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Past Monthly Poll Results

 
 

APRIL 2017:

Of Lee Chan's two on screen love interests, who, in your opinion, would be the better choice for him?

Lee's telephone girlfriend (Charlie Chan in Shanghai) 33%
Su Toy in (Charlie Chan at the Circus) 67%

 
 

MARCH 2017:

Which, in your opinion, is (are) the cutest scene(s) in a Charlie Chan  film?

The Chan family at breakfast in The Black Camel 8%
Charlie Chan entertains kids aboard ship in Charlie Chan in Shanghai 54%
The Chan family together at the circus in Charlie Chan at the Circus 4%
Charlie Chan, Jr. and the "white fox fur" in Charlie Chan at the Olympics 4%
The Chan family at dinner in Charlie Chan in Honolulu 15%
jimmy and Willie search their Pop's mail in Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise 15%           

 
 

FEBRUARY 2017:

What is the funniest moment(s) in for Lee Chan in the Charlie Chan film series?

Lee is caught by his Pop talking to his girlfriend on the phone in Charlie Chan in Shanghai 20%
Lee's comedic moments with Su Toy in Charlie Chan at the Circus 20%
Lee's laundry truck adventure in Charlie Chan at the Race Track 13%
Lee's misadventures in Charlie Chan on Broadway 13%
Lee's difficulties with the French language and the resulting consequences in Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo 34%           

 
 

JANUARY 2017:

For the New Year I resolve...

...to complete my collection of all Fox and Monogram Charlie chan films 57%
...to add The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan cartoon series to my collection 31%
...to add The New Adventures of Charlie Chan to my collection 31%
...to read one or more of the Charlie Chan stories by Earl Derr Biggers 31%

 
 

DECEMBER 2016:

Have you ever watched The Return of Charlie Chan starring Ross Martin as Charlie Chan?

Yes 67%
No 33%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2016:

How long ago did you fist visit the Charlie Chan Family (charliechan.info) website? 

Less than a year ago 6%
1-2 years ago 13%
2-5 years ago 19%
5-10 years ago 31%
More than 10 years ago 31%           

 
 

OCTOBER 2016:

In your opinion, who, among the following, was the most important supporting actor contributing to the success of the Charlie Chan film series?

Keye Luke 77%
Victor Sen Yung 9%
Benson Fong 0%
Mantan Moreland 14%           

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2016:

What is your favorite Sidney Toler Monogram Pictures Charlie Chan film?

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 5%
The Chinese Cat 5%
Black Magic/Meeting at Midnight 25%
The Jade Mask 20%
The Shanghai Cobra 20%
The Red Dragon 0%
Dark Alibi 10%
Shadows Over Chinatown 5%
Dangerous Money 0%
The Trap 5%

AUGUST 2016:

Would you like to see at this website a section devoted to "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" cartoon series? 

Yes 72%
No 28%

 
 

JULY 2016:

If you have purchased the new Charlie Chan 3-Film Collection DVD boxed set from Warner Brothers, what is your opinion?

I am very pleased with the overall quality 90%
I am reasonably pleased with the overall quality 10%
I am not pleased with the overall quality 0%           

 
 

JUNE 2016:

Do you plan to purchase the upcoming Warner Brothers Archive Collection release of the final three Monogram Charlie Chan films in their compilation entitled Charlie Chan 3-Film Collection?

Yes 88%
No 12%           

 
 

MAY 2016:

Which, in your opinion, is the better "final appearance as Charlie Chan" in a 20th Century-Fox film? 

Warner Oland in Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo 42%
Sidney Toler in Castle in the Desert 58%

 
 

APRIL 2016:

How did Charlie Chan get the money needed to do much of his extensive travelling?

The Honolulu Police Department footed the bill most of the time 25%
A wealthy donor from Chan's past funded his travels beyond his official work 4%
The Territory of Hawaii paid for those "extra" trips as Chan was their international goodwill ambassador 21%
Chan paid for many of his trips himself 50%           

 
 

MARCH 2016:

Which of these films features the most interesting example of actual "cutting edge" electronic technology?

Charlie Chan's Chance - "Lost" film which features a trans-Atlantic telephone call 9%
Charlie Chan at the Race Track - High-speed photography for "photo-finishes" 5%
Charlie Chan at the Opera - Wire photo transmission - a precursor to the fax machine 45%
Charlie Chan at the Opera and The Scarlet Clue - Teletype machine 0%
Charlie Chan at the Olympics and other Chan films - Shortwave radio transmission 0%
The Scarlet Clue - A depiction of an early television studio broadcast 14%
The Shanghai Cobra - A closed-circuit television-assisted juke box 27%           

 
 

FEBRUARY 2016:

Do you like the earlier start time (7:30 Eastern Time) for our Weekly Chats which now include a shared "extra" prior to our featured film?

Yes 80%
No 20%

 
 

JANUARY 2016:

Which do you "resolve" to purchase over the course of the upcoming year?

