The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for July 5, 2021
Charlie Chan in Rio
The Landini Murder Case: Blind Man’s Bluff
Mike n Rachel in DC
Phil & Mrs. Phil
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Rush: hello, Matt!
Matt1: Hello Rush!
Rush: How was your Independence day?
Matt1: Quiet, but good, thnx….u?
Rush: That can be good!
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Good evening gentlemen!
Matt1: Hello M & R!
Rush: our new areahad people shooting off fireworks on the 3rd and 4th!
Mike n Rachel in DC: DC is (in)famous for our neighborhood fireworks
Rush: Mike and rachel!
Rush: And a big hello to you AND Rachel!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Nice to be back…and to see Rush back too
Mike n Rachel in DC: *Rachel waves*
Matt1: Fireworks GALORE this year!
Rush: yes, we are settling in.
Rush: Yes, Matt!
Mike n Rachel in DC: What town/city are you in now Rush? Iowa, right?
Rush: Bettendorf, Iowa.
Rush: A part of the Quad Cities.
Rush: Eastern edge of the state.
Rush: Right on the Mississippi.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Cool. Are you anywhere near Chicago?
Rush: Actually, where we are, the river flows east to west!
Rush: A couple hours drive away, yes.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah, the westerly Mississippi…that’s like my hometown (Detroit) where you can go south into Canada. 🙂
Rush: I guess I’ll be a Cubs fan soon!
Rush: yes, Mike!
Rush: We were able to watch fireworks from the golf course that’s behind our house.
Rush: Lots of the neighborhood was there.
Matt1: How nice!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Sweet. Are you a golfer…or just a house near a course?
Rush: It was unique!
Rush: The latter!
Rush: Too expensive a sport for me!
Rush: Plus…I am no good at it!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah. We like golf, but stick mostly to the tiny (i.e. cheap) courses. 🙂
Rush: That would be me!
Rush: I used to go to those with my father.
Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ve played most of my life and Rachel is getting pretty good. Those matches for a Coke are getting more intense.
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mda19083: hello y’all
Mike n Rachel in DC: I had two uncles who got me started…lots of memories!
Matt1: Hello MDA!
Rush: It’sfun to watch the golfers from our house, though!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello MDA!
Rush: Good evening!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hopefully you’re out of range of any errant shots. 😉
Rush: Oh, yes!
Rush: Actually, we are close to the 18th tee.
Rush: davenport Country Club.
mda19083: rush – did you see me on the 4th green – i two putted
Mike n Rachel in DC: Perfect. Better to be close to a tee than a green. “Outgoing” vs “incoming.”
Rush: MDA: 🙂
Rush: So…that was YOU!!!
Rush: Yes to the “outgoing,” Mike!
Mike n Rachel in DC: MDA…nice putting!
mda19083: i missed the windmill entirely
Rush: That’s my extent, MDA!
Rush: only, I would hit a blade.
Mike n Rachel in DC: I was always partial to the “through the dinosaurs legs” holes.
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey SB
Matt1: Hello SB!
mda19083: i hope everyone had an enjoyable day yesterday
sarabell2: Hello all hope you are all well
Rush: Happy to see you here tonight.
Mike n Rachel in DC: We are well, thanks!
sarabell2: You get moved Rush?
mda19083: hell sb matt1 rush and mnr
Rush: We are still settling in…unpacking, etc.!
sarabell2: What a relief, I am sure
Rush: My younger daughter had a friend from san Diego fly in this weekend to see her.
Rush: That was nice.
Matt1: How nice!
Mike n Rachel in DC: How cool…is this our “friend” Rachel?
sarabell2: She missed her already? That is a friend
mda19083: i may not have much to say this evening during the radio portion as dinner is in progress
Rush: It boosted my Rachel’s spirits.
mda19083: but cc is playing in the background
Rush: The friend’s father works for an airline, so that helped!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Best kind of friend/father. 🙂
Rush: She actually flew in from Dallas where she has traveled with her mother
Mike n Rachel in DC: Wow…quite a world traveler for a young person!
mda19083: i just flew in from la – and boy are my arms tired
Rush: My older daughter, Sarah, will be flying out to San Diego to see her grandmother and some friends. We said we’d pay half.
Mike n Rachel in DC: lol
Rush: Radio show time!
Rush: I lost track of the time!
sarabell2: MDA that would be the only way I could do it
Matt1: Ready here!
Mike n Rachel in DC: All set in DC!
Rush: let’s say…30 seconds….
Mike n Rachel in DC: tick tick tick
Rush: 20 seconds…
Mike n Rachel in DC: tock tock tock
Rush: Scratchy again this week!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hm…sounds like another scratchy episode. Old Time Radio
sarabell2: I like em scratchy
Rush: The sound of “vintage”!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I wish I had one of those old, big radio sets to listen to this
Rush: Yes! That’d be GREAT!
