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Episode 10: The Great Illusion Caper 

Copyright 1972 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. 
Sound: RCA Sound Recording
Running Time: 22 minutes
"Charlie Chan property is by license from Leisure Concepts, Inc."
First aired: November 11, 1972

Produced and Directed: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera

Associate Producer: Lew Marshall

Story Direction: Jim Carmichael, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Knick Knatz,

   Bill Perez, and Paul Sommer

Story: Sid Morse, Eddie Carroll, Jamie Farr, Willie Gilbert, Max Hodge,

   Mark Hammerman, Dennis Marks, Ray Parker, Henry Sharp, and

   Harry Winkler

Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols

Production Design: Iwao Takamoto

Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin

Layouts: Monty Wedd, Terry Moesker, Richard Jones, John Gunter,

   Chris Fussell, Peter Hartland, and Stephen Pile

Animation: Cam Ford, Gerry Grabner, Stan Walker, Richard Jones,

   Cynthia Leech, Jim Davis, Peter Gardiner, Paul McAdam, Ray Nowland,

   Richard Dunn, Yvonne Pearsall, and Joe Shearer

Background Styling: Graham Liney

Director: Volus Jones

Production Supervisor: Eric Porter

Sound Director: John Garwood

Sound Mixing: Lyle Hughes

Effects Editor: Martin Clarke

Music Editor: Lindsay Frazer

Negative Consultant: Wendy Eggleton

Camera: Joe Dugonics, Don Clay, and John Cumming

Music Supervision: Don Kirshner

VOICES:

Keye Luke: Charlie Chan
Cynthia Adler: Voice
Gene Andrusco: Flip Chan
Jodie Foster: Anne Chan
Lisa Gerritsen: Various Characters
Johnny Gunn: Tom Chan
Bob Ito: Henry Chan
Beverly Kushida: Nancy Chan
Cherylene Lee: Suzi Chan/Mimi Chan
Don Messick: Chu-Chu
Michael Morgan: Scooter
Hazel Shermet: Various Characters
Brian Tochi: Alan Chan
Janet Waldo: Various Characters
Len Weinrib: Stanley Chan
Ron Dante: Lead vocals for the Chan Clan band (not credited)                      

 
 

SYNOPSIS: 

Charlie Chan is brought in to investigate Hamid Bey, a jewel thief, who is hiding among the performers of a magic show.  Once involved, Chan and family find themselves involved in the disappearance of the show's star performer, a dog named FiFi.

OF NOTE:

Osiris - The Egyptian god of the underworld.
Charlie Chan: "Osiris is the mythological god of the underworld." 
 
With the Women's Movement growing in the United States, as was the case in many traditionally male-dominated roles, there was a push to include women in the sport of car racing.  As a reflection of that time, we hear Anne exclaim, "Boy, that's what I'm gonna be, a racing car driver!" to which her brother, Tom, replies, "Woman racer?  Forget it!"
 
Henry sternly corrects his brother Stanley who just converted the Chan in order to disguise it, "I said dune buggy, not Moon buggy!"  At the time of The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, NASA's Apollo moon program was in high-gear with moon landings becoming something of a commonplace event.  The Apollo Moon Buggy was used by astronauts to explore the Moon's surface.

CHARLIE CHAN'S APHORISM:

There are many roads to the same place.

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