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Phantom of the Opera -- This is the story of a disfigured violinist who haunts the Paris Opera House


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Release Date:
27 August 1943 (USA) See more »
In flaming Technicolor! See more »
This is the story of a disfigured violinist who haunts the Paris Opera House Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Horror(?)In Color!!!!!!!!!!! See more (74 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nelson Eddy ... Anatole Garron
Susanna Foster ... Christine DuBois

Claude Rains ... Erique Claudin
Edgar Barrier ... Raoul Daubert
Leo Carrillo ... Signor Ferretti
Jane Farrar ... Biancarolli
J. Edward Bromberg ... Amiot
Fritz Feld ... Lecours
Frank Puglia ... Villeneuve
Steven Geray ... Vercheres
Barbara Everest ... Aunt

Hume Cronyn ... Gerard
Fritz Leiber ... Franz Liszt
Nicki Andre ... Lorenzi
Gladys Blake ... Jeanne
Elvira Curci ... Biancarolli's Maid
Hans Herbert ... Marcel
Kate Drain Lawson ... Landlady (as Kate Lawson)

Miles Mander ... Pleyel
Rosina Galli ... Christine's Maid
Walter O. Stahl ... Doctor (as Walter Stahl)

Paul Marion ... Desjardines
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Bartell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Officer (uncredited)
Renee Carson ... Georgette (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Reporter (uncredited)

Lane Chandler ... Officer (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Usher (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Bookkeeper (uncredited)
William Desmond ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Ernest Golm ... Office Manager (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Anthony Marlowe ... 'Marta' Singer (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Reporter (uncredited)
Belle Mitchell ... Feretti's Maid (uncredited)

James Mitchell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Beatrice Roberts ... Nurse (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Citizen (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Actor in Play (uncredited)
John Roy ... Actor in Play (uncredited)
Muni Seroff ... Reporter (uncredited)
Johnny Walsh ... Office Boy (uncredited)
Tudor Williams ... 'Marta' Singer (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ... Renfrit (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Lubin 
Writing credits
Eric Taylor (screenplay) &
Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay)

John Jacoby (adaptation)

Gaston Leroux (novel "Le Fantôme de L'Opéra")

Hans Jacoby  uncredited

Produced by
George Waggner .... producer
Jack J. Gross .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
Cinematography by
W. Howard Greene (director of photography)
Hal Mohr (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth  (as Russell Schoengarth)
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
John B. Goodman 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Ira Webb  (as Ira S. Webb)
Costume Design by
Vera West 
Makeup Department
Emily Moore .... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (as Jack Pierce)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (as Charles Gould)
Art Department
Nelson Eddy .... sculptor: bronze statue of Christine DuBois
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Joe Lapis .... sound technician
Special Effects by
Tim Baar .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photography (uncredited)
Russell Lawson .... matte artist (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Schutt .... orchestrator
William Tyroler .... choral direction
Edward Ward .... musical director
Harold Zweifel .... orchestrator
Other crew
Joan Hathaway .... dialogue director
Lester Horton .... opera sequences staged by
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
William von Wymetal .... opera sequences staged by

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Also Known As:
92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (cable rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Brazil:14 | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1947) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #9388) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Despite his fearsome reputation Susanna Foster remembered 'Jack Pierce' as being a sweet caring man that took the time to teach her how to apply her makeup to best suit her features, despite the fact that he was not assigned to work with her. Any time that he saw her where she was not made up as he had suggested he would pretend to be mad and tell her off, saying "You are not doing what I said".See more »
Continuity: When Anatole is pursuing the Phantom over the catwalk, the ladder wobbles in long shots but is very stable when the actors are in close-up.See more »
Amiot:[Upon hearing about a thief in the opera house] Call the police at once! This must be stopped!
Vereheres:Monsieur, I'm afraid the police can't stop that. It's he.
[VEREHERES begins to make gestures at his nose and chin]
Amiot:Oh, please. Don't start that nonsense again, Vercheres. At your age, you ought to know that there aren't any ghosts.
Vereheres:Monsieur, you are skeptical, but I don't like ghosts. I'm a busy man.
Lecours:What's that?
Amiot:Oh, our brilliant stage manager insists there's a malicious ghost prowling about the Opera. If anything goes wrong, he thinks this ghost did it!
Vereheres:Oh, monsieur...
[to LECOURS, again making gestures to his nose and chin]
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Movie Connections:
Version of Opera (1987)See more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Horror(?)In Color!!!!!!!!!!!, 20 September 2001
Author: Avram Jarek Fawcett from Mineral Wells, Texas

I'm not sure if I'd call this a horror movie(it's certainly a drama).It is the result of good acting,filming,and glorious color!!!!!!!I've never seen a Universal horror movie in color other than this!The story isn't a real adaption of Gaston Leroux's novel.It has several changes made that make it different from the book.It's a must-see for movie lovers.Horror or otherwise.

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