Chat Archive 8/26/2019

The text of our Charlie Chan Family Chat for August 26, 2019

The Shanghai Cobra

Secret Agent X-1 (Chapter 6)

Mike n Rachel in DC

Rush has joined this room

Rush: TEST.

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Matt1: Hello Rush!

Rush: Good evening, Matt!

Matt1: Back to work soon?

Rush: How are you?

Rush: I am back at work.

Rush: Summer is officially over.

Matt1: Doing well, thnx…..Heading out to visit family in PA next week, so I won’t be here

Rush: Well, I wish you a happy and safe trip, Matt.

Matt1: School has been in session 3 weeks now here in FL

Rush: School must get out in late May or early June where you live?

Matt1: We always started the Tue after Labor Day when I went in PA

Matt1: Yes, depending on storm closures I think

Rush: When i was a kid, school began around September 15 and enede around June 15.

Rush: Three full months of summer vacation.

Matt1: Nice!

Rush: (ended)

Rush: That was nice!

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HonoluLou: Aloha from CLE

Rush: hello, Lou!


Matt1: Hello Lou!

HonoluLou: Hi Matt, Rush.

Rush: How are you doing, lou?

HonoluLou: Great. Been celebrating Earl’s birthday!

Rush: AH!

Rush: Yes, indeed!

Matt1: The big 135!

Rush: 🙂

HonoluLou: Hard to believe it’s been that long, why I remember when he was a youngster…haha!

Rush: He passed away far too young.

Matt1: lol

HonoluLou: True True. 48 years wasn’t it?

Rush: I believe so.

Matt1: Wow

Rush: Stress was the thing that eventually did him in.

Matt1: Ulcer?

Rush: High blood pressure and a bad heart, i believe.

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HonoluLou: I saw on the TV last night, that Jane Austin (Pride & the Prejudice) only wrote 6 books too!

Rush: STEVE!!!

Matt1: Alohaaaaaaaaaa Steve!

Rush: Good evening to you!!!

Rush: How have you been?

HonoluLou: Greetings Steve.

Rush: Lou arrived just before you!

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha from the great fortune cookie in the South Pacific !!!

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Another day in paradise?

HonoluLou: Man who eat fortune cookies sometimes get wisdom sprouting from wrong end!

Rush: How is “the other side of the island treating you?

Hawaii_Steve: I’ll be dog-gone, if it isn’t the old gang back together again.

Rush: YES!

Matt1: Easy on the “Old”

HonoluLou: Hail, Hail, the gangs all here!

Hawaii_Steve: aloha to Rush, Lou, Matt, and all the other Chanettes.

HonoluLou: I qualify for the OLD.

Rush: Ah, I hear your dulcet tones, Lou!

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Rush: AA!

Matt1: Hello AA!


Hawaii_Steve: Lou, great quote. LOL.

HonoluLou: It was my first :).

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Rush: Steve, the burger place I meant to recall to you weeks ago was ANDY’S.

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Rush: Is it still in business?

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Matt1: Hello PD!

Rush: hello, PD!

Hawaii_Steve: Life***ilua is sweet. I’m just a stone-throw from the opening scene from The Black Camel.

Rush: Good evening to you!

HonoluLou: Hi PD

pdclassicdvds: Hello everyone

Atomant: Lets see if I can type…Greetings all

Rush: Welcome back, AA!

Atomant: TY

Matt1: wb AA!

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HonoluLou: Happy returns AA

Rush: 🙂

Matt1: Hello M & R!

Rush: Lou, you are in great form tonight!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi everyone!

HonoluLou: Hi M&R. Thanks Rush.

Rush: M/R!


Hawaii_Steve: Never heard of Andy’s, but I haven’t explored all of Kailua yet.

Atomant: Hi M&R

Rush: Marie and I got milkshakes there a couple of times.

Hawaii_Steve: As Lou has mentioned, this is an important day in Chan history.

Rush: They had a saying that “You can see us from the Pali.”

HonoluLou: Rush, was that you in Beach Blanket Bingo?

pdclassicdvds: What time is it in Hawaii?

HonoluLou: Mai Tai Time in HI

pdclassicdvds: Nice Lou

Hawaii_Steve: Aloha Mike n Rachel in DC. How is our president doing? Thrown any eggs at the White House lately?

Matt1: lol

Rush: 2:30 in HI?

pdclassicdvds: AM or PM?

Mike n Rachel in DC: No Steve, he’s not there at the moment. Have to wait for the return.

Hawaii_Steve: It’s 1:38 afternoon in Hawaii.

Rush: Hopefully PM!

Rush: 🙂

Rush: AH!

pdclassicdvds: That is not too bad.

