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OUR CCF MONDAY EVENING CHAT AND FILM VIEWING FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
FROM CHARLIE CHAN: “Deception is bad game for amateurs.”
OUR CHAT ROOM: Our Chat Room can be accessed the same way that we accessed by going to our “Chat Room” link at charliechan.info, or use this direct link: http://www.charliechan.info/id17.html
PLEASE NOTE: In testing our Chat Room minutes ago, I experienced difficulties in having it load. However, on the third try, it worked. If you experience the same, please try, try again!
THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS: “Shadows Over Chinatown” (1946; 64 minutes) (PART 1, PART 2, dubbed in ITALIAN, sorry, only online copy available!) AND we have as our “extra” presentation, Chapter 8 of the movie serial, “Secret Agent X-9“ (1945; 20 minutes), which features our Number One Son, Keye Luke, as well as our Number Three Son, Benson Fong.
FEATURE SUMMARY: Charlie Chan, Number Two Son, Jimmy, and assistant Birmingham Brown are all on a bus heading south to San Francisco to investigate a murder case involving an unidentified armless, legless, headless torso. Chan learns that an elderly woman, Mrs. Conover, is traveling to San Francisco to search for her missing granddaughter, Mary. He tells the concerned woman that he will do what he can to help her find her missing loved one.
FEATURE NOTES: This film's working titles were “Corpus Delecti” and “The Mandarin's Secret.” “Shadows Over Chinatown” featured the return of Sen Yung (Victor Sen Young) as Charlie Chan's Number Two Son, whose previous appearance had been as a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps on leave in “Castle in the Desert” (1942). Victor Sen Yung's return to the Chan series, now being produced at Monogram Pictures, in a case of art mirroring life in the case of Jimmy Chan, followed his return to civilian life after having served in the Army Air Forces during the war.
WORD OF THE WEEK FROM OUR FILM:
choke - (As used) To reduce the air intake of (a carburetor), thereby enriching the fuel mixture.
Jimmy Chan: "Did you choke it?"
TIME: We begin with arrivals and greetings at 7:30 EASTERN TIME. Then, we share our “extra” presentation, “Secret Agent X-9,” which will be followed at exactly 8:15 when we roll our feature for our Monday evening, “Shadows Over Chinatown.”
LOCATION: Our Charlie Chan Family Chat Room, which is accessed at http://www.charliechan.info/id17.html.
IF YOU LACK A COPY OF OUR FILM: Often our features can be found online. Happily, both our feature as well as our extra are available online. Please use the links provided at our Chat Room. Unfortunately, the only available online copy of “Shadows Over Chinatown” is in two parts, and it is dubbed in ITALIAN!
OUR MONTHLY POLL: Please take a moment to cast your vote in our SEPTEMBER 2019 POLL, found as you scroll down our Entrance Page (http://www.charliechan.info/index.html)! This month’s question: “To which son does Charlie Chan give the hardest time?”
OUR CCF CHAT ARCHIVE: Please take a look at our growing collection of CCF Chat Texts from previous years and this year: http://www.charliechan.info/id630.html
NEXT WEEK: Please join us on Monday, September 23, as we continue along the route of our Charlie Chan Film Tour as we share a viewing of “Dangerous Money.”
DON’T MISS THIS GREAT CHARLIE CHAN BLOG!: A great blog site, The Postman on Holiday, offered by our own Lou Armagno which is: "A place to explore all things surrounding Detective Charlie Chan, his creator Earl Derr Biggers, and their connection with Hawaii, Cleveland, and mystery fiction." …Take a look at the September edition, featuring: “Those loveable ‘Sidekicks!’ Who’s your favorite?” It can be found at this address: https://thepostmanonholiday.com/
DO YOU HAVE A POLL QUESTION? Please feel free to suggest a Monthly Poll question! Send your ideas to: email@example.com!
SO, PLEASE JOIN US for this week’s Monday Evening Chat and Film Viewing as we share “Shadows Over Chinatown.”