Any and all of the commercially produced 20th Century-Fox films that I may lack 8%
Any and all of the commercially produced Monogram Pictures films that I may lack 17%
The "final three" commercially unavailable Monogram Pictures films through the "gray market" 17%
The New Adventures of Charlie Chan complete TV series 0%
The Return of Charlie Chan starring Ross Martin 0%
Chan and the Amazing Chan Clan cartoon series 17%
More than one of the above 17%
None of the above as I already have everything listed 8%
None of the above 17%           

 
 

DECEMBER 2015:

Would you like to share "bonus" presentations such as a "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" cartoon or an episode from the old "Charlie Chan" radio dramas at the start of our Monday Evening Chat/Film Viewings?           

Yes 74%
No 26%           

 
 

NOVEMBER 2015:

If the Charlie Chan film series had lasted into the 1950s, do you feel it could have made a transition to become a television series with Roland Winters in the title role, Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown, and Keye Luke as Lee Chan?           

Yes 73%
No 27%           

 
 

OCTOBER 2015:

Does the recent presentation of a Charlie Chan "double feature" by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) give you hope that there will be similar future airings by that and other channels?

Yes 100%
No 0%           

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2015:

Of the three "home bases" that Charlie Chan used during the run of the film series, which, in your opinion, provided the starting point for the most interesting adventures?

Honolulu 47%
Washington, D.C. 9%
San Francisco 44%           

 
 

AUGUST 2015:

Would you like next year's 2016 Charlie Chan Film Tour to continue in its present chronological format or change to a random format?

Chronological 70%
Random 30%

 
 

JULY 2015:

Which of these Charlie Chan films would you consider to be the most "spooky"?

The Black Camel 19%
Charlie Chan in Egypt 26%
Charlie Chan's Secret 21%
Charlie Chan at the Opera 14%
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island 5%
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum 2%
Dead Men Tell 5%
Castle in the Desert 4%
Black Magic/Meeting at Midnight 4% 

 
 

JUNE 2015:

What is your choice for the best singing performance in a Charlie Chan film?

Keye Luke - "The Bear Went Over the Mountain" (Charlie Chan in Paris6%
Warner Oland - "The Song of Princess Ming Lo Fu" (Charlie Chan in Shanghai88%
Victor Sen Yung - "La Cucaracha" (The Feathered Serpent6%         

 
 

MAY 2015:

Which Charlie Chan series nightclub would you most like to visit?

Café Du Singe Bleu (Charlie Chan in Paris12%
Versailles Cafe (Charlie Chan in Shanghai12%
The Hottentot Club (Charlie Chan on Broadway36%
Manolo's Cabaret (Charlie Chan in Panama12%
Carioca Casino (Charlie Chan in Rio16%
Capitol Night Club (The Red Dragon4%
Mango Inn (Dangerous Money8%              

 
 

APRIL 2015:

Of the "Big Two," who, in your opinion, wins the Best Charlie Chan Derby?

Warner Oland by far 35%
Warner Oland by a nose 23%
Sidney Toler by far 26%
Sidney Toler by a nose 16%                   

 
 

MARCH 2015:

Of the following, who is your LEAST favorite "one-shot" Chan "assistant"?

Kashimo (The Black Camel55%
Snowshoes (Charlie Chan in Egypt13%
Baxter (Charlie Chan's Secret16%
Marcel (Charlie Chan in City in Darkness16%                   

 
 

FEBRUARY 2015:

Of the following, which is the most "romantic" Charlie Chan film?

The Black Camel (Jimmy Bradshaw and Julie O'Neil) 13%
Charlie Chan in London (Neil Howard and Pamela Gray) 10%
Charlie Chan in Paris (Victor Descartes and Yvette Lamartine) 10%
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (Lee Chan and "Telephone Girlfriend") 10%
Charlie Chan at the Circus (Lee Chan and Su Toy) 13%
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (Dick Masters and Betty Adams) 6%
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (Gordon Chase and Evelyn Grey) 0%
Charlie Chan in Reno (Jimmy Chan and Choy Wong) 6%
The Chinese Cat (Harvey Dennis and Leah Manning; Birmingham Brown and Carolina) 6%
The Shanghai Cobra (Ned Stewart and Paula Webb) 20%
The Red Dragon (Jimmy Chan and Iris Ling; Inspector Carverro and Marguerite Fontan) 0%
The Sky Dragon (Birmingham Brown and Lena Franklin) 0%
Charlie Chan in Rio (Jimmy Chan and Lili Wong) 6%

 
 

JANUARY 2015:

Which of the following would you choose as your Charlie Chan-inspired New Year's Resolution?

To be a good parent 5%
To be inscrutable 3%
To carry oneself with dignity 27%
To be courteous 3%
To be self-effacing 0%
To eschew intoxicants 0%
To be a devoted spouse 13%
To be honorable 49%
 

 
 

DECEMBER 2014:

Do you have a copy of The Return of Charlie Chan starring Ross Martin as Charlie Chan?

Yes 28%
No 72%
 

 
 

NOVEMBER 2014:

Charlie Chan-wise, I am most thankful for...

...having nearly all Charlie Chan films currently available in commercial form. 39%
...having a means of gathering each Monday evening to watch and have fun with a Charlie Chan film. 26%
Ling...having online forums available at which to share thoughts on Charlie Chan and related issues. 0%
...having so many Charlie Chan "goodies" available at eBay. 0%
Iris...knowing that Charlie Chan still remains in the public arena. 0%

 
 

OCTOBER 2014:

Which of these older Chan offspring was, in your opinion, probably the most "academic"?

