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The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Music | 15 August 1962 (USA)
Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Edward de Souza ...
Thorley Walters ...
Lattimer
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Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
Harold Goodwin ...
Bill
Martin Miller ...
Rossi
Liane Aukin ...
Maria
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Yvonne
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Xavier
Miriam Karlin ...
Charwoman
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Mrs. Tucker
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Weaver
John Harvey ...
Sgt. Vickers
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Storyline

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 Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The most unusual tale of terror - and love - ever told! See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Phantom der Oper  »

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Budget:

£180,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(Extended Version)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point, Christopher Lee was seriously considered for the Phantom part. See more »

Goofs

In the opening shot a poster announces the premier of "The Tragedy of St. Joan" as Monday, November 27, 1900. November 27, 1900 fell on a Tuesday. See more »

Quotes

Harry Hunter: [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.
Mrs. Tucker: Celebrate, Mr. Hunter?
Harry Hunter: Yes, Mrs. Tucker. Today we both got the sack.
Christine Charles: Oh no, Harry.
Harry Hunter: Oh yes, Harry.
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Connections

Featured in Monster Mania (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Joan of Arc
by Edwin Astley
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User Reviews

 
Not too shabby
31 October 2001 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Though this version strays quite far from the book, it was still very good. Herbert Lom and Micheal Gough are excellent in this film, and the Dwarf was an odd, but fun twist. I didn't think that Miss Sears was right for Christine, but she did well none the less. All in all, pretty scary for the time and a good watch. I suggest it be watched, provided of course you can find it.


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