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The Phantom Of The Opera (1962)

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"The Phantom of the Opera" UK quad poster

"The Phantom of the Opera" UK quad


"The Greatest Thrill Classic of All Time!"

The hauntings at the London Opera House provoke the resignation of the prima donna. Unknown Christine Charles (Sears) has been chosen as her replacement but is summarily dismissed when she rebuffs the advances of the impresario. That night she is abducted by a deformed dwarf, taken to the cellars to the Opera House where she meets a hideously mutilated man (Lom). He knows the secret of the Phantom of the Opera and recites a chilling story of injustice, depravity and covetousness.

Principal Photography: 21 November 1961 - 26 January 1962
UK Release: 7 June 1962
US Release: 15 August 1962


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20 Oct 2010, 12:05am

hardly a classic by any means, there are still one or two things in this adaptation of "phantom of the opera" that are enjoyable: performances from herbert lom and michael gough and also tereence fisher's direction. however, the negatives outweigh the positives. there is no set that contains a labyrinth of any kind, unlike the 1925 and 1962 versions: this robs the film of any mystery or suspense. also, the unmasking scene is quite poor and dramatically flat and the script is rather lame. how on earth hammer could have imagined cary grant being cast in the lead, is anyone's guess!