Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Jewels in a Shanghai Treasure

Our movie for Monday Night's Chat Room* will be Charlie Chan in Shanghai.

The cast is the usual excellent crew of actors, but three deserve more credit.

Jon Hall (AKA Charles Locher) was one of the Chan movie alumni to work on the movie, "Hurricane," with Layne Tom, Jr. and Al Kikume.

Lynn Bari (courtesy of Rush Glick's excellent research on his website) plays the second hotel telephone operator.

The object of Lee Chan's romantic telephone endeavors is one Ivy Ling, also known as "Bo Ling" in the cast of "Calling Philo Vance" starring James Stephenson as Mr. Vance. She also appeared as Charlie Chan's # 1 Daughter at the table in The Black Camel.

Now . . . on to the rest of the cast!

Warner Oland: Charlie Chan
Irene Hervey: Diana Woodland
Jon Hall (as Charles Locher): Philip Nash
Russell Hicks: James Andrews
Keye Luke: Lee Chan
Halliwell Hobbes: Colonel Watkins, Police Commissioner.
Frederick Vogeding (as Frederik Vogeding): Ivan Marloff (mistakenly listed as "Burke" in on-screen credits
Neil Fitzgerald: Unidentified (Script Name: Dakin)
Max Wagner: Taxi Driver Henchman
Lynn Bari: Second Hotel Switchboard Operator
Luke Chan: Reporter
Jack Chefe: Reporter
Frank Darien: Bespectacled Tourist in Versailles Cafe
Harrison Greene: Tourist in Versailles Cafe
Charles Haefeli: Crook on Boat
Eddie Hart: "G"-Man
Russell Hopton: "G"-Man
Gladden James: Forrest, Valet
Colin Kenny: Reporter
Eddie Lee: Servant
James B. Leong: Shanghai Police Operator
Torben Meyer: French Diplomat
Moy Ming: Sun Wong
Pat O'Malley: Belden
Jimmy Phillips: Reporter
Regina Rambeau:
Pat Somerset: Reporter
Harry Strang: Chauffeur
Phil Tead: Reporter
Sammee Tong: One of the men who brings Lee back to the hotel
David Torrence: Sir Stanley Woodland
Guy Usher: President of Shanghai Chamber of Commerce
Jehim Wong: Rickshaw Boy at Dock
Walter Wong: Waiter+
Ivy Ling: Lee's Girlfriend



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