Rush: I forgot about our daylight Savings.

Hawaii_Steve: Hawaii does not do the time change as the rest of the country does.

Rush: Adds an hour difference.

pdclassicdvds: Why is it an important date in Chan history?

Mike n Rachel in DC: If 1:38 is drinking time in HI we may be moving soon…

HonoluLou: HI Steve, has banker’s hours.

Hawaii_Steve: Rush, three hours from here to the west coast.

Rush: Lou will answer that one, PD!

Rush: Yes, Steve…for a little while longer.

HonoluLou: Earl’s 135th Birthday, Yeaaaaaa!

Rush: Charlie Chan’s Poppa!

Hawaii_Steve: Thanks, Lou.

pdclassicdvds: Oh wow and I didnt even bring a gift.

Atomant: Wow

Hawaii_Steve: Without poppa, there would be no Charlie.

HonoluLou: I got him some burnt peanuts, we’re eating them now!

Rush: I think we have enough time tonight to bake a collective virtual cake!

HonoluLou: Also, enjoying a nip of Tiger Tea!!!

Hawaii_Steve: Mr. Biggers looks petty good for a guy 135 years old. He doesn’t look a day over 97.

Rush: Sounds “tasty” Lou…

Matt1: Where is Virgina when we need her?

HonoluLou: And Len, will he be in?


Rush: I think he will, Lou.

HonoluLou: Cool! Hiya Earl, Happy Birthday!

Hawaii_Steve: In honor of his birthday, I brought a zip plate from Zippy’s.

Rush: We should probably begin running our serial….

HonoluLou: Steve, you always were the gourmet!

Rush: The link is located above…

Matt1: Ready here!

Hawaii_Steve: Great image Rush. I didn’t know we could add images.

Rush: “Secret Agent X-9”

Atomant: rdy

Rush: Ready here, too…

pdclassicdvds: ready

Mike n Rachel in DC: All set in DC

Rush: Countdown….

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25..

HonoluLou: fuse lit, here!

Rush: 20…

Hawaii_Steve: Ready in Hawaii. Cht 6 correct?

Rush: 15…

Rush: 10…

Rush: Yes.

Matt1: Yes 6

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Grim music

Rush: Yes! This musis means business!

Rush: (music)

Rush: Shadow Island.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dragon Lady

pdclassicdvds: Perhpas

Mike n Rachel in DC: Another car chase!

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Rush: Ah..a nice country drive…

pdclassicdvds: are you kidding me

Mike n Rachel in DC: Dumb crooks…

pdclassicdvds: very dumb

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Matt1: wb Lou!

Rush: WB, Lou!

HonoluLou: Whew! Had to dodge that car!

Rush: So, we see that the cliffhanger at the end of Chapter 5 led us astray…!

Hawaii_Steve: Love the backlots at Universal studios.

Atomant: I finished haunted harbor and it was always fist fights. Chan actors though. I like this serial better

Rush: He was not shot!

Rush: Maybe he was faking it!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Keye is in trouble.

Rush: (For the benefit of the bad guys…)

Rush: Yes.

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Rush: Besides sons One and Three, there are at least two other Chan actors in this one…

HonoluLou: Had to get two screens going 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Rush: Sorry about the swinging door tonight, lou!

HonoluLou: All me, Rush.

pdclassicdvds: Please dont hurt #1 son

Rush: This chapter is titled “Strafed by a Zero.”

Rush: Could be a good ending.

HonoluLou: Hey, that’s son #3?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Chan actor #2

Rush: Number Three Son.

Atomant: Can you please look at me

Atomant: 🙂

Rush: We also have Cy Kendall and Ann Codee.

HonoluLou: Wow.

Rush: Bother were in CC films.

Rush: (both.

Mike n Rachel in DC: wow that was close

Rush: Sorry about my typos tonight!

HonoluLou: He brought a knife to a gunfight!

Rush: Worse than usual!

HonoluLou: Tiger Tea, Rush?

Mike n Rachel in DC: We attribute it to the extra-thrilling nature of the film!

HonoluLou: Is that Spencer Tracy?

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Cy Kendall…

Hawaii_Steve: This is a mix plate of WWII characters, Japanese, Germans, Chinese, et al.

HonoluLou: See that cabinet behind him (Chinese)?

Rush: Recall him in “The Chinese Cat.”

HonoluLou: Loyd whatisname?

Atomant: smashing the chair…I won’t have it

Rush: AH! Lloyd Bridges!

Rush: Yes, Lou!

Hawaii_Steve: And gangsters.

HonoluLou: Where’s his scuba tanks?

Rush: 🙂

Rush: Yes, I used to watch that one as a kid!

