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822 Ratings

The Phantom of the Opera

United States, 1925
Drama, Horror


A silent adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s famous novel in which Erik, a deformed musician living in the cellars of the Paris Opera House, causes murder and mayhem in an attempt to force the management to make the woman he loves a star.

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The Phantom of the Opera Directed by Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick, Ernst Laemmle, Lon Chaney

Critics reviews

This PHANTOM was the first silent film I ever saw; it’s hardly the best extant silent, but it’s also an honorable and atmospheric introduction to the form—and a gateway drug into that most lowly of catacombs, the film archive.
October 06, 2017
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Questions of influence are always murky and harder to prove than they are to observe, but one need only to consider the fundamentals of The Phantom of the Opera to appreciate its status as a veritable template of horror cinema. The suspense, located solely in the appearance of the antihero himself, is so meticulously crafted…
October 24, 2014
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