The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy (Michael Gough) steals the life's work of the poor composer Professor L. Petrie. (Herbert Lom). In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petrie breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petrie returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas. Written by
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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. See more
Although there is great attention to the music of the opera - it almost sounds like a real Bernard Herrmann
20th century opera - when the conductor turns the page and it is torn, it is only page two of the score. Act I has been going on for a few minutes, probably roughly 20 pages of a standard score, but the conductor is still on page one which is about six bars, or 10 seconds of music. See more
[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.
Celebrate, Mr. Hunter?
Yes, Mrs. Tucker. Today we both got the sack.
Oh no, Harry.
Oh yes, Harry.
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Joan of Arc
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