I'm an Oland fan from the get go. I grew up with the Fox Chans, and , while I love all of them (except maybe City in Darkness
) I prefer Warner Oland as Chan. He comes across as being the Chan character of the novels... more loveable, kinder, and soft-spoken than the Toler Chan. Toler comes across as more caustic or abrasive, especially with #2 son. I also think that Oland was the more accomplished actor, and, I enjoy his many other roles. That said, I still think that Toler made a great contribution to the Chan litany, and, that many of the Toler Fox Chans were gems. Monogram is another animal entirely. I enjoy them for what they are, but, nobody's going to confuse them with Fox movies. ...Ed K.