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Here are some notes that I have taken while watching The Shanghai Chest.
The movies that Rush Click has scheduled for our Monday chat nights are:
The Shanghai Chest has three bloopers:
The Shanghai Chest has some of the best-known, and best-loved, character actors in Chandom who are in two or more of the Chan movies!
We have a Chan movie from Monogram Pictures this week with Roland Winters and a cast of great character actors, as always!
The question was: What do Charlie Chan's Chance, Charlie Chan on Broadway, Charlie Chan in Panama, and The Sky Dragon have in common?
Every Chan movies has actors that you just know you've seen in another Chan film.
Today's Chan date in history is very special because between January 24th through February 25th, 1925, "The House Without a Key" was published in installments in "The Saturday Evening Post."
We have some new entries to our dictionary, thanks to Rush Glick and Chris Mentzer!
Inspector Nelson has the police band play in Charlie Chan's honor. Unfortunately, nobody knows the Chinese National Anthem--Forget the fact that our man Chan is with the HONOLULU Police Department!
It always helps to have the cast of characters when watching a Chan movie!
On today's date in 1939, Twentieth Century-Fox began production on Charlie Chan in Reno.
Do you think you know your Chan movies?
This may be inconsistency or part of plot development as blooper but this is the only time Charlie has seasickness.
Our little band of character actors for Broadway include such perennial favorites as Mark Lawrence and the actress that you love to hate, Louise Henry, among others:
Here are the answers to Sunday's bonus questions:
"The Jade Mask" opens at the Strand Theatre in Brooklyn, New York on this date in 1945.
On today's date in 1938, Warner Oland walked off the set of "Charlie Chan at the Ringside," suffering a mental breakdown.
We have one big blooper for Charlie Chan in Monte Carlo.
There are four bonus questions for Charlie Chan in Monte Carlo:
Today, in Chan History, Twentieth Century-Fox completes production of "Dead Men Tell" in mid-January of 1941.
On January 13, 1939, Twentieth Century-Fox released "Charlie Chan in Honolulu," the first Chan movie with Sidney Toler taking over the role after Warner Oland's death.
I have erred! I should have posted this yesterday!
Charlie Chan on Broadway starts off with a glaring blooper to Chan lovers: It's the only Chan movie of many where our favorite detective is shown on a boat trip . . . with seasickness!!
Charlie Chan in Monte Carlo has a marvelous cast with lots of character actors in support of Warner Oland as Papa Chan and Keye Luke as Number One Son!
This is a red letter day in Chan history for me because this is the day in 1936 that Twentieth Century-Fox released "Charlie Chan's Secret," my favorite Chan movie!
Today is dictionary day for Castle in the Desert, with history and science terms among our entries:
Twentieth Century-Fox released "Charlie Chan at the Opera" on this date back in 1937.
Mrs. Chan* has decided to post another recipe in honor of the dinner party in Castle in the Desert.
Castle in the Desert has a few interesting bloopers!
Our Chan veterans in Charlie Chan in Egypt include some classic actors like Douglas Dumbrille as Mr. Manderley. He married the daughter of his friend, Alan Mowbray when Dumbrille was 70 and Patricia Mowbray was a tender 28 years old.
We have some veterans among our cast today.
Here are the production entries for Charlie Chan in Egypt and for this period in December:
We have several entries for Charlie Chan in Egypt into our dictionary:
I have two bonus questions for Charlie Chan in Egypt. The first one might be difficult since it involves one of the "lost" Chan films but you might still guess the answer if you know this movie and Murder Over New York!