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FROM CHARLIE CHAN: “Deer should not toy with tiger.”

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THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS: “The Golden Eye” (1948; 69 minutes) and, as our “extra,” the Charlie Chan radio drama, “The Eye of Buddha“ (1936; 15 minutes).

Roland Winters: Charlie Chan (also posing as "Chan, dealer in Oriental curios")
Wanda McKay: Evelyn Manning
Mantan Moreland: Birmingham Brown
Victor Sen Young: Tommy Chan
Bruce Kellogg: Talbot Bartlett
Tim Ryan: Lt. Mike Ruark (also posing as Vincent O'Brien)
Evelyn Brent: Sister Teresa
Ralph Dunn: [Jim] Driscoll
Lois Austin: Mrs. Margaret Driscoll
Forrest Taylor: Manning
Lee "Lasses" White: Pete
Lee Tung Foo: Wong Fai (not credited)
Michael Gaddis: Pursuer (not credited)
Sam Flint: Man (not credited)
Geraldine Cobb: Girl in Riding Clothes (not credited)
Mary Ann Hawkins: Bathing Girl (not credited)
Aileen Babs Cox: Bathing Girl (not credited)
Edmund Cobb, John Merton: Miners (neither credited)
Jack Gargan: Voice from Darkness (not credited)
Tom Tyler; Gang Member (?) (not credited)
Herman Cantor: Gang Member (?) (not credited)
George Spaulding: Dr. Groves (not credited)
Bill Walker: Gang Member (not credited)

FEATURE SUMMARY: In San Francisco's Chinatown, an Arizona mine owner named Manning visits a curio shop seeking help from Charlie Chan because he believes that someone is out to kill him. While in the shop, Manning is shot at by an unseen assailant. Later, Chan agrees to help Manning. Posing as a dealer in oriental curios, Chan travels to the Manning home where he finds that Manning has been gravely injured in a mysterious accident in his mine. Very suspicious of the situation, Chan, along with his number two son Tommy and assistant Birmingham Brown proceed with what proves to be a very dangerous investigation.

FEATURE NOTES: The working title of this film was “The Mystery of the Golden Eye.” The opening title card reads: “Charlie Chan in ‘The Golden Eye’". The Call Bureau Cast Service lists Herman Cantor and Sam McDaniel in the cast, but they do not appear in the finished film that we have available today. Copyright records list George L. Spaulding as Dr. Groves, but the role was played by Sam Flint. Richard Loo, Barbara Jean Wong, and Tom Tyler are also listed in the cast, but they do not appear in the finished film.

TRIVIA: Charlie Chan's car is a 1947 Hudson convertible.

WORD OF THE WEEK: Prohibition Party - A minor U.S. political party organized in 1869 that advocated prohibition.

Charlie Chan: "At first, think Lieutenant Mike are giving Prohibition Party kick in teeth."

TIME: We begin with greetings at 7:30 EASTERN TIME. Then, we share our “extra” presentation, “The Eye of Buddha,” which will be followed at exactly 8:15 when we roll our first feature for our Monday evening, “The Golden Eye.”

LOCATION: Our Charlie Chan Family Chat Room, which is accessed at

IF YOU LACK A COPY OF OUR FILM: Often our features can be found online. Unfortunately, our feature is available online, but our extra is, so please use the link provided at our Chat Room.

OUR MONTHLY POLL: Please take a moment to cast your vote in our DECEMBER 2019 POLL, found as you scroll down our Entrance Page (! This month’s question: “In your opinion, who (of two Chan sons) provided the better ‘pairing’ with Birmingham Brown?” VOTE!!

OUR NOVEMBER POLL RESULT: Would you like to see the revival of a collaborative group-produced Charlie Chan script project?

Yes 90%
No 10%

DO YOU HAVE A POLL QUESTION? Please feel free to suggest a Monthly Poll question! Send your ideas to:

OUR CCF CHAT ARCHIVE: Please take a look at our growing collection of CCF Chat Texts from previous years and this year:

NEXT WEEK: Please join us on Monday, December 9, as we view “FEATHERED SERPENT.”

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." It can be found at this address: The Postman on Holiday

The Postman on Holiday
A place to explore all things surrounding Detective Charlie Chan, his creator Earl Derr Biggers, and their conne...

SO, PLEASE JOIN US for this week’s Monday Evening Chat and Film Viewing as we share “THE GOLDEN EYE.”



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