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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.

Charlie Chan

60 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 16 hours, 21 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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    Just what I expected and wanted...

    Steven Verified Purchase

    Finally! Getting back to you on this. Been a tough winter. First, yes, the CDs you sent work in my car! Great! Second, didn't realize that there were so many Johnny Dollars! Well, just ordered, started with Bob Bailey, my favorite. That ought to keep me for a while. And the Chans, too. Another favorite.

    Abby Verified Purchase

    Really very good.

    Augustus w Verified Purchase

    Based on the books and the movies, this is really an excellent collection. I had heard some of the 40s shows with Ed Begley as Chan, but never heard the well done mid-thirties daily shows, which are a real find. All racial sensitivities aside (and they should NOT be set aaide, but the past is a place that cannot be changed) the shows are enormous fun if necessarily incomplete.

    Robert Verified Purchase

    at first i found the voice of Charlie Chan a bit irritating. but after a few shows i started to like the shows more and more. it grows on you and then youre hooked! just buy and enjoy.

    Peter Verified Purchase

    I love the movies and now I have gotten to love the radio shows. great collection!

    Justin Verified Purchase

    I love all of your programs. Its like having a time machine. I want you to know that they helped me some days at home during the pandemic. some times the window your mind is so much better than TV. Thanks !

    James Verified Purchase

    If you enjoy Charlie Chan - you will enjoy this set -Try it - it couldn't hurt

    Carl Verified Purchase

    I love Charlie Chan! The mysteries are gentle, and bloodless. The language is decent and the actors are great!

    Marcia Verified Purchase

    Good clean (no sex or vulgar talk) mysteries. Not always in order though. Love it.

    Wayne Verified Purchase

    always with the great cases, Chan never gets fooled. Quality CD with his excellent adventures. Charlie Chan was always a great movie to watch, now I have the radio shows to entertain me as well.

    Brian Verified Purchase

    An interesting take on Hawaii's Chinese detective, Charlie Chan. The recordings are different than the "Chan" films, closer to the Earl Derr Biggers novels.

