Charlie Chan at the Opera [Murder in the Opera]

Los Angeles: Hollywood Studio, 1936. Final Shooting script for the 1936 film, here under the working title "Murder in the Opera." Copy belonging to director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his name in holograph ink annotation to the front wrapper.

Based on the detective novel series created in 1925 by author Earl Derr Biggers. The 13th 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.

Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, dated August 31, 1936, with credits for screenwriters Scott Darling and Chas. S. Belden, story credits to Bess Meredyth, and novel credits to Earl Derr Biggers. Title page integral with the first page of text, as issued. 104 leaves, with last page of text numbered 104. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only, with one blue revision page, dated 9/3/36. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #149211]

Price: $2,500.00