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Hi, Mike. Sidney Toler made 11 Chan films for Fox, and then another 11 Chan films for Monogram studios, so he actually portrayed Charlie Chan in 22 films.
Thanks for responding. Yes that makes 44. I forgot about the fox and monogram films together. I read that hollywood is in the process of making a NEW Chan film. I also heard that Lucy Lui was tied to it. I hope they dont screw up the new film by changing everything to modern.....maybe making her a female charlie chan. God know hes a classic. They should make it as a "period" film. The same as Road to perdition....keep it in the 30's & 40's. They just need to find the correct actor to play him correctly.
Do you know what the best set of Chan dvd,s is on the market to buy ?
thank you so much
THE ONES OFFERED BY 20th Century Fox I'm sure if you take the time on this site it has the link
Old Movie Fan
If you do an Internet search, you can find ALL of the Charlie Chan DVD sets available through different selling outlets. One good place to look is at eBay, where you should find many being sold by numerous sellers, some at very decent prices.
As for Lucy Liu's involvement with the making of a Chan film, that was rumored, and it seemed as if it was a real possibility, back in the early 2000s (2003-2005). The plans were, indeed, to feature Liu as a granddaughter of Charlie Chan. It seems that that project collapsed, perhaps to political pressure at that time. Back then I truly had my doubts that, given Hollywood being, well...HOLLYWOOD, anything good would have come out of that project. It is probably just as well that nothing ever came of it.
Take care, Mike, and thank you...so much!
Hi, Mike. As stated above, there are many ways to acquire Chan DVD's. The Fox films are available on DVD's from Fox, and many of the Monogram films are available on DVD's from Warner Brothers. However, I purchased most of my Chan DVD's on eBay, where the prices were much lower, and the products were always in good condition. I recently bought the eight Mr. Moto movies on DVD on eBay, and I am pleased with the product.