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The Phantom of the Opera (6-Sep-1925)

Director: Rupert Julian

Writer: Elliot Clawson

From novel: Le Fantôme de l'Opera by Gaston Leroux

Producer: Carl Laemmle

Keywords: Horror

Beneath the Paris Opera building lurks a disfigured man, roaming unmapped catacombs and forgotten chambers. He covets understudy Christine Daae, engineering her career success with nefarious means. Lon Chaney shines in this otherwise overwrought silent. The first version of the film was reshot after witnessing audience reaction. A second version underwent heavy editing after it too did not sit well with audiences. Many versions and edits exist, the best deriving from a 1950s negative at Eastman House. Entered 1998 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lon Chaney
1-Apr-1883 26-Aug-1930 The Phantom of the Opera


Lon Chaney   ...   The Phantom
Mary Philbin   ...   Christine Daae
Norman Kerry   ...   Vicomte Raoul de Chagny
Arthur Edmund Carewe   ...   Ledoux
Gibson Gowland   ...   Simon Buquet
John Sainpolis   ...   Comte Philip de Chagny
Snitz Edwards   ...   Florine Papillon
Mary Fabian   ...   Carlotta
Virginia Pearson   ...   Carlotta's Mother


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