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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.

15 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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6 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from May 13, 0000:

"Case of the Marching Ants"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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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."

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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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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    15 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 22 min
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      15 shows - total playtime 5 hours 22 minutes
      1. Charlie Chan 1945 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
      2. Charlie Chan 452 The Murder Of Deacon Jessup.mp3
      3. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Is Kidnapped.mp3
      4. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049.mp3
      5. Charlie Chan in Radio City (Jack Benny).mp3
      6. Charlie Chan Man Who Moved Mountains.mp3
      7. Charlie Chan Murder in Cabin 15.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan The Curious Ride Of The Sea Witch.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan The Escaped Musician.mp3
      10. Charlie Chan The Frightened Sharaf.mp3
      11. Charlie Chan The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus.mp3
      12. Charlie Chan The Romantic Engineer.mp3
      13. Charlie Chan The Telltale Hands.mp3
      14. cab calloway - Chop Chop Charlie Chan.mp3
      15. Time To Smile 410326 IRS Give Refund.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    15 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 5 hours, 22 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      15 shows - total playtime 5 hours 22 minutes
      1. Charlie Chan 1945 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
      2. Charlie Chan 452 The Murder Of Deacon Jessup.mp3
      3. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Is Kidnapped.mp3
      4. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049.mp3
      5. Charlie Chan in Radio City (Jack Benny).mp3
      6. Charlie Chan Man Who Moved Mountains.mp3
      7. Charlie Chan Murder in Cabin 15.mp3
      8. Charlie Chan The Curious Ride Of The Sea Witch.mp3
      9. Charlie Chan The Escaped Musician.mp3
      10. Charlie Chan The Frightened Sharaf.mp3
      11. Charlie Chan The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus.mp3
      12. Charlie Chan The Romantic Engineer.mp3
      13. Charlie Chan The Telltale Hands.mp3
      14. cab calloway - Chop Chop Charlie Chan.mp3
      15. Time To Smile 410326 IRS Give Refund.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    15 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 5 hours, 22 min

    Disc A001

    1. Charlie Chan 1945 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed
    2. Charlie Chan 452 The Murder Of Deacon Jessup
    3. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Is Kidnapped

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    Disc A002

    1. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus 049
    2. Charlie Chan in Radio City (Jack Benny)
    3. Charlie Chan Man Who Moved Mountains

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    Disc A003

    1. Charlie Chan Murder in Cabin 15
    2. Charlie Chan The Curious Ride Of The Sea Witch
    3. Charlie Chan The Escaped Musician

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    Disc A004

    1. Charlie Chan The Frightened Sharaf
    2. Charlie Chan The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus

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    Disc A005

    1. Charlie Chan The Romantic Engineer
    2. Charlie Chan The Telltale Hands
    3. cab calloway - Chop Chop Charlie Chan

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    Disc A006

    1. Time To Smile 410326 IRS Give Refund

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