Hawaii_Steve: This serial is filled with characters similar to “Casablanca.”

Rush: “Sea Hunt”

HonoluLou: Wow! Spencer Tracy doesn’t have too many lines.

pdclassicdvds: Does this guy at the bar ever move?

Rush: Agreed, Steve!

Rush: Mike, i neglected to have you say hello to Rachel for us!

Rush: “Good evening, Rachel!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel waves

Rush: Waving back!

Hawaii_Steve: That

Hawaii_Steve: That’s the same lagoon used in A&C Meet Frankenstein.

Atomant: edwin

Rush: Well, Lou…we at least have the “sea.”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Why does he have to repeat all the orders? He’s two feet from the guy.

Rush: And, we could say that there is a “hunt” going on!

HonoluLou: These are water versions of Chan’s “Fliver”

Mike n Rachel in DC: I sense a Zero-strafing coming up

Mike n Rachel in DC: I think James Bond started out like this

Rush: “Welcome aboard!”

HonoluLou: Are here buttons covered? Nice!

HonoluLou: They don’t make clothes like that anymore!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Of course they are Lou. This is a family film!

HonoluLou: M&R, haha.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Rachel swats Mike

Rush: Right on the clothing, Lou.

Rush: Mike: 🙂

HonoluLou: That cab driver looked like Louis Jordan!

Atomant: Edwin Luke in this , right ?

Rush: Signaling the Zero!

HonoluLou: That’s war of the worlds lighting.

Rush: Just Keye, I believe, AA.

Atomant: The torp guy sounded like him

Mike n Rachel in DC: The beam through the air?

HonoluLou: Yes.

Rush: Strafing coming soon?

Mike n Rachel in DC: Zero

pdclassicdvds: everyone in this serial are terrible shots

Mike n Rachel in DC: diving…

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Louise: Hi Gang

Mike n Rachel in DC: this pilot probably can’t shoot straight either, PDC

HonoluLou: Oh OH! Steve, get low incase it’s a repeat!

Atomant: Hi Louise

HonoluLou: Hi Louise, Lou

Louise: Nice to be here

Rush: My prediction: The pilot missed!

Matt1: Hello Louise!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hi Louise!

Rush: Hello, Louise!

Rush: Good evening to you!

Hawaii_Steve: Very nice.

Louise: Sniffle! Sniffle!

HonoluLou: Do we keep watching? Mine came on autopilot (pardon the pun)

Matt1: Nope, ended Lou

Rush: our feature, “The Shanghai Cobra,” starts in 11 minutes…

Atomant: Edwin Luke Japanese Sailor (uncredited) …Found him

HonoluLou: Praise be to Confucius!

Matt1: Cue up!

Rush: Yes, AA?

Rush: GREAT find!

HonoluLou: 8:15 start, yes?

Rush: TYSM!

Louise: Not a cold: I made chili that was so hot it is making my eyes water and nose run.

Matt1: My favorite kind Louise!

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Godwinshelley2: Howdy all

Matt1: Hello GS!

HonoluLou: That sounds tasty, bring any?

Rush: Ah, Louise! That is the sign of a GOOD chili!

Atomant: Hiya GS

Rush: GS!

HonoluLou: HI GS

Rush: Good evening!

Rush: WELCOME to you!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello GS

Hawaii_Steve: By the time “X-9” was released (7/1945), the Germans had surrendered. The Japanese were still fighting in the Pacific.

Godwinshelley2: There was a 2-gun chili packet we used that had a small red packet extra labeled “if you are not serving to sissies or women, add this packet”

Rush: True, Steve.

HonoluLou: Nice bit of history, Steve.

Rush: Technically, there were Japanese fighting in the pacific until the early ’70s!

Godwinshelley2: Herb added it and suddenly my eyes were watering while I was sitting on the sofa and I asked – did you add the packet – he said yes

Rush: I see!

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Louise: GS: That is a weird warning!

Godwinshelley2: Hello Paul

HonoluLou: So Herb added the herbs?

Rush: Paul!

Matt1: Hello Paul!

Godwinshelley2: How is your Mom>

Rush: Good evening!

Paul M: hi gang. out in Arizona right now

Godwinshelley2: Louise – it was in the 1970s

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hello Paul

Hawaii_Steve: Hello GWS. Guess who?

Godwinshelley2: Alohaaaaa

HonoluLou: Hi PM.

Godwinshelley2: How are the new digs?

Rush: Enjoying the heat there, Paul?

Louise: GS: that is one very outdated packet in more ways that one!

Hawaii_Steve: Kailua digs are wonderful.

Godwinshelley2: nice

Paul M: staying inside for the most part

Rush: (Unless you are in Northern Arizona!

