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The Adventures of Charlie Chan Radio Show

With requisite Chinese chords and stings from the organist we have several selections from the casebook of the Incomparable Charlie Chan, Detective, Philosopher, and Modern Chinese Sage. Update: 40+ additional recordings

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(total playtime 15 hours, 19 min)
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Detective serial (Late 1940s)

With requisite Chinese chords and stings from the organist we have several selections from the casebook of the Incomparable Charlie Chan, Detective, Philosopher, and Modern Chinese Sage. Thrills, excitement and comedy are promised. And pearls of wisdom, as well. "Solution, like pearl, is gained through much minor irritation."

Charlie Chan was the Chinese detective created by Earl Derr Biggers. Over 40 Charlie Chan movies were done from the early 1930s through 1949, all of which starred non-Chinese actors as Charlie. Supposedly working as a Honolulu police detective, Charlie was almost always somewhere else, like Paris, Rio, LA, even Treasure Islandbut he did have a wonderful home life, too, with a reported 14 children, including his famous #1, #2 etc. sons, ever intent on helping "pop" solve the case.

Still, it's fun to hear radio's daytime serial version of the Hawaiian family man who gave us all a little exotic wit and wisdom while uncovering dishonorable culprit. The other shows are more of "the incomparable" at work. Unfortunately, Chan on radio is very rare, the very opposite of the ubiquitous Charlie Chan movie reruns on TV. This is a mysterious absence even the great Charlie Chan might be needed to solve!

Many mystery lovers sniff at Chan. But here's one more from Charlie that might apply"Mind, like parachute, only function when open."

Sadly the Charlie Chan serial recordings are rare and hard to come by. The episode recordings are complete however the recordings are in serial format and the complete story line is incomplete (as most of the recorings of this series is believed lost).

Fore more asian detectives, see also: Mr Moto and Frank Wantanabe and the Honorable Archie.

Some other classic detectives on radio are Sherlock Holmes, Blackstone The Magic Detective, Nick Carter, Philo Vance and The Falcon. Also there's Nero Wolfe, The Saint, and a host of private eyes like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, and Richard Diamond.

For more brainy detectives, see also: Softboiled Detectives.

