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Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) Poster

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Benson Fong, who appears as an extra during the opera scenes, later returned to the series to play Tommy Chan, Charlie's #3 Son.
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The Mephistopheles costume from "Faust" worn in the film was originally made for Lawrence Tibbett to wear in Metropolitan (1935).
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Boris Karloff, did not do his own singing in this film. His voice was dubbed by Tudor Williams.
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Though only excerpts are used, Oscar Levant wrote an entire short opera for this film.
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Filmed on standing sets left over from _Cafe Metropole (1937)_ with Tyrone Power and Loretta Young.
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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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The unique billing listed Warner Oland vs. Boris Karloff above the title. Karloff had turned down the title role in Werewolf of London (1935), which would have pitted him against his current co-star. The part was ultimately played by Henry Hull.
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The 13th of 16 Charlie Chan movies starring Warner Oland.
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This film was first telecast in Detroit Monday 14 September 1953 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in New York City Monday 11 January 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Los Angeles Friday 23 April 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4), and in San Francisco Wednesday 20 April 1955 on KRON (Channel 4).
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