    Warren Verified Purchase

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    60 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 16 hours, 21 min
    60 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 21 min
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    1. 60 shows - total playtime 16 hours 21 minutes
    2. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Landini Murder Chinese Susp.mp3
    3. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Search For Eye Of Buddha Ruby.mp3
    4. Charlie Chan 360102 008 #1 Son Has Clue To Ruby Whereabouts.mp3
    5. Charlie Chan 360102 008 Landini Murder Barking Dog 1.mp3
    6. Charlie Chan 360109 009 Landini Murder Premature Co.mp3
    7. Charlie Chan 360116 010 Landini Murder Too Many Suspect.mp3
    8. Charlie Chan 360123 011 Landini Murder Too Many Lies 1.mp3
    9. Charlie Chan 360130 012 Landini Murder Jealousy.mp3
    10. Charlie Chan 360206 013 Landini Murder Blind Sight.mp3
    11. Charlie Chan 360213 014 Landini Murder Blackmail.mp3
    12. Charlie Chan 360220 015 Landini Murder New Corpse.mp3
    13. Charlie Chan 360227 016 Landini Murder Fear In Nigh.mp3
    14. Charlie Chan 360305 017 Landini Murder Who Killed Dr S.mp3
    15. Charlie Chan 360312 018 Landini Murder Missing Key .mp3
    16. Charlie Chan 360319 019 Landini Murder New Clue.mp3
    17. Charlie Chan 360326 020 Landini Murder Double Murde.mp3
    18. Charlie Chan 360402 021 Landini Murder Heir.mp3
    19. Charlie Chan 360409 022 Landini Murder More Accusations.mp3
    20. Charlie Chan 360416 023 Landini Murder Chan Gets Tough .mp3
    21. Charlie Chan 360423 024 Landini Murder Telegram.mp3
    22. Charlie Chan 360430 025 Landini Murder Gun.mp3
    23. Charlie Chan 360507 026 Landini Murder Play Is.mp3
    24. Charlie Chan 360514 027 Landini Murder Ryders Cover Up.mp3
    25. Charlie Chan 360521 028 Landini Murder Blind Mans Bluf.mp3
    26. Charlie Chan 360528 029 Landini Murder Second Bulle.mp3
    27. Charlie Chan 360604 030 Landini Murder Conversation Wit.mp3
    28. Charlie Chan 360611 031 Landini Murder New Developments.mp3
    29. Charlie Chan 360618 032 Landini Murder Cecils Story.mp3
    30. Charlie Chan 360625 033 Landini Murder Chans Proclamat.mp3
    31. Charlie Chan 360702 034 Landini Murder Landinis Diary .mp3
    32. Charlie Chan 360709 035 Landini Murder Color Blind .mp3
    33. Charlie Chan 360716 036 Landini Murder Eye Witness .mp3
    34. Charlie Chan 360723 037 Landini Murder Test Of Color .mp3
    35. Charlie Chan 360730 038 Landini Murder Murder Ge.mp3
    36. Charlie Chan 360806 039 Landini Murder Murderous Revela.mp3
    37. Charlie Chan 360924 046 Colonels Son Is Murder Suspect.mp3
    38. Charlie Chan 361001 047 Simmons Confrontation About Identity.mp3
    39. Charlie Chan 361008 048 Killer Has False Beard.mp3
    40. Charlie Chan 361015 049 Meeting Gerald Willoughbys Plane.mp3
    41. Charlie Chan 361022 050 Discussing Geralds Alibi.mp3
    42. Charlie Chan 361029 051 Willoughby Wont Tell Name Of Officer.mp3
    43. Charlie Chan 361105 052 Solution Of Murders Is At Hand.mp3
    44. Charlie Chan 361112 053 SS Lacronia Mystery Pt 1.mp3
    45. Charlie Chan 361119 054 Dr Fairbrother Wheatly Are Suspects.mp3
    46. Charlie Chan 450000 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
    47. Charlie Chan 450719 Man Who Moved Mountains.mp3
    48. Charlie Chan Chan Reports To Commissioner.mp3
    49. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Kidnapped Pearl Great Price.mp3
    50. Charlie Chan Curious Ride Of Sea Witch Australian.mp3
    51. Charlie Chan Escaped Musician Australian.mp3
    52. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus.mp3
    53. Charlie Chan Frightened Shroff Australian.mp3
    54. Charlie Chan In Radio City.mp3
    55. Charlie Chan Man Who Murdered Santa Claus Australian.mp3
    56. Charlie Chan Murder In Cabin 15.mp3
    57. Charlie Chan Of Romantic Engineer Aus.mp3
    58. Charlie Chan Program 7.mp3
    59. Charlie Chan Telltale Hands.mp3
    60. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 07.mp3
    61. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 08.mp3
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    60 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 16 hours, 21 min