Lee 35%
Jimmy 21%
Ling 3%
Tommy 3%
Iris 0%
Frances 3%
Edward 35%
 

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2014:

As summer comes to a close, which Charlie Chan "attraction" would you like to visit on your next dream vacation?

Chinatown 14%
Wax Museum 18%
Treasure Island 18%
(Mojave) Desert 4%
Murder Cruise 7%
Broadway 0%
Olympics 21%
Opera 7%
Race Track 7%
Circus 4%         

 
 

AUGUST 2014:

Who is your favorite "movie monster" actor to appear in a Charlie Chan film?

Lon Chaney, Jr. (Charlie Chan in City in Darkness/Charlie Chan on Broadway12%
Boris Karloff (Charlie Chan at the Opera69%
Bela Lugosi (The Black Camel19%         

 
 

JULY 2014:

Which Charlie Chan travel destination would you choose for a dream trip this summer?

London 9%
Paris 6%
Egypt 18%
Shanghai 12%
Monte Carlo 3%
Honolulu 31%
Reno 0%
Panama 9%
New York 0%
Rio 6%
New Orleans 6%         

 
 

JUNE 2014:

Who is your favorite small town sheriff in the Charlie Chan series?

"Tombstone" Fletcher (Charlie Chan in Reno79%
Sheriff Mack (The Jade Mask21%

 
 

MAY 2014:

Which Charlie Chan film features what you would consider to be Harold Huber's best performance in the series? 

Charlie Chan on Broadway 31%
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo 27%
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness 22%
Charlie Chan in Rio 20%                   

 
 

APRIL 2014:

Which do you prefer as a plot device in a Charlie Chan film?

The use of a piece of state-of-the-art technology of the era as seen in a Humberstone-directed Fox film 64%
The use of a gimmick device as seen in a Monogram film 36%

 
 

MARCH 2014:

In your opinion, would the Sidney Toler era of the Charlie Chan series have been better if Keye Luke had continued his role as Number One Son, Lee?

Yes 72%
No 28%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2014:

Of the eight "foreign locale" Charlie Chan films produced by Fox studios, which is your favorite?

Charlie Chan in London 7%
Charlie Chan in Paris 16%
Charlie Chan in Egypt 25%
Charlie Chan in Shanghai 25%
Charlie Chan at the Olympics 11%
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo 5%
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness 5%
Charlie Chan in Panama 20%
Charlie Chan in Rio 2%         

 
 

JANUARY 2014:

Which of the following Charlie Chan-related New Year's resolutions would you choose for yourself?

To purchase all currently available commercially produced films on DVD from the Charlie Chan series proper that I currently lack. 20%
To purchase the entire DVD collection for The New Adventures of Charlie Chan TV series starring J. Carrol Naish. 4%
To purchase a copy of The Return of Charlie Chan starring Ross Martin. 37%
To read one or more of the original Charlie Chan mysteries by Earl Derr Biggers. 23%
To adopt one of Charlie Chan's positive traits for myself. 16%

 
 

DECEMBER 2013:

If I could hope for one of the following Charlie Chan seasonal miracles, it would be...

...that one of the lost Charlie Chan films would be found. 37%
...that a GOOD Charlie Chan movie would be made. 3%
...that the BBC would produce an Earl Derr Biggers Charlie Chan mystery. 10%
...that Warner Brothers would release their final three Charlie Chan films on DVD. 50%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2013:

How far would you travel to see a Charlie Chan film on the big screen in a movie theater?

0-10 miles 8%
10-20 miles 17%
20-50 miles 10%
More than 50 miles 65%

 
 

OCTOBER 2013:

Do you feel that Warner Brothers will release the final three Charlie Chan films in their collection  on DVD?

Yes 94%
No 6%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2013:

Now that you have had a chance to view the new Warner Brothers Charlie Chan Collection DVD box set, what is your opinion?

It surpassed my expectations 58%
It met my expectations 38%
It was below my expectations 4%           

 
 

AUGUST 2013:

Did you purchase the new Warner Brothers Charlie Chan Collection DVD box set?

Yes 55%
No, but I plan to 29%
No 16%

 
 

JULY 2013:

How did you find our website?

Through a friend or family member 5%
Through another Charlie Chan website 18%
Through a search engine 62%
Through an article or other media outlet 2%
Other 13%

JUNE 2013:

Had the Charlie Chan series continued at Monogram Pictures, do you feel it would have survived the advent of television?

Yes 61%
No 39%

 
 

MAY 2013:

Which reason would you choose to explain the success and popularity of Sidney Toler as the "new" Charlie Chan, following the untimely passing of Warner Oland?

He was a versatile actor 22%
His Chan fit the rapidly changing times and culture 21%
The acid wit he brought to the character 37%
The more assertive nature of his Chan 20%

 
 

APRIL 2013:

How would you contribute to a new Charlie Chan Museum in Honolulu? 

