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Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Gaston Leroux (composition)
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Release Date:
15 August 1962 (USA) See more »
Out of the hell-fire of horror unimaginable rises the figure of terror incarnate! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not too shabby See more (49 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Herbert Lom ... The Phantom (Prof. L. Petrie)
Heather Sears ... Christine Charles
Edward de Souza ... Harry Hunter
Thorley Walters ... Lattimer

Michael Gough ... Lord Ambrose d'Arcy
Harold Goodwin ... Bill
Martin Miller ... Rossi
Liane Aukin ... Maria
Sonya Cordeau ... Yvonne
Marne Maitland ... Xavier
Miriam Karlin ... Charwoman

Patrick Troughton ... The Rat Catcher
Renee Houston ... Mrs. Tucker
Keith Pyott ... Weaver
John Harvey ... Sgt. Vickers
Michael Ripper ... Longfaced Cabbie
Miles Malleson ... 2nd Cabby
Ian Wilson ... The Dwarf
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Cooper ... Shocked Tympanist (uncredited)
Leila Forde ... Teresa (uncredited)
Geoff L'Cise ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Waveney Lee ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
John Maddison ... Police Insp. Dawson (uncredited)
Laurie Main ... Forbes (uncredited)

Jane Merrow ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Liam Redmond ... Police Insp. Ward (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Stagehand (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Gaston Leroux (composition)

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
Basil Keys .... associate producer
Original Music by
Edwin Astley 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alfred Cox 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
Production Management
Clifford Parkes .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Medak .... second assistant director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor (as James Groom)
Jock May .... sound recordist
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe supervisor
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Music Department
Edwin Astley .... conductor (uncredited)
Patricia Clark .... singing voice: Heather Sears (uncredited)
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
Dennis Maunder .... staging: opera sequences
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:84 min | UK:90 min | 97 min (Extended Version)
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Finland:K-12 (1987) | Finland:K-16 (1962) | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: The film, set in the Edwardian period (around 1900), features an opera called "Saint Joan". But Joan of Arc was not canonized until 1920.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
Version of Phantom of the Opera (1943)See more »
Joan of ArcSee more »


Was Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor associated with horror before this film? Who chose to use that piece in this film, and why did they choose it?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not too shabby, 31 October 2001
Author: phantom110 from Oregon

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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