like john wayne/

Matt1: Face only a Mother could love

Rush: (Slap!)

Phil and Mrs. Phil: ?

Mike n Rachel in DC: EEEEEEK

Nothere: That face. Whos face? That face.

Pinkflamingo: Susie is a kick

Cdirus: I love her!

Rush: (SLAP!!!)

Godwinshelley2: Louise – on TCM facebook page – someone was asking about movies that featured bathrobes and pajamas – guess what films I suggested?

HonoluLou: In the novels, she’s a parody of Mrs. Marple.

Rush: “Peeping Thomas”

Rush: Speaking of mystery novels, Lou…

Cdirus: This bit has a Scooby Doo feel to it

Rush: TYSM for the recommendation!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Mrs Phil says “hello” to Mrs. Len.

Rush: Nice!

Dona: What did you say GS?

len freeman: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Why Chan films of course

Rush: JIMMY!

HonoluLou: Yes, Rush. Always in progress.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: That cop’s reaction was kinda funny.

Nothere: And again Chan’s kids habit of breaking in places gets him arrested.

Pinkflamingo: Does #2son ever come into a room thru a door

Rush: I figure the first stories happen in 2014.

Godwinshelley2: In fact, I wonder if pajamas/bathrobes appear in nearly all the films?

Dona: that’s true GS

Louise: Pink: always the question!!!

Rush: Someday, lou, we need to go out for Chinese food in the area where these stories happen!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Somebody crack Frederick Ross across the bridge of the nose.

Louise: GS: I did a survey: about a third of the films have PJs.

HonoluLou: For sure, Rush. I got a list 🙂

Rush: Yes?

Rush: The spiritualist couple.

HonoluLou: Remember, one of my blogs, haha

Phil and Mrs. Phil: He didn’t want to be a buzzkill

Rush: I missed that, Lou…sorry!

Pinkflamingo: You can always count on #2 son to come in thru a window or skylight or some and to always tell something that was a secret and he Never listens to his father

Godwinshelley2: Nice Louise

Rush: True, PF!

Rush: She’s an eavesdropper…

Louise: Don’t call me Shirley…

Rush: 🙂

Rush: JIMMY!

Rush: Spills the beans.

HonoluLou: Rush, just google “Those Charlie Chan Eateries”

Phil and Mrs. Phil: It’s in COG nito

HonoluLou: Ahg! In the novels Duff survives.

Rush: THOSE I remember, lou…I thought you meant the dates of Lana Lee’s adventures!

HonoluLou: Ah So, Rush.

Pinkflamingo: Watch for my favorite seen.. #2 son wants to know why mr Walter’s didn’t mention his torn pocket..nowhere in this movie did Charlie mention the pocket to the cruisers

Mike n Rachel in DC: Pinkflamingo: All in all, Jimmy is a typical college student.

Pinkflamingo: This is true

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Has anyone ever been onboard a ship when its foghorn goes off? They are stupendously loud!

HonoluLou: P&P, no. That never occurred to me.

Rush: Time aboard ship: 10:30 PM…

Phil and Mrs. Phil: How can you tell Rush?

Rush: (According to the bells earlier…)

Mike n Rachel in DC: So just imagine how careful Jimmy’s going to be about the coronavirus when he comes back to campus this fall.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Oh.

HonoluLou: Rush, Pah-leeezeQ

Rush: Remember the ship’s horn and how it came into play in “Eran Trece” (“Charlie Chan Carries on”)?

Rush: Very different here!

HonoluLou: I saw a man sitting there, did anyone else (in case it comes up)

Pinkflamingo: Who cares

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Susie!

Pinkflamingo: Rush. What does 🙂 mean

len freeman: OK Loony

hounder: sorry in and out with mom.

HonoluLou: The Hand!

Rush: (Smile of agreement, PF!)

Pinkflamingo: Thanks

Rush: 🙂

HonoluLou: 🙁

Louise: Denying son again

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Charlie beats the crap out of #2

Rush: CC gets some peace for a while now…

Rush: Yes, Louise!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *cough*

Rush: Happened to Lee, too!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Now the binoculars start to sway.

Rush: Recall when?

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Rush: Loud awake…and asleep…

Rush: DV!

Rush: Good evening and WELCOME!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Hi Dan

Danventure: Hurrah!

Rush: How are you tonight?

HonoluLou: Greetings Dan

Rush: YAY!

Danventure: Thank you all!

Danventure: Late, but at least not “late”

Phil and Mrs. Phil: What an idiot!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Time to probe the Tomb of the Pharaohs, yes?

len freeman: Thanks Dad…

Rush: We are currently at 33:50 in the movie, DV…

Rush: Pop puts Jimmy to work.

Rush: 34:30

Danventure: Thanks, Rush. Got it.

Rush: Very good!

