I'm still a diehard fan of the old black and white, Warner Oland stories.
To Peggy Wright,
The chauffer's name, in case you haven't learned yet, was Birmingham. Also, I just wondered if anyone out there collects the books? I have all of them (with dust jackets) including two different covers with dust jackets for "House Without A Key" which was the first Charlie Chan mystery.
havenot seen a detective who could be as humble as charlie...in my entire life detective readings...
I have just purchased a DVD set of 36 BW
films (Oland, Toler, Winters) from the site
iOffer. Their price is $23 for the set. No
notes, nice square (CD-size rather than DVD
The set includes "Eran Trece," the Spanish
version of "CC Caries On," the one that
Oland never finished because of illness and
finally, death. Missing (besides all the
lost films, of course) are "Secret
Service," "Chinese Cat," "Black Magic,"
"Scarlet Clue," "Jade Mask" as well as two
Spanish indies, "Serpiente Roja" and
"Monstruo en la Sombra." Also not there, of
course, the five (or more?) Chinese-made CC
films. Nobody seems to have those.
"Return of CC" and "Curse of the Dragon
Queen," the two modern color full-length
pieces (ca. 90' each) are of course not
And finally, what about that 19' short made
a couple of years ago, "CC in Transylvania"
by amateur Brian Nichols?