Rush: VERY rich sound!
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s very nice that they provide a concert as part of their radio show
Rush: They sure do!
mda19083: buff or bluff
Rush: Really it should be “BUFF.”
Rush: But, I have seen it as “BLUFF” a lot!
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Rush: Chan said the former.
Matt1: Hello Hounder!
Rush: Good evening to you!
mda19083: buff – this episode is nsfw then
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Hounder…hope you’re well!
Hounder: Hi everyone. I hope you all had a happy and safe 4th
Rush: Welcome and best wishes to you and your mother…
mda19083: good evening hounder
Hounder: We’re doing ok thanks forcasking
Mike n Rachel in DC: it’s ok, MDA, as long as there’s a blindfold
Mike n Rachel in DC: (no peeking!)
Rush: TYSM, Hounder, we did…and I hope that you were able to experience some fireworks from a safe distance!
sarabell2: Hi Houder
Rush: Dudley ward.
mda19083: good thing phil is not here to monitor this chat
Hounder: We watched on TV. The local ones would have had us out too late for mom
mda19083: blindfold on
mda19083: who turned off the lights
Rush: Ours started at 9:30 and went on for about 20 minutes.
Mike n Rachel in DC: someone is always snatching something when the lights go off…
Hounder: I’m not even sure we had local fireworks this year. It’s a very small town
Rush: Yes, Mike!
Rush: Did you hear any “private” fireworks, Hounder?
sarabell2: My neighbor spent $1K put on a show for us. But has car trouble and has not had it fixed no money. that is how we do it down here.
mda19083: i brought sparklers for everyone – i will pass them out in time for the movie
Rush: LOTS of those around my area!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie knows quite a bit about trees!
Rush: TYSM, MDA!
Rush: I guess he doesn’t know.
Hounder: Nice neighbor sb.
Rush: Gibberish “Chinese.”
sarabell2: He is. Very nice.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Ah Sing has odd accent
Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds like a good guy, SB. 🙂
Rush: NICE to the above, SB!
Rush: A momentary glint of fear in Ah Sing’s eyes.
Rush: nice find by Chan.
Rush: Commercial break…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Beginning to pull the loose ends together…and now back to the concert
Rush: Imagine a conductor in front of the orchestra!
Rush: Some wise words, there, by Charlie chan…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Back to conducting… 😉
Rush: THE END…as the music fades…
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Rush: Tonight we will be watching “Charlie Chan in Rio.”
Mike n Rachel in DC: Quite a deep saying…but not sure how it connected with the episode.
Rush: This is the second-to-last entry in the 20th Century-Fox Chan series.
Mike n Rachel in DC: This is a favorite of Mike’s…not so much Rachel. Seems to have got miserable reviews.
Rush: Yes, Mike.
sarabell2: Why the bad reviews?
Mike n Rachel in DC: Black Camel Lite
Rush: Maybe referring to Dudley Ward, the rich owner of the estate where all the drama and killings are happening!
Rush: Yes, Mike!
Mike n Rachel in DC: The reviewer from Variety described the acting as “terrible”
sarabell2: Oh, OK.
Rush: The “remake” of “The Black camel.”
Rush: There are a few “lacking” performances.
sarabell2: I can’t tell old bad acting
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s in the review under the “films” in the website
Rush: True, SB!
Mike n Rachel in DC: I think it has a lot of charm…and Mary Beth Hughes is cute and funny
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Rush: Perhaps “old” bad acting might be superior to some of today’s “good” acting?
Godwinshelley2: Evening all
Dona: Hi Everyone
Matt1: Hello GS!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Dona and GA
Matt1: Hello Dona!
sarabell2: Hello Dona and GS
Rush: Good evening…WELCOME!!!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Erk. *GS
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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey DanV
Hounder: so. Dona and gs
Matt1: Hello Dan!
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DanVenture: Hey, hey hey!
Louise has joined this room
mda19083: it looks like a number of the players in cc in reno made the trip to rio
sarabell2: And hello DV
Mike n Rachel in DC: Typo…you original got a “GA”
mda19083: hello gs
Rush: DV….welcome to YOU, too!
DanVenture: Happy HOliday!
Hounder: Hi was what I typed
mda19083: hello dona
Dona: hi Dan
Rich Maine: Good evening happy 4th
Rush: AH! Rich Maine!
Rush: Welcome back!
mda19083: hello dv rich louise
DanVenture: Nice crowd tonight
sarabell2: My keys stick too, I called Hounder Houder
Louise: Hi all. I was here yesterday at 8pm but no one was here…oh wait, it wasn’t Monday!
Rush: And Louise…great to see you with us tonight!
Godwinshelley2: Rush – what is the name of your city again?
