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OUR MONDAY EVENING CHAT/FILM VIEWING FOR JANUARY 20, 2020 “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan"


“The New Adventures of Charlie Chan”

FROM CHARLIE CHAN: “The police are always appreciative of help.”

GREETINGS on this MLK DAY as we continue our Charlie Chan family Film Tour for 2020 with a stopover to celebrate the birthday of J. Carroll Naish, Charlie Chan of the small screen! This week we will be sharing TWO episodes from “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan” TV crime drama: The Man with a Hundred Faces and Death at High Tide.

OUR CHAT ROOM: Our Chat Room can be accessed the same way that we accessed by going to our “Chat Room” link at, or use this direct link:

THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS: “The Man with a Hundred Faces” and “Death at High Tide” (Both 1957; 25 minutes) along with our “extra,” the third episode of “The Green Hornet“: “Flying Coffins” (21 minutes).


J. Carrol Naish: Charlie Chan

James Hong: Barry Chan

Alan Wheatley: Pietro Monti

Eric Pohlmann: Vincente Donati

Peter La Trobe: Olamano

Harry Tardios: Police Sergeant

Arthur Brander: Romano

Michael Mellinger: Inspector Rietti (not credited)


J. Carrol Naish: Charlie Chan

James Hong: Barry Chan

Ivan Craig: Henri Mazarac

Victor Beaumont: Karl Bretner

Peter Dyneley: John Robey

Lisa Daniely: Marie Mazarac

Thomas Gallagher: Jacob Brun

Henry Vidon: Inspector Darnet

Leslie Weston: Frank Wells

FEATURE SUMMARIES: “THE MAN WITH A HUNDRED FACES” - In Venice, Charlie Chan and Number One Son, Barry work to help a repentant thief, who is a master of disguise, who is forced to assist a ruthless criminal gang in carrying out their heists. “DEATH AT HIGH TIDE” - Charlie Chan is asked to travel to France to help track down a Nazi war criminal who has recently escaped from custody and is thought to be heading to that country in order to retrieve a stash of gold that was lost at sea during the war.

FEATURE NOTES: One episode we will be watching, “The Man with a Hundred Faces,” as was the case with the majority of the series, was shot on location; in this case, Venice, Italy.

TRIVIA: In a location scene in “The Man with a Hundred Faces,” shot at Venice’s Grand Canal, the famous Rialto Bridge can be seen...

WORD OF THE WEEK: Avachon - A popular French seaside resort on the Atlantic coast 34 miles southwest of Bordeaux.

TIME: We begin with greetings at 7:30 EASTERN TIME. Then, we share our “extra” presentation, the third chapter of the movie serial “The Green Hornet,“ which will be followed at exactly 8:15 when we roll our features for our Monday evening, two episodes of “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.”

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

IF YOU LACK A COPY OF OUR FEATURES: Often our features can be found online. Good fortune prevails as 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 January 2020 POLL, found as you scroll down our Entrance Page (! This month’s question: “For my sole Charlie Chan New Year’s resolution for 2020, I will strive to:” Now…VOTE, PLEASE!!


In your opinion, who provided the better "pairing" with Birmingham Brown?

Number Two Son, Jimmy (later known as "Tommy") 64%

Number Three Son, Tommy 36%

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, January 27, as we share “The Black Camel,” starring Warner Oland in his second appearance as Charlie Chan!

AND DON’T MISS THIS GREAT CHARLIE CHAN BLOG!: Continuing strongly in 2020, great blog site, The Postman on Holiday, offered by our own Charlie Chan and Earl derr Biggers expert, 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 CHARLIE CHAN FAMILY NEWSLETTER FOR THE YEAR 2019 IS NOW AVAILABLE! HonoluLou has edited and produced this year's recap of the past year, 2019, for all things Charlie Chan. This tour de force issue can be accessed at: ENJOY!

SO, PLEASE JOIN US for this week’s Monday Evening Chat and Film Viewing as we share “The New Adventures of Charlie Chan.”



Rush Glick