Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Charlie Chan...Old Time Radio
Continuing the Charlie Chan interest...here are a few old time radio episodes.
On radio, Charlie Chan was heard in different series on four networks (Blue, NBC, ABC, MBS) between 1932 and 1948. Walter Connolly initially portrayed Chan as part of Esso Oil's Five Star Theater, which serialized adaptations of Biggers novels. Ed Begley, Sr. had the title role in NBC's The Adventures of Charlie Chan (1944–45), followed by Santos Ortega (1947–48). Leon Janney and Rodney Jacobs were heard as Lee Chan, Number One Son, and Dorian St. George was the program's announcer. Radio Life magazine described Begley's Chan as "a good radio match for Sidney Toler's beloved film enactment."
Charlie's Daughter Is Kidnapped
The Escaped Musician
The Frightened Sharaf
The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus
The Romantic Engineer
The Telltale Hands