Assist in decorating the museum with 1930s furnishings. 6%
Move to Hawaii and assist in daily operations of the museum. 29%
Provide Chan-related artifacts, including books and movie memorabilia. 16%
Provide financial support from a distance (i.e. the mainland) 42%
Not interested in contributing to this hare-brained idea. 6%

 
 

MARCH 2013:

Would the Charlie Chan film series have continued as long as it did at Monogram Pictures without Mantan Moreland as Birmingham Brown?

Yes 38%
No 62%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2013:

Would you like to see The Return of Charlie Chan, starring Ross Martin as Charlie Chan, as part of our film schedule?

Yes 82%
No 18%

 

 

JANUARY 2013:

Do you think that the Charlie Chan film series would have continued after being dropped by 20th Century-Fox without Sidney Toler's persistence? 

Yes 69%
No 31%

 
 

DECEMBER 2012:

Of the four main actors who portrayed Charlie Chan, whom do you feel had the most distinguished film career overall?

Warner Oland 57%
Sidney Toler 31%
Roland Winters 0%
J. Carrol Naish 12%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2012:

Do you enjoy watching the Charlie Chan films made by Monogram Pictures? 

Yes 83%
No 17%

 
 

OCTOBER 2012:

What do you most like about the Monogram Pictures Charlie Chan films?

Unusual gimmicks 5%
Quirky characters 5%
Strange environments 6%
Humor 14%
All of the above 70%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2012:

Does your computer allow you to (simultaneously) watch a video from YouTube while participating in the Charlie Chan Family Chat Room?

Yes 53%
No 47%

 
 

AUGUST 2012:

Do you enjoy watching the Monogram Pictures Charlie Chan films?

Yes 94%
No 6%

 
 

JULY 2012:

Do you currently have in your collection any or all of The New Adventures of Charlie Chan TV crime dramas?

Yes, I have one or some episodes. 10%
Yes, I have the entire series. 27%
No, I do not have any of the episodes. 63%

 
 

JUNE 2012:

Have you ever watched The Return of Charlie Chan also known as Happiness is a Warm Clue, starring Ross Martin as Charlie Chan?

No, I have never watched it. 78%
Yes, I have watched it and I enjoyed it. 22%
Yes, I have watched it but I didn't enjoy it. 0%

 
 

MAY 2012:

Film critic Leonard Maltin selected The Sky Dragon as "an unbearable whodunit."

I agree 12%
I disagree 44%
Yes, but other Chan films are equal! 12%
What does Maltin know? 32%

 
 

APRIL 2012:

Film critic Leonard Maltin selected Charlie Chan at the Opera as "the series at its peak."

I agree 12%
I disagree 17%
Yes, but other Chan films are equal! 69%
What does Maltin know? 2%

 
 

MARCH 2012:

Who is your favorite Monogram Pictures Charlie Chan director?

Phil Rosen 61%
Phil Karlson 8%
Terry Morse 8%
Howard Bretherton 15%
William Beaudine 8%
Derwin Abrahams 0%
Lesley Selander 0%

 
 

FEBUARY 2012:

Of these "one-shot" 20th Century-Fox Charlie Chan film directors, who is your favorite?

John Blystone 23%
George Hadden 18%
Lewis Seiler 0%
Louis King 18%
James Tinling 18%
John Wiles 23%
Herbert E. Leeds 0%
Lynn Shores 0%

 
 

JANUARY 2012:

Of these multiple-film Charlie Chan 20th Century-Fox film directors, who is your favorite?

Hamilton MacFadden 9%
Eugene Ford 6%
Harry Lachman 0%
H. Bruce Humberstone 53%

 
 

DECEMBER 2011:

Mantan Moreland Playoffs (FINAL!) - Please choose your favorite "Birmingham" film:

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 15%
The Chinese Cat 23%
The Jade Mask 13%
Black Magic/Meeting at Midnight 49%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2011:

Mantan Moreland Playoffs (Group 3) - Please choose your favorite "Birmingham" film:

Black Magic/Meeting At Midnight 39%
The Scarlet Clue 25%
Shadows Over Chinatown 18%
The Chinese Ring 4%
Docks of New Orleans 14%

 
 

OCTOBER 2011:

Mantan Moreland Playoffs (Group 2) - Please choose your favorite "Birmingham" film:

The Feathered Serpent 9%
The Shanghai Cobra 12%
The Chinese Cat 32%
The Shanghai Chest 14%
The Jade Mask 32%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2011:

Mantan Moreland Playoffs (Group 1) - Please choose your favorite "Birmingham" film:

The Sky Dragon 16%
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 34%
The Golden Eye 16%
Dark Alibi 31%
The Trap 3%

 
 

AUGUST 2011:

Do you currently own all available authorized Charlie Chan films on DVD or VHS?

Yes 74%
No 26%

 
 

JULY 2011:

Do you ever watch the showings of Charlie Chan films on ThisTV?

Yes 48%
No 52%

 
 

JUNE 2011:

Have you ever watched a Charlie Chan film on the big screen in a theater?

Yes 30%
No 70%

 
 

MAY 2011:

Which, in your opinion, is the best Chan film that portrays a historical event?

Charlie Chan at the Race Track 10%
Charlie Chan at the Olympics 74%
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness 16%

 
 

APRIL 2011:

Regarding the anti-Charlie Chan rhetoric that abounded in recent times:

I never believed it. 98%
I once believed it. 2%
I still believe it. 0%

 
 

MARCH 2011:

Do you feel that The New Adventures of Charlie Chan could fit into the Charlie Chan "canon"?