Paul M: i’m with my mom in Mesa

Rush: Good idea, Paul!

Godwinshelley2: she was cooking for you!

Rush: But, at least it is “dry” heat.

Paul M: we went out for shawarama for lunch

Mike n Rachel in DC: So is an oven, Rush. 🙂

Rush: 5 minutes to go, everyone…

Rush: TRUE, M/R!

Louise: Cued here

Matt1: Cued to opening title here!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Sounds yummy, Paul

Rush: Please pause at the opening title…

Hawaii_Steve: All set in Hawaii.

Hawaii_Steve: Pathe Pictures presents …

Rush: Yes.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Very odd opening gong sound in this one…cued slightly past opening gong in DC.

Louise: Not into gongs today Mike?

Godwinshelley2: I’m cued here

Rush: That works, M/R.

HonoluLou: Just heard the GONG.

Mike n Rachel in DC: This one sounds like a garbage-can lid.

Paul M: here today, gong tomorrow

Mike n Rachel in DC: K-mart gong.

pdclassicdvds: Nice Paul

HonoluLou: PM, a good one!

Hawaii_Steve: I haven’t seen the X-9 shorts before. Nicely done. Universal had the budget that Monogram didn’t. The feature will confirm my statement.

Rush: THREE minutes to go…

Rush: “OUCH,” Paul…but funny!

Louise: A gong with indigestion.

pdclassicdvds: Republic made the best cliffhanger serials

Paul M: i’m glad i remembered the 3 hour time difference. it’s 5:10 here inAZ

Rush: 2 1/2 minutes to go…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Low-budget Monogram gong, perhaps?

Hawaii_Steve: I don’t hear sound effects? do I need to turn on something?

Rush: I am glad too, Paul!

Rush: 🙂


HonoluLou: Yes, look for a pic of a speaker, Steve.

Rush: 90 seconds…

Rush: 75 seconds…

Mike n Rachel in DC: adjusts goggles

Hawaii_Steve: somebody send a sound effect please.

Rush: 60 seconds…

Rush: Get that can ready tonight, Matt!

Rush: 50 seconds…

HonoluLou: None on thiss chat Steve.

Rush: 40 seconds…

Godwinshelley2: Mike you should have an apron and wooden spoon

Louise: and those sci-fi sounds

Mike n Rachel in DC:

Rush: 30 seconds…

Rush: 25…

Rush: 20…

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Rush: 15…

Hawaii_Steve: I can hear the movie fine, but effects from chat room. Sad.

Rush: 10…

Rush: 5…

Rush: GO!!!


Rush: Title…

Rush: Credits…

Louise: Steve, there are no more sound effects

Mike n Rachel in DC: Steve, this chat room doesn’t have sound effects. 🙁

Hawaii_Steve: Thx Matt.

HonoluLou: I like Sydney Toler!

Rush: Nice GONG, Matt!

pdclassicdvds: Toler is my favorite Chan

Louise: Toler is the man

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Rush: As do I, Lou!


Rush: hello, DONA!

Godwinshelley2: I like whichever one we are watching


Dona: Hello everyone!

Louise: Ho Dona

Matt1: Hello Dona!

Rush: Just started the movie!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dona! Good to see you.

HonoluLou: Hi Dona

Louise: Lovely music again

Louise: watery

Atomant: HI Dona

Godwinshelley2: Is this the rainiest Chan film?

Rush: I love these rainy scenes in this one.

Hawaii_Steve: It was a dark and stormy night …

Dona: I started i might be alittle behind

HonoluLou: Hey cool wipers!

Mike n Rachel in DC: We were just wondering how many Chan films start at night…or in rain, fog, etc.

Rush: I recall wipers like those, Lou.

Louise: Great shadows

Rush: Agreed, Louise!

Dona: I do too Rush

pdclassicdvds: very subtle

pdclassicdvds: lol

Paul M: Oh, i Love a Rainy Night

HonoluLou: Rush, you might want to keep it a secret 🙂

Godwinshelley2: She does look pretty wet

Rush: This is the “noir” Chan film.

Dona: Is it the only one Rush?

Louise: definitely, Rush

HonoluLou: Could she have a smaller waist?

Rush: Maybe you are right, Lou!

Rush: Yes, Lou.

Louise: I love the beef stew scene

Rush: Joe’s Coffe Shop.

Hawaii_Steve: Look out toots. The gong has a gat.

Rush: (Coffee)

Rush: Steve: 🙂

Louise: So Rush, I did not know about the “panorama” machines you mentioned in your email.

Mike n Rachel in DC: soon to be Joe’s Coffin Shop…

HonoluLou: I’ll take some stew!

