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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEYE LUKE!
FROM CHARLIE CHAN: “Confucius say, ‘No man is poor who have worthy son.’"
GREETINGS… as we celebrate the birthday of our Number One Son…KEYE LUKE…with a showing of “Phantom of Chinatown” as the young detective James Lee Wong.
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THIS WEEK’S PRESENTATIONS: “Phantom of Chinatown” (1940; 63 minutes) along with our “extra,” the ELEVENTH episode of “Lost City of the Jungle” with Keye Luke! (1946; 15 minutes [Begin viewing at the 31:35 mark, finishing at the 46:45 mark!]).
“Phantom of Chinatown” CAST:
CAST (as credited):
Keye Luke... James Lee 'Jimmy' Wong
Lotus Long... Win Len
Grant Withers... Police Captain Street
Charles Miller... Dr. John Benton (as Charles Miller)
Huntley Gordon... Dr. Norman Wilkes
Virginia Carpenter... Louise Benton
John Dilson... Charlie Frasier (as John H. Dilson)
Paul McVey... Detective Grady
John Holland... Mason
Richard Terry... Toreno (as Dick Terry)
Robert Kellard... Tommy Dean
Willy Castello... Jonas (as William Castello)
Lee Tung Foo... Foo
UNCREDITED CAST (alphabetical):
Lynton Brent... Radio News Broadcaster (uncredited)
Morgan Brown... Lecture Guest (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham... Hospital Stakeout Cop (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin... Detective in Refrigerator (uncredited)
William Gould... Hospital Stakeout Cop (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell... Police Officer Stationed at Front Door (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien... Lecture Guest (uncredited)
Victor Wong... Charley Won (uncredited)
FEATURE SUMMARY: In the middle of a pictorial lecture on his recent expedition to the Mongolian Desert, Dr. John Benton the famous explorer, drinks from the water bottle on his lecture table, collapses and dies. His last words "Eternal Fire" are the only clue Chinese detective Jimmy Wong and Captain Street of the police department have to work on. Win Lee, Benton's secretary, reveals the doctor's dying words refer to a scroll which tells the location of rich oil deposits. Wong and Street then begin the search for the killer among Benton's associates.
FEATURE NOTES: “Phantom of Chinatown” is the last of the six Mr. Wong films and the only one to star Luke in the role originated by Boris Karloff.
TRIVIA: “Phantom of Chinatown” features Keye Luke’s only starring role of his long and illustrious career.
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THE CHARLIE CHAN FAMILY NEWSLETTER FOR THE YEAR 2019 REMAINS 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: https://thepostmanonholidayhome.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/2019-newsletter-master1-dec-28.pdf ENJOY!
SO, PLEASE JOIN US for this week’s Monday Evening Chat and Film Viewing as we join “Phantom of Chinatown.”
THANK YOU SO MUCH…
Wow! Got the email and all the actors are linked to their respective IMDb page...totally AWESOME! (alotta work, that!) Hats off to you, Rush.
P.S. You missed one GIANT of a star: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2295209/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1