Gravelle, a former baritone believed dead after an opera house fire, has been languishing in a mental institution for the past seven years, an anonymous amnesiac. When he fortuitously sees a news story about his former wife's current appearance at the local opera, his memory returns. He escapes, and, disguised in costume, seeks revenge for a failed attempt on his life years earlier. When the guilty parties are found stabbed to death, Charlie Chan and son Lee try to find out if the dangerous fugitive is the one responsible. Written by
Gabe Taverney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Filmed on standing sets left over from _Cafe Metropole (1937)_ with 'Tyrone Power (I)' and Loretta Young. See more »
When they characters are all gathered in the dressing room after the murders and they are questioning Childers, he says he knew Madame Barelli well. What he actually meant to say Madame Rochelle (or Madame Lilli as she was being referred to). See more »
Sanitarium Guard 1:
What's the mater Joe? Nervous?
Sanitarium Guard 2:
Aw this job gives me gooseflesh. You're new here, but in a couple of months you'll get as jumpy as me.
Sanitarium Guard 1:
Hey I've worked around sanitariums before, it's not so bad. I like the cuckoos myself. They're the same as anyone else only they're smart enough to admit they're nuts.
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Here is a movie for you, Charlie Chan At The Opera, and of course, I have to review it. In my opinion, this movie is a great experience, I enjoyed this all the way through! A splendid time is to be had when you watch this movie, because this movie is a movie that you are totally and completely going to be thrilled with! Charlie Chan At The Opera is transcendently great, because out of all of the Charlie Chan movies that I have seen, this one seems to stand out the most, there is not one thing that I have to see against this movie, not one at all, not one! This movie is also a great mystery film, because this has got a lot of what a great mystery movie has, this has got a lot of suspense in it, not to mention that it has its exciting parts, so on the whole, this movie works on every single level! This movie all in all is totally fabulous from beginning to end, from the very beginning of this movie to the very end of this movie, it is totally fabulous! And because of that, this movie is a must-see, because you are going to enjoy every single bit of this movie!
Warner Oland in my point of view is fabulous at playing Charlie Chan, because he really seems to fit the character perfectly, though he did not look very oriental! But anyway, this movie on the whole succeeds on every single level, it does not falter in any way, shape, or form. So all in all, here is a great movie that is an extremely fabulous time! If you are feeling board and want to see a nice mystery movie, just watch this film, it will satisfy you totally and completely! This movie is perhaps the best of the Charlie Chan movies period, nothing more, nothing less.
Would I recommend that you see this movie? Yes, I would! Because when you see this movie, you are going to be thrilled with the astounding final results! So all in all, this movie is an extremely great mark of the 1930's, the results are something astonishing to see! So watch this movie sometime, because you are not going to regret it for even one second!
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