CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (Sep 3, 1936) Final Shooting script (under working title MURDER IN THE OPERA)


Boris Karloff (actor) [Los Angeles: Twentieth Century Fox], 1936. Vintage original film script, 11 x 8 1/2″ (28 x 22 cm.) Title page integral with the first page of text, as issued. 104 leaves, with last page of text numbered 104. Mimeograph duplication, with one blue revision page, dated 9/3/36. Printed wrappers, with chipping to spine and edges and one tear to back wrapper, brad bound, fine in very good- wrappers, with credits for screenwriters Scott Darling and Charles S. Belden, story credits to Bess Meredyth, and novel credits to Earl Derr Biggers.

Director H. Bruce Humberstone’s copy, boldly signed by Humberstone on front wrapper.

The thirteenth film in the long-running Charlie Chan detective series to feature actor Warner Oland as the eponymous Honolulu detective. Widely considered to be the strongest entry in the series due to the casting of Boris Karloff as an amnesiac opera star involuntarily committed to a mental institution.

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