Hounder: Hi rich. Pleased to meet you. I’m hounder
Rich Maine: Thanks, I usually have another mtg on Monday bit we are off this week and next so I can attend
Godwinshelley2: My husband was asking and I don’t remember
Godwinshelley2: I’d make a terrible detective myself
Dona: Hi Rich Maine and Louise
Matt1: Hello Rich and Louise!
sarabell2: Hello Louise and Rich. People are joining by two’s tonight.
Rush: A small city of about 30,000.
Louise: I am all alone
Godwinshelley2: Oh Louise – you always have us
Rush: Part of a larger metro area called the Quad Cities.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Like Noah’s ark, SB
Rich Maine: I watched Black Camel last night, funny to see the assistant detective instead of number 1 son !
Louise: Yes, GS. Especially you!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Clue!
sarabell2: We are here with you, Louise. I meant two people are showing up at the same time toniht
Rush: “Alone” with at least 11 others, Louise!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Louise
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh…and Rich!
Rush: Rich, YES!
Rich Maine: Clue ! Clue! And Robert Young & Bela Lugosi…
Louise: GS: I gave an interview about miniatures to a magazine last week and mentioned our trip to the coroner’s office
Godwinshelley2: We are always available when you need an “alibi”!
sarabell2: What quad cities are those, Rush? I am interested in IOWAology
Godwinshelley2: Nice – that was a fun trip
Rush: That was Kashimo, the assistant to Chan who drives him cry!
Louise: I do not like Kashimo either
mda19083: are there 4 cities in iowa
Godwinshelley2: Louise – have you seen anything on “toy theaters”
sarabell2: MDA…Ha ha
Rush: Tonight, though, we have the “remake” of “The Black Camel,” “Charlie Chan in Rio.”
sarabell2: But that was my real question
Hounder: Rush i hope you’re starting to get unpacked and settledin
Mike n Rachel in DC: I think Kashimo was the first try at #1 son character…if at first you don’t succeed…
Godwinshelley2: It’s like paper theaters that you do your own stories on with paperdolls on sticks
Louise: Yes I love toy theatres. The folk museum in Santa Fe has tons
Rush: Nice that you watched the “original” first, Rich!
Rich Maine: Whyis is it considered a remake, plot seems very different ?
mda19083: the only one i know of is ames
Hounder: Kashimo isn’t my favorite character
Godwinshelley2: Wasn’t Kashimo a Japanese character – might not have translated well with the change in political climates in the 1930s
Godwinshelley2: Louise – we need to stage some new Chan stories in a toy theater
Mike n Rachel in DC: Rich…Morana = Bela’s character; scratches on floor reveal murderer, etc…
Rush: SB…the “Quad Cities” are actually five! Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Molne IL, Rock Island, IL, and East Moline, IL.
Louise: GS: I am taking a book class and I am doing my book on the difference between Dale Arden (Flash Gordon) and Wilma Deering (Buck Rogers). I was dressed as one of them for Halloween when I was about 6 but can’t really identify my costume.
Rush: Total population is around 400,000.
Rich Maine: Aha thanks Mike
mda19083: 3 are in illinois
Rush: 5 minutes to go….!
Godwinshelley2: Ha! – the “Quad” is to throw off out-of-state folks
Louise: GS: a Chan toy theatre would be fun
Mike n Rachel in DC: LOL GS
Rush: Please ready your copies of “RIO.”
Louise: CUED here
mda19083: thanks gs
Mike n Rachel in DC: Si, senor
Hounder: It would be louise
Matt1: Make sure your DVD is on the correct side!
mda19083: i’m from pennsylvania
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Matt1: Hello m/m Phil!
Rush: YES! Side B, on the Fox DVD!
mda19083: hello phill and mrs
Godwinshelley2: Or maybe do a Mrs Chan in Honolulu story
Rich Maine: Yes all queued up on utube
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello PnMrsP
Phil & Mrs. Phil: ALOHA! to all my Chan friends.
Rush: 3 1/2 minutes…
Dona: Hi M&M Phil
Godwinshelley2: Hello P2
Dona: Ready here Rush.
Louise: GS: I am going to send you the picture of me as a space girl in the 1950s: on Messenger…
Rush: Please pause at the OPENING TITLE.
Rush: Phil and Mrs. Phil!
Hounder: Hi Phil & mrs
Mike n Rachel in DC: Olá as they say in Rio
sarabell2: Why isn’t it called quatro cities, then?
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hi Dona & GS, M&R, Matt. And last but least, the Glickster!
Godwinshelley2: That will be fun – maybe a character is a future toy theater
Rush: 2 1/2 minutes….
Phil & Mrs. Phil: And Hounder too!
Rich Maine: Do people chat here during the movie?
Godwinshelley2: Yes Rich – we do
sarabell2: Hi P and P
Godwinshelley2: Are you running on Youtube or a DVD
Rush: Yes, Rich!
Rush: TWO minuyrs…
Rich Maine: OK, will keep a window open …utube
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hi SB2.
