On radio, Charlie Chan was heard in different series on four networks (Blue, NBC, ABC, MBS) between the years 1932 and 1948. Walter Connolly initially portrayed Chan as part of Esso Oil’s Five Star Theater, which serialized adaptations of Biggers novels.

Ed Begley Sr. had the title role in NBC’s The Adventures of Charlie Chan with Leon Janney as Number One Son. Radio Life magazine described Begley’s Chan as “a good radio match for Sidney Toler’s beloved film enactment.

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