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OUR CCF MONDAY EVENING CHAT AND FILM VIEWING FOR December 23, 2019
FROM CHARLIE CHAN: “One does not solve crime by committing another.”
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
THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS: “The Circle of Fear” and “Backfire” (Both: 1957; 25 minutes) and, as our “extra,” the Charlie Chan radio drama, “The Man Who Moved Mountains“ (14 minutes).
“THE CIRCLE OF FEAR” CAST:
J. Carrol Naish: Charlie Chan
James Hong: Barry Chan
Patricia Burke: Mrs. Paula van Boorman
Tom MacAulay: Mr. Greer
Arnold Marlé: Franz Weber
Nora Gordon: Miss Weber
Leonard Sachs: Dr. George Laird
Keith Pylott: Dr. Krause
Ian Whittaker: Kirk Colton
Rupert Davies: Inspector John Duff
Michael Balfour: Bert Conway (not credited)
J. Carroll Naish: Charlie Chan
James Hong: Barry Chan
Bruce Seton: Seth; Sir Basil Dawson
William Franklyn: Richard Dawson
Rupert Davies: Inspector Duff
Virginia Keiley: Enid
Harold Scott: The Headmaster
Amy Dalby: Mrs. Shaw
“THE CIRCLE OF FEAR”: While preparing to cut a large diamond that was destined to become a part of the royal collection, a London renowned diamond cutter is attacked and the diamond is taken. Charlie Chan is called on to solve what turns out to be a complex web of intrigue.
“THE CIRCLE OF FEAR”: At London's British Museum, Charlie Chan is met by a noted archaeologist who hopes that the detective can find his wife left him for another man twelve years earlier.
TRIVIA: Rupert Davies, who is seen in both of our features this week, played Inspector Duff in 11 episodes of “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.”
TIME: We begin with greetings at 7:30 EASTERN TIME. Then, we share our “extra” presentation, “The Man Who Moved Mountains,” which will be followed at exactly 8:15 when we roll our first features for our Monday evening, “The Circle of Fear” and “Backfire.”
LOCATION: Our Charlie Chan Family Chat Room, which is accessed at http://www.charliechan.info/id17.html.
IF YOU LACK A COPY OF OUR FEATURES: Often our features can be found online. Fortunately, our features ARE available online, so please use the links 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 (http://www.charliechan.info/index.html)! 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?
DO YOU HAVE A POLL QUESTION? Please feel free to suggest a Monthly Poll question! Send your ideas to: email@example.com.
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, December 30, as we round out 2019 and view “The Return of Charlie Chan,” starring Ross Martin as Charlie Chan!
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
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SO, PLEASE JOIN US for this week’s Monday Evening Chat and Film Viewing as we share two episodes of “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE CHAN.”
THANK YOU SO MUCH…