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Tonight, please join us for our 4TH ANNUAL CHARLIE CHAN FAMILY HALLOWEEN PARTY ! Our film for this evening's festivities is the ever-spooky "Dead Men Tell," starring Sidney Toler. Charlie Chan seeks a murderer aboard an old sailing ship. Is the killer the ghost of Black Hook the pirate?
We begin with arrivals and Halloween greetings, including some possible tricks or treats, at 8:00 PM, Eastern Time. Thirty minutes later, we begin running our personal copies of "Dead Men Tell" in unison, thus allowing us to watch it together. If you lack a copy of tonight's film, fret not, as there will be PLENTY of conversation and Halloween FUN to go around, and you will NOT feel left out!!!
Please come attired in "virtual costume" as any character from a Charlie Chan movie, good or "otherwise." When you log into our Chat Room," you may choose to use the identity of your character.
Our Chat Room is located RIGHT HERE at our Charlie Chan family Home. Please use any of the "Chat Room" links to join us!
This will be a very entertaining evening, so, please plan to be there!
Since I alway seem to miss the chat room chats for one reason or another, could be possibly have some chat about last nights chat? What was the gist of the chat about the movie...how'd ya'll like it? and how would you rate it amongst all the Charlie Chan movies?
Good idea! I invite any who were at the chat last evening for our Halloween Party to add their thoughts.
Briefly, I had to arrive a little late as my honorable wife and I took our two-year-old daughter out for trick-or-treating. Most everyone arrived to the evening incognito, in "virtual costume" relating to charaters from the Chan series. We ranged from Mrs. Lowell (from "Charlie Chan's Secret") to The Spirit Aparition from "Charlie Chan at Treasure Island" to Sgt. Kelly ("Charlie Chan at the Opera").
I felt that it was a wonderful evening, and our movie, "Dead Men Tell," added to the Halloween feel. This film is nearly rated fairly high on the list of favorites of Charlie Chan fans. As we try to choose a "spooky" Chan movie for our Halloween Chats, this one definitely filled the bill with plenty of atmosphere, including mysterious, eerie fog, an old sailing ship, pirate lore, treasure map, the seeming presence of the ghost of Black Hook the pirate, and, of course....murder!
Next week, another tradition of ours...our 6th Annual Melbourne Cup Celebration, featuring "Charlie Chan at the Race Track."
Well Rush, It sounds like it was a fun evening. I am going to make sure I watch 'Dead Men Tell' sometime this week.
I am really interested on how the forum members became big fans of Charlie Chan. For me it was when I was a young kid, they had so many old black and white movies on TV and I think Charlie Chan was always my favorite.
It has been many years since I saw a Charlie Chan movie, and since I only received my Charlie Chan Vintage collection about 3 weeks ago, I have only viewed a few movies so far...so far -- so fun . Joann
1)I'm always working in the salt mines on Monday nites, else I'd love to join in the chats. I may be off Dec. 19, so that may be my maiden voyage.
2)I grew up in Pittsburgh, and there used to be a local program, "Detective Theater" or "Suspense Theater" which showed two films from the 30's and 40's back-to-back on Saturday afternoons (I THINK it was Saturday). The pictures were usually Boston Blackie, Charlie Chan, Lone Wolf
and Michael Shayne. Chan and Shayne became my faves, Chan, because of the plot turns and twists and Shayne, for the humor. But I lost track of those of movies until I finally got a VCR and started tracking them down.
Dear Jamison (and Joann),
Thank you for sharing. It is always very interesting to hear how people "met" Charlie Chan. By the way, please take our latest poll, located at our "Entrance" page regarding when you first "discovered" Chan!
Also, pleae join our Monday night Chats any time you are able to do so. You will be MOST welcome...