Yes 81%
No 19%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2011:

Which is the most endearing of Charlie Chan's traits?

His humility 26%
His fatherliness 11%
His wisdom 27%
His wit 14%
His deductive abilities 22%

 
 

JANUARY 2011:

If it could help attract new viewers, would you be in favor of colorizing any Charlie Chan films?

Yes 33%
No 67%

 
 

DECEMBER 2010:

What would like to ask Santa Claus for this year?

A "lost" Chan film found 55%
A new Chan film produced 7%
The last 7 Chan films from TCM 38%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2010:

How do you prefer to experience Charlie Chan's adventures?

Watching the films 94%
Reading the Biggers books 6%

 
 

OCTOBER 2010:

Do you plan to purchase Yunte Huang's new book, Charlie Chan?

Yes 74%
No 26%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2010:

Do you think that Warner Brothers/TCM will eventually release the final seven Monogram Chan Films?

Yes 90%
No 10%

 
 

AUGUST 2010:

Which "Chan site" would provide you the best chance to attend a Chan convention?

Honolulu 10%
Los Angeles/Hollywood 12%
New Orleans 37%
New York City 25%
San Francisco 15%

 
 

JULY 2010:

Overall, how do you feel about about TCM Spotlight: Charlie Chan Collection?

Very pleased 78%
Pleased 18%
Somewhat pleased 4%
Not pleased 0%

 
 

JUNE 2010:

Which film from TCM Spotlight: The Charlie Chan Collection do you enjoy most?

Dark Alibi 37%
Dangerous Money 19%
The Trap 22%
The Chinese Ring 22%

 
 

MAY 2010:

If Warner Brothers/TCM releases the final seven Monogram Chan films on DVD, will you buy them?

Yes 94%
No 6%

 
 

APRIL 2010:

Do you plan to pre-order the TCM Spotlight: Charlie Chan Collection DVD set?

Yes 76%
No 24%

 
 

MARCH 2010:

Who introduced you to Charlie Chan?

My father 11%
My mother 11%
My brother 0%
My sister 0%
Another family member 8%
I discovered him myself 69%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2010:

Have you ever seen any episodes of The New Adventures of Charlie Chan television series?

Yes 30%
No 70%

 
 

JANUARY 2010:

What would be your Charlie Chan wish for 2010?

Warner's Chans on DVD 30%
Chan films seen on TV 13%
The Lucy Liu Chan film 3%
A lost Chan film found 54%

 
 

DECEMBER 2009:

The first Charlie Chan films that I recall watching were made by:

20th Century-Fox 74%
Monogram Pictures 26%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2009:

When is Charlie Chan's "birthday"?

Chang Apana's birthday (1871) 17%
Warner Oland's birthday (1879) 3%
Earl Derr Biggers' birthday (1884) 33%
First Chan novel (1925) 39%
First Chan film (1926) 8%

 
 

OCTOBER 2009:

Which film, in your opinion, has the better beach scenes?

The Black Camel 77%
The Trap 23%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2009:

Regarding the culture of the time, which decade do you prefer in Charlie Chan films?

The 1930s 61%
The 1940s 39%

 
 

AUGUST 2009:

If a Charlie Chan museum were to be established, where should it be located?

Warren, Ohio, Biggers' hometown 15%
Pasadena, California, Biggers' home 7%
Honolulu, Hawaii, Charlie Chan's home 62%
Hollywood, California 13%
Other 3%

 
 

JULY 2009:

What is your favorite "air travel" Charlie Chan film?

Charlie Chan at the Olympics 28%
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island 48%
Murder Over New York 21%
The Sky Dragon 3%

 
 

JUNE 2009:

Who, in your opinion, could produce the best Charlie Chan film today?

A Hollywood studio 28%
An independent studio 31%
Commercial television 1%
British television 40%

 
 

MAY 2009:

How did you first see a Charlie Chan film?

In a movie theater 5%
On television 81%
On a DVD/video tape 11%

 
 

APRIL 2009:

How many of the Earl Derr Biggers Charlie Chan stories have you read?

None 33%
One 6%
More than one 39%
All of them 22%

 
 

MARCH 2009:

Do you consider Behind That Curtain to be a part of the Charlie Chan series proper?

Yes 36%
No 64%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2009:

How often do you read our Charlie Chan Sunday Comics page?

Always 10%
Often 10%
Sometimes 38%
Never 41%

 
 

JANUARY 2009:

What is your Charlie Chan wish for this year?

A "lost" film will be found 44%
Warner will release Chan films 23%
More Chan films on TV 27%
See people adopt Chan's ethics 5%

 
 

DECEMBER 2008:

My preference for our weekly Chat/Film Viewings would be to watch our Charlie Chan films:

in chronological order 76%
as randomly chosen 24%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2008:

Who may have deposited Allen Colby's body during the séance in Charlie Chan's Secret?

Baxter 21%
Ulrich 21%
Prof. Bowen (mechanically) 24%
Someone else 34% 

 
 

OCTOBER 2008:

How do you feel about the Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 5 DVD set from Fox?