Louise: Rich: we really gab!
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Godwinshelley2: If you are watching on youtube – you might want to have TWO windows open – one for the youtube and the other for the chat
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Dona: Hi Paul
Matt1: Hello Paul!
Rush: We carry on a conversation that can wander if so desired!!!
mda19083: rich – all the comments are on point
Hounder: Hi hl
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hi Lou!
Matt1: Hello Louuuuuuuuu!
Rich Maine: Yes will separate the tabs
Dona: Hello Lou
Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey HololuLou!
Godwinshelley2: In windows I use InPrivate Windows so I can have two open together on one screen
HonoluLou: Hi Everyone!
mda19083: hello lou
Louise: Wander, Rush? It always gets lost on various paths
sarabell2: Evening Lou
Rush: 50 seconds…
Godwinshelley2: Good – you sound like this isn’t your first rodeo
Louise: Everyone wants to go to Rio
Rush: 30 seconds…
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Yes, Rich sometimes it can be interesting trying to figure out who is talking to whom.
HonoluLou: I’ve got my pina colada ready!
PaulM: good evening
Mike n Rachel in DC: Cheers, Lou
Godwinshelley2: hi paul
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Don’t get distracted Rush
Godwinshelley2: Nice dance music intro
Phil & Mrs. Phil: GONE BABY!
Rush: Title and music!
HonoluLou: M&R Cheers.
Godwinshelley2: Victor Jory is in this one
Hounder: That sounds good hl. Maybe I’ll have 1 too
Rush: “Live” shot of the beach at RIO.
Louise: Mr and Mrs P can be distracting…so are several others who will not be named here…
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Whoa, TWO biggies, Harold Huber and Kay Linaker.
mda19083: way down among brazillians coffee beans grow by the billions
Mike n Rachel in DC: *rhumbas*
Louise: Music makes me want to dance
HonoluLou: Wow! There’s actually a song title “They met in Rio”! I never knew.
mda19083: phil – o kay
Godwinshelley2: The subtitles called it a Samba
Rush: Correct, no?
Mike n Rachel in DC: *sambas* (definitely a foreign tourist…)
mda19083: is that carmen miranda
HonoluLou: Me? I saw a song title, did anyone else?
Rush: No…just a “copy”!
Godwinshelley2: Why those hats – never understood that fashion
Rush: Yes, Lou!
Godwinshelley2: White fur right off the bat!!
HonoluLou: OK. Hey there’s Charlie Chan!
Rush: “They Met In Rio”
Phil & Mrs. Phil: And there’s Richard Derr
Louise: Yay fur!
DanVenture: There’s a bit of culture lost–floor show/night club.
mda19083: white fox fur
Rush: Appears right away.
Rush: Hamilton MacFadden.
mda19083: lots of cats fighting tonight
HonoluLou: One of her paws! Catty.
Louise: Yes Dan. I have photos of my parents at some nightyclubs like this in New York
Rush: Interestingly, HE directed the “original,” “The Black Camel”
Mike n Rachel in DC: MacFadden directed Black Camel?
Rush: AND, he appeared in the movie as the director Sal Martino at the beginning of the film!
mda19083: lots of fruit salad headwear
Rush: Not the best good will ambassador!
HonoluLou: Awe PoP!
sarabell2: Jimmy would be adorable doing the samba
Rush: Paul…I missed your arrival!
Godwinshelley2: So would Charlie!!
HonoluLou: A showgirl, her name was Lola…hmmmm?
Rush: How are you tonight, Lou and Paul?
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Didn’t lola do the samba?
Rush: I was caught up with the countdown as you both arrived!
HonoluLou: Good thanks Rush. Doing well. You all moved in…haha.
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Hi Paul and Lou!
HonoluLou: Hi P&P
Rush: Lola is the one who will be singing the song…
Rush: Lou…a work in progress!
HonoluLou: Didn’t Barry Manalow date her?
HonoluLou: Rush, I can imagine!
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Noooooo
mda19083: lola at the copa – now its a disco
Rush: Still making discoveries in boxes!
Rush: MDA: 🙂
Rush: Oh, yes!
Rush: And..here’s the song Lou mentioned.
mda19083: by harry warren
HonoluLou: Cool Palm trees!
Phil & Mrs. Phil: That’s a lovely dress
sarabell2: Top looks like she got it off a christmas tree
HonoluLou: I hate it when pretty girls go mad!
Hounder: I like that dress
Godwinshelley2: The shoulders though – too much
Louise: I’m with you sarabell
Mike n Rachel in DC: she doesn’t look like a murderess…doesn’t sound like a singer either…
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Matt1: Hello NH!
Rush: Songs: “They Met in Rio (A Midnight Serenade)” and “I, Yi, Yi, Yi (Like You Very Much)”
(music and lyrics by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren)
Phil & Mrs. Phil: NT, you not here!
