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You'll never know where information or just plain fun
will show up about these Chan movies! 
Here are just a few of them!

SHANGHAI, THAN EGYPT

 

            Aunt Battie wanted to go off in a different area and discovered a website at www.shanghai.gov.cn/. She found three interesting little articles there . . . about nasal indexes, problem boys and eating mooncakes:

City's New Nasal Index May Get a Clean Wipe

Boys Present a Problem for City's Future

Eat that mooncake or It May Spoil

Shirley Temple in "Stowaway" (1936)
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With Many Character Actors from "Charlie Chan in Shanghai" (1935)

STOWAWAY (1936):  Shirley Temple is an orphan in China.  She gets help from Philip Ahn in escaping the bad guys on their way to Sanchow.  Ahn arranges for Willie Fung (Chang, a boatman) to take her to Ahn’s brother in Shanghai. . . .  He doesn’t realize that Shirley will wake up in the boat alone since Fung has found an enticing gambling boat nearby . . . and this is just the BEGINNING of the story!  For Charlie Chan Fans, this link has the imdb.com list of cast and characters to make easier work of finding our favorite Chan actors in this movie because just keeping track of Shirley Temple in this movie is hard enough!:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028315/fullcredits#cast:

Part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VanizKQf_zU&feature=related

Part 2:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrPE1X1vUy8&NR=1

Part 3:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdY0eF5ybyo&feature=related

Part 4:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XnnBYxhYmk&NR=1

Part 5:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uxj6sZ38zY&NR=1

Part 6:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WuYYyQwc2I&NR=1

Part 7:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaBQyEGop24&NR=1

Part 8:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvWKlpLSw5Y&NR=1

Part 9:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKeAU0G-dvI&NR=1

Charlie Chan and Friend in Shanghai
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Here are some things to keep in mind while watching CC in Shanghai!:

 

Sammee Tong played one of the locals who brings in # 1 Son Lee, thinking he's a beggar in the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbhUfo46qUo.  Tong also shows up in Shirley Temple's Stowaway (1936) as an amateur contestant doing an impression of Bing Crosby.  He brings new meaning to the phrase "Bang a Gong"!

 

What firm was Lee working for that sent him to Shanghai?  Was it trading for “oil for the lamps of China?”

We’re never really told but that’s probably an “in” joke since he had played in the movie “Oil for the Lamps of China” after Charlie Chan in Paris.

 

Who fixed the presentation box that that they were giving to Charlie?

 

Didn’t Charlie look at his family photographs more then Toler did?

 

Is Charlie scary when he slowly walks into scene where Lee is calling the police after somebody shot at “Charlie” in bed?

 

Wasn’t the man outside the hotel a doorman or a cop?

 

Wasn’t Lee a help when they were held by the bad guys?

 

Was there a “League of Nations?” 

Yes.

 

Where was Charlie for the hour between when he leaves James Andrews/Russell Hicks apartment and when Andrews/Hicks arrives at Charlie’s hotel room?  Investigating?
 

What kind of exotic dance is that girl doing in The Versailles Café? 

 

And who is she?

 

BLOOPER:  When Andrews/Hicks pushes his hat back in the close-up . . . it doesn’t match the mid-shot.

 

MURDER RATE: 

Sir Stanley Woodland by Fake James Andrews and his gang.

Warner Oland as Charlie Chan with Friends
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(Courtesy of www.chalriechan.info)
Charlie Chan and Friends in Search of the Princess
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(Courtesy of www.charliechan.info)

This is the song that Warner Oland sings to the children on board the boat to Shanghai.  Who knew Charlie Chan sang so well?!

 

PRINCESS MING LO FU

******************

Long the journey, hard the way,

But his heart was gay,

For, was he not a prince both strong and brave,

Vowed a fair princess to save?

 

And he slew the mighty dragon,

Evan cut off his seven heads;

And in his cave he found the princess

Bound to her lowly bed.

 

Then came they back to the land

Of the mighty Emperor Fu Manchu,

To claim his reward, the fair hand

Of lovely Ming Lo Fu.

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