Very pleased 80%
Pleased 16%
Not pleased 4%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2008:

Do you think that Sidney Toler brought new life to Charlie Chan when he took on the role in 1938?

Yes 86%
No 14%

 
 

AUGUST 2008:

Do you plan to purchase the 20th Century-Fox Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 5 DVD set?

Yes 49%
Yes, I have pre-ordered! 42%
Yes, more than one set! 5%
Not sure 2%
No 0% 

 
 

JULY 2008:

What is your favorite Chan sibling pairing in a Charlie Chan movie?

Jimmy/Tommy (Charlie Chan in Honolulu) 42%
Jimmy/Willie (Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise) 32%
Tommy/Iris (Charlie Chan in the Secret Service12%
Lee/Tommy (The Feathered Serpent14%

 
 

JUNE 2008:

Which is your favorite Chan DVD set volume from the those released thus far by 20th Century-Fox?
 

Volume 1 24%
Volume 2 20%
Volume 3 19%
Volume 4 37%

 
 

MAY 2008:

How do you feel about Charlie Chan's assistant, Kashimo, as seen in The Black Camel?

Like him 31%
Dislike him 47%
No opinion 22%

 
 

APRIL 2008:

With TCM scheduling four Charlie Chan films on June 10, do you think we will see more Chan on TV?

Yes 95%
No 5%

 
 

MARCH 2008:

How do you feel about the Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 4 DVD set from Fox?

Very pleased 96%
Pleased 4%
Not pleased 0%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2008:

Do you plan to purchase the Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 4 DVD set?

Yes 83%
Yes, more than one set! 11%
Not sure 4%
No 2%

 
 

JANUARY 2008:

Had Roland Winters made more Charlie Chan films, he would today compare better with Oland and Toler.

Agree 26%
Disagree 74%

 
 

DECEMBER 2007:

Which do you prefer: Charlie Chan's adventures at home (Honolulu) or his adventures abroad?

Home 28%
Abroad 72%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2007:

Charlie Chan has thrived and will continue to thrive, despite today's politically correct climate.

Agree 97%
Disagree 3%

 
 

OCTOBER 2007:

Do you think that 20th Century-Fox will release the rest of their Charlie Chan films on DVD?

Yes 98%
No 2%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2007:

How do you feel about the Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 3 DVD set from Fox?

Very pleased 95%
Pleased 3%
Not pleased 1%

 
 

AUGUST 2007:

Do you plan to purchase the 20th Century-Fox Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 3 DVD set?

Yes 79%
Yes, more than one set! 11%
Not sure 4%
No 4%

 
 

JULY 2007:

Do you think that any of the four "lost" Charlie Chan films will ever be found?

Yes 71%
No 28%

 
 

JUNE 2007:

Why do you think that, at the end of the Chan series, Charlie Chan settles in San Francisco?

His honorable wife passed away 23%
Son Tommy passed away 0%
Both Mrs. Chan and Tommy died 12%
The Chans separated 2%
Chan needed the work 7%
None of the above 51%

 
 

MAY 2007:

As TCM is airing more Charlie Chan films in upcoming months, would you like to see a mini-marathon?

Yes 100%
No 0%

 
 

APRIL 2007:

Will 20th Century-Fox release more Charlie Chan DVD sets?

Yes 96%
No 4%

 
 

MARCH 2007:

Would you purchase future Charlie Chan DVD set releases from 20th Century-Fox?

Yes 98%
No 2%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2007:

As TCM is going to air a Charlie Chan film in March, will this modest step lead to MORE Chan on TV?

Yes 92%
No 8%

 
 

JANUARY 2007:

How do you feel about the Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 2 DVD set from Fox?

Very pleased 88%
Pleased 7%
Not pleased 3%

 
 

DECEMBER 2006:

Do you plan to purchase the 20th Century-Fox Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 2 DVD set?

Yes 70%
Yes, more than one set! 9%
Note sure 4%
No 12%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2006:

Regarding Charlie Chan, what are you most thankful for?

We have many films available 23%
"Chan Colection, Vol. 1" 1%
Upcoming Fox DVD set(s) 0%
Probable Warner DVD releases 1%
All of the above 72%

 
 

OCTOBER 2006:

Which, in your opinion, will we see first?

A "lost" Chan film found 42%
A GOOD new Chan movie 3%
A Chan film on TV 53%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2006:

Which nightclub would you like to visit?

Cafe du Singe Bleu (Charlie Chan in Paris16%
Hottentot Club (Charlie Chan on Broadway) 37%
Manolo's Cabaret (Charlie Chan in Panama) 8%
Carioca Casino (Charlie Chan in Rio37%
Capitol Night Club (The Red Dragon) 0%
Mango Inn (Dangerous Money) 0%

 
 

AUGUST 2006:

In your opinion, what is the best "shipboard" Charlie Chan film?

Charlie Chan Carries On 5%
Charlie Chan at the Race Track 18%
Charlie Chan in Honolulu 18%
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise 33%
Dead Men Tell 24%
Dangerous Money 0%

 
 

JULY 2006:

Did the overall quality of the Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 1 match your expectations?

Yes 57%
Yes - it exceeded them! 40%
No 4%

 
 

JUNE 2006:

Do you plan to purchase the 20th Century-Fox Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 1 DVD set?

