Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)





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Movie Info

In this film, Boris Karloff plays a once-famous opera star who has long been confined to an insane asylum. He escapes, ostensibly to seek revenge on the diva wife who'd betrayed him years earlier. Karloff shows up during the performance of a new opera, and within minutes the murders start.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: W. Scott Darling, Helen Logan, Edward T. Lowe, Charles S. Belden, William Kernell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 2008
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment



as Charlie Chan

as Gravelle

as Lee Chan

as Mlle. Kitty

as Phil Childers

as Mme. Lilli Rouchelle

as Enrico Barelli

as Mme. Lucretia Barell...

as Mr. Whitely

as Inspector Regan

as Sgt. Kelly

as Mr. Arnold

as Wire-photo Technicia...

as Newspaper Wire-Photo...

as Newspaper Wire-Photo...

as Opera Extra

as "Streamline" Jones

as Alice Fenton

as George Chester

as Bagley

as Catherine Chester

as Warren Fenton

as Denny Barton

as Maj. Kent

as Eddie Brill

as `Tip' Collins

as Mooney

as `Streamline' Jones

as Al Meers

as Chief of Police

as Purser

as Gangster

as Ship's Steward

as Police Detective

as Denny Barton
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan at the Opera

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

So exactly the very definition of a Charlie Chan movie from the era when Warner Oland played the Chinese detective that it's probably the most essential of them all.

Full Review… | March 21, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It makes for a satisfactory mystery film

Full Review… | May 5, 2003
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Charlie Chan at the Opera

The Best of all the Charlie Chan movies and it is Warner Oland's best performance as the famed detective. Keye Luke is equally outstanding as his number one son. Excellent mystery and an amazing pace, it expertly combines crime drama, thriller, mystery and comedy for one hell of an entertaining movie.

James Higgins

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