Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera
  • 1925
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rupert Julian, Uncredited:, Lon Chaney, Edward Sedgwick, Ernst Laemmle
  • Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland
  • Language: Silent film, English intertitles

The best ever Phantom make-up by silent star Chaney haunts this early version of the classic story. Many creaky moments that are easily forgiven when the highlights come along. Tragic love, monster style.

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The Phantom of the Opera

12 Dec 20115 stars

Unmissable HD restoration of 1925 Rupert Julian version starring horror icon Lon Chaney

(PG) 77/114min There have been several adaptations of novelist Gaston Leroux’s classic macabre horror romance, among them the original 1916 silent German version, the 1943 Hollywood version with Claude Rains, the racier 1962 Hammer offering, Brian…

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