Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)

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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:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Cast

Warner Oland
as Charlie Chan
Boris Karloff
as Gravelle
Keye Luke
as Lee Chan
Charlotte Henry
as Mlle. Kitty
Thomas Beck
as Phil Childers
Margaret Irving
as Mme. Lilli Rouchelle
Gregory Gaye
as Enrico Barelli
Nedda Harrigan
as Mme. Lucretia Barelli
Frank Conroy
as Mr. Whitely
Guy Usher
as Inspector Regan
William Demarest
as Sgt. Kelly
Maurice Cass
as Mr. Arnold
Tom McGuire
as Morris
Selmer Jackson
as Newspaper Wire-Photo Technician
Selmar Jackson
as Wire-photo Technician
Emmett Vogan
as Newspaper Wire-Photo Technician
Benson Fong
as Opera Extra
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chan at the Opera

All Critics (4)

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)

Ah so, and it has the best Chan--Warner Oland.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

It makes for a satisfactory mystery film

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

Audience Reviews for Charlie Chan at the Opera

½

Charlie Chan at the Opera is certainly on of the best in the film series, Warner Oland is terrific. It's short and sweet, funny and thoroughly entertaining. Great supporting cast.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

Charlie Chan at the Opera is certainly on of the best in the film series, Warner Oland is terrific. It's short and sweet, funny and thoroughly entertaining. Great supporting cast.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

In this installment, Charlie Chan is revealed to be an opera fan and he works diligently to find the killer of two singers in the fictitious opera, 'Carnival', composed for the movie by Oscar Levant. Of course nothing is as it seems as is revealed in the end by the wise Chan. Stage manager's comment that the opera will go on "even if Frankenstein walks in" is a cute in-joke referring to Karloff's former starring role.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker

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