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Title:The Phantom Of The Opera


Date: 1925
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Black and White / Silent
Director: Rupert Julian
Producer: Carl Laemmele

Comment
The enigmatic phantom (Lon Chaney) of the Paris opera house helps a young girl (Mary Philbin) take the lead role at the expense of the more well known star (Mary Fabian). His infatuation for her, takes her into the basements of the opera house. This version of the story has good performances from Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin. Although the plot diverges from the novel it does have a suitable eerie and gothic feel to it.

Actors

Lon Chaney
Mary Philbin
Norman Kerry
Arthur Edmund Caewe
Gibson Gowland
John St Polis
Snitz Edwards
Mary Fabian
Virginia Pearson

Oscars

None
Novel

Gaston Leroux