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: [unable to get his hat from the hatcheck after having lost all his comp money at roulette
] Oh, Pop, I haven't got a cent in my pocket. Charlie Chan
: Rejoice that you still have honorable pants.
: [stranded on road in broken down taxi
] It's no use, Pop. We'd better start walking back. Charlie Chan
: Illustrious ancestor once say, 'Destination never reached by turning back on same.'
: [sitting in jail cell
] Why should these officers arrest us? I told them who we are. Charlie Chan
: Fortunately assassination of French language not serious crime.
: Gosh, I like detective work better than painting. Charlie Chan
: If paintings as full of imagination as detective work,
] Charlie Chan
: he will be Chinese Rembrandt.
: Hi, Pop! Charlie Chan
] Charlie Chan
: Joy equals astonishment at seeing offspring in Shanghai.
: [seeing that Lee has no money to pay the cab driver
] Pocket book, of course, left in other suit? Lee Chan
: Believe it or not! Charlie Chan
: Eh! Old excuse like ancient billy goat - has whiskers.
: [looking at photo of his children
] Distance no hindrance to fond thoughts. Lee Chan
: [from other bedroom
] Good night, Pop. Charlie Chan
: Good night. Do not forget your prayers. May need 'em.
: Got a clue, Pop? Charlie Chan
: Shot in dark sometime find eye of bull.
: What'ya going to do? Charlie Chan
: Cannot see contents of nut until shell is cracked.
: Wait here - observe closely. Lee Chan
: Observe what? Charlie Chan
: Don't know. Good detective never ask what and why until after he see.
: We must follow. Lee Chan
: Who? Him? Charlie Chan
: Important fox must not know hounds pursue.
: [asking his father to bet on the race
] You want to get in on the gravy, Pop? Charlie Chan
: Smart fly stay out of gravy.
: [after being kicked in the seat from behind
] Oh, gee, Pop, how'd you know it was me? Charlie Chan
: Frequent spankings when young make rear view very familiar.
] Lee Chan
: Pop, I've got another hot clue! Charlie Chan
: Save for next case please.
: Oh, Mr. Moto? Kentaro Moto
: Yes, Lee? Lee Chan
: I though you would like to know I got a letter from Pop yesterday. Kentaro Moto
: Oh, you did? Lee Chan
: Mm-hmm. He sent his best to you. Kentaro Moto
: Thank you. And, uh, how is your honorable father enjoying his homelife in beautiful Honolulu? Lee Chan
: He seems fine, but he kind of worries about me. Y'see, I'm really supposed to be studying art here at the university... but gosh, I want to be a detective! Kentaro Moto
] I understand. My parents wanted me to be an acrobat.
: Gosh, that's a pretty girl sitting with your friend! Lieutenant Riggs
: That's his daughter Linda. She's got her nose so high in the air, she'd drown in a rainstorm.
: [arriving late and in a hurry
] We want two good seats down front! Ticket Seller
: Sorry, we're sold out. Horce 'Knock-Out' Wellington
: He's sold out?
[to the ticket taker
] Horce 'Knock-Out' Wellington
: Do you know who we are? Ticket Seller
: [laconically, as he closes down the ticket window
] Sure, a couple of guys that ain't gonna see the fight.
: How do you do it, Pop? Lee Chan
: Evidence like nose on anteater.
James Lee Wong
: Greetings. Only the eyebrows of youth would have the temerity to call the beard of age at such an hour.
Lee Chan, #1 Son
: Gee, Pop, you sure missed a wonderful luncheon! Charlie Chan
: [at the shiprail suffering from seasickness
] Contradiction, please. Not having eaten have missed nothing. Lee Chan, #1 Son
: I had turtle soup, chicken a la king, and three cream puffs. Then I had some ice cream. Charlie Chan
: Please stop! Mention of food more painful than surgeon's knife without anesthesia. Lee Chan, #1 Son
: Shall I get you medicine, Pop? Charlie Chan
: Good dose of land only effective medicine.
: [Shocked that Charlie has accepted an invitation
] Zaraka? You've never met him! Charlie Chan
: Have never met Santa Claus either. Yet still accept gifts from same.
] Lee Chan
: I knew we were on the right track Pop! The first time I saw Madam Borelli, I was sure she was guilty, because...
[the visor on his helmet slams shut, cutting him off
] Charlie Chan
: Case now closed.