I think it was Cesar Romero. Am I correct?
In the 1970's there were just four editions printed of a "Charlie Chan" magazine. Each contained a full length story featuring Charlie Chan. (Not by Earl Derr Biggers).
These stories can be downloaded (free) at
For all who are interested, On AMC on October 2 there will be a Charlie Chan Marathon starting at 6:00 A.M. Many of the great old films will be shown including the rarely shown "Charlie Chan in Lodon". I hope you will all enjoy. I know that I will.
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island was a very
good movie,however the great Caesar Romero
is dead. My favorite is Charlie Chan in
In one of Charlie's movies, No. 1 son saw a suspect, a Caucasian. When Charlie later asked if he could describe the man, No. 1 flipped out something like, "I don't know, Pop, they all look alike to me!"
I howl everytime I think of that comeback! Can anyone give me better details of the scene than my 70 year old brain can recall? TIA.
I do remember that remark but like you I don't recall the movie. I saw some of the Chan movies when they were first released so I guess you and I are about the same age. Some of the Chan movies of the forties had some pretty smart writing in them. I can still watch them with pleasure.
The AMC (American Movie Channel) is playing 9 CHARLIE CHAN movies..on Saturday..October 2nd. starting 6am and ending 6am the next day..so..check your local listings!
It's a 24 hour marathon..but those 9 movies will play and start over again..for a total of 3 times..you have three chances to catch the 9 movies. Thank you!
Could someone please tell me what ever happened to the two different actors that played Charlie's number one sons?
Please tell me that someone taped C. Chan at Treasure Island? It was only on twice and I started watching 10-20 min. into it both times. My email address is below. I would appreciate the help!
Hey, any of you "Charlie Chan" fans out there know how to contact anyone at 20th Century Fox about releasing "The Black Camel" on a cable TV network like AMC, or perhaps home video? Despite its age (1931), it is a very good film, and Bela Lugosi as a mysterious fortune teller is quite enjoyable, and seems to be having a good time helping Charlie solve the mystery.
Ken Hanke, who wrote the wonderful history of the films "Charlie Chan At the Movies," considers this one of the best of all the "Chan" films - perhaps because it was based on one of the original novels - I wouldn't rate it as the "best," for I think most fans would pick "Charlie Chan in Treasure Island" or "Charlie Chan At the Opera" on some of their best lists. However, it is a very good film, shot on location in Hawaii, and is the earliest surviving Warner Oland "Chan" film. That in itself, is reason for it to be shown, and Lugosi is certainly another reason!
Leonard J. Kohl
P.S.: Why doesn't Warner Home Video or Turner Home Video release more of the Monogram Sidney Toler "Charlie Chan" films on video? "Dark Alibi" (1946) is one of the best of all the "Monogrammers," IMHO!