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OUR CCF MONDAY EVENING CHAT AND FILM VIEWING
FOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
FROM CHARLIE CHAN: “Problems rarely wait for clearing weather.”
SCREEN CAPTURE: A panoramic collage of the arrival of the SS ‘Newcastle’ at Pago Pago: http://www.charliechan.info/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/danpanorama01a.jpg
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: “Dangerous Money” (1946; 66 minutes), AND we have as our “extra” presentation, Chapter 10 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: Aboard a passenger ship in the South Seas, undercover agent Scott Pearson tells Charlie Chan that he is being sent to Samoa to investigate the sudden appearance of money and artworks stolen from Philippine banks during the Japanese invasion. Later, while the passengers gather in the salon for a ceremony to celebrate the crossing of the equator, Pearson is stabbed in the back and killed. Chan, along with Number Two Son, Jimmy, and assistant Chattanooga Brown, works to find the killer who lurks among the passengers.
FEATURE NOTES: The film's working title was “Hot Money.” The title card reads, “Charlie Chan in ‘Dangerous Money’". ‘Hollywood Reporter’ news items add the following information about the production: Prior to his appearance in this film, Rick Vallen served a term in the U.S. Coast Guard. Restaurateur "Don the Beachcomber" gave technical advice on the South Sea Islands. It was the wish of Jack De Witt, the actual writer of the screenplay, to credit his wife, Miriam Kissinger as the writer.
WORD OF THE WEEK FROM OUR FILM:
Kanaka - A South Sea Islander, especially one brought to Australia as a laborer in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often used disparagingly.
P.T. Burke: "You look for a Kanaka or a Melanesian..."
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, “Dangerous Money.”
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.
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 30 (September’s end, already???), as we continue along the route of our Charlie Chan Film Tour, sharing a viewing of Sidney Toler’s final film, “The Trap.”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org!
SO, PLEASE JOIN US for this week’s Monday Evening Chat and Film Viewing as we share “Dangerous Money.”