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General Discussion / Re: HM&M TV Cable Channel
« Last post by OldMovieFan on April 14, 2019, 04:04:03 pm »
I watched this today after fellowship with my congregation.  I really enjoyed it,  great supporting cast of characters. I like the fact it gives you a sense of comfort as you watch.  So unusual in this modern day of television. Marilu Henner looks good, and Barbara Wallace character is likeable. And the lead has grown up from her television days. I've found a new show thanks to you.

Tysm. Old  Movie Fan
General Discussion / Re: Porkchop 711/Chop Suey 108
« Last post by OldMovieFan on April 14, 2019, 03:34:12 pm »
Hi John,

I'm with you on that point, it seems likely because of all the things I have looked into show nothing otherwise.  As to rodB If I remember (and that's getting harder as life progresses) Alan got off the ship and back home.

I watched "Dark Alibi " with friends that came in from out of town last night. Boy the clarity on my new video was Awesome! What a cast of characters in this film.  But that is another discussion...I'll point to it in my next post.

TYSM for your input both of you  on this attempt to breathe life into your little home of memories of the things we enjoyed from the Honorable detective. 😏

Till next time,

Old Movie Fan
General Discussion / Re: Porkchop 711/Chop Suey 108
« Last post by John Cucinotta on April 13, 2019, 01:12:08 pm »
I haven't watched "Dangerous Money" in a long time, but I'll watch it again to refresh my memory.  I remember the use of code names when Chattanooga and Jimmy are using walkie-talkies and "investigating" the people on the ship.  I always thought that the "porkchop" and "chop suey" referred to ethnic food stereotypes, and the numbers were just added to make the code names seem more mysterious. 

There are several good books that have been written about the Chan movies.  I read these books years ago, but I don't remember this specific issue being addressed by any of the authors.  I used to have copies of "A Guide to Charlie Chan Films" by Charles Mitchell, and "The Charlie Chan Film Encyclopedia" by Dr. Howard Berlin.   Years ago, I lent these books to friends, who then lent them to other friends, etc.  (My books are probably sitting on someone's bookshelf across town, forgotten and covered with dust!)  If you can find these books, perhaps on eBay or a local used-book store, they are great reading material and supply good insight into the Chan films.
General Discussion / Re: HM&M TV Cable Channel
« Last post by John Cucinotta on April 13, 2019, 12:54:09 pm »
If you are interested in starting to watch Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel is showing "A Bone to Pick" tomorrow (Sunday) at 5pm Eastern time.  As I said in a previous posting, this is the first movie in the series, and I would recommend watching this movie before seeing the other Aurora Teagarden movies.  Enjoy!!
General Discussion / Re: Porkchop 711/Chop Suey 108
« Last post by rodb on April 11, 2019, 03:10:02 pm »
not sure of the  answer?

I am still looking for an answer on how alan colby (who was threatened on the boat) was able to get himself back to his estate to be murdered in Charlie Chan's secret?
General Discussion / Porkchop 711/Chop Suey 108
« Last post by OldMovieFan on April 07, 2019, 08:55:25 pm »
Hi everyone,

Watched "Dangerous Money" last night and we've had lots of rain today so I keep thinking ....  why the code names? Do they have any military significance? Or is there other reasons to the numbers? I think pork chop is Chattanooga due to the common diet, and Chop Suey as well for Jimmy. But the numbers.... any ideas?

Old Movie Fan
General Discussion / Re: HM&M TV Cable Channel
« Last post by John Cucinotta on April 07, 2019, 11:35:16 am »
The Aurora Teagarden movies, and the other mystery series on the HM&M Channel, are likely to be available on other media sources.  I'm old-fashioned (according to my adult-aged children), and I still have cable TV.  In our area, the cable provider is Spectrum (formerly known as Time-Warner), and this channel is seen on Channel 629 on my cable provider.  Good luck searching for these movie series, and I think you will enjoy them. 
I log into this site about once a week to see if there is any new activity.  I started a new thread, and I am happy to see activity on this thread.   I would like to see a discussion about a Chan film, even if it is repetitive for us "old timers".  It might be a way to get some new people interested in this site, and help rekindle a few old friendships from past participants.
General Discussion / Re: HM&M TV Cable Channel
« Last post by OldMovieFan on April 05, 2019, 07:01:13 pm »
Wow thanks John for the lead on these. Youtube has the available to view. Don't do television much anymore. We have Roku so we watch stuff on it.  Will give them a try.

Old Movie Fan
Tysm for the replies...... I gave it  several days as I know work, personal, and just age cause folks to not attend sites.  Chris thanks for the image and comment, and insight.Rodb for your thoughts, it's hard to think a classic movie channel has devided to show things not focused on films of the "Golden Age".  I love the B & W films, and mystery,crime, and spooky is all in the Chan films. Never stop talking about them... and others always see things even years after I first saw them (for me the 60's).  :) I still watch my films each week, even if it running in the background while I do the "honey do list" around the house. I KNOW that others are out there lurking I know. As Charlie would say "long journey always start with one short step". Hopefully this will stir the pot and we will discuss a Chan film this weekend. I'm watching Dead Men
Tell the spooky friday night feel of it.


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