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 most unusual tale of terror - and love - ever told!
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Did You Know?
The film was originally written for Cary Grant
, who wanted to do a horror film. The Phantom's character was rewritten as a more tragic figure, with the dwarf (played here by Ian Wilson
) doing the actual violence, to suit Grant's image. Grant declined the part (possibly unhappy with the watered down character) and it went to Lom. See more
During the flashback sequence, Ambrose D'Arcy writes his own name on the title page of one of Professor Petrie's manuscripts, which is called Symphony No. 1. The word 'symphony,' however, is clearly and incorrectly spelled 'symphany.' The spelling is corrected on the printed copies of the music seen later. 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.
Joan of Arc
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