Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Welcome back to the Charlie Chan Library.

We have the original story by Earl Derr Biggers that "Charlie Chan in Rio" is based on~~"The Black Camel." I strongly urge those who don't have it to check out your local library and/or half-price or used book stores to get it. "The Black Camel," like all of Biggers Chan stories, stand alone while making an interesting comparison to both movie verstions.

We are very lucky that both versions are available for us to watch and enjoy.

What makes it even more fun is comparing the early original "Black Camel" with Warner Oland's Chan still somewhat in transition to Sidney Toler's Charlie Chan in Rio when his Chan is established.

I urge everyone with a copy of "The Black Camel" to watch it before we watch "CC in Rio" for our Monday Night Chat at Rush Glick's www.charliechan.info (8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. [EDT] with the movie starting at 8:30.)


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