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.


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
Selmar Jackson
as Wire-photo Technician
Selmer Jackson
as Newspaper 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 (5)

An entertaining movie that doesn't lack sense of humor. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

March 21, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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

October 15, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

It makes for a satisfactory mystery film

May 5, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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