Charlie Chan

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


65193. Charlie Chan. December 26, 1935. Program #7. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Charlie tries to solve the murder of Ellen Landini. Ah Sing is questioned and suspected of the crime. Confucius defines "friendship." The dates for this series are approximate and based only on penciled notations on the transcriptions. This series may have begun September, 1936 and heard five days a week. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:28. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

65194. Charlie Chan. January 2, 1936. Program #8. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. An important, but burned letter, written by Ellen Landini is found. "Man is to be avoided if shunned by dogs." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65195. Charlie Chan. January 9, 1936. Program #9. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Charlie reveals that the gunshot that everyone heard did not kill Mrs. Landini! Miss Beaton says that she saw Mr. Ward leave the room after Cecily. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65275. Charlie Chan. January 16, 1936. Program #10. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Leslie Beaton admits to being afraid, the murderer knows she saw the killer leave the room after killing Madame Landini. Ah Sing, eavesdropping during interrogation, admits changing lids on the cigarette boxes. Mr. Ryder accuses Miss Beaton. "Success is child born of hard work." The announcer is referred to often as "Wilson" during these programs, but no first name is mentioned. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65276. Charlie Chan. January 23, 1936. Program #11. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan continues his investigation of the Landini murder with several interrogations. The bullet was fired from above, Ireland, the pilot comes under suspicion. Lao Tse says, "Real happiness is least expensive of gifts." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), John Gibson, Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65277. Charlie Chan. January 30, 1936. Program #12. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan deduces that the killer may have poor eyesight. Miss Beaton reports that her room has been searched and her notes have been stolen. John Gibson appears as "Ireland," the pilot. "There is no such poison in green snake's mouth as in jealous woman's mouth." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, John Gibson, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65278. Charlie Chan. February 6, 1936. Program #13. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. A visit from the blind father of the sheriff, who accuses Ah Sing of being in love with Madame Landini and killing her. "Wives and instruments of music mellow with age!" The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

65279. Charlie Chan. February 13, 1936. Program #14. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. The sheriff's father and Inspector Chan agree that Ah Sing is the probable killer, but change their minds when the sheriff reveals new facts. Is Romano the guilty one? Ireland accuses Dr. Swan of blackmailing Landini! "To betray a secret is to blacken soul with badge of dishonor." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, John Gibson, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65280. Charlie Chan. February 20, 1936. Program #15. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan follows footprints in the snow that lead him to the dead body of Dr. Swan! "The virtuous man gathers with his friends...for a virtuous reward." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:26. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

65281. Charlie Chan. February 27, 1936. Program #16. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. The world is better off without the blackmailing Dr. Swan. The wet feet of Ah Sing are suspicious. Whoever has the key to the empty house is the murderer. "Animal that lives in cave and attacks sheep, cannot expect aid of sheepherder when attacked by a larger animal." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65282. Charlie Chan. March 5, 1936. Program #17. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. The key is missing so Ah Sing is a suspect in the Landini killing once again. Dr. Swan was blackmailing Madame Landini. Miss Leslie Beaton is questioned in the study by Inspector Chan. "Plain living keeps the ego small." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 15:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65283. Charlie Chan. March 12, 1936. Program #18. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. "Man who would avoid suspicion should not adjust his hat under fig tree." Who benefits from the death of Madame Landini? Inspector Chan finds the murder weapon. "Honest man does not fear to have walls of house removed." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radiol Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65284. Charlie Chan. March 19, 1936. Program #19. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan questions Miss Meacher, Madame Landini's secretary, in Reno. New reports about the recently located murder weapon. "Youth finds in the society of other youth all it desires; paradise on Earth!" The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President, American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65285. Charlie Chan. March 26, 1936. Program #20. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Sheriff Holt has tender feelings for Leslie Beaton. Meanwhile in Reno, there's a strange ballistics report about the killings. Miss Meacher reveals the secret of Madame Landini's deceased son! "To try man's honesty, send him to market place!" The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65286. Charlie Chan. April 2, 1936. Program #21. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Hugh Beaton turns out to be an irish tenor, Romano offers to manage his career. Discusions about Landini's will (or lack or it) leads to the revelation that Romano will inherit everything! "Man may have no more than bowl of rice, but if he have understanding, he possesses more wealth than a fabled Eastern potentate." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65287. Charlie Chan. April 9, 1936. Program #22. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. A key used by the killer is found, but it has no fingerprints! "He who acts for the emperor, is the emperor!" "Most precious family possession is reputation for integrity." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65289. Charlie Chan. April 13, 1936. Program #23. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. A telegram informs Inspector Chan that Romano knew that Landini's new will had not been signed. Romano accuses Ah Sing of sneaking into Madame Landini's room. Cecile is caught acting furtively...and with a gun! "When a man is seen with worthy person, his own name will be free of scandal. When a man is seen with persons of ill repute, protesting his innocence will be of little value!" The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65288. Charlie Chan. April 16, 1936. Program #24. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Charlie Chan accuses Ryder of lying and withholding information. Ryder thinks Ah Sing is the killer. A telegram has been sent to Landini's attorney in New York. "Palace walls may crumble, if my wife remains true, I shall remain an emperor." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65290. Charlie Chan. April 30, 1936. Program #25. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Is Mr. Ryder more clever than he lets on? Ah Sing admits that the gun taken from Cecily belongs to him! "Happiness is not obtained by an increase in material wealth, but a wise use of what we already have." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65291. Charlie Chan. May 7, 1936. Program #26. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Ah Sing denies that the gun is his. Inspector Chan reconstructs the murder. Why did John Ryder lie? "Man who builds structure of lies, soon has it topple." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