Yes 80%
Yes, more than one set! 9%
Not sure 6%
No 4%

 
 

MAY 2006:

In your opinion, who is the best one-timer Chan "sidekick/assistant"?

Kashimo (The Black Camel12%
Snowshoes (Charlie Chan in Egypt42%
Baxter (Charlie Chan's Secret35%
Marcel (City in Darkness10%

 
 

APRIL 2006:

Who is the most aggravating character in a Charlie Chan film?

Kashimo (The Black Camel33%
Bunny Fothergill (Charlie Chan in London5%
Max Corday (Charlie Chan in Paris38%
Barry Arnold (Charlie Chan in Egypt3%
Marcel Spivak (City in Darkness11%
Miss Finch (Charlie Chan in Panama7%
Mrs. Winters (Charlie Chan in the Secret Service0%

 
 

MARCH 2006:

Have you ever seen a Charlie Chan movie on the big screen?

Yes 27%
No 73%

 
 

FEBRUARY 2006:

Please choose your favorite Victor Sen Yung MONOGRAM Chan film:

Shadows Over Chinatown 25%
Dangerous Money 28%
The Trap 8%
The Chinese Ring 8%
Docks of New Orleans 11%
The Shanghai Chest 5%
The Golden Eye 2%
The Feathered Serpent 8%

 
 

JANUARY 2006:

Please choose your favorite Victor Sen Yung FOX Chan film:

Charlie Chan in Honolulu 3%
Charlie Chan in Reno 11%
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island 22%
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise 1%
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum 6%
Charlie Chan in Panama 6%
Murder Over New York 7%
Dead Men Tell 2%
Charlie Chan in Rio 7%
Castle in the Desert 21%

 
 

DECEMBER 2005:

If Fox does, indeed, release their Charlie Chan movies on DVD during 2006, do you plan to buy them?

Yes 92%
No 2%
Not sure 4%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2005:

When did you "discover" Charlie Chan?

1920s 0%
1930s 2%
1940s 5%
1950s 32%
1960s 15%
1970s 18%
1980s 12%
1990s 6%
2000s 7%

 
 

OCTOBER 2005:

Please make your choice for the best performance of mystical powers:

Tarneverro (The Black Camel9%
Carlotta (Charlie Chan's Secret3%
Eve Cairo (Charlie Chan at Treasure Island40%
Dr. Zodiac (Charlie Chan at Treasure Island28%
The Walters (Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise0%
Marana (Charlie Chan in Rio3%
Madame Saturnia (Castle in the Desert12%
Chardo (Black Magic/Meeting at Midnight3%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2005:

Who was the first actor that you recall seeing as Charlie Chan?

Warner Oland 35%
Sidney Toler 60%
Roland Winters 3%
Other 1%

 
 

AUGUST 2005:

Where did you "discover" Charlie Chan?

Movie theater 12%
Television 73%
Video tape/DVD 3%
Radio 3%
Comics 0%
Other 2%

 
 

JULY 2005:

At what age did you "discover" Charlie Chan?

Up to 10 43%
11 - 20 35%
21 - 30 9%
31 - 40 3%
41 - 50 2%
Over 50 3%

 
 

JUNE 2005:

Please choose your favorite Chan film to incorporate historic, event-specific, footage.

Charlie Chan at the Olympics 76%
City in Darkness 24%
The Shanghai Cobra 0%

 
 

MAY 2005:

The Black Camel (Honolulu) and The Trap (Malibu) were shot on location. Your choice, please:

The Black Camel 81%
The Trap 19%

 
 

APRIL 2005:

Which of these Chan sons do you think probably got married first?

Lee 39%
Jimmy 28%
Tommy 15%
Edward (Eddie) 7%
Charlie, Jr. 5%
Willie 2%

 
 

MARCH 2005:

If Lucy Liu does make a "Charlie Chan" movie, how optimistic will you be of its quality/content? 

Very optimistic 17%
Guardedly optimistic 38%
Not optimistic 43%

 
 

FEBUARY 2005:

What is your favorite "rainy" Charlie Chan movie?

Charlie Chan in Paris (arrival scene) 7%
Charlie Chan at the Opera (first scenes) 11%
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum 64%
The Shanghai Cobra (opening scene) 14%
Shadows Over Chinatown (bus) 1%

 
 

JANUARY 2005:

What, in your opinion, is the best film version of an Earl Derr Biggers Charlie Chan Novel?

Charlie Chan Carries On 8%
The Black Camel 64%
Charlie Chan's Chance 8%
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case 16%
Charlie Chan's Courage 4%

 
 

DECEMBER 2004:

Which of the following transportation modes used by Charlie Chan is your favorite?

Ship/Boat 49%
Car/Bus/Taxi 13%
Airplane 11%
Train 2%
Zeppelin 18%
Donkey 4%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2004:

What is your favorite Charlie Chan "remake"?

Charlie Chan in Rio 25%
Murder Over New York 31%
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise 43%

 
 

OCTOBER 2004:

Which Charlie Chan movie is the "spookiest"?