Nothere: Fashoniably late from my siesta i’s not me
Godwinshelley2: Hello NT
Dona: Weren’t those shoulders back in, in the what 70’s?
Rush: Hello, Nothere!
mda19083: harry also did jeepers creepers as well as others
Godwinshelley2: Not quite as bad in the 70s
Dona: Hi NH
Mike n Rachel in DC: Well, you weren’t here NT. Good to see you!
mda19083: hello nt/nh
Phil & Mrs. Phil: I was thinking that Dona
HonoluLou: Greeting NT
sarabell2: Hello Nothere
Hounder: Hi nt
Rush: Now..to make the pinch…later…
Louise: hey nothere. Don’t listen to the rumors that I accused you earlier of making trouble
mda19083: kay linaker is in the house
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Indeed she is
HonoluLou: Kay is my favorite.
mda19083: she is one of my faves
Nothere: Rumor? I thought me making trouble was a given. If I were here:)
mda19083: sorry lou
HonoluLou: mda: the more the merrier!
Rush: Kay Linaker:
Rush: Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo: Joan Karnoff
Charlie Chan in Reno: Mrs. Russell
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island: Séance Apparition
Charlie Chan’s Murder Cruise: Mrs. Pendleton
Charlie Chan in Rio: Helen Ashby (alias Barbara Cardosa)
mda19083: oh kay!
Nothere: TYSM God
Rush: MDA: 🙂
mda19083: kay gets around
HonoluLou: MDA 🙂
Godwinshelley2: of course that is from my dvd player – not sure about the youtube
Rush: Or…HO! KAY!
Mike n Rachel in DC: That purse doesn’t seem to go with her outfit
mda19083: rush 🙂
Nothere: But she never gets around with me:(
Louise: Yes M&R
Rush: TYPO FINGERS TONIGHT!
Dona: Yes, Mike
Rush: Here this song?
Nothere: Color clash Mike and or Racheal
mda19083: jonas wilkerson from gwtw – victor jory
HonoluLou: Oh Oh, the spiked coffee.
Rush: Any “Prisoner” fans might remember hearing it on the final episode of the series.
Rush: yes, Lou!
Godwinshelley2: I remember “them bones” but not this song
Louise: getting raunchy here
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Shades of Bill Cosby.
Mike n Rachel in DC: *thud*
HonoluLou: P&P 🙂
Rush: Another drug-plus-cigarette moment.
Nothere: Dude that is some weak coffee.
HonoluLou: Yes Master
sarabell2: Funny P N p
mda19083: sorry louise – phil is in charge of policing this crowd
Rush: And…speaking of which…Morano makes a “master” copy of a confession here.
Nothere: So includeing the pairs there are 17 of us. Yep were a crowd.
HonoluLou: This has shades of The House without a key here? (the book)
Nothere: And an unruly bunh too.
Louise: I am still alone…
Nothere: House with no key ha windows.
mda19083: you said it nt
Louise: Freaky doctor
Hounder: Sparkly jewels
Godwinshelley2: Ah Louise – do you need to take a trip to Delaware for a few days – for company?
Mike n Rachel in DC: But he doesn’t have a cool turban like Bela
Louise: be frightened and angry
Rush: Louise, you mean you are not seeing the rest of us listed or our posts?
sarabell2: Aw, Louise. I could use some alone sometimmes
Nothere: Right everybody pile on Louis. Hope you have a lot of bedrooms.
HonoluLou: MnR, I know, where’s the mystic ball?
mda19083: road trip
Nothere: In The trunk Lou.
Louise: Just joking Rush…my family is not here…wait: I can do whatever I want for the next week! Alone is good.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh Clark! I was just confessing to a murder…
HonoluLou: NT 🙂
Rush: Instead of the crystal ball, we have “psychognosis.”
Nothere: Louise gone wild….Be afraid. BE VERY AFRAID!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Saves on props, Rush
Louise: Yep, NT
HonoluLou: Does everyone know what October 3, 2021 commemorates?
sarabell2: No, tell us
Hounder: Nice car unless you’re the driver and it rains
Mike n Rachel in DC: *scratches head*
HonoluLou: It’s a VERY big date to remember.
Rush: An anniversary….
Godwinshelley2: Perhaps of this group?
Rush: I see a “20”…
sarabell2: 100th CC anniversary?
Nothere: Whenwe first assembled. Well you did. I didn’t how up for years.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh oh…Oland’s birthday?
Rush: That’s getting warm…
Hounder: Bed time be back
HonoluLou: Yes, the exact date the Charlie Chan Family Home will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary. Rush can you confirm?
Rush: That’s it, Lou!
Matt1: We need to celebrate!
Rush: The 20th anniversary of the official openingof this site.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Oh wow. Big day!
