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Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and produced by John Stone.

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Charlie Chan: Honorable father once say, "Politeness golden key that open many doors."


Mr. Arnold: Did you ever see a baritone you could trust?


Sergeant Kelly: I don't like that guy Borelli! I think he uses perfume!


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The Mephistopheles costume from "Faust" worn in the film was originally made for Lawrence Tibbett to wear in "Metropolitan" (1936).
The unique billing listed Warner Oland vs. Boris Karloff above the title. Karloff had turned down the title role in Werewolf of London, which would have pitted him against his current co-star. The part was ultimately played by Henry Hull.
Stage manager Maurice Cass vows that the opera will go on "even if Frankenstein walks in!" Audiences were well aware that this in-joke referred to star Boris Karloff, who was in the theater at the time.
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