The House on Punchbowl Hill

Established 2001

Punchbowl Hill

The cooling breath of a tradewind breeze...

Hibiscus flower in the moonlight...

The golden light of the setting tropical sun...

The Charlie Chan Family Home

The cooling caress of a tradewind breeze, carrying with it the subtle perfume of plumeria, gently sways the palms and rustles the glistening leaves of the algaroba trees that shade the house nestled on the upper slope of Punchbowl Hill above the bustling tropical city of Honolulu.  This house, now a virtual  museum, has been a home to the Chan family for decades.  So, please dear visitor, accept an unworthy yet heartfelt welcome to you, our honored guest!

Each room of this venerable old home will hopefully offer an opportunity to learn a few new facts about the life and work of illustrious detective and family patriarch Charlie Chan.

"Charlie Chan" ("Chan Cha-Li")

Please feel free to wander through our small museum by using the links provided at the top of this and all of our pages, or, for more detailed information, you may prefer to begin your tour by first visiting our Directory.

Question?  Comment?  Would you like to be added to our emailing list regarding our weekly Chat/Film Viewings?  Please drop us a line at:

Also, please consider joining with us in our humble but very friendly Chat Room each Monday beginning at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, as we share our thoughts on another Charlie Chan film, viewed live, together...and more.  There is always a chair for you at our table.
And...please be sure to pay a visit to our
Message Board, Calendar, and our Bulletin Board where we post current information on events, releases, etc. that relate to Charlie Chan.

"Thank you - so much."


OUR WEEKLY CHAT/FILM VIEWING (Charlie Chan Film Tour 2018!):

Monday, July 23

Please consider accepting this humbly offered invitation as we view this fine mystery together through the magic of synchronized video players!  We begin our evenings at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, with arrivals and greetings.  First, we enjoy a Charlie Chan "extra" together, and then, at precisely 8:15, we start our synchronized playing our personal copies of our feature for that night!

If you do not have access to a copy of our featured presentation (please note: a good number of Charlie Chan movies, and others, are available via the Internet at such sites as YouTube, dailymotion, and retrovisionmedia), please join with us anyway!  Our conversation wanders from the picture at hand to most any subject relating to Charlie Chan, and you will be included in all of the fun!  Need it be said that ALL are most welcome, especially "first-timers"?

So, we hope to see you in our Chat Room this Monday evening, as there is always a chair awaiting you, our honored guest...



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The Charlie Chan Films, by James L Neibaur, is now available!

"The Charlie Chan film series from 1931-1949 went through three lead actors and two studios over 44 films while still maintaining consistent popularity with moviegoers.  This book looks at all of the films in the series, including early ones that are now lost, and examines each movie in context.  Common themes, critical assessments, discussion of the director and the actors, period reviews, production information, and recollections from those who appeared in the films are all included.  From its literary origins to its modern day controversies, The Charlie Chan Films continue to resonate as late as the 21st century."

Paperback: 310 pages

Publisher: BearManor Media (May 1, 2018)

ISBN-10: 162933314X

ISBN-13: 978-1629333144

Product Dimensions:  6 x 0.6 x 9 inches


Price: Paperback $25, Hardcover $35


The Charlie Chan Films may be pre-ordered through the Amazon at this address:




ThisTV, available on many cable networks as well as via local broadcast in some regions, is one reliable outlet for occasional showings of Charlie Chan!   Other good possibilies are MeTV, Antenna TV, COZI TV, and Movies! TV Network (which has recently aired Chan films!).  Please monitor your local listings regularly for information, and feel free to request Charlie Chan at their Web site.
Also, please take a moment to suggest a Charlie Chan movie be shown on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), and, in fact, please do so with regularity!  You may suggest a specific film, or you may also suggest "Any Charlie Chan movie."  Together we have made a difference...  Also, please let us know if you discover a listing for a showing of a Charlie Chan film either locally or nationally!


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