Danventure: One of my favorites, too.

Rush: Way to give him a heart attack!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Mr. Pendleton’s jaw is now broken

Rush: This IS a good one, DV…agreed!

Nothere: Alright ya mugs. I got my gat now. Sure your suddenly a tough guy.

Pinkflamingo: Sometimes I watch this movie 2 or 3 times a day

Rush: We have tonight a “remake” of the “lost” “Charlie Chan carries On.”

len freeman: They gi ve up so easily

Rush: PF: 🙂

Nothere: So Carries Paris and Murder. They really liked this plot.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: That’s NOT good

Rush: Now, THAT would be a signal to me to be EXTRA careful!

Rush: I woulkd ask to be with chan 24 hours a day!

HonoluLou: A warning of death…I like it!

Rush: Yes.

Rush: Similar to that used in “CC carries On.”

Rush: But that one was a bag of pebbles.

HonoluLou: Weren’t those pepples, Rush?

Nothere: Sure the murdered man in hi bed is too subtly. Better send a warning of death.

Rush: Yes, Lou!

Rush: We “tied” on that one!

Pinkflamingo: His wife’s a kick she doesn’t tell him she’s been married before or that her x is after them

HonoluLou: Right, to simulate “Diamonds”

Rush: Playing Americanized Majong.

Mike n Rachel in DC: We’re now past the Depression. Can afford dimes. Earlier, we had no money…had to use pebbles.

Nothere: Yeeah my crazed x is trying to kill me is at least second or third date material.

HonoluLou: There’s your “Han Dynasty” note, Rush

Rush: Han dynasty – The Han dynasty lasted four hundred years, from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D. The Han dynasty is the East Asian counterpart of and contemporary with Rome in its golden age. During this dynasty, China officially became a Confucian state, prospered domestically, and extended its political and cultural influence over Vietnam, Central Asia, Mongolia, and Korea before finally collapsing under a mixture of domestic and external pressures.

Rush: Yes, lou!

Rush: Chan begins “chopping.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes, Rush. Very illuminating. BUT. Did they play mah johngg?

Nothere: Confusis says. See Hans I told you.

Rush: NT: 🙂

HonoluLou: Han Dynasty = Roman Empire. A good analogy

Mike n Rachel in DC: The Romans, it should be noted, did NOT play mah johngg

Rush: I don’t think it was played in the Han Dynasty!

Rush: I would agree, Mike!

HonoluLou: Rush, correct. They played Twister!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Of course, lou!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Your move, Qunintas Errius!”

Rush: Sorry about the lower case.

Rush: Lou.

Nothere: So your working on a cruie ship when they come up to you. How would you like to be a bodyguard for someone a crazed killer is after. How much extra pay do you ask for?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Lots, NT. A whole lot.

Rush: Quite a lot, NT!

Pinkflamingo: Just doing it because it gets him out of his regular duties

Rush: Here comes a chase…

Rush: Cue the Benny Hill theme…

Louise: Crazy chase

HonoluLou: Jimmy, was pretty athletic.

Pinkflamingo: My favorite scene is coming now

Nothere: Well guards are interesting. There the only people you pay where you hope your wasting your money.

Rush: Yes, PF…

Louise: Lax in their moral conduct!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Why was your son rifling my cabinet?”

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Because he didn’t have a machine gun?”

Rush: A spiritualist worried about moral conduct.

Rush: HM.

Nothere: Yes lax in conduct. Like that blasted Flash Gordon.Sorry ignore that.

HonoluLou: Now Beat it!

Rush: Mike: 🙂

Rush: Yes, Lou!

Louise: Spiritualists were common in Chan movies

Rush: bluenose – A puritanical person.

Rush: Yes, Louise.

HonoluLou: Rush 🙂

Rush: Hobbyhorse races…

Nothere: In Treausre Island and Castle psychic powers were proven to be true.

HonoluLou: Louise, my favorite…Madam Saturna

Louise: Pop tell you!

Rush: Yes, NT. Especially in the case of Eve Cairo.

HonoluLou: Gosh they’re having fun!

Rush: Madamme saturnia’s predictions were sort of round about…but pretty accurate.

Rush: Eve Ciro was more of a mind reader.

Rush: (Cairo)

HonoluLou: Yes, Rush.

Dona: What is the one that takes place at a home in SF i think, the son drown.

Nothere: I demand that horse be tested for doping.

HonoluLou: Does anyone drink Rye anymore?

Rush: Lou, ANYTHING would be fun when compared to the murders that have dogged this tour group!

Nothere: Not me. But I never did drink alchol much. Now soda.

Rush: Someone must, Lou!

Rush: Agreed, NT!

Pinkflamingo: Think they should have tested rider as well as horse

Rush: I love these moonlit seas backdrops.

