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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Gaston Leroux (composition)
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Release Date:
15 August 1962 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Out of the hell-fire of horror unimaginable rises the figure of terror incarnate! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Best Version See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
Dennison Thornton .... publicity director (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
USA:84 min | UK:90 min | 97 min (Extended Version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
At one point, Christopher Lee was seriously considered for the Phantom part.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During the hanging of the stagehand during the opening scene, the wires holding the actor are visible on either side of the rope.See more »
Quotes:
The Phantom:I am going to teach you to sing, Christine. I am going to give you a new voice! A voice so wonderful that theatres all over the world will be filled with your admirers. You will be the greatest star the opera has ever known. Greater than the greatest! And when you sing, Christine, you will be singing only... for me.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Joan of ArcSee more »

FAQ

Was Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor associated with horror before this film?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Best Version, 30 December 2008
Author: jonm11100

I never have been a big Hammer film fan but I have to say that the Hammer version of Phantom of the Opera is absolutely the best I've ever seen. The story is great, the acting is great and there are a few really terrifying moments. I even almost shed a tear at the end. Poor professor Petrie! Anyway, if you haven't seen this, you owe it to yourself to check it out. I've been looking for the DVD release for years and it finally got here, although I doubt you can get it by itself. The only one i've seen so far is a Hammer double feature, the other movie being Paranoiac, starring Oliver Reed and Janette Scott. This is Hammer at its best!

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