The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan: Episode 7

Captain Kidd’s Doubloons

Copyright 1972 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. 
Sound: RCA Sound Recording
Running Time: 22 minutes
“Charlie Chan property is by license from Leisure Concepts, Inc.”
First aired: October 21, 1972

Produced and Directed: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Associate Producer: Lew Marshall
Story Direction: Jim Carmichael, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Knick Knatz, Bill Perez, and Paul Sommer
Story: Sid Morse, Eddie Carroll, Jamie Farr, Willie Gilbert, Max Hodge, Mark Hammerman, Dennis Marks, Ray Parker, Henry Sharp, and Harry Winkler
Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols
Production Design: Iwao Takamoto
Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
Layouts: Monty Wedd, Terry Moesker, Richard Jones, John Gunter, Chris Fussell, Peter Hartland, and Stephen Pile
Animation: Cam Ford, Gerry Grabner, Stan Walker, Richard Jones, Cynthia Leech, Jim Davis, Peter Gardiner, Paul McAdam, Ray Nowland, Richard Dunn, Yvonne Pearsall, and Joe Shearer
Background Styling: Graham Liney
Director: Volus Jones
Production Supervisor: Eric Porter
Sound Director: John Garwood
Sound Mixing: Lyle Hughes
Effects Editor: Martin Clarke
Music Editor: Lindsay Frazer
Negative Consultant: Wendy Eggleton
Camera: Joe Dugonics, Don Clay, and John Cumming
Music Supervision: Don Kirshner


Keye Luke: Charlie Chan
Cynthia Adler: Voice
Gene Andrusco: Flip Chan
Jodie Foster: Anne Chan
Lisa Gerritsen: Various Characters
Johnny Gunn: Tom Chan
Bob Ito: Henry Chan
Beverly Kushida: Nancy Chan
Cherylene Lee: Suzi Chan/Mimi Chan
Don Messick: Chu-Chu
Michael Morgan: Scooter Chan
Hazel Shermet: Various Characters
Brian Tochi: Alan Chan
Janet Waldo: Various Characters
Len Weinrib: Stanley Chan
Ron Duarte: Lead vocals for the Chan Clan band (not credited)


Charlie Chan and the kids are on vacation in Trinidad.  During a Buccaneer Days celebration, a prized exhibit, the Captain Kidd doubloons, is stolen, which brings Chan and his family into action.    


doubloon –(From Spanish dobl√≥n, meaning “double”)  A Spanish gold coin.

Flip tells his Pop, “This set-up is like The Crown Jewel Caper, a natural for a fast grab.”  (Referring to Episode One of The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, “The Crown Jewel Caper.”)

Paraphrasing a popular Greyhound Bus Lines advertising slogan of the time, “Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us,” as he drives the motorcycle they are both riding, Stanley (To Henry): “Hang on, and leave the driving to me!

Stanley gives poor impressions of John Wayne and Jimmy Durante, both of whom were still very active and popular at the time.

Stating, “When you’re hot, you’re hot!” Stanley quotes a hit song by singer Jerry Reed from 1971 titled, and bearing the line, “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot.”


An apple a day keeps the doctor away – and sometimes catches the crook.

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