zeph’s pop culture quiz #37
Who is so enthusiastically greeted by the gentleman depicted?
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UPDATE and solution (22 July 2012):
After some to and fro ↑Kueperpunk finally ↵solved the riddle: It’s Keye Luke as ‘Number One Son Lee Chan’ welcoming his father Charlie Chan (Warner Oland) in ‘Charlie Chan in Shanghai’ (Tinling 1935). Earlier on, when Kueperpunk still was on a false trail, Alexander Rabitsch already was close when he ↵mistook Keye Luke for Victor Sen Yung—who in later Charlie-Chan movies, after Warner Oland had died and was replaced by Sidney Toler, played ‘Number Two Son Jimmy Chan.’