The Phantom of the Opera ()

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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.


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The Phantom
Christine Daae
Vicomte Raoul de Chagny
Simon Buquet
Comte Philip de Chagny (as John Sainpolis)
Florine Papillon
Carlotta / Carlotta's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
La Sorelli (uncredited)
Betty Allen ...
Ballerina (uncredited)
Betty Arthur ...
Ballet dancer (uncredited)
Joseph Belmont ...
Stage Manager (uncredited)
Mephistopheles (uncredited)
Earl Gordon Bostwick ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Ethel Broadhurst ...
Frightened Ballerina (uncredited)
Edward Cecil ...
Faust (uncredited)
Ballerina (uncredited)
Orderly (uncredited)
Roy Coulson ...
The Jester (uncredited)
M. Moncharmin (uncredited)
Count Ruboff (uncredited)
Guard at Christine's Door (uncredited)
Juan De Mora ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Madame Fiorenza ...
Mme. Giry - Keeper of the Box (uncredited)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Cesare Gravina ...
Manager (uncredited)
M. Debienne (uncredited)
Prima Ballerina (uncredited)
Comte Philip de Chagny (1929 re-edited version) (uncredited)
Grace Marvin ...
Martha (uncredited)
Valentin (uncredited)
Bit Role in Faust (uncredited)
Joseph Buquet (uncredited)
Stagehand (uncredited)
William Tyroler ...
Director of Opera Orchestra (uncredited)
Ballerina / Christines Maid (uncredited)
Operagoer (uncredited)
Anton Vaverka ...
Prompter (uncredited)
Ballerina (uncredited)
M. Ricard (uncredited)
Mob Leader at Finale (uncredited)
Mama Valerius (uncredited)

Directed by

Rupert Julian
Lon Chaney ... (uncredited)
Ernst Laemmle ... (uncredited)
Edward Sedgwick ... (uncredited)

Written by

Gaston Leroux ... (from the 1910 celebrated novel by)
Walter Anthony ... (titles) (uncredited)
Elliott J. Clawson ... (adaptation) (uncredited)
Bernard McConville ... (treatment) (uncredited)
Frank M. McCormack ... () (uncredited)
Tom Reed ... (titles) (uncredited)
Raymond L. Schrock ... (adaptation) (uncredited)
Richard Wallace ... (additional comedy material) (uncredited)
Jasper Spearing ... (treatment) (uncredited)

Produced by

Carl Laemmle ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Joseph Carl Breil ... (San Francisco world premiere)
Roy Budd ... (1993)
Carl Davis ... (1996)
Gustav Hinrichs ... (New York premiere)
Gabriel Thibaudeau ... (1990)
Rick Wakeman ... (1990)
Sam Perry ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Milton Bridenbecker ... (uncredited)
Virgil Miller ... (uncredited)
Charles Van Enger ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

Edward Curtiss ... (uncredited)
Maurice Pivar ... (uncredited)
Gilmore Walker ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

Joseph Cherniavsky ... synchronization (uncredited)

Production Design by

Ben Carré ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Charles D. Hall ... (uncredited)
Elmer Sheeley ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

Russell A. Gausman ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

Lon Chaney ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

Raymond L. Schrock ... executive production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Joe Pasternak ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Ben Carré ... consulting artist (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... opera house set design (uncredited)
Charles A. Logue ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

Jack Foley ... foley artist: re-issue (uncredited)
C. Roy Hunter ... recording supervisor: re-issue (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Trey Freeman ... digital artist: digital restoration and color correction
Jerome Ash ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Edward T. Estabrook ... supervisor: color photography (uncredited)
Roman Freulich ... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ken Strickfaden ... electrician (uncredited)

Music Department

James Fitzpatrick ... music contractor (1996)
David Broekman ... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eugene Conte ... score arranged by (uncredited)
Arthur Jentsch ... composer: stock music (uncredited) (1929 reissue)
Hugo Riesenfeld ... composer: stock music (uncredited) (1929 reissue)
William Schiller ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Max Winkler ... compiler: music cue sheet (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Aileen Webster ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Carl Laemmle ... presenter / president: Universal Pictures Corp.
Wyndham Martin ... titles arrangement: Assistant to Mr. Julian
Ernest Belcher ... ballet master (uncredited)
Lon Chaney ... mask maker: his own mask (uncredited)
Edwards Davis ... adr voice (uncredited)
Archie Hall ... technical director (uncredited)
Bret Hampton ... film restoration (uncredited)
Fay Holderness ... adr voice (uncredited)
Ernst Laemmle ... director: sound sequences (uncredited)
Jack Lawton ... title designer: notes (uncredited)
Albertina Rasch ... director: opera sequences (uncredited)
Robert Ross ... assistant: Mr. Julian (uncredited)
Edward Sedgwick ... supplementary director (uncredited)
Ralph Slosser ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Phillips Smalley ... adr voice (uncredited)
Miss Starkey ... secretary (uncredited)
Meta Stern ... researcher (uncredited)
William von Wymetal ... choreographer (uncredited)
Zan ... wig maker (uncredited)


Kevin Phelan ... special thanks: FilmTel supervisor (1999 restoration)
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Plot Summary

At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta, and forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What's his goal? What's his secret? Written by Yepok

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Taglines A Million Thrills to Thrill Millions See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Phantom of the Opera (United States)
  • Le fantôme de l'opéra (France)
  • Das Phantom der Oper (Germany)
  • El fantasma de la ópera (Spain)
  • To fantasma tis Operas (Greece)
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  • 93 min
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross $4,360,000

Did You Know?

Trivia Lon Chaney's horrific, self-applied make-up was kept secret right up until the film's premiere. Not a single photograph of Chaney as The Phantom was published in a newspaper or magazine or seen anywhere before the film opened in theaters. Universal Pictures wanted The Phantom's face to be a complete surprise when his mask was ripped off. See more »
Goofs (1929 cut) When the Phantom's alarm goes off, the sound of the chimes does not always match the striking of the device's "arms." That is because what you are hearing is the film's soundtrack, not "sound effects," which do not exist in a silent film. As such, this being "off sync" is allowable. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Drácula (1931). See more »
Crazy Credits In 1925 (and for many years afterwards), credits used to appear at the beginning of movies. In The Phantom of the Opera (1925), the credits do appear at the beginning and also are repeated at the end, preceded by the following caption: "This is repeated at the request of picture patrons who desire to check the names of performers whose work has pleased them." See more »
Quotes The Phantom: [Christine sees a casket in the room] That is where I sleep. It keeps me reminded of that other dreamless sleep that cures all ills - forever!
Christine Daae: You - You are the Phantom!
The Phantom: If I am the Phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I shall be saved, it will be because your love redeems me.
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