Rush: I’ll have a slice of that 15-cent pie.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Me too. It sounds great!

Godwinshelley2: Her coat looks rather dry now

Atomant: Ditto

HonoluLou: Rush, are you channeling Elvis?

Godwinshelley2: And it’s only been a minute or two

Rush: The one-way video jukebox.

Louise: don’t press it


Godwinshelley2: everyone’s coat looks dry now

Rush: Quick thinking!

HonoluLou: My thoughts exactly, Rush

Louise: movie magic

Mike n Rachel in DC: Technological marvel: Jukebox, TV set and…

pdclassicdvds: She didnt even drink her coffee

HonoluLou: Keep the dang nickel.

pdclassicdvds: I wish I had some beef stew

Hawaii_Steve: Coffee, coffee. Can we talk about something other than coffee?

HonoluLou: ARGHHH!

Louise: He’s wet now

Mike n Rachel in DC: Mr. Black should have had the stew.

Rush: His mother told him he’d end up in the gutter…

Atomant: To much caffine

Mike n Rachel in DC: Cop right on the scene.

Godwinshelley2: Wow from almost deserted street to a big crowd

Louise: he’s wet

HonoluLou: Rush, haha

Louise: Bang!

Godwinshelley2: His coffee shop is rather fancy with the Asian accents and the jukebox


Rush: Poor Joe…

HonoluLou: The Cobra!

Rush: TYSM, Matt…

pdclassicdvds: dont call me chief lol

Rush: 🙂

Louise: Only one man…CHAN!

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Rush: Calling Charlie Chan!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Can he toot Jan’s Horn?

Louise: I love that grin

Dona has joined this room

HonoluLou: Ah, so he worked the streets of HNL. Ever see him Steve?

Rush: Welcome back, Dona!

Godwinshelley2: Was that the capitol outside of Charlie’s office

Mike n Rachel in DC: I definitely need to try that trick at work.

pdclassicdvds: the famous Chan walk. Way to kill time

Godwinshelley2: Shouldn’t he have that great walking music

pdclassicdvds: yes no music

Rush: CC’s departure scene here was recycled from “CC in the Secret Service.”

Godwinshelley2: They use that walk in another movie with very exciting music – for no apparent reason

Rush: Chan recalls an “undocumented” case….

Hawaii_Steve: Stock footage from ‘Secret Service’. Note how Chan’s hat changes.

Louise: Great double exposure

Godwinshelley2: Oh no – another “badly burned” bandaged actor

Louise: another plastic surgery

pdclassicdvds: Is this the Wax Museum

Atomant: lol

HonoluLou: Watch out

Rush: The bombing Chan referred to happened on October 14, 1937.

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Steve McBierney is under those bandages

Rush: CD!

Godwinshelley2: nice back projection


pdclassicdvds: I am not guilty but I will kill you. lol

Cdirus: Hi guys!

Rush: We will get you situated in our film!

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Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey CD

Rush: Poor Dona…

HonoluLou: Hi CD

Mike n Rachel in DC: 10:40

Rush: 10:45

Matt1: Hello CD!

Cdirus: Thanks Mike and Rush

Cdirus: Hi Matt!

Rush: 11:10…

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Rush: DV!

Rush: Hello, and WELCOME!

Cdirus: I am a little ahead but that’s ok

Cdirus: Hi Dan!

Rush: We are nearing 12 minutes into our movie…

Dona has joined this room

danventure: TY

Mike n Rachel in DC: Hey Dan.

Rush: Dona, I am sorry you are having so many troubles tonight!

Matt1: wb Dona

Mike n Rachel in DC: BTW: Radium is highly toxic

danventure: And thanks for the email–jogged my memory for tonight!

Matt1: Hello Dan!

Rush: BB and Tommy plan the perfect bank heist!

HonoluLou: OK, Charlie saves the day…again

Rush: Dona, Lou had similar troubles tonight while he was using a split screen.

Rush: That may help you…

Rush: 13:20

Atomant: Where’s your presidential Warrant now buddy ?

Dona: I have the movie on the tv. no split screen but I have had computer issues.

danventure: CC’s smile always seems so mischievous…

Rush: AH..okay…

Rush: Agreed, DV!

HonoluLou: Dona, same here DVD and chat online.

pdclassicdvds: Black hair with white streak.

HonoluLou: Does Charlie have a cold?

Rush: Not THAT unusual.

Rush: Sounds like he might have been recovering from a cold…

pdclassicdvds: but they are dead. lol

HonoluLou: Yes, Ms. Web, Charlie Chan!