Godwinshelley2: So it will officially become “a classic”
Louise: We shall celebrate our anniversary together
Dona: We will have to celebrate
Rush: The Chats started a little more than a year before.
sarabell2: Really, 20 years? That is amazing.
Nothere: I have to drink the booze for quality control.
HonoluLou: Dona: Yes!
HonoluLou: Two decades!
Rush: hard to believe, I know!
Nothere: Wonder when I first found the place.
DanVenture: Hardly seems possible.
Matt1: I remember the Yahooooooooo Group
sarabell2: How long have you all been here?
Godwinshelley2: Congratulations to all!
Rush: That was the earliest beginning
Dona: Yes Matt, I remember that group too
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Cue the can
mda19083: congrats to the group
Godwinshelley2: I started around 2006
Matt1: <tin can>
Rush: Yes, GS!
Dona: I didn’t have a computer at home then so I would spend my lunch hour on the yahoo group reading the posts
Rush: 15 years ago…!
HonoluLou: I think 2010 for me, with Hawaii Steve.
Louise: I keep forgetting when I started: 2011???
Phil & Mrs. Phil: TYSM Matt.
sarabell2: Wow, you all are so loyal. That is great.
Nothere: Kay was last in a movie in 1945, but made movies till at least 1988
Rush: (Following Matt’s lead…)
Rush: Yes, NT.
sarabell2: The maid looks better than the actresses today
HonoluLou: Rush 🙂
Rush: Including “The Blob”
Nothere: Of course. in the back. She put the knife on the table, and leaped backwards on it.
Godwinshelley2: So many horror film connections to the Chan series
Rush: LINAKER, Kay (July 19, 1913; Pine Bluff, Arkansas – April 18, 2008; Keene, New Hampshire)
Mike n Rachel in DC: Huber was such a good character actor…wish he had done more films
Dona: Proves his point
Rush: Agreed, Mike.
Nothere: Horror connections? What with Dracula, Frankentein, the Wolfman, and one of the stars being a werewolf? Now your just being silly.
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Huber died as a result of complications of surgery.
HonoluLou: He use to fence (Huber) and that’s how he got that scar, I think that’s right.
Godwinshelley2: Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney, Lorre, Linaker
Rush: HUBER, Harold (December 5, 1904; New York, New York – September 29, 1959; New York, New York)
mda19083: good one gs
Louise: He’s ready for COVID!
HonoluLou: Louise 🙂
Rush: Charlie Chan on Broadway: Inspector James Nelson
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo: Inspector Jules Etienne Joubert
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness: Marcel Spivak
Charlie Chan in Rio: Delegado (Captain) of Police Souto (billed as Chief Souto; also called Senhor Souto)
Nothere: I said fight back. Not fight back hard.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Is that an N95 handkerchief?
HonoluLou: Because the hanky had boogers on it!
Rush: MIKE: 🙂
sarabell2: LOL mike
Rush: CC pulls “a fast one.”
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Jimmy is being Jimmy as usual.
Rush: Oh, YES!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Charlie will just have a look around Ms. Linaker
HonoluLou: Hello everyone, the hostess is dead
Rush: They have a LONG wait.
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Ah, there was a murder in the next room!
Rush: Notice MacFadden’s bald spot.
Godwinshelley2: J Carol Nash – later Chan – was in House of Frankenstein
Rush: Looks like they covered it with dark makeup!
Rush: yes, GS!
Godwinshelley2: Allegedly John Carradine was in CC at the Olympics but ended up on the cutting room floor
Nothere: O.k. Rush you aren’t allowed to answer. Trivia time. How many times does this film make for Toler to play Chan?
HonoluLou: Rush, today they have spray on hair 🙂
mda19083: rush – alopecia
Godwinshelley2: NT – I don’t know that one
Rush: I eremember “Top Coverage” spray!
Rush: I am obeying…NT!
Godwinshelley2: Plus “Ming the Merciless” actor and also Milton Parsons in horror films too
Phil & Mrs. Phil: If I ever get a dog I’m going to name it Harold Huber.
mda19083: why phil
Mike n Rachel in DC: I’ll guess 11, NT
Godwinshelley2: And how often did Roland Winters appear on TV in The Addams Family
Rush: That’d be nice, Phil!
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Rush: Or…f you get TWO…”Harold” and “Huber.”
Phil & Mrs. Phil: MDA because the dog would be so cool.
Godwinshelley2: Did we scare off Hounder with the dog names
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Is that a dance or a seizure?
Rush: Nice rear projection in this scene.
Godwinshelley2: Looks like the Honolulu backdrop
Mike n Rachel in DC: OK, so Mary Beth Hughes isn’t great at acting drunk
Rush: Oh, PHIL! She did her best!
Nothere: Well Mike or Racheal come closest. After starting in Honolulu this was his tenth. I think he has it done now. And only fiv nonChans in the interim.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Phil: Jimmy doesn’t mind…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Credit to Rach on that one
Nothere: Bunny and ths lady should host a party.
