who is greeted?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #37
Who is greeted?
Who is so enthusiastically greeted by the gentleman depicted?
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UPDATE and solution (22 July 2012):
Keye Luke and Warner Oland in 'Charlie Chan in Shanghai' (Tinling 1935)
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.’
Titlecard of 'Charlie Chan in Shanghai' (Tinling 1935)

TINLING, JAMES. 1935. Charlie Chan in Shanghai [motion picture]. Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox.



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16 responses to “who is greeted?”

  1. kueperpunk Avatar

    This is the way to greet Humphrey Bogart! Might be “Across the Pacific”?

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      No, neither is it Humphrey Bogart who is greeted, nor is the movie ‘Across the Pacific’ (Huston & Sherman 1942), sorry :-)

  2. Alexander Rabitsch Avatar
    Alexander Rabitsch

    So the guy on the pic should be Victor Sen Yung … hm, I admitt, I have problems recognizing Asian faces, I´m not used to …

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      It’s not Victor Sen Yung, but you are close, oh so close … :D

  3. kueperpunk Avatar

    Looks to me like Keye Luke.

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      Keye Luke it is!

  4. kueperpunk Avatar

    Mr.Moto? Alias Peter Lorre?

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      But no, it’s not Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto who is greeted.

  5. Alhambra Avatar

    Salute to the Marines?

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      No, sorry, not the Marines, but the scene indeed takes place at a harbour.

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      Yes, Charlie Chan is greeted with much emotion—congratulations! From the information in the picture even the movie could be deduced …

  6. kueperpunk Avatar

    Charlie Chan in Shanghai?

    1. zephyrin_xirdal Avatar

      Absolutely correct, it is ‘Charlie Chan in Shanghai’ (Tinling 1935) :D

  7. kueperpunk Avatar

    Good fun again. And have a look in your mailbox. I have sent you a mail yesterday ;-).

  8. Alexander Rabitsch Avatar
    Alexander Rabitsch

    congratz! =)

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