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Rush, that was so wise of Joan (RIP) to teach history to her children through Charlie's films! I hadn't really thought of it, but I spent a decade of Sundays watching Chan films with my grand kids. They loved them, mostly laughed their way through each one every weekend and fighting about which film we'd see. Hopefully, their little gray cells soaked-up something in the process about history and events.
It's also okay to watch our favorite detective and have FUN! :) In fact, it seems that you and the kids had a GREAT time! I would guess, however, that some of the "teachable" elements made their silent mark...
Your 50 years of Charlie Chan enthusiasm fuels the soul! I have found that virtually ALL films in the series offer at least one tidbit of history! The film that we will be watching for our Monday Evening Chat this week, "Charlie Chan in Shanghai," is no exception! Shanghai was a British possession, as is shown, the opium trade was a blight at the time of our movie, the League of Nations is noted, and more.
I know that you will continue to enjoy these great and historically relevant pictures! Also, please consider joining us for one of our upcoming Monday evenings!