Rush: And, NT, Like warner Oland, Toler seemed to really adopt the Chan character!
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Nothere: Hey Hound
mda19083: how did we get in honolulu
Godwinshelley2: Hello Hounder – getting some air?
Nothere: By floating Mda
Rush: maybe not quite as passionately, but he really seemed to have embraced it!
Hounder: Getting mom to bed. 🙂
Godwinshelley2: Ah – I understand that
Rush: WB, Hounder!
Rush: bad Internet connection?
HonoluLou: Toler was my first, or what I remember as a child.
Phil & Mrs. Phil: She’ kinda’ fast with that pistol.
Rush: True of many, Lou!
Godwinshelley2: Rich – how are you doing?
Rush: Love the subtitles!
Nothere: Enjoy em while you got em
Rich Maine: loving the chat and the movie ! Thanks !
Hounder: That might be why I dropped while I was helping mom rush
Godwinshelley2: You learn alot from Rush and the others about the Chan-uinverse
Nothere: So the room does drop you after a while of non activity?
Rush: Toler spoke possible the most Chinese there than in an Chan movie.
Godwinshelley2: Did he learn it before the films?
Phil & Mrs. Phil: There’s the captain of the Suva Star from Dead Men Tell.
HonoluLou: Rush, agree.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Cantonese perhaps?
Rush: Oland rattled off more, i think, during his speech in “Shanghai”
Rush: Recognize this gentleman?
mda19083: its charlie’s world – were just living in it
Godwinshelley2: Which one sang the song about the dog
Rush: We saw him VERY recently!
HonoluLou: MnR: Mandarin, I was able to interpret as they spoke 🙂
Dona: Thanks Phil i was trying to remember who he was.
Nothere: My ex wife has been murdered? Well there goes my vacation plans.
mda19083: nt 🙂
Hounder: Nice hl
Nothere: And ody oler didn’t play Fu Manchu
Rush: Nice use of the mirror!
Rush: Everyone gets to hear.
Nothere: The beat sucks nd I can’t ance to it. This platter will neve even break the charts let alone get to the top.
Rush: A “spoken word” hit?
HonoluLou: NT 🙂
Louise: Natural herb
HonoluLou: Yeah, they copied this plot from “House”
Mike n Rachel in DC: I didn’t know cocaine was a herb…
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Ah…don’t they call that blackmail?
HonoluLou: Very obliging…dirty dog!
Godwinshelley2: Oh – further Horror connection – there was the electrical equipment that also appeared in the Karloff film: Boogie Man will Get You
Rush: Would a drugged confession hold up in court?
Matt1: Horse Feathers
Rush: jimmy recalled “Tombstone” there!
mda19083: this is only the movies rush
Nothere: Not sure. Today no, but the 40’s were a bit looser in the rules than today.
Matt1: Funny scene
Rush: There he goes…!
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Where’s the cigarette?
Matt1: HH enjoying
HonoluLou: P&P: he already smoked it while standing.
HonoluLou: WoW! De Javu
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mda19083: good one charlie
Nothere: Wait he actually attends his classes? Since when did either #1 or #2 son stay at the college.
HonoluLou: Refreshments: Coffee & Cigarettes!
Dona: True NT
DanVenture: Seems strange how well everyone is taking this murder…
HonoluLou: Sure, drug the dame, Jimmy…sheesh!
Rush: Jimmy will be taking leave of his college studies soon…
Mike n Rachel in DC: It’s actually the first “how to host a murder mystery” party ever, DanV
Nothere: Nice thing about movie murder. Every hate the victim to maximize suspect, so no one is particularly upset.
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Matt1: wb Hounder
Hounder: Guessing internet drop and reset. Lol
DanVenture: Looks like the murderer really put their foot into it.
Godwinshelley2: TCM network is running “Neo-Noir” films on Friday nights this month.
Nothere: Well folks this is where I leave you. Try to not drink drugged coffee until I am Nothere again.
Louise: Close door, guard the light switch
Godwinshelley2: NT – have a safe week
Rush: DV: 🙂
HonoluLou: Bye NT
sarabell2: Nite NT
mda19083: later nt
Matt1: Take care, NT
Rush: Jimmy to the rescueGood night, NT!
Rush: Take care.
Rush: see you next week!
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Dona: bye NT
Rush: (“Castle in the Desert”)
HonoluLou: No thanks Rush, I’ve already had desert
mda19083: lou 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: Recycled music from “Panama”
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Jimmy with a gun..THAT is frightening.
Rush: No gun now!
Hounder: And no one hears the brawl
Rush: Sped-up fight!
mda19083: its a brawl
HonoluLou: I think they may have sped it up?
Rush: They will!
Rush: YES, Lou!
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Jimmy chasing guy with a gun..now THAT is stupid.