Mike n Rachel in DC: MnR = gin drinkers. So not much whiskey hereabouts. *hic*

Rush: yes, PF!

hounder: charlie alays the matchmaker

Rush: A LOT, Hounder!

Pinkflamingo: Some guard he is. Just stick your head in the dark room

HonoluLou: MnR, lol

Nothere: Ah yes the old make a noise to lure away the guard. Still works cause so few guards who fall for it are still around.

Rush: Or a relationship fixer-upper!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie always sees the best in people. VERY rare for a policeman.

Rush: Looks like a Berlin Police Officer party hat!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Cue the can

Rush: Yes…

Mike n Rachel in DC: “Such things cannot happen in…BERLIN!”

Rush: 🙂

Pinkflamingo: If pendeltin doesn’t answer door to anyone and keeps it locked how did killer get in

HonoluLou: MnR, good one!

Matt1: Tin can was blocked out


Nothere: Charlie tours the world. He has no right to be the most jaded member of Honolulu pd. Now that poor traffic cop.

Rush: 🙂

HonoluLou: Sorry Charlie

Nothere: Well Pink by cunningly saying “LEt me in. I’m not the killer.”

Pinkflamingo: No mr chan to you

Rush: As I see it, the Honolulu PD sent CC around the world and more to publicize trhe Islands…sort of an “ambassador”!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Clearly the proprietors of this chat room have no appreciation for the significance of the can.

Rush: Maybe the Honolulu Tourist Board helped fund the trips!

Matt1: Clearly!

len freeman:

Nothere: I will not be stopped. TIN CAN

Phil and Mrs. Phil: I hold my breath every time the can has to go into operation

Mike n Rachel in DC: “The Litte Can That Could”

Mike n Rachel in DC: *Little

Mike n Rachel in DC: woo woo

Mike n Rachel in DC: (or *clink clink*)

Matt1: I was kicking and kicking …..the can

Phil and Mrs. Phil: It requires SPLIT SECOND timing on Matt’s part

Rush: The tin can sound was a feature of our last Chat Room. We had no “bucket” sound to “kick,” so we used the can. When that Chat Room disappeared and we got this one, there were no sound effects, so we cling to the old sounds through words!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Kick the can…spin the bottle… *Mike looks at Rachel and winks*

Nothere: I am but a poor and sad substitute for the skill and daring that is MAtt.

Matt1: Yeah, baby

Nothere: 7 minutes in heaven for the couples here?

Rush: So…whenever a victim passes, Matt or someone else if he’s not here, notes the “can.”

Matt1: Circus was always a great film for sound effects too

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Matt doesn’t say much but his presence is critical.

Rush: Missed that, NT!

Danventure: Curiously enough, there was a “Broadmoor Apartments” in Salt Lake City in that era. It survives as the “New Broadmoor Apartments”. 😉

Matt1: Man of few words…..just actions, or cans

Rush: YES!

Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. May the gentle trade winds blow you on ships with at least 1 less murder until I am Nothere again.

HonoluLou: Jimmy goes for it!

Rush: Take care, NT!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Goodnight NT

Matt1: Take care NT!

Rush: See you next weeek?

len freemanRush: Gnight

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey NT. Always glad when you’re not here. 🙂

Pinkflamingo: Goodnight

Dona: Goodnight NT

HonoluLou: Aloha Oe, NT

Rush: Next week: “Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum.”

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HonoluLou: Pop, Pop, I’m thirsty…Pop!

Rush: 🙂

Pinkflamingo: How does he breathe thru that full face mask

Mike n Rachel in DC: Panic attack again

Rush: Same way we ALL do these days, PF!

HonoluLou: Nowhere to run, buddy!

Mike n Rachel in DC: *iiiiin* *oooouuuut* *iiiiin* *ouuuuut*

Rush: And…where else did we see THIS happen?

HonoluLou: Charlie with a gun, another time

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Cue the can

Mike n Rachel in DC: OK, everyone. Start channeling good can vibes.

Matt1<tin can>

Rush: With a gun…but without USING it!

Louise: bad can

Matt1: I’m baaaaaaack!

HonoluLou: Rush, City of Darkness

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Niiice Matt

Mike n Rachel in DC: *high five for Matt*

Matt1: Can needed some oiling 1st

Rush: I was thinking of another, Lou…

HonoluLou: Hmmmm!

Rush: “Charlie Chan in….”

HonoluLou: Reno, NY, The wax museum…haha?

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Panama

HonoluLou: Doooo! Right.

Rush: When Miss Finch did the deed.

Rush: No problem, Lou.

HonoluLou: Whew!

Rush: I was scratching my head, admittedly, when you mentioned “City in darkness”!

HonoluLou: Didn’t the guy have a mask on?

Rush: Drop it into the coffin.

Rush: he did.

