Another Chan-actor-filled movie: "Across the Pacific" (1942)
"Across the Pacific" just aired on TCM, and it was a treat, besides watching another nice Humphrey Bogart adventure, but also for the chance to see a number of Charlie Chan actors in a non-chan picture. First, we have sons One (Keye Luke) and Two (Victor Sen Yung), but also a couple of others.
Lee Tung Foo, who appeared in "Dead Men Tell," "The Chinese Ring," and "The Golden Eye."
Phillip Ahn, seen as the Chans' son-in-law in "Charlie Chan in Honolulu" and as Captain Kong in "The Chinese Ring."
Spencer Chan who appeared as a part of Captain Kong's crew in "The Chinese Ring."
Unless I missed anyone, that's FIVE Chan actors in the same non-Chan movie...a real TREAT! Try to see this one if you can someday!
Re: Another Chan-actor-filled movie: "Across the Pacific" (1942)
"Across the Pacific," AKA "The Maltese Falcon (gang) Goes to War," is another great film to spot Charlie Chan actors in non-Chan roles. I love the scene where Victor Sen Yung tries to be Bogart's pal. (Yung to Bogart: "We should hang out.") Bogie brushing him off. (Bogart to Yung: "In your dreams.") I'm paraphrasing a tad. It's great fun between Bogart and Yung.
If you like this film, check out "The Man With Bogart's Face" (1980). In every scene that Mr. Yung appears in, he has a falcon on his shoulder. A reference to above mentioned film.