Rush: NiWatch everyon’e position her…closely!
Louise: A talking picture…rather than movie
Phil & Mrs. Phil: WHOA lights OUT!
Matt1: <tin can>
Louise: I told you to guard the lights
HonoluLou: Ah, I believe I see Rush.
Mike n Rachel in DC: weirdest locations for light switches ever
mda19083: oh no – 3 light switches
Rush: Yes! Perfect placement for an alibi!
sarabell2: Must have used my builder.
Hounder: Lol sb
HonoluLou: Someone soon will be wearing stripes in prison.
mda19083: first time they used 3 switches
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Shut up smart guy.
Rush: “Bulldog Drummond.”
Matt1: Need to run, sorry…..Have a great week!
Godwinshelley2: nite Matt
Rush: Goodnight, Matt!
Mike n Rachel in DC: bye matt!
Phil & Mrs. Phil: Bye Matt.
HonoluLou: Aloha Matt1
Dona: bye Matt
mda19083: later matt1
Hounder: Nite matt
Rush: See you next week!
sarabell2: Bye Matt
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Mike n Rachel in DC: oh oh
Rush: Dun, dun….DUNNNN!
Rush: Caffeine is one of the magic ingredients.
sarabell2: I would kind of notice a nail in a high heel shoe.
mda19083: herbal cig
Rush: I think you are right, SB!
HonoluLou: SB2 🙂
Rush: And, there would be scratches all over the floor of the house where she walked!
HonoluLou: Good point, Rush.
sarabell2: She would skid. Sorry, I usually go with the plot
Mike n Rachel in DC: Would be so much better to use edibles
Rush: Funny scene coming…
HonoluLou: Charlie’s funny face.
DanVenture: No doubt now why Rush is our fearless leader honoring CC!
Hounder: Wonder why charlie is the only one wearing a stiff collar
Rush: gallant…but fake confession…
HonoluLou: Oh, I thought it was the other gal with the stripes. Dang it.
Mike n Rachel in DC: Kay will look good in stripes, HL!
HonoluLou: Hubba Hubba M&R 🙂
mda19083: kay always looks good
Rush: Her hatred of Lola Dean caused her to commit TWO murders to Lola’s one.
mda19083: double or nothing
Mike n Rachel in DC: Morana is free? Isn’t he an accessory?
Rush: he should be.
HonoluLou: double or nothing? that rings a bell?
HonoluLou: Can I have this girl, Pop?
sarabell2: I would think so, M n R
Rush: Jimmy’s DRAFTED!
Mike n Rachel in DC: Drafted into the pigeon corps!
Rush: We see him in uniform next week!
Mike n Rachel in DC: <kids-yeah>
Rush: yes, Mike!
HonoluLou: That was GREAT!
mda19083: its a cinch
Rush: Cliosing credits and exit music…
Mike n Rachel in DC: Jimmy in uniform with Ming Toy.
Rush: Next week….
Mike n Rachel in DC: Another fun Chan!
Rush: “Castle in the Desert”
sarabell2: I liked it, don’t get the bad reviews.
Rush: THE END
DanVenture: Wait…did Jimmy actually serve?
Louise: Castle is so good
Rich Maine: Thanks so much…this was SWELL 🙂
Mike n Rachel in DC: Agreed, SB. I think it’s very fun
Hounder: Thanks for the fun. See you next week
Rush: Actually, Victor sen Yung DID!
sarabell2: Thank you Rush, another great job.
Rush: And, we see Jimmy swerving next week!
mda19083: another fun evening all
DanVenture: Rush: Didn’t know that. TY
Hounder: Hope you’ll join us again rich.
Rich Maine: whats on deck next week?
Louise: sweving is funnier
HonoluLou: Great evening all. Thank you so much. G’night, Lou
Rush: Thank you for coming tonight, Rich!
Rush: i hope that you had a good time with us!
Rich Maine: I had a terrific time!
mda19083: glad to have you in the house lou
DanVenture: Good episode and good company. Thanks everyone!
Louise: Bye all
Rush: And…thank you ALL for ALL you do and HAVE done over the years!
Dona: Thank you Rush! Great fun this evening as always.
mda19083: how did we do rich
Mike n Rachel in DC: Goodnight all…till next week!
Rich Maine: what is up next week?
Rush: Have a great week, everyone!
Rush: take care…
Dona: Good to see everyone! Nice group tonight.
Rich Maine: u all are hysterical !
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Rush: Be happy and safe!
Hounder: Nite all
Dona: See you next week.
mda19083: goodnight and good week to all
Rush: may your dreams be Chan-filled!
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sarabell2: Hope you come back Rich. Have a lovely week all…enjoy your peace Louise.
Rush: Warm in your area, Dona?
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Godwinshelley2: night all
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Rush: You are my SoCal connection, now!
Rush: Good night, paul and SB!
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Rush: Good night, paul!
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