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The Phantom Of The Opera (1962)
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The Phantom Of The Opera (1962) Series of murders terrorize the production of 'Joan of Arc' at a London opera house. Joan of Arc heard the voice of god, but the new star of the opera hears the voice that warns of evil and terrible things that WILL happen while the opera continues performing.

Movie Tagline:
Out of the hell-fire of horror unimaginable rises the figure of terror incarnate!

Title: Phantom Of The Opera, The
Release Date: August 15, 1962
Runtime: 84 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Buried.com Rating: 7.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Terence Fisher

Herbert Lom ...The Phantom (Prof. L. Petrie)
Heather Sears ...Christine Charles
Edward de Souza ...Harry Hunter
Thorley Walters ...Lattimer
Michael Gough ...Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
Harold Goodwin ...Bill
Martin Miller ...Rossi
Liane Aukin ...Maria
Sonya Cordeau ...yvonne
Marne Maitland ...Xavier
Miriam Karlin ...Charwoman
Patrick Troughton ...The Rat Catcher
Renee Houston ...Mrs. Tucker
Keith Pyott ...Weaver
John Harvey ...Sgt. Vickers
Michael Ripper ...Longfaced Cabbie
Miles Malleson ...2nd Cabby
Ian Wilson ...The Dwarf
Leila Forde ...Teresa
Geoffrey L'Oise ...Frenchman
John Maddison ...Police Insp. Dawson
Laurie Main ...Forbes
Jane Merrow ...Chorus Girl
Liam Redmond ...Police Insp. Ward

Anthony Hinds
Basil Keys

Gaston Leroux
Anthony Hinds

Edwin Astley

More Movie Taglines:
  • Out of the hell-fire of horror unimaginable rises the figure of terror incarnate!
  • The most unusual tale of terror
  • and love
  • ever told!
  • Driven by HATE to live behind a mask of horror. Driven by LOVE to steal the beauty the world denied him!
  • He hid behind a face that was not his
  • until her beauty stripped away his curtain of evil... his mask of HORROR!
  • BENEATH HIS MASK...the Grotesque Face of Horror Unimaginable! INSIDE HIS HEART...the Desperate Desire for Beauty and Love!
  • The Greatest THRILL CLASSIC of All Time!
Movie Quote(s):
  • The Phantom: I am going to teach you to sing, Christine. I am going to give you a new voice! A voice so wonderful that theatres all over the world will be filled with your admirers. You will be the greatest star the opera has ever known. Greater than the greatest! And when you sing, Christine, you will be singing only... for me.
  • Harry Hunter: [Harry is asking Christine to go out to lunch with him after she has been dismissed from the opera] I insist that you come and celebrate. Mrs. Tucker: Celebrate, Mr. Hunter? Harry Hunter: Yes, Mrs. Tucker. Today we both got the sack. Christine Charles: Oh no, Harry. Harry Hunter: Oh yes, Harry.
Movie Trivia:
  • The film was originally written for Cary Grant, who wanted to do a horror film. The Phantom's character was rewritten as a more tragic figure, with the dwarf (played here by Ian Wilson) doing the actual violence, to suit Grant's image. Grant declined the part (possibly unhappy with the watered down character) and it went to Lom.
  • The "London Opera House" used here is actually the Wimbledon Theatre.
  • The mask was made on the fly just before shooting out of cloth, tape, string and paint.
  • The film flopped on its release, and director Terence Fisher fell out of favor with Hammer Studios, for whom he was not given another film until 1964.
  • According to producer Anthony Hinds(in Wayne Kinsey's book "Hammer: The Bray Studio Years"), Cary Grant was originally slated not for the role of the Phantom, as is commonly assumed, but for the romantic lead, eventually played by Edward de Souza.
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