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    56 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 15 hours, 19 min
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      56 shows - total playtime 15 hours 19 minutes
      1. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Landini Murder Chinese Susp.mp3
      2. Charlie Chan 360102 008 Landini Murder Barking Dog 1.mp3
      3. Charlie Chan 360109 009 Landini Murder Premature Co.mp3
      4. Charlie Chan 360116 010 Landini Murder Too Many Suspect.mp3
      5. Charlie Chan 360123 011 Landini Murder Too Many Lies 1.mp3
      6. Charlie Chan 360130 012 Landini Murder Jealousy.mp3
      7. Charlie Chan 360206 013 Landini Murder Blind Sight.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan 360213 014 Landini Murder Blackmail.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan 360220 015 Landini Murder New Corpse.mp3
      10. Charlie Chan 360227 016 Landini Murder Fear In Nigh.mp3
      11. Charlie Chan 360305 017 Landini Murder Who Killed Dr S.mp3
      12. Charlie Chan 360312 018 Landini Murder Missing Key .mp3
      13. Charlie Chan 360319 019 Landini Murder New Clue.mp3
      14. Charlie Chan 360326 020 Landini Murder Double Murde.mp3
      15. Charlie Chan 360402 021 Landini Murder Heir.mp3
      16. Charlie Chan 360409 022 Landini Murder More Accusations.mp3
      17. Charlie Chan 360416 023 Landini Murder Chan Gets Tough .mp3
      18. Charlie Chan 360423 024 Landini Murder Telegram.mp3
      19. Charlie Chan 360430 025 Landini Murder Gun.mp3
      20. Charlie Chan 360507 026 Landini Murder Play Is.mp3
      21. Charlie Chan 360514 027 Landini Murder Ryders Cover Up.mp3
      22. Charlie Chan 360521 028 Landini Murder Blind Mans Bluf.mp3
      23. Charlie Chan 360528 029 Landini Murder Second Bulle.mp3
      24. Charlie Chan 360604 030 Landini Murder Conversation Wit.mp3
      25. Charlie Chan 360611 031 Landini Murder New Developments.mp3
      26. Charlie Chan 360618 032 Landini Murder Cecils Story.mp3
      27. Charlie Chan 360625 033 Landini Murder Chans Proclamat.mp3
      28. Charlie Chan 360702 034 Landini Murder Landinis Diary .mp3
      29. Charlie Chan 360709 035 Landini Murder Color Blind .mp3
      30. Charlie Chan 360716 036 Landini Murder Eye Witness .mp3
      31. Charlie Chan 360723 037 Landini Murder Test Of Color .mp3
      32. Charlie Chan 360730 038 Landini Murder Murder Ge.mp3
      33. Charlie Chan 360806 039 Landini Murder Murderous Revela.mp3
      34. Charlie Chan 361008 Meeting Gerald Willoughbys Plane.mp3
      35. Charlie Chan 361015 Discussing Geralds Alibi.mp3
      36. Charlie Chan 361022 Willoughby Wont Tell Name Of Officer.mp3
      37. Charlie Chan 361029 Solution Of Murders Is At Hand.mp3
      38. Charlie Chan 361030 Eyes Of Budda Pt 1.mp3
      39. Charlie Chan 361105 Eye Of Buddha Part 2.mp3
      40. Charlie Chan 450000 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
      41. Charlie Chan 450719 Man Who Moved Mountains.mp3
      42. Charlie Chan Chan Reports To Commissioner.mp3
      43. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Kidnapped Pearl Great Price.mp3
      44. Charlie Chan Curious Ride Of Sea Witch Australian.mp3
      45. Charlie Chan Deacon Jessup Murder Case.mp3
      46. Charlie Chan Escaped Musician Australian.mp3
      47. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus.mp3
      48. Charlie Chan Frightened Shroff Australian.mp3
      49. Charlie Chan In Radio City.mp3
      50. Charlie Chan Man Who Murdered Santa Claus Australian.mp3
      51. Charlie Chan Murder In Cabin 15.mp3
      52. Charlie Chan Of Marching Ants.mp3
      53. Charlie Chan Of Romantic Engineer Aus.mp3
      54. Charlie Chan Telltale Hands.mp3
      55. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 07.mp3
      56. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 08.mp3
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    56 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 15 hours, 19 min
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      56 shows - total playtime 15 hours 19 minutes
      1. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Landini Murder Chinese Susp.mp3
      2. Charlie Chan 360102 008 Landini Murder Barking Dog 1.mp3
      3. Charlie Chan 360109 009 Landini Murder Premature Co.mp3
      4. Charlie Chan 360116 010 Landini Murder Too Many Suspect.mp3
      5. Charlie Chan 360123 011 Landini Murder Too Many Lies 1.mp3
      6. Charlie Chan 360130 012 Landini Murder Jealousy.mp3
      7. Charlie Chan 360206 013 Landini Murder Blind Sight.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan 360213 014 Landini Murder Blackmail.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan 360220 015 Landini Murder New Corpse.mp3
      10. Charlie Chan 360227 016 Landini Murder Fear In Nigh.mp3
      11. Charlie Chan 360305 017 Landini Murder Who Killed Dr S.mp3
      12. Charlie Chan 360312 018 Landini Murder Missing Key .mp3
      13. Charlie Chan 360319 019 Landini Murder New Clue.mp3
      14. Charlie Chan 360326 020 Landini Murder Double Murde.mp3
      15. Charlie Chan 360402 021 Landini Murder Heir.mp3
      16. Charlie Chan 360409 022 Landini Murder More Accusations.mp3
      17. Charlie Chan 360416 023 Landini Murder Chan Gets Tough .mp3
      18. Charlie Chan 360423 024 Landini Murder Telegram.mp3
      19. Charlie Chan 360430 025 Landini Murder Gun.mp3
      20. Charlie Chan 360507 026 Landini Murder Play Is.mp3
      21. Charlie Chan 360514 027 Landini Murder Ryders Cover Up.mp3
      22. Charlie Chan 360521 028 Landini Murder Blind Mans Bluf.mp3
      23. Charlie Chan 360528 029 Landini Murder Second Bulle.mp3
      24. Charlie Chan 360604 030 Landini Murder Conversation Wit.mp3
      25. Charlie Chan 360611 031 Landini Murder New Developments.mp3
      26. Charlie Chan 360618 032 Landini Murder Cecils Story.mp3
      27. Charlie Chan 360625 033 Landini Murder Chans Proclamat.mp3
      28. Charlie Chan 360702 034 Landini Murder Landinis Diary .mp3
      29. Charlie Chan 360709 035 Landini Murder Color Blind .mp3
      30. Charlie Chan 360716 036 Landini Murder Eye Witness .mp3
      31. Charlie Chan 360723 037 Landini Murder Test Of Color .mp3
      32. Charlie Chan 360730 038 Landini Murder Murder Ge.mp3
      33. Charlie Chan 360806 039 Landini Murder Murderous Revela.mp3
      34. Charlie Chan 361008 Meeting Gerald Willoughbys Plane.mp3
      35. Charlie Chan 361015 Discussing Geralds Alibi.mp3
      36. Charlie Chan 361022 Willoughby Wont Tell Name Of Officer.mp3
      37. Charlie Chan 361029 Solution Of Murders Is At Hand.mp3
      38. Charlie Chan 361030 Eyes Of Budda Pt 1.mp3
      39. Charlie Chan 361105 Eye Of Buddha Part 2.mp3
      40. Charlie Chan 450000 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
      41. Charlie Chan 450719 Man Who Moved Mountains.mp3
      42. Charlie Chan Chan Reports To Commissioner.mp3
      43. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Kidnapped Pearl Great Price.mp3
      44. Charlie Chan Curious Ride Of Sea Witch Australian.mp3
      45. Charlie Chan Deacon Jessup Murder Case.mp3
      46. Charlie Chan Escaped Musician Australian.mp3
      47. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus.mp3
      48. Charlie Chan Frightened Shroff Australian.mp3
      49. Charlie Chan In Radio City.mp3
      50. Charlie Chan Man Who Murdered Santa Claus Australian.mp3
      51. Charlie Chan Murder In Cabin 15.mp3
      52. Charlie Chan Of Marching Ants.mp3
      53. Charlie Chan Of Romantic Engineer Aus.mp3
      54. Charlie Chan Telltale Hands.mp3
      55. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 07.mp3
      56. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 08.mp3
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    56 recordings on 16 Audio CDs
    total playtime 15 hours, 19 min