    60 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 16 hours, 21 min
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    1. 60 shows - total playtime 16 hours 21 minutes
    2. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Landini Murder Chinese Susp.mp3
    3. Charlie Chan 351226 007 Search For Eye Of Buddha Ruby.mp3
    4. Charlie Chan 360102 008 #1 Son Has Clue To Ruby Whereabouts.mp3
    5. Charlie Chan 360102 008 Landini Murder Barking Dog 1.mp3
    6. Charlie Chan 360109 009 Landini Murder Premature Co.mp3
    7. Charlie Chan 360116 010 Landini Murder Too Many Suspect.mp3
    8. Charlie Chan 360123 011 Landini Murder Too Many Lies 1.mp3
    9. Charlie Chan 360130 012 Landini Murder Jealousy.mp3
    10. Charlie Chan 360206 013 Landini Murder Blind Sight.mp3
    11. Charlie Chan 360213 014 Landini Murder Blackmail.mp3
    12. Charlie Chan 360220 015 Landini Murder New Corpse.mp3
    13. Charlie Chan 360227 016 Landini Murder Fear In Nigh.mp3
    14. Charlie Chan 360305 017 Landini Murder Who Killed Dr S.mp3
    15. Charlie Chan 360312 018 Landini Murder Missing Key .mp3
    16. Charlie Chan 360319 019 Landini Murder New Clue.mp3
    17. Charlie Chan 360326 020 Landini Murder Double Murde.mp3
    18. Charlie Chan 360402 021 Landini Murder Heir.mp3
    19. Charlie Chan 360409 022 Landini Murder More Accusations.mp3
    20. Charlie Chan 360416 023 Landini Murder Chan Gets Tough .mp3
    21. Charlie Chan 360423 024 Landini Murder Telegram.mp3
    22. Charlie Chan 360430 025 Landini Murder Gun.mp3
    23. Charlie Chan 360507 026 Landini Murder Play Is.mp3
    24. Charlie Chan 360514 027 Landini Murder Ryders Cover Up.mp3
    25. Charlie Chan 360521 028 Landini Murder Blind Mans Bluf.mp3
    26. Charlie Chan 360528 029 Landini Murder Second Bulle.mp3
    27. Charlie Chan 360604 030 Landini Murder Conversation Wit.mp3
    28. Charlie Chan 360611 031 Landini Murder New Developments.mp3
    29. Charlie Chan 360618 032 Landini Murder Cecils Story.mp3
    30. Charlie Chan 360625 033 Landini Murder Chans Proclamat.mp3
    31. Charlie Chan 360702 034 Landini Murder Landinis Diary .mp3
    32. Charlie Chan 360709 035 Landini Murder Color Blind .mp3
    33. Charlie Chan 360716 036 Landini Murder Eye Witness .mp3
    34. Charlie Chan 360723 037 Landini Murder Test Of Color .mp3
    35. Charlie Chan 360730 038 Landini Murder Murder Ge.mp3
    36. Charlie Chan 360806 039 Landini Murder Murderous Revela.mp3
    37. Charlie Chan 360924 046 Colonels Son Is Murder Suspect.mp3
    38. Charlie Chan 361001 047 Simmons Confrontation About Identity.mp3
    39. Charlie Chan 361008 048 Killer Has False Beard.mp3
    40. Charlie Chan 361015 049 Meeting Gerald Willoughbys Plane.mp3
    41. Charlie Chan 361022 050 Discussing Geralds Alibi.mp3
    42. Charlie Chan 361029 051 Willoughby Wont Tell Name Of Officer.mp3
    43. Charlie Chan 361105 052 Solution Of Murders Is At Hand.mp3
    44. Charlie Chan 361112 053 SS Lacronia Mystery Pt 1.mp3
    45. Charlie Chan 361119 054 Dr Fairbrother Wheatly Are Suspects.mp3
    46. Charlie Chan 450000 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed.mp3
    47. Charlie Chan 450719 Man Who Moved Mountains.mp3
    48. Charlie Chan Chan Reports To Commissioner.mp3
    49. Charlie Chan Charlies Daughter Kidnapped Pearl Great Price.mp3
    50. Charlie Chan Curious Ride Of Sea Witch Australian.mp3
    51. Charlie Chan Escaped Musician Australian.mp3
    52. Charlie Chan Fiery Santa Claus.mp3
    53. Charlie Chan Frightened Shroff Australian.mp3
    54. Charlie Chan In Radio City.mp3
    55. Charlie Chan Man Who Murdered Santa Claus Australian.mp3
    56. Charlie Chan Murder In Cabin 15.mp3
    57. Charlie Chan Of Romantic Engineer Aus.mp3
    58. Charlie Chan Program 7.mp3
    59. Charlie Chan Telltale Hands.mp3
    60. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 07.mp3
    61. Charlie Chan Title Unknown 08.mp3
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    60 recordings on 17 Audio CDs. Total playtime 16 hours, 21 min
    60 recordings on 17 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 21 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 Escaped Musician Australian
    2. 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 Romantic Engineer Aus