Rush: “Majorette” dress design…

Louise: She looks like she is growing a tree on her chest

Godwinshelley2: The drum-majorette suit

Atomant: Yes Rush lol

Rush: 🙂

Cdirus: I never did like her dress

HonoluLou: Rush, haha. I’d never have noticedd

pdclassicdvds: nice voice. I bet she did radio

Rush: Nice vault.

Godwinshelley2: I picture it either Red with gold or Royal Blue with Gold

Hawaii_Steve: Never trust a blonde with shoulder from Joan Crawford.

Rush: Must have filmed at an actual bank to get that!

Rush: (Geiger counter)

Rush: Steve: 🙂

Hawaii_Steve: shoulder pads borrowed from J. C.

Louise: We had a vault like that in our basement of a house outside Philly. Possible bootleg storage?

HonoluLou: We have a Bar in Cleveland that is in a bank vault!

pdclassicdvds: Chan is going to have some beef stew


HonoluLou: PD haha

Godwinshelley2: Again – fancy décor, wallpaper, shelves for a place called a “coffee shop”

danventure: Wow, Louise, that would have been some basement!

Louise: It was creepy

HonoluLou: Was that Dorothy?

Louise: that image is so cool looking

HonoluLou: Don’t mess with the Chan, Babe!

Rush: Chan switched to “serious mode” there!

Cdirus: what would all the noir movies do without blinds?

danventure: Cute…not the word I was thinking of…

Dona: apex

pdclassicdvds: He is cute isnt he?

Mike n Rachel in DC: She must like Asian men…

Rush: Great question, CD!

Cdirus: They add so much to the atmosphere of the movies.

Rush: The best defense is a good flirtation, as we may see…

HonoluLou: So true CD.

Rush: Yes, CD.

Rush: Nice shot here.

Louise: Chum

HonoluLou: Everyone knows, Charlie Chan!

Louise: Charlie Chum!

Rush: 🙂

pdclassicdvds: They are using the hot lamp

HonoluLou: Mr. Rogers? Is he in this one, too?

Dona: lol

Rush: It seems we may be in his neighborhood…

pdclassicdvds: Just find his sweater and you will find him

HonoluLou: Haha.

danventure: Carries around his filing cabinet in his pocket?

danventure: Lucky to have receipts and notes there…

Rush: Unusual way to get a date, courtesy of Mr. Chan!

HonoluLou: Steve, nice security uniform, aye?

Atomant: Great Idea Rush, dating addon to your site.

pdclassicdvds: Important personal matters????

Mike n Rachel in DC: LOL

Rush: Interesting hat…

Mike n Rachel in DC: Looks like a cake.

Godwinshelley2: Like she is wearing her dessert on her head

HonoluLou: She’s GREAT!

Rush: Homage to Buster Keaton?

pdclassicdvds: What a wonderful couple

Atomant: Little Bo peep

Mike n Rachel in DC: Baaaa

Rush: Good lines coming…

HonoluLou: Haha, I’m crackin up here

HonoluLou: Move over Harvey Weinstein!

danventure: CC’s new sideline as matchmaker.

Rush: Today, he’s be locked up!

Hawaii_Steve: Fresh fella.

Mike n Rachel in DC: Kiss-proof veil

HonoluLou: How can he see her behind that veil?

Rush: Looking to catch a certain fish…

HonoluLou: Very Aluring.

Louise: there are lovebirds in most Chan movies

Rush: “Or DO they…?”

Rush: Cute.

HonoluLou: I’ll bet he’s mincemeat. The other guard.

Rush: They WERE quick!

Atomant: Not quick enough

Rush: Hint, hint…

HonoluLou: Rush, your quote!

pdclassicdvds: Doesn’t look good

Louise: No, you turn here…

Rush: “No YOU turn!”

Mike n Rachel in DC: Love the “no U turn” skit

Dona: lol

pdclassicdvds: Who’s On First?

Rush: Sometines this scene comes to mind when I AM making a U-Turn!

HonoluLou: Get your damn…

Louise: No one touches the great Chan

Rush: (Wink)

pdclassicdvds: the hot lamp will be used

HonoluLou: Wonder if they have Elvis or Sinatra records?

pdclassicdvds: Come on BB

Louise: Paul revere?

pdclassicdvds: Paul Revere lol

Mike n Rachel in DC: I’m Birmingham, I ain’t Paul Revere

HonoluLou: BB was in 15 Chan films. I counted them the other day.

