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Charlie Chan and the Mystery of the Mansion Hideout
American Thinker ^ | EMAIL FRIEND | PRINT ARTICLE | 4 COMMENTS | SHARE May 07, 2011 | Lee Cary

Posted on 05/07/2011 5:58:11 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore

As the story of the death of Osama bin Laden grows more curious by the day, it's time we call in that legendary Honolulu police detective of yesteryear, Charlie Chan, to visit the scene.

With his Number One Son, Jimmy, Chan arrives at the former hideout of the deceased mass murderer, where a small crowd of on-lookers still lingers. This conversation ensues:

Jimmy: Gee, Pop, this doesn't look like a mansion. It looks more like a three-story police headquarters in a provincial capital in Guatemala.

Chan: True, but look around, Jimmy. Few houses are nearby, and none is bigger. Nor is there another house surrounded by a tall wall topped with barbed wire. But you are right, Number One Son. It does look like a jail, but given its secluded location and size, to some here it might appear to be the home of a rich man.

Jimmy: If bin Laden was hiding here from the Pakistani authorities, as well as from the Americans, isn't this a high profile place to hide?

Chan: Yes, Jimmy. And within your question lives another: Was he hiding from the Pakistani authorities?

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mystery; obama; pakistan; pakitrash
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1 posted on 05/07/2011 5:58:12 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
Osama: 72 virgins
Obama: 72 versions
2 posted on 05/07/2011 5:59:12 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: All

American Thinker needs to get their thinking caps on. Jimmy Chan was Number Two son. Lee was Number One. :) Ten points to whoever can tell me where Sidney Toler (the second man to portray Chan) was born and where he is buried. No fair using Google.


3 posted on 05/07/2011 6:04:46 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: navymom1

Sidney Toler was born in Warensburg, Missouri. Did I win? Did I win?


4 posted on 05/07/2011 6:16:48 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

Jimmy may be Number one son... But Obama will always be Number 2 to me....


5 posted on 05/07/2011 6:19:20 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

Great Read.


6 posted on 05/07/2011 6:23:28 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (Osama gets his 72 virgins and Obama gets his 72 versions)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
They keep saying that the Osama house is a Million Dollar Compound.

Outside of a high end community here in the U.S. where the place would be sold as a tear down and rebuild, the place would likely not fetch more than a couple hundred thousand. The place is an absolute DUMP. and is already falling apart. I have to believe that there are few if any Real Nice areas of Pakistan. I can't believe that this place could cost that much money anywhere in Pakistan>

The guy wasn't living in a cave, but the house was Ugly, poorly furnished and was located in The armpit of the World. I could be wrong, I have never been to Pakistan, perhaps Barak Obama can explain it to me. After all he has spent considerable time in Pakistan as a young adult.

7 posted on 05/07/2011 6:27:35 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

At the end of Capote’s “Murder By Death”, his Charlie Chan, “Sidney Wang”, when asked if there had been a murder or not, replies “Yes; killed good weekend!” ...


8 posted on 05/07/2011 6:29:45 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS

Must correct failing mind: Neil Simon’s “Murder By Death”. Capote just played in it...


9 posted on 05/07/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

Also, wouldn’t you expect OBL to have a number of bodyguards in the compound and for them to be armed? Seems as if everybody was extremely relaxed. IOW, they felt safe. Most likely because the Pakistani military was supposed to be protecting him. That is why he was surprised and confused when US Navy SEALs rushed in. I have no doubt that Pakistan sold OBL out, that we have known his location for atleast several months, and that Obama’s motivation for taking him out was personal gain. Who knows what he gave Pakistan in return. Obama is a liar and a fraud.


10 posted on 05/07/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

“Front seldom tell truth. To know occupants of house, always look in backyard.”
Charlie Chan in London (1934)


11 posted on 05/07/2011 6:44:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
This article mentions all the tense meetings that preceded the decision to act. According to "Ulstreman" and his most recent interviews withe the mysterious "White House insider," that was becasue Valerie Jarrett had convinced the Illegal not to act at all and he had to be virtually coerced to make the decisin by Panetta, Gates, and Clinton. Please see: http://socyberty.com/issues/white-house-insider-obama-hesitated-panetta-issued-order-to-kill-osama-bin-laden/#ixzz1LbuGWfNO
12 posted on 05/07/2011 7:05:34 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper; All

OOPS!! Here’s another shot at the link:

http://socyberty.com/issues/white-house-insider-obama-hesitated-panetta-issued-order-to-kill-osama-bin-laden/#ixzz1LbuGWfNO


13 posted on 05/07/2011 7:10:36 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

14 posted on 05/07/2011 7:11:31 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Lee is number one son. I have the charlie chan dvd’s with warner oland. Key luke was lee.


15 posted on 05/07/2011 7:16:56 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: LRS

Conversation like television set on honeymoon...unnecessary.


16 posted on 05/07/2011 7:22:45 AM PDT by kevao
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To: DWC
I have the charlie chan dvd’s with warner oland.

I fondly remember the Charlie Chan movies.

Did you get them on Amazon.com? I bought the Perry Mason series there.

17 posted on 05/07/2011 7:34:57 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: momtothree

Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!! Now for the bonus round; where is he buried?


18 posted on 05/07/2011 7:40:36 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Charlie Chan was based on a real Chinese detective in Hawaii. Sadly, his exploits are not well known. The franchise should be re-started using Chinese actors and set in Hawaii. Cut the corny sayings and any hint of racism and it could be a hit today.


19 posted on 05/07/2011 7:47:20 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

barnes and nobles had them at the store.


20 posted on 05/07/2011 7:48:24 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Charlie Chan was based on a real Chinese detective in Hawaii. Sadly, his exploits are not well known. The franchise should be re-started using Chinese actors and set in Hawaii. Cut the corny sayings and any hint of racism and it could be a hit today.

My mother used to find charlie Chan movies on tv, and we'd watch them.

I'd like to see a new series.

21 posted on 05/07/2011 7:58:28 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: navymom1

“Where is he buried?”

The great state of Kansas. (never been there but I have heard it is very pretty)


22 posted on 05/07/2011 8:01:22 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: navymom1

23 posted on 05/07/2011 8:10:58 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: DWC
Lee is number one son. I have the charlie chan dvd’s with warner oland. Key luke was lee.

Which of the three was your favorite Chan.....Oland, Toler or Winters? I own the entire collection of Chan DVDs. BTW.


24 posted on 05/07/2011 8:13:20 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Warner Oland but mainly because of the writing and the casting of co-stars in the earlier series.

It's like Abbott & Costello or the Marx Brothers...they all ran out of steam after a really great early period.

25 posted on 05/07/2011 8:18:54 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: LRS
Must correct failing mind

Must correct A failing mind. A failing mind. Why is it you have such difficulty using articles?!



;)

26 posted on 05/07/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Charlie Chan was based on a real Chinese detective in Hawaii. Sadly, his exploits are not well known. The franchise should be re-started using Chinese actors and set in Hawaii. Cut the corny sayings and any hint of racism and it could be a hit today.

Warner Oland, the original Chan, was born in Sweden IIRC, He said he was decended from the Mongolian race.


27 posted on 05/07/2011 8:29:16 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: wtc911

Oland was more humble and self effacing but Toler had a slight edginess to him. I liked them both. Winters played the character more like Toler.....but without the wry smile.


28 posted on 05/07/2011 8:35:31 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: wtc911
Warner Oland but mainly because of the writing and the casting of co-stars in the earlier series.

Those early years were Twentieth Century Fox productions and hence higher quality and cost.

When TCF dropped the series Toler bought the rights and low cost and budget conscious Monogram Pictures stepped in and produced what remained of the series until Toler's untimely death, at which point Winters stepped in to complete the series.

29 posted on 05/07/2011 9:01:33 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: FourPeas

Chan mode ;)


30 posted on 05/07/2011 9:17:30 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: navymom1

I remember who the actor was who played number one son! Any takers? (no fair Googling this)


31 posted on 05/07/2011 9:21:52 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Havisham

Keye Luke?


