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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera 1925

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The Phantom of the Opera 1925 PG

111 mins USA Director. Rupert Julian

Lon Chaney gives his most famous performance in this first version of the oft-filmed tale based on Gaston Leroux's novel, which was first published as a serialisation in Le Gaulois from 1909-1910. Chaney plays the Phantom, who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, and falls in love with the voice of a young opera singer. Directed by Rupert Julian, this 1925 production launched the gothic style which would become the trademark of Universal horror films. This is the restoration of the 1929 reissue version of the film, featuring Carl Davis' 1996 score performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

Directed by

Rupert Julian

Featuring

Lon Chaney

Mary Philbin

Norman Kerry

Genres

Horror Costume drama

Collection

Based on the Book… Monstrous Silent Classics Mark Kermode Introduces Classic Horror

Certificate

PG Contains mild horror

Released

1925

Country

USA

Language

English

Production company

Universal Pictures Corporation

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