Atomant: I wonder what 1,2,3 and 4 were

Rush: “Eager beaver routing number 5…”

Godwinshelley2: Now they sound like the Bowery boys with their “routines”

Louise: so silly

Rush: Paging Leo Gorcey….

pdclassicdvds: Are you kidding me

Louise: Yes GS

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HonoluLou: Ah, the sewers. They were so clean back in the day!

danventure: Glad the bad guys are deaf as a post

pdclassicdvds: Tommy Tommy Tommy

HonoluLou: Towmy

Mike n Rachel in DC: And well-lit, Lou

Rush: Yes, Lou!

danventure: Sewers were probably too new…

Rush: That Louisiana accent!

Louise: Great low light photography

Rush: yes, Louise.

HonoluLou: yes, Louise. Nice.

pdclassicdvds: He is in love with her too

HonoluLou: The Guard!

Rush: Notice the number of elevators we see in the Monogram Chan movies?

HonoluLou: Nice head/hand move BB

Atomant: with working floors

Rush: Poor BB…


Rush: TYSM, Matt…

Mike n Rachel in DC: BB excels at this sort of thing.

Rush: Yes, M/R.

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Louise: Think of how much more interesting the Chan movies are because of these odd settings like in the sewer

Rush: WB, again, Dona!

pdclassicdvds: Would you call that a cameo for the dead man?

HonoluLou: Good point, Louise.

Rush: You win the perseverance award tonight!

Rush: Louise, that’s a good point.

pdclassicdvds: Must be the beef stew

HonoluLou: The coffee shop! Maybe it’s the stew?

Rush: Joe’s Coffee Shop can be renamed “The Cobra’s Den.”

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Rush: “I am ready, but yiou still have few years to go.”

HonoluLou: A good one.

Rush: (you)

Atomant: Where is other man ?

Rush: Yes, AA! That one was heard in another film!

Atomant: 🙂 shadows over Chinatown I think

HonoluLou: Ah, the Postman on holiday!

Rush: YES, Lou!

Rush: And, your September issue is in the works?

Louise: Pop!

HonoluLou: Yes Rush, it’s in final draft as we watch 🙂

Rush: All right!

Louise: Back down we go

Paul M: yeah, we mailmen know everything

Louise: You Paul?

HonoluLou: Yes, you too?

Paul M: <—–Mailman

Hawaii_Steve: Honorable letter carrier given credit from honorable detective.

HonoluLou: A most worth profession. Like Santa at Christmas.


Rush: CC’s hat is dented.

pdclassicdvds: emily Post

Rush: “Police do not read Emily Post.”

Louise: Don’t read Emily Post!

Paul M: remembered when Moe told Curly to “mind your Emily Post”

Rush: Jan Van Horn!

Louise: Jan the Horn

Louise: TYSM

Rush: A “new toot out of old Horn.”

Atomant: 🙂

HonoluLou: Timing is everything.

Louise: slightly illegal!

pdclassicdvds: Charlie Chan wouldn’t do well in Law and Order shows.

Cdirus: I wouldn’t be tasting anything on that table.

Louise: so true, pd

danventure: I like CC’s “Murder is more illegal”

HonoluLou: CD, how did you know he’d taste it?

Rush: “Pentalite.”

Atomant: It’s all National Security related

HonoluLou: That is a strange device!

Cdirus: Looked like he dipped his finger into someting and put it in his mouth.

Louise: secret device…doorknob

Rush: “Hello.”

Cdirus: Like detectives always do on TV.

HonoluLou: She sounds like Judy Garland, yes?

Rush: She does not act surprised.

Rush: Lou, yes, she does!

Atomant: Shes doesn’t seem to think he’s so cute now

HonoluLou: HaHa.


Rush: (Boing…)

HonoluLou: Whoah!

Louise: ouch ouch ouch

Rush: Yes!

Godwinshelley2: Man they hate to give back change

Rush: 🙂

Atomant: Haha

Rush: She would have to be an accessory to murder.

pdclassicdvds: Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive

Rush: Yes, PD!

HonoluLou: Nice PD.

Louise: A Trap!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Variation on an earlier aphorism.

Rush: But not THE Trap!

Louise: sitting assistants

Atomant: not our next Moview ?

Rush: Next week: “The Red Dragon”

HonoluLou: Is that the last Chan movie, Rush?

Rush: That’s the last film in the series, yes.

HonoluLou: TXS.

Rush: YAW.

Rush: 🙂

danventure: Which series Rush?

Rush: The Charlie Chan film series, spanning 1931 until 1949.

Atomant: I thought the Trap was the last one ?

Rush: The first in the series was “CC Carries On,” and the final entry was “The Trap.”

Atomant: ok

HonoluLou: Ah so, my mistake.

pdclassicdvds: Will the lost Chan films ever show up?

Rush: We are now viewing the Monogram phase of the Chan film series.

HonoluLou: OK, got it.