Charlie Chan in Egypt 12%
Charlie Chan's Secret 11%
Charlie Chan at the Opera 8%
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island 11%
Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum 27%
Dead Men Tell 14%
Castle in the Desert 9%
The Chinese Cat 0%
Meeting at Midnight 4%

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2004:

Which of the movies in the "Charlie Chan Chanthology" is your favorite?

Charlie Chan in the Secret Service 14%
The Chinese Cat 21%
Meeting at Midnight 28%
The Jade Mask 10%
The Scarlet Clue 7%
The Shanghai Cobra 17%

 
 

AUGUST 2004:

What is your favorite Keye Luke Charlie Chan film?

Charlie Chan in Paris 3%
Charlie Chan in Shanghai 11%
Charlie Chan at the Circus 16%
Charlie Chan at the Race Track 13%
Charlie Chan at the Opera 15%
Charlie Chan at the Olympics 12%
Charlie Chan on Broadway 8%
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo 5%
The Feathered Serpent 1%
The Sky Dragon 5%

 
 

JULY 2004:

How many "Charlie Chan Chanthology" sets do you plan to purchase?

One 51%
Two 10%
Three 34%
None 4%

 
 

JUNE 2004:

Please choose your favorite tropical Charlie Chan film:

The Black Camel 16%
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (lost) 0%
Charlie Chan in Honolulu 28%
Charlie Chan in Panama 35%
Charlie Chan in Rio 12%
Dangerous Money 7%

 
 

MAY 2004:

Which meal would you like to have with the Chan family? 

Breakfast (The Black Camel14%
Dinner (Charlie Chan in Honolulu) 86%

 
 

APRIL 2004:

Please choose your favorite location for a Charlie Chan film:

Honolulu 34%
U.S. mainland 23%
Latin America 5%
Europe (including England) 6%
North Africa (Egypt) 3%
Asia (Shanghai) 5%
Aboard ship 21%

 
 

MARCH 2004:

Who gives the best singing performance in a Charlie Chan film?

Charlie Chan (Charlie Chan in Shanghai) 21%
Lilli Rochelle (Charlie Chan at the Opera) 6%
Gravelle (Charlie Chan at the Opera) 40%
Kathi Lenesch (Charlie Chan in Panama) 6%
Lola Dean (Charlie Chan in Rio) 24%
Countess Irena (The Red Dragon) 3%              

 
 

FEBRUARY 2004:

Who is your favorite Mrs. Chan?

Annie Mar (Charlie Chan at the Circus45%
Grace Key (Charlie Chan in Honolulu55%           

 
 

JANUARY 2004:

Please choose your favorite Earl Derr Biggers Charlie Chan story:

The House Without a Key  27%
The Chinese Parrot  23%
Behind That Curtain  4%
The Black Camel  31%
Charlie Chan Carries On  11%
Keeper of the Keys  4%           

 
 

DECEMBER 2003:

With Toler's passing (1947), which ASIAN actor could have best played Chan?

Philip Ahn  20%
Luke Chan  8%
Keye Luke  62%
Lee Tung Foo  10%

 
 

NOVEMBER 2003:

Which of the three Charlie Chan portrayals best matches your own temperment?

Warner Oland's Chan  34%
Sidney Toler's Chan  63%
Roland Winters' Chan  3%           

 
 

OCTOBER 2003:

Which would YOU choose to air Charlie Chan movies in the future?

American Movie Classics  29%
Fox Movie Channel  14%
Turner Classic Movies  55%
Other  2%           

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2003:

Which Charlie Chan movie animal is your favorite?

Tony, the "Chinese Parrot" (Charlie Chan's Courage2%
Hellcat, the horse (Charlie Chan in London4%
Lucifer, the cat (Charlie Chan's Secret9%
Avalanche, the racehorse (Charlie Chan at the Race Track6%
Lollipop, the monkey (Charlie Chan at the Race Track27%
Oscar, the lion (Charlie Chan in Honolulu38%
Priscilla, the cat (Charlie Chan in Reno6%
Gertie, the parrot (Dead Men Tell4%
The turtle with the flashlight (Dangerous Money4%           

 
 

AUGUST 2003:

Will Charlie Chan movies ever be shown on major TV channels again?

Yes  79%
No  21%           

 
 

JULY 2003:

What have you done to return Charlie Chan to The Fox Movie Channel?

Used their comment mail  55%
Wrote to them  6%
Telephoned them  1%
Two or more of the above  23%
None of the above  15%           

 
 

JUNE 2003:

Of the six Roland Winters films, which is your favorite?

The Golden Eye  20%
The Shanghai Chest  20%
Docks of New Orleans  18%
The Feathered Serpent  16%
The Chinese Ring  15%
The Sky Dragon  11%           

 
 

MAY 2003:

Which film has the most "authentic" French feel?
 
Charlie Chan in Paris  48%
Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo  27%
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness  25%           

 
 

APRIL 2003:

Which Chan offspring "one-timer" is your favorite?
 
Marianne Quon as Iris Chan  39%
Frances Chan as Frances Chan  36%
Edwin Luke as Edward Chan  25%              

 
 

MARCH 2003:

Which film best portrays the Chan family?
 
Charlie Chan in Honolulu  59%
Charlie Chan at the Circus  33%
The Black Camel  8%           

 
 

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