65292. Charlie Chan. May 14, 1936. Program #27. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. By a process of elimination, everybody is innocent! Inspector Chan finds an important clue in a piece of bark. "For though we walk one thousand miles with a friend, moment of goodbye is inevitable." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, John Gibson, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65293. Charlie Chan. May 21, 1936. Program #28. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan asks a loaded question about the bark of pine trees. He then recovers a bullet from Madame Landini's gun...from the bark of a tree. "Some men strive for riches, but find the achievement bitter to the taste. Life's greatest reward is to be trusted by others." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, John Gibson, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65294. Charlie Chan. May 28, 1936. Program #29. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Who knew that Madame Landini was going to be at Pine View? Ryder owns a .45, Romano served in the war, and Inspector Chan has galley proofs of a book written by Madame Landini. "Can the mouth of the Yellow River be damned, or the voice of the office-seeker be silenced?" The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Earl Derr Biggers (creator), Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features). 14:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

65295. Charlie Chan. June 4, 1936. Program #30. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Cecily reports that Mr. Ryder has searched her room. Inspector Chan reminds Ah Sing of the pleasure of returning to China. Caution: the murderer is not identified, the story is not concluded in this episode. "Though a dragon lives one-thousand years, he returns to his den when his end is nigh. So it is with man." The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40551. Charlie Chan. September 17, 1936. Program #46. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Charlie is trying to solve the murder of Colonel Willoughby, finding the missing papers by deduction. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 15:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

40552. Charlie Chan. September 24, 1936. Program #47. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Simmons the butler reveals that he knew of Willoughby's son, and then the butler is murdered. Charlie Chan enlists the aid of the telegraph company. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 15:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40553. Charlie Chan. October 1, 1936. Program #48. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan makes plans to solve the killing of Willoughby, and now also of his butler Simmons. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40554. Charlie Chan. October 8, 1936. Program #49. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Gerald, the nephew of Colonel Willoughby, now seems guilty in the eyes of Inspector Chan, but how to prove it! The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40555. Charlie Chan. October 15, 1936. Program #50. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan announces that he will name the murderer tomorrow night at 7 P.M. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40556. Charlie Chan. October 22, 1936. Program #51. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan realizes that the final clue is to be found on phonograph records! The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40557. Charlie Chan. October 29, 1936. Program #52. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Inspector Chan names the killer and supplies the proof needed to end the case. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40558. Charlie Chan. November 5, 1936. Program #53. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. The first episode of a new case. Changed cabin door numbers lead to a murder aboard the steamship Lacronia. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

40559. Charlie Chan. November 12, 1936. Program #54. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. Dr. Fairweather is implicated as a possible murderer. The date is approximate. Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

13171. Charlie Chan. January 10, 1937. Program #64. Mutual net origination, American Radio Features syndication, RCA e.t.. Music fill for local commercial insert. An attempt is made on Inspector Chan's life aboard the steamship Lacronia. The date is approximate. "There is nothing more hard than rock; there is nothing so soft as water. But given enough water a a sufficiently lengthy lapse of time, and who will not say that the water will wear away the rock." Walter Connolly, Frederick C. Dahlquist (President of American Radio Features), Earl Derr Biggers (creator). 14:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 34 programs.