Rush: PD, that is the question of the ages…

Rush: (At least for Chan fans!)

Rush: One can never tell.

pdclassicdvds: Maybe Jackie Gleason had them in his vaults?

Rush: There could be a hidden, forgotten copie of one or more someplace.

Rush: The world is big!

Louise: Bang!

Rush: BOOM!!!

Louise: Boom!

HonoluLou: POW

pdclassicdvds: Those crooks are not too smart

Rush: Agreed!

Godwinshelley2: I have the books – but have only cruised one for notes on SF Chinatown – does Charlie have a multitude of children in the books?

HonoluLou: The “you know what” is gonna hit the fan, when he blasts the sewer!


HonoluLou: GS, Charlie has 11 Children in the novels.

danventure: Sure glad that was soft concrete!

pdclassicdvds: SOS

Rush: Samuel F.B. Morse saves the day!

Rush: A lengthy message from CC…

Godwinshelley2: Why say “apparently” when doing morse code?

Godwinshelley2: Just say what you need

pdclassicdvds: How did he send such a long message????

Rush: Yes!

Rush: “We are trapped in sewer…HELP!”

pdclassicdvds: Please save Charlie. PLEASE!!!

Godwinshelley2: Or is it like shorthand where you drop a lot of the vowels

HonoluLou: 5:00 minutes left 🙁

Louise: Bang Bang

Rush: hWoosh…BOOM!!!!!

Louise: POW!

Godwinshelley2: Stay tuned for next week!!

Godwinshelley2: Looks like a cliffhanger ending

Rush: Looks like pumice stones.

HonoluLou: If anyone is interested in celebrating E.D.B’s birthday today:


Godwinshelley2: Nice

Rush: It the address I gave earlier defunct, Lou?

Louise: always a surprise when the cop is the bad guy

HonoluLou: Rush, yes that was the newsletter address your had on your site, no worries 🙂

Atomant: Jonesy

Rush: AH! I’ll make the change tonight.

Rush: Yes, AA!

Atomant: Port side catch

Rush: Yes, AA! Nice catch!

Rush: (Boing…)

Atomant: 🙂

HonoluLou: Owch!

Rush: The DOUBLE cobra fangs!

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Godwinshelley2: Here let me hand it over –

Rush: Careful when handing it over!

Mike n Rachel in DC: No U turn!

HonoluLou: Go to Whoosgow.

Mike n Rachel in DC:

Rush: (Dolphin…)

Rush: 🙂

Mike n Rachel in DC: 🙂

Godwinshelley2: Nice smirke

Rush: THE END…


Mike n Rachel in DC:

pdclassicdvds: You have to love those Chan movies.

Rush: (Applause)

danventure: They work too hard for that gag.

Atomant: Good Movie

Louise: Yay!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Another great one folks.

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Rush: Another good one watched!

Mike n Rachel in DC: This is one of my favorite “Monograms”

HonoluLou: It was nice celebrating with you all. Ciao,from CLE. Lou

Mike n Rachel in DC: (Rach too…)

Hawaii_Steve: Very good for a Monogram.

Rush: Again, next week: “The Red Dragon”

Paul M: i kindalike thisone

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good to see you Lou

danventure: TY

Hawaii_Steve: See you soon Lou.

pdclassicdvds: Goodnight everyone. Next Monday I hope. take care.

Matt1: Good night folks and I’ll see you again in two weeks

Mike n Rachel in DC: Red Dragon? Wow.

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Louise: Fun crowd tonight

Rush: That was my favorite monogram Chan film.

Godwinshelley2: Nice to have everyone here! Have a great week

Mike n Rachel in DC: Good night all…hope to see y’all on Labor Day!

Rush: I thank you ALL….

Rush: as always!

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Atomant: Good night to all, Have a great week !!

Mike n Rachel in DC: Thanks to you, Rush. Another good one for the books.

Rush: Thank you (so much!) for a GREAT evening!

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Hawaii_Steve: I don’t remember seeing that one. It held my interest. Everybody was on the mark.

Cdirus: Night all! See you next week!

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Rush: I will be “logging” this one into our chat collection tonight.

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Rush: take care…

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Rush: have a good night…

Rush: And a wonderful week!

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Rush: Take care, steve!

Hawaii_Steve: Good times Rush. Thank you so much.

Rush: One of these days, we will need to see you on your new side of the island!

Rush: Kailua is a great place!

Hawaii_Steve: Looking forward to it. Take care. Say ‘aloha’ to wife and kids for me.

Rush: And, as we know…what a NICE beach!

Rush: Will do, Steve!

Rush: Great to “see” you tonight!

Hawaii_Steve: Good night.

Rush: Good night!

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