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    Charlie Chan Disc A005

    1. Charlie Chan Program 7
    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 351226 007 Search For Eye Of Buddha Ruby
    4. Charlie Chan 360102 008 #1 Son Has Clue To Ruby Whereabouts

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    Charlie Chan Disc A007

    1. Charlie Chan 360102 008 Landini Murder Barking Dog 1
    2. Charlie Chan 360109 009 Landini Murder Premature Co
    3. Charlie Chan 360116 010 Landini Murder Too Many Suspect
    4. Charlie Chan 360123 011 Landini Murder Too Many Lies 1

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    Charlie Chan Disc A008

    1. Charlie Chan 360130 012 Landini Murder Jealousy
    2. Charlie Chan 360206 013 Landini Murder Blind Sight
    3. Charlie Chan 360213 014 Landini Murder Blackmail
    4. Charlie Chan 360220 015 Landini Murder New Corpse

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    Charlie Chan Disc A009

    1. Charlie Chan 360227 016 Landini Murder Fear In Nigh
    2. Charlie Chan 360305 017 Landini Murder Who Killed Dr S
    3. Charlie Chan 360312 018 Landini Murder Missing Key
    4. Charlie Chan 360319 019 Landini Murder New Clue

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    Charlie Chan Disc A010

    1. Charlie Chan 360326 020 Landini Murder Double Murde
    2. Charlie Chan 360402 021 Landini Murder Heir
    3. Charlie Chan 360409 022 Landini Murder More Accusations
    4. Charlie Chan 360416 023 Landini Murder Chan Gets Tough

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    Charlie Chan Disc A011

    1. Charlie Chan 360423 024 Landini Murder Telegram
    2. Charlie Chan 360430 025 Landini Murder Gun
    3. Charlie Chan 360507 026 Landini Murder Play Is
    4. Charlie Chan 360514 027 Landini Murder Ryders Cover Up

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    Charlie Chan Disc A012

    1. Charlie Chan 360521 028 Landini Murder Blind Mans Bluf
    2. Charlie Chan 360528 029 Landini Murder Second Bulle
    3. Charlie Chan 360604 030 Landini Murder Conversation Wit
    4. Charlie Chan 360611 031 Landini Murder New Developments

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    Charlie Chan Disc A013

    1. Charlie Chan 360618 032 Landini Murder Cecils Story
    2. Charlie Chan 360625 033 Landini Murder Chans Proclamat
    3. Charlie Chan 360702 034 Landini Murder Landinis Diary
    4. Charlie Chan 360709 035 Landini Murder Color Blind

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    Charlie Chan Disc A014

    1. Charlie Chan 360716 036 Landini Murder Eye Witness
    2. Charlie Chan 360723 037 Landini Murder Test Of Color
    3. Charlie Chan 360730 038 Landini Murder Murder Ge
    4. Charlie Chan 360806 039 Landini Murder Murderous Revela

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    Charlie Chan Disc A015

    1. Charlie Chan 360924 046 Colonels Son Is Murder Suspect
    2. Charlie Chan 361001 047 Simmons Confrontation About Identity
    3. Charlie Chan 361008 048 Killer Has False Beard
    4. Charlie Chan 361015 049 Meeting Gerald Willoughbys Plane

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    Charlie Chan Disc A016

    1. Charlie Chan 361022 050 Discussing Geralds Alibi
    2. Charlie Chan 361029 051 Willoughby Wont Tell Name Of Officer
    3. Charlie Chan 361105 052 Solution Of Murders Is At Hand
    4. Charlie Chan 361112 053 SS Lacronia Mystery Pt 1

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    Charlie Chan Disc A017

    1. Charlie Chan 361119 054 Dr Fairbrother Wheatly Are Suspects
    2. Charlie Chan 450000 Marching Ants Charlie Ambushed
    3. Charlie Chan 450719 Man Who Moved Mountains

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