HonoluLou: Forget it, where off to the morgue.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Matt: Let this be a lesson, Cans need maintenance.

Rush: And…there’s the mask.

Rush: Which was worn by Ross.

HonoluLou: Right!

Rush: Kay Linaker.

Pinkflamingo: Enter the sad new widow

Mike n Rachel in DC: Yes you are, Kay.

hounder: jim eberhart

Rush: Yes!

HonoluLou: Jim, Jim, he’s our man. If Jim can’t get her no one can!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: You think she could be reading her lines on the backside of those bandages?

Rush: In “CC Carries On: “Jim Everhard.”

Rush: maybe, Phil!

Rush: 🙂

hounder: did the coroner even notice the bndages on her eyes?

Pinkflamingo: She’s a kick goes to the police on her 1st husband who tries to kill her and doesn’t tell 2nd husband anything

Rush: Use of more “under lighting” in this scene.

Rush: PF…life can be complex!

HonoluLou: Ahg!

Rush: Chan at work…as we will see!

Rush: Smelling salts.

HonoluLou: The Set Up.

Rush: Lights out!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: LIGHTS!

HonoluLou: Which way did he go, Which way did he goQ

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Rush: We can now test her psychic abilities!

Rush: Poor Susie.

Pinkflamingo: When did chan have time to set up the cruise director. When they Charlie departed different ways

HonoluLou: And some coffee.

Rush: Must have spent all her money on that trip.

Rush: All those sandwiches???

Pinkflamingo: This guys eating 5 szndwiches

Rush: Yes, PF! seems so!

Louise: SCREAM!

HonoluLou: He’s hungry!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Yeah, he’s got a pretty good appetitie

Rush: Yes.

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Pretty hard to scream if you’re being choked to death.

Rush: Too much talk!

HonoluLou: Oh no! He’ll never get the job at U.N.C.L.E. now!

Rush: This one has a “connection” to yet another Chan movie!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: That’s his identical twin

Rush: Any takers?

Danventure: LOL Honolulou!

Rush: Lou: 🙂

HonoluLou: Take the scumbag away!

Rush: We have a VERY similar circumstance in…

Rush: “Charlie Chan in Paris.”

Rush: The “Two Xaviers.”

Pinkflamingo: No problem in those days you could change your name get a new ss card etc without a problem,, he did have a different name on uncle

HonoluLou: Right!

Rush: He did, PF!

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Dona: she doesn’t seem very upset about her husbands death

Rush: WB, Len!

Rush: Sorry about the unplanned exits tonight!

Phil and Mrs. Phil: Mrs. Phil noted the same thing Dona.

HonoluLou: BANG!

len freeman: HE plated a number of villains in the 30s/40s….. until he became nice guy in Topper

Rush: Oh, Jimmy!

Pinkflamingo: Why should she when she practically set him up by not telling him anything

Rush: A new hole in the floor!

Matt1: <yee-haw>

Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah.

len freeman: Great cast

Rush: Closing credits…

Mike n Rachel in DC: A+

HonoluLou: Great Chat, Aloha to All from Cleveland.

Rush: THE END…

Dona: YAY!!!!!!!

Louise: Alas, another one done

Dona: Another good one Rush!

Rush: (Applause….)

Rush: Again….

Danventure: What fun!

Rush: Next week….

Rush: “Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum”

Pinkflamingo: Rush what is next weeks

Rush: A good one indeed!

Mike n Rachel in DC: In the heyday the Chans!

Rush: And…a bit spooky!

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Louise: WAX MUSEUM! YAY!!! Thanks all for being here and sharing the evening.

Rush: Yes, Mike!

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all…have a wonderful week!

Rush: Please say “good evening” to rachel!

Matt1: Good night folks…..Have a safe and healthy week!

Rush: Thank you ALL, for a GREAT evening!

Rush: Welcome BACK home, PF!

Mike n Rachel in DC: She’s here…cheering for Wax Museum…an MnR favorite

Pinkflamingo: Good night to all

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Phil and Mrs. Phil: Wash your hands – you don’t know where they’ve been! Good night.

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Danventure: Hope I am more on time for next week!

Danventure: Ciao!

Rush: I hope you can make this a regular event!

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Dona: Goodnight Everyone. See you all next week.

Rush: May everyone have a happy, and SAFE week!

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Rush: Hang in there…all this craziness cannot last forever….

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Rush: Chan is a great cure for any anxiety!

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Rush: Take care, Hounder, Louise, GS!

Rush: And, GS…

Rush: Nice that you were able to stay on tonight!

Rush: Hounder, my best to you and your mother.

Godwinshelley2: Thank you – hope you all have a good week/.

Godwinshelley2: night

Rush: And you as well!

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Rush: Good night!

Rush: Thank you, Louise for your contributions…as always!

Rush: The gold coins in the money bag!

Rush: Good night!

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