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CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (1936) 29965 Warner Oland Boris Karloff Keye Luke Charlotte Henry H. Bruce Humberstone

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Original U.S. Scene Lobby Card (11x14) Very Fine Condition

Twentieth Century Fox Original Scene Lobby Card (11x14) for the H. Bruce Humberstone directed mystery CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA (1936). Warner Oland first appeared as the Asian detective in CHARLIE CHAN CARRIES ON (1931). No known prints of that film have survived. Oland would play Chan twelve times in film for Fox Films and Twentieth Century Fox before he would star in this one with the horror superstar Boris Karloff. He would continue to play the sly and mysterious Chan through 1937, when he would appear in CHARLIE CHAN IN MONTE CARLO. All in all he was in sixteen Chan films. This card is one of the most coveted of the Oland / Karloff cards. We see Karloff in full operatic costume. Interestingly, Karloff had appeared in a Charlie Chan movie previously, BEHIND THAT CURTAIN (1929). But in that film the character of Chan was merely a supporting role. Charlie Chan, like Rin-Tin-Tin, The Hardy Family, Abbott and Costello and The Saint, was one of the great franchises of early Hollywood. MovieArt Original Film Posters in Austin, Texas guarantees this card to be an authentic lobby card from this film. MovieArt Austin does not sell reproductions.

H. BRUCE HUMBERSTONE - Director
Warner Oland - Actor
Boris Karloff - Actor
Keye Luke - Actor
Charlotte Henry - Actor
Thomas Beck - Actor
Frank Conroy - Actor
William Demarest - Actor
MARC LAWRENCE 1 - Actor
Lee Shumway - Actor

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