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The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

 -  Horror  -  15 November 1925 (USA)
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

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Comte Philip de Chagny (as John Sainpolis)
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Carlotta / Carlotta's Mother (1929 re-edited version)
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Storyline

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 ? Written by Yepok

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A masterpiece of horror that shocked cinema for decades! See more »

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15 November 1925 (USA)  »

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Das Phantom der Oper  »

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| (original release) | (1995) | (DVD) | (Ontario) | (1929 re-release)

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(talking sequences, musical score and sound effects) (1929 re-release)|

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| (2-strip Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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According to Charles Van Enger, Chief Cinematographer of the film (and one of Lon Chaney's most trusted associates), Mary Philbin's reaction to the unmasked Phantom was real - that she had no idea what he would look like until that exact moment. See more »

Goofs

Continuity of Erik's sleeves during the unmasking. See more »

Quotes

Erik: [title card] She is singing to bring down the chandelier!
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None of the technical staff of this film receives screen credit. See more »

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Referenced in Moulin Rouge! (2001) See more »

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A magnificent performance from the legendary Lon Chaney, Sr.
6 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 1925 silent classic is still impressive, even after seventy-nine years!

Lon Chaney's performance is easily the highlight of the movie. His ghostly movements about his underground lair are haunting even by today's standards.

Use all of the computer generated images you want, but there is no substitute for authentic, old-world macabre. The scene where Erik's face is revealed is still shocking. He seems as horrorified by Christine seeing his face as she is by seeing his face. He seems to feel genuinely violated by her taking his mask off, revealing his horrible visage to the last person on earth he would want to see it. The Technicolor scene of the "Bal Masque" is also quite famous. The backdrops are very effective in creating the moody, medieval atmosphere of the underground passages. All in all, an excellent version of a timeless story.


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