The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
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At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal ? What's his secret ?
The greatest horror film of modern cinema!
Title: Phantom Of The Opera, The
Release Date: September 06, 1925
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror
Colors: Black and White, Color
Sound: Mono, Silent
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Buried.com Rating: 8.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Lon Chaney ...Erik, The Phantom
Mary Philbin ...Christine Daae
Norman Kerry ...Vicomte Raoul de Chagny
Arthur Edmund Carewe ...Ledoux
Gibson Gowland ...Simon Buquet
John St. Polis ...Comte Philip de Chagny (as John Sainpolis)
Snitz Edwards ...Florine Papillon
Mary Fabian ...Carlotta (1929 re-edited version only)
Virginia Pearson ...Carlotta / Carlotta's mother (1929 re-edited...
Olive Ann Alcorn ...La Sorelli
Joseph Belmont ...Stage manager
Alexander Bevani ...Mephistopheles
Earl Gordon Bostwick ...Bit Part
Edward Cecil ...Faust
Ruth Clifford ...Ballerina
Chester Conklin ...Orderly
Roy Coulson ...The jester
Bruce Covington ...M. Moncharmin
Ward Crane ...Count Ruboff
George Davis ...Guard at Christine's door
Madame Fiorenza ...Mame Giry, keeper of the box
Cesare Gravina ...Manager
William Humphrey ...M. Debienne
Carla Laemmle ...Prima ballerina
Edward Martindel ...Comte Philip de Chagny (1929 re-edited version)
Grace Marvin ...Martha
John Miljan ...Valentin
Rolfe Sedan ...Undetermined role
Bernard Siegel ...Joseph Buquet
William Tracy ...Ratcatcher, messenger from the shadows
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Elliott J. Clawson
Frank M. McCormack
Raymond L. Schrock
More Movie Taglines:
- The greatest horror film of modern cinema!
- A masterpiece of horror that shocked cinema for decades!
- Erik: Feast your eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!
Christine: You... You are the Phantom! Erik: If I am the Phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so... If I shall be saved, it will be because your love redeems me.
Erik: She is singing to bring down the chandelier!
Simon Buquet: His nose. There is no nose!
Erik: Christine, tonight I placed the world at your feet!
- Edward Sedgwick directed a few scenes after director Rupert Julian walked off the set after heated arguments with cast and crew.
Ben Carré was called in to design the sets, and although he had worked at the Paris Opera House, he had already been living in California for some time doing sets.
Lon Chaney devised his own make-up.
The only part of the set sill standing is the Opera House, though the only parts left completely untouched are the boxes and stage sides.
Several sequences were shot in various color processes for the top general release prints. Technicolor was used for scenes from FAUST and the Bal Masque scene, Prizmacolor sequences were shot for the "Soldier's Night" introduction, and Handschiegel (a process that uses stamps to hand-color prints) for the Phantom's notes and red cape on the rooftop. Only the Technicolor Bal Masque sequence is known to survive (an IB print from the 1929 re-release).
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Rating: 8.8 out of 10.0 - 63 votes cast total