    Charlie Chan Disc A001

    1. Charlie Chan Chan Reports To Commissioner
    2. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Kidnapped Pearl Great Price
    3. Charlie Chan Curious Ride Of Sea Witch Australian

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    Charlie Chan Disc A002

    1. Charlie Chan Deacon Jessup Murder Case
    2. Charlie Chan Escaped Musician Australian
    3. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus

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    Charlie Chan Disc A003

    1. Charlie Chan Frightened Shroff Australian
    2. Charlie Chan In Radio City

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    Charlie Chan Disc A004

    1. Charlie Chan Man Who Murdered Santa Claus Australian
    2. Charlie Chan Murder In Cabin 15
    3. Charlie Chan Of Marching Ants

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    Charlie Chan Disc A005

    1. Charlie Chan Of Romantic Engineer Aus
    2. Charlie Chan Telltale Hands
    3. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 07

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    Charlie Chan Disc A006

    1. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 08
    2. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Landini Murder Chinese Susp
    3. Charlie Chan 360102 008 Landini Murder Barking Dog 1
    4. Charlie Chan 360109 009 Landini Murder Premature Co

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    Charlie Chan Disc A007

    1. Charlie Chan 360116 010 Landini Murder Too Many Suspect
    2. Charlie Chan 360123 011 Landini Murder Too Many Lies 1
    3. Charlie Chan 360130 012 Landini Murder Jealousy
    4. Charlie Chan 360206 013 Landini Murder Blind Sight

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    Charlie Chan Disc A008

    1. Charlie Chan 360213 014 Landini Murder Blackmail
    2. Charlie Chan 360220 015 Landini Murder New Corpse
    3. Charlie Chan 360227 016 Landini Murder Fear In Nigh
    4. Charlie Chan 360305 017 Landini Murder Who Killed Dr S

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    Charlie Chan Disc A009

    1. Charlie Chan 360312 018 Landini Murder Missing Key
    2. Charlie Chan 360319 019 Landini Murder New Clue
    3. Charlie Chan 360326 020 Landini Murder Double Murde
    4. Charlie Chan 360402 021 Landini Murder Heir

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    Charlie Chan Disc A010

    1. Charlie Chan 360409 022 Landini Murder More Accusations
    2. Charlie Chan 360416 023 Landini Murder Chan Gets Tough
    3. Charlie Chan 360423 024 Landini Murder Telegram
    4. Charlie Chan 360430 025 Landini Murder Gun

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    Charlie Chan Disc A011

    1. Charlie Chan 360507 026 Landini Murder Play Is
    2. Charlie Chan 360514 027 Landini Murder Ryders Cover Up
    3. Charlie Chan 360521 028 Landini Murder Blind Mans Bluf
    4. Charlie Chan 360528 029 Landini Murder Second Bulle

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    Charlie Chan Disc A012

    1. Charlie Chan 360604 030 Landini Murder Conversation Wit
    2. Charlie Chan 360611 031 Landini Murder New Developments
    3. Charlie Chan 360618 032 Landini Murder Cecils Story
    4. Charlie Chan 360625 033 Landini Murder Chans Proclamat

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    Charlie Chan Disc A013

    1. Charlie Chan 360702 034 Landini Murder Landinis Diary
    2. Charlie Chan 360709 035 Landini Murder Color Blind
    3. Charlie Chan 360716 036 Landini Murder Eye Witness
    4. Charlie Chan 360723 037 Landini Murder Test Of Color

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    Charlie Chan Disc A014

    1. Charlie Chan 360730 038 Landini Murder Murder Ge
    2. Charlie Chan 360806 039 Landini Murder Murderous Revela
    3. Charlie Chan 361008 Meeting Gerald Willoughbys Plane
    4. Charlie Chan 361015 Discussing Geralds Alibi

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    Charlie Chan Disc A015

    1. Charlie Chan 361022 Willoughby Wont Tell Name Of Officer
    2. Charlie Chan 361029 Solution Of Murders Is At Hand
    3. Charlie Chan 361030 Eyes Of Budda Pt 1
    4. Charlie Chan 361105 Eye Of Buddha Part 2

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    Charlie Chan Disc A016

    1. Charlie Chan 450000 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed
    2. Charlie Chan 450719 Man Who Moved Mountains

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