Time has not been kind to Charlie Chan. Author Earl Derr Biggers penned six novels featuring Honolulu's Chinese-born super-sleuth, but the character was cemented in the public consciousness by the 44 films made between the years 1931 and 1949. As was the norm in those days, a Caucasian portrayed Charlie Chan, and today the character's portrayal is often pegged as an offensive... More >>>