32 posted on 05/07/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: DWC

Yes, it was Key Luke! He actually did a cameo on the Golden Girls as a neighbor. He looked exactly the same! I shouted at the TV,”Key Luke!” These actors are like old friends.


33 posted on 05/07/2011 9:26:53 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: DWC

Yes, it was Key Luke! He actually did a cameo on the Golden Girls as a neighbor. He looked exactly the same! I shouted at the TV,”Key Luke!” These actors are like old friends.


34 posted on 05/07/2011 9:28:22 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Havisham

That would be Keye Luke, who also played Kato to two Green Hornets.


35 posted on 05/07/2011 9:29:19 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Haha. If he didn’t say it it is still perfect Chan!


36 posted on 05/07/2011 9:32:49 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Actually, Oland was the fourth actor to play the role, but the first to make it successful enough to launch a series. George Kuwa played Chan first, in Pathe’s serial adaptation (now lost) of “The House Without a Key”, the first Chan novel.


37 posted on 05/07/2011 9:35:54 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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Actually, Oland was the fourth actor to play the role, but the first to make it successful enough to launch a series. George Kuwa played Chan first, in Pathe’s serial adaptation (now lost) of “The House Without a Key”, the first Chan novel.

You're right ...Oland popularized the role.

One of the very earliest productions, circa 1930, which is in my collection, had a different actor playing Chan in a minor role who came in at the very end to solve the mystery.

38 posted on 05/07/2011 10:03:23 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: frankenMonkey

Glad you enjoyed it.


39 posted on 05/07/2011 10:24:31 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore
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To: Havisham

Just watched charlie chan in monte carlo last night.


40 posted on 05/07/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: KansasGirl
Also, wouldn’t you expect OBL to have a number of bodyguards in the compound and for them to be armed? Seems as if everybody was extremely relaxed. IOW, they felt safe.

There was an old horror movie, "The Keep", which featured an old castle (or "keep") which the Nazis were using as a base. At one point the visitors are examining the construction of the walls and exclaims "This wasn't built to keep enemies out -- it was built to keep something IN!".

41 posted on 05/07/2011 12:18:28 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: momtothree

Hi! Again you are correct. Sidney Toler is buried in Wichita, KS to be precise. I’m from Topeka. And parts of Kansas are very lovely. And parts of Kansas are FLAT. LOL.


42 posted on 05/07/2011 12:40:37 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Wow, thanks for the pic. I have ‘em all. How about you?


43 posted on 05/07/2011 12:41:45 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Havisham

HI! Got back in time on the thread to have missed your challenge. Dang it. Here is one for you. Jimmy Chan, played by Victor Sen Yung, also had a role on a famous television western. What was it? No Google searches allowed.


44 posted on 05/07/2011 12:44:11 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Earl Biggers introduced Charlie Chan in "The House Without a Key" - based on his (and mine) favorite hotel...the fabuluous Halekulani in Honoruru - their poolside restaurant still bears that name.


45 posted on 05/07/2011 12:55:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: navymom1

We have a friend who moved from N.C. to Kansas. He said it has the nicest people on earth and he is in heaven!


46 posted on 05/07/2011 1:53:47 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: navymom1
Wow, thanks for the pic. I have ‘em all. How about you?

I don't have any. Do you recommend them now that you've seen them all? I saw some as a child.

47 posted on 05/07/2011 2:02:06 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ErnBatavia

48 posted on 05/07/2011 2:05:16 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ErnBatavia
the fabuluous Halekulani in Honoruru

Just checked out some photos on Google. Looks fabulous...

49 posted on 05/07/2011 2:12:35 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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Very pricey, but I drew a nice salary when working and wifey/self would treat ourselves for a week every once in awhile. No mas, unfortunately.

I've stayed in fine hotels over much of the world, but this place is in a whole other league....nickname of "House Befitting Heaven" really fits.

50 posted on 05/07/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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