History Franchise / CharlieChan

3rd Sep '16 6:17:56 AM AlexanderLevian
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* CatchPhrase: Warner Oland's Chan often said, "Thank you so much." Sidney Toler favored, "Excuse, please," and "Correction, please."

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* CatchPhrase: Warner Oland's Chan often said, "Thank you so much." Sidney Toler favored, "Excuse, please," and "Correction, "Contradiction, please."



* DivorceInReno: In ''Charlie Chan in Reno'', Charlie's son when he hears his dad is going to Reno--actually to consult the Reno Police on a case--is afraid his parents are getting a divorce.

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* DivorceInReno: In ''Charlie Chan in Reno'', Charlie's son when he hears his dad is going to Reno--actually to consult the Reno Police on a case--is afraid asked by fellow students if his parents are getting a divorce.
31st Jul '16 8:31:26 AM nombretomado
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** The numbering and the title changed when DCComics got their hands on Chan and his Number One Son: ''The New Adventures of Charlie Chan'' lasted for six issues, the longest consecutive run for any publisher handling the license.

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** The numbering and the title changed when DCComics Creator/DCComics got their hands on Chan and his Number One Son: ''The New Adventures of Charlie Chan'' lasted for six issues, the longest consecutive run for any publisher handling the license.
12th Jul '16 8:46:56 PM KevinKlawitter
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* CrossOver: a partial example with Creator/PeterLorre's similar character, the Japanese secret agent Mr. Moto. ''Mr. Moto's Gamble'' was originally intended to be a Charlie Chan movie, after Werner Oland died partway through filming, the script was [[DolledUpInstallment hastily rewritten]] as a Moto vehicle. As a result, Chan's Number One Son appears in a supporting role as a student of Mr. Moto, desperately seeking education as a detective in order to please his father (who is never referred to by name).
26th Jun '16 10:19:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoolCar[=/=]TransformingMecha: The Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon featured "the Chan Van", a vehicle which could transform itself into various modes of transportation from van to station wagon to sports car, ''etc.'', at the push of a button. (It makes one mildly uncomfortable to recall that it shared this trait with HongKongPhooey's Phooeymobile, though the canine crime-fighter used a gong to trigger the change.)

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* CoolCar[=/=]TransformingMecha: The Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon featured "the Chan Van", a vehicle which could transform itself into various modes of transportation from van to station wagon to sports car, ''etc.'', at the push of a button. (It makes one mildly uncomfortable to recall that it shared this trait with HongKongPhooey's WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey's Phooeymobile, though the canine crime-fighter used a gong to trigger the change.)
21st May '16 1:11:08 PM Doug86
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** Creator/DellComics managed two issues; GoldKeyComics did a 4-issue tie-in to TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan.

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** Creator/DellComics managed two issues; GoldKeyComics Creator/GoldKeyComics did a 4-issue tie-in to TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan.
22nd Apr '16 3:49:27 PM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: Chan is a smart detective with a definite aura of "oriental wisdom" around him (including, most notably, speaking in Eastern proverbs and aphorisms).
7th Mar '16 6:35:22 PM moon_custafer
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Chan was loosely based on real-life Honolulu police detective Chang Apana.
28th Feb '16 7:22:36 PM nombretomado
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** Then, with now-defunct ComicBook publisher ''Prize Comics'', drawn by none other than Creator/JackKirby and Joe Simon, otherwise known as the creators of CaptainAmerica. When Prize lost the license, the series transferred to CharltonComics, continuing the same numbering.

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** Then, with now-defunct ComicBook publisher ''Prize Comics'', drawn by none other than Creator/JackKirby and Joe Simon, otherwise known as the creators of CaptainAmerica.ComicBook/CaptainAmerica. When Prize lost the license, the series transferred to CharltonComics, continuing the same numbering.
15th Jan '16 6:12:01 AM Anddrix
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** First, as a NewspaperComic that ran from 1938-42 (it was cancelled because the white readers didn't want an Asian in the funnies... even though during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[ViewersAreMorons the Chinese were on the Allied side]]).

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** First, as a NewspaperComic that ran from 1938-42 (it was cancelled because the white readers didn't want an Asian in the funnies... even though during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[ViewersAreMorons the Chinese were on the Allied side]]).side).
28th Dec '15 2:22:04 AM morenohijazo
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!!!Tropes Associated With This Character Include:

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!!!Tropes !!Tropes Associated With This Character Include:


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* InvisibleWriting: One mystery ''Charlie Chan in Shanghai'' has some writing on a piece of linen. The glyphs appear to be Chinese, but Chan declares them as gibberish. He then points out that, despite plenty of writing paper available, the marks were made on cloth. Chan rinses the linen in a bowl of water, which washes away some of the ink